Delaware Academy for School Leadership
2020 – 2021 DASL Professional Learning Networks
The UDEL Professional Learning Network is intended for school teams which must include a school leader (principal or assistant principal). UDEL PLN is available for school team registration in 2020-2021. Each network is modeled using guiding principles about effective leadership of special education programs, aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015).
What is a DASL PLN?
A DASL Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a community of leaders who connect, communicate, collaborate, and create with like-minded leaders in person and online. Participants are part of a collective knowledge group, facilitated by DASL, and all have opportunity to share and learn around a common topic of interest. Participating in a DASL PLN is about sharing ideas, resources and expertise in different ways, using different media and tools. It is an empowering, transformative professional learning experience.
UDEL PLN #1:
Leading Special Education “Developing and improving your special education leadership team”
This PLN will meet virtually six (6) times across the 2020-2021 school year, and each school team will receive a school site visit. (Face-to-face meetings will be determined by CDC and State of Delaware guidelines during COVID-19). A guiding text will be provided to each team member, and author David Bateman, Ph.D., will serve as national expert speaker at PLN meetings. Experts from the University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, and Delaware Department of Education will also provide support and professional learning content.
Professional learning topics in this network include: Remote services for special education; Instruction in various environments; Special education law; Inclusion; Universal Design for Learning; Multi-Tiered Systems of Support; Behavior; Accessible Teaching Materials & Instruction; and more. The cost of participation in this PLN in 2020 – 2021 is $2,500 per school team.
2020-2021 UDEL PLN Dates
- Monday, November 2, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
All sessions will be delivered in a synchronous virtual platform unless conditions allow for
face-to-face meetings per CDC and State of Delaware guidelines.
February – April 2021: One scheduled site visit at each school team location