"Peter DeWitt is one of the brightest minds in education. His insights are relevant and current. There is no one I would rather read in the field of education today"

Todd Whitaker

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on leadership, coaching and fostering inclusive school climates. Within North America, his work has been adopted at the university and state level, and he works with numerous districts, school boards, regional and state organizations where he trains leadership teams and coaches building leaders.

Peter is the author of several books including Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (Corwin Press/Learning Forward) and School Climate: Leading with Collective Efficacy (Corwin Press/Ontario Principals Council. 2017), Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership (Corwin Press. 2018), and Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out Of Theory (Corwin Press. 2019).

DeWitt has a team of consultants, school leaders and coaches who train educators on collaborative leadership, school coaching, as well as a specific focus on instructional leadership.

His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national and international level, and he has presented at forums, conferences, and panel discussions at state, national and international conferences. Some of the highlights has been to present for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), ASCD and NBC's Education Nation.

Leaders are often told they need to be instructional leaders because this type of leadership is supported by research, and can have an enormous impact on student learning. Although instructional leadership is one of the most researched forms of leadership, very little practical insight into how to implement it exists, and many leaders struggle to put it into practice. Peter DeWitt, Ed.D. will take the research behind instructional leadership, and dive deeper into six areas that he found is crucial to practices that lead to instructional leadership.

That deeper dive involves breaking instructional leadership into six distinct parts, which are implementation, focus 4 learning, instructional strategies, student engagement, efficacy, and evaluation of impact. Leaders need to understand these six areas of instructional leadership, but also need to be provided with time to consider practical ways to implement each one, which also includes understanding implementation science. This session will help meet that need.

  • Participants will learn about the research supporting instructional leadership
  • Participants will learn why credibility plays an important part in our ability to be instructional leaders
  • Facilitators will engage participants in the six areas that make up instructional leadership which are implementation, collective efficacy, student engagement, instructional strategies, focus 4 learning and evaluation of impact
  • Participants will learn about implementation science and the way it impacts their ability to be instructional leaders
  • Participants will be expected to engage in reflective practices to help them understand how instructional leadership plays a part in their roles in school by using a framework for learning which will be provided to them during the session

Target Audience:
Building principal, district leaders, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, head teachers

Target Audience:
Building principal, district leaders, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, head teachers


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Melbourne VIC
Monday 2nd November 2020
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney NSW
Wednesday 4th November 2020
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn St Sydney NSW 2000

Brisbane QLD
Friday 6th November 2020
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth St Brisbane City QLD 4000