‣ Professor at Yale University, School of Organization and Management
‣ Professor at University of Massachusetts, Center for Creative and Critical Thinking
Bena Kallick is the co-director of the Institute for Habits of Mind and program director for Eduplanet21, a company dedicated to online professional learning and curriculum development based on the Understanding by Design® framework. She is a consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation from Union Graduate School. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom. Formerly a teachers’ center director, Kallick also created a children’s museum based on problem solving and invention. She was the coordinator of a high school alternative designed for at-risk students. Kallick has taught at Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She served on the board of Jobs for the Future and was a cofounder of Performance Pathways.
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AB1 Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind
BY Prof. Bena Kallick
Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick, World-renowned Founder of Habits of Mind will focus on their new book, Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind. One of the greatest dilemmas for educators today is how to lead in a VUCA (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world . They promote the idea that leadership is not necessarily positional. Rather, it is the activities that leaders DO that transforms communication, problem solving, and agility in the organization. We will explore five key functions of leadership–self-managing, self- monitoring, self-modifying, monitoring others, and managing others. We will provide examples of how the HOM are essential to these functions in order to promote a culture of continuous learning and growth.
AB2 Reimagining and Renewing Our Learning Communities with Habits of Mind
BY Prof. Bena Kallick
As we continue to face the challenges of uncertainty during this pandemic, we need to renew our commitment to the timeless values that are represented in our mission. Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick, World-renowned Founder of Habits of Mind, will provide a metacognitive roadmap for how individuals and groups can reimagine, refocus, and collaborate to improve learning for all students. In this session we will focus on developing questions and strategies to inspire leadership as they facilitate inclusive conversations that lead to action.