ALI 2016


The theme for this year’s John Hoyle Memorial ALI event is Keys to Great Leadership. ALI 2017, in partnership with the Texas Association of School Administrators and the School Research Nexus, invites schools districts from across Texas to join us November 2nd and 3rd for meaningful discussions and strategies about leading public schools today and tomorrow.  As an added bonus this year, SRN will be providing extended learning opportunities beyond the 24 hours of ALI.  There is no additional cost to those who participate in the extended professional development provided by SRN. 

On November 2nd, we are pleased to schedule Overflow Communications to lead a highly interactive and thought provoking session on administering schools in the digital media age.  Overflow Communications, a leader in providing support to organizations seeking to maximize media communication effectiveness will lead attendees through a number of media best practices.  We’ll discuss topics ranging from aggressive news reporters and loose cannon bloggers to interpreting tweets, likes, memes, and mashups.  Attendees will leave with a toolkit of ideas/techniques that can be applied immediately within a district or campus.   Also, a panel of superintendent’s will provide real life experiences and share practices they’ve found particularly helpful. We believe this will be an event that practicing school administrators will most certainly want to attend.

On Thursday morning, Spring ISD will present information on their successful Urban Internship Project.  This project is aimed at ensuring that beginning teachers have a productive first year and make a positive impact to student learning in an urban setting.  Following Spring ISD, Dr. Ray Perryman will speak about ‘Economics and Texas Schools’, illuminating what every school administrator should know.  Dr. Perryman is highly acclaimed not only within the state of Texas but across the nation.  All school administrators will benefit from hearing his remarks.  After Dr. Perryman, we will move to Chris White of the Flippen Group who will present how to avoid common conflict mistakes.  Dr. White has an uncanny ability to bring ‘powerful insights while communicating with contagious enthusiasm’.  Wrapping up the morning will be the Center for Public Policy Priorities as they present the ‘State of Texas Children 2016’.  Attendees will receive important child well-being information and metrics, specific to their geographic area.

In the spirit and tradition of the Educational Administration Department here at Texas A&M University, we believe that the 2016 ALI agenda is strong and will provide meaningful learning and insights to all practicing school administrators.  We look forward to seeing you in November, bring your team! 

Thanks and Gig ‘em!