Adaptive Schools©

A four-day, in-person program with the goal of developing the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators and inquirers and leaders.

Workshop by request

The training explores not only what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, and in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools© is the ‘how’ of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.

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Dr. Andrea McComb is the Director of Professional Learning and Development for the BCPVPA, and her focus is on designing and delivering programming for aspiring, new to role, and experienced leaders. She has district level experience in Coquitlam as the Principal of Learning Services, implementing the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, Needs-Based Resourcing, curriculum, mentorship, System Level Data, Evidence Based Decision Making, School Planning and Growth Plans, and Professional Growth Planning. Andrea is the co-creator of the Building Leadership Capacity Series in Coquitlam and has a Doctor of Education in Transformational Change with coursework in curriculum development and dialogue. She is a professionally certified coach, a Conversational Intelligence Core Skill Practitioner, Adaptive Schools Agency Trainer, and has training in in Conflict Resolution, Anger Management and Negotiation. Andrea co-facilitates the BCPVPA Mentorship and Coaching Program.

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