The Official Book Launch
Join the celebration!
Join us as we welcome this new release, Leading Through Spirals of Inquiry.
About this event
Portage and Main Press invites you to celebrate the release of Leading Through Spirals of Inquiry: For Equity and Quality.
This book reveals what real learning transformation looks like.
—Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy
Tune in on Wednesday, June 15 at 4:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM ET, live via Zoom.
Register for the virtual event here.
Learn more about the book, its strategies and its real-world applications from authors Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert, moderated by global educational leader Anthony Mackay.
About the book
Experienced educators Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser expand on their previous work in this all-new book for school leadership teams. Written for teams ready to get started—or keen to go deeper—this book will provoke new thinking and provide specific strategies for accelerating meaningful change.
Leading Through Spirals of Inquiry walks the reader through the six stages of the Spiral of Inquiry, a proven framework to help you
- overcome inequality to create genuine equity and change outcomes for students;
- transform learning environments at both the school and district level;
- clarify the direction for new professional learning based on evidence from educational research as well as real-world examples of innovative practices from other schools;
- challenge long-held biases and assumptions guided by clarity of purpose, a growth mindset, and a stance of curiosity;
- effectively incorporate self-reflection and continuous improvement in your learning environments.
Building on the experiences and wisdom of inquiry leaders from around the world, this book provides support for the specific issues leaders face during the process of change, as well as ways to engage in and support inquiry networks across schools, districts, and other jurisdictions.
About the speakers
Dr. Judy Halbert leads the Transformative Educational Leadership Program alongside Dr. Linda Kaser at the University of British Columbia. As co-director of the Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education (NOIIE), she is dedicated to social change, and has made great strides in educational innovation, leadership, and Indigenous equity programs in BC. Over the course of her career, Judy has served in a variety of roles within the education system, including as a teacher, as a principal, as a district leader, and as a policy advisor with British Columbia’s Ministry of Education.
Dr. Linda Kaser is co-director of the Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education (NOIIE). As a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, she also co-leads the Transformative Educational Leadership Program.
Linda has served in a variety of roles within the education system, including as a teacher, as a principal, as a district leader, and as a policy advisor with British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. She has worked extensively in graduate programs at three universities and has consulted with school systems internationally.
Anthony Mackay is CEO and Board Co Chair of the Washington DC based National Center on Education and the Economy. He was Inaugural Chair Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Inaugural Deputy Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), and immediate past Chair, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He is Co Chair of the National Project , Learning Creates Australia .
Anthony is cofounder of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP), and Foundation Board Chair of the Innovation Unit Ltd, England. He is an Expert Advisor to OECD/CERI, Consultant Advisor to Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network and Senior Fellow IBE/ UNESCO. Anthony is also the Moderator of the Annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession and Moderator of Ministerial Sessions and Key Debates at the Annual World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE).