July 15, 2013
PLS 3rd Learning’s Steve Barkley A Featured Professional Development Presenter At 2013 SREB Conference

Instructional Coach and Author To Address Educators at Southern Regional Education Board Meeting With Educational Theory, Leadership Coaching and Resistance Training

Buffalo, New YorkPLS 3rd Learning’s noted Professional Development coach and education author Steve Barkley has been chosen as a featured presenter for the 2013 Southern Regional Education Board Summer (SREB) Conference. This gathering of state, district, school and teacher leaders will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center and The Westin Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, from July 17 – 20, 2013.

Barkley will present “Planning With the End in Mind,” a skill-based presentation combining education theory with practical applications on Thursday, July 18 at 8 a.m. At 2:15 p.m., Barkley will follow with his popular presentation, “Responding to Resistance.”

This presentation will address the fact that as leaders, we at times are facilitating among disagreement. Individual negative comments can derail a group or stop conversations from moving to a solution. Barkley will help identify common sources of resistance and alternative verbal skills to respond while keeping the dialogue going.

Barkley will also present “Creating a Coaching Culture: Leadership’s Role.” on Friday, July 19 at 8 a.m. Later that afternoon, he will lead “Leading and Learning With Questions” at 1 p.m. which will discuss how effective leaders ask much more than they tell. Barkley will show whether facilitating groups or guiding individual staff, student, or parent conferences, the right question can guide critical and creative thinking.

Registration for all four of Barkley’s SREB presentations is still available here.

SREB Conference Presentations

  • Planning With the End in Mind – Thursday, July 18 at 8 a.m.
  • Responding to Resistance – Thursday, July 18 at 2:15 p.m.
  • Creating a Coaching Culture: Leadership’s Role – Friday, July 19 at 8 a.m.
  • Leading and Learning With Questions – Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m.

About Steve Barkley

As Executive Vice President of PLS 3rd Learning, Steve Barkley has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally for over 30 years, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century. A prolific published author, his weekly blog, Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud, has evolved into a go-to resource for teachers and administrators all over the world.

About PLS 3rd Learning

PLS 3rd Learning co-creates custom technologies to align standards-based content and resources, and offers Professional Development, to elevate teaching and learning. The organization provides educators with innovative resources and Professional Development to create and improve curriculum, instruction and assessment. Guided by the principles of passionate educators with decades of real-world experience, PLS 3rd Learning is helping teachers and schools worldwide reach their full potential. For more information, visit PLS3rdLearning.com.

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