I was recently invited to present at the 2009 Summer Institute for Superintendents at the beautiful  Crystal Mountain Conference Center in Thompsonville, Michigan.

The yearly institute, which began in 1999, is co-sponsored by the MSU College of Education and the University of Michigan’s School of Education. It provides superintendents with the highest quality professional development to meet today’s educational challenges by providing opportunities for superintendents to experience diverse perspectives on issues and develop leadership and problem solving strategies. Small group discussions and interactive sessions allow participants to interact with presenters, reflect and share ideas on best practice and educational issues.

Sadly, given my summer teaching schedule, I did not have any time to enjoy the resort. It was fun, though, to meet up with some old friends and to make some new ones.

A pdf of my slides (sorry no audio narrative available at this point) can be  found here.