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PASA Leadership Forum

a leadership program for superintendents, assistant superintendents, cabinet-level leaders and principals
Monday, March 29
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

(30-minute lunch break provided)
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Bill Daggett
Focus: Preparing Students for Their Future, NOT Our Past
APPROVED for 40 PIL/Act 48 (Act 45) hours
The 40 PIL hours requires attendance, a book read, The Evolution of Education, Preparing Students for Their Future (Not our Past), by Willard R. Daggett, reflections and discussions via a learning management system, job-embedded actions, and a culminating project.  Participants will have six months to complete the requirements.

ABOUT THE 2021 FORUM: Equity, social justice, social-emotional learning, mental health, and a rigorous and relevant instructional program for all students are recent but critical issues that schools today are required to address. Meanwhile, the demands of the past have not gone away. The brick-and-mortar school model of the last century with the bell schedule, boundaries, rules, regulations, certifications, tenures, contracts, and a hyper-focus on meeting proficiency on high-stakes tests continue to demand attention. While the demands continue to compound, a silver lining is emerging through the hardships brought on by COVID. It has created a tipping point for many educators, policy makers, business leaders, and parents around the immediate need to transform our education system. The pandemic has also taught us that change is possible in the ways we had not imagined even one year ago.

Dr. Bill Daggett will share emerging solutions to these challenges. He is co-chairing a National Commission named “Learning 2025: National Commission on Student-centered, Equity-focused Education” with AASA, in cooperation with several other national organizations including NSBA, CCSSO, NASSP, and NESPA. The National Commission’s charge will be to identify and document the cognitive and non-cognitive skills, knowledge, behaviors, and dispositions that high school graduates will need to master to prepare for the digital age workplace as citizens of a global community. Dr. Daggett will share with participating schools and districts the evidence-based practices that have been found to be most effective at addressing the multiple challenges and demands that they face. He will explain how those practices begin by putting a stake in the ground for the class of 2025 by identifying what graduating seniors will need to know, do, and how to behave to be successful in a world that is being transformed rapidly by advancing technologies such as AI. Education leaders will learn how to develop and, ultimately, be able to implement boardroom-to-classroom policies and practices that will transform schools and classrooms to best prepare all students for their future and not our past.


Dr. Bill Daggett
about Dr. Daggett


utilizing Canvas Instructure

The virtual format of this program will be focused on Canvas Instructure. Only individuals registered will have access to Canvas Instructure. That access is required for Act 45 hours. Paid registrants will receive access and link information prior to the Forum.

n addition to Dr. Daggett's presentation plus Q&A, PASA will recognize the 2021 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year Dr. Khalid Mumin (Reading) and introduce recipients of the PASA Awards of Achievement.

Program Inquiries:
Connie Kindler  

Access/Link Questions:
Deb Banks

Registration Questions:
Jolene Zelinski