Agenda Item #39
Consultant Agreement with Jennifer Abrams, Corwin Press, Inc.
Jennifer Abrams is a national presenter and author of the book Having Hard Conversations. She will partner with BPS to provide two days of professional learning experiences for administrators and teachers. On September 18, 2013 at the Leadership Team Meeting she will facilitate supervisory conferencing for improved instruction with school principals and curriculum contacts; on September 17, 2013, she will facilitate supervisory conferencing for improved instruction with deans and other assistant principals who are not curriculum contacts; she will also train Peer Coaching Team members in effective peer conferencing techniques on that date. Ms. Abrams will also hold one pre-planning call discussion and 1 post session follow up call for each workshop as part of the contract. In addition to the training sessions, a copy of the book Having Hard Conversations will be purchased by the district for each administrator. Race to the Top grant funds will be used, in support of Instructional Personnel Performance Appraisal System (IPPAS) enhancement.
Approve the contract with Jennifer Abrams and Corwin Press for $12,600 inclusive of travel and expenses.
Information - 5/14/2013
Consent after Information5/28/2013
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Grant
Dr. Patricia Shelton, Director Certification and Professional Development
Debra Pace, Associate Supt. Human Resources Services
Attachment: J Abrams Contract Corwin Press 2013.pdf