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The Aspiring Leaders Program

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The Artisan Teacher Conference featuring Dr. Mike Rutherford on August 11 and 12, 2015.

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The Aspiring Leaders Program

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Education, in partnership with the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (NSELC), is pleased to offer the Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program. The program was developed in response to an identified priority by Nova Scotia School Boards and to the commitment to excellence in teaching and leadership in the Minister's Action Plan for Education.

This professional learning opportunity is designed to support teachers, mentors, department heads and school board consultants who are interested in becoming effective school principals and/or vice principals.

The Aspiring Leaders Program extends over 13 months beginning in August 2015 and includes two summer institutes and 7 Friday/Saturday Seminars. An 8 day residency program will be integrated throughout the program. A certificate will be granted following an exit assessment and successful completion of all program components.

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August 2015 Artisan Teacher Conference

Rutherford Flyer 2015The Artisan Teacher Conference August 11 and 12, 2015

Featuring Dr. Mike Rutherford

The NSELC, in partnership with the Rutherford Learning Group, is pleased to offer an exciting professional learning opportunity for P-12 teachers and educational leaders. The two day conference will focus on strategies for high performance teaching that enhance student learning. Participants will be introduced to patterns of skillful instruction. They will become familiar with the 23 themes of teaching that enable teachers to create classrooms with high levels of student engagement, effort, clarity, thinking, performance, and success. Conference participants will recognize the themes in their own teaching, determine their skills and strengths, and enhance their practice.

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