Institute Overview

  • TASA provides a growing list of products and services that support vision-driven transformation, including the SMART Institute for Vision-driven Instructional Leadership. This professional learning opportunity was designed by TASA and SMART Learning Systems to provide school leaders with a framework and strategy for leading and managing vision-driven school-wide transformation and instructional change.

    The SMART Institute guides participants through a systematic, step-by-step methodology for instructional improvement that includes goal development, facilitation of collaborative teaching and learning processes, and use of data from multiple sources to measure individual student progress on high-priority learning standards.

    Participants in the SMART Institute will:

    • deepen their understanding of the vision principles and examine their school's transformation strategy

    • develop a process for using multiple sources of data, including "authentic" learning evidence, to determine a school's greatest area of need relative to desired vision principles

    • learn and use the SMART School Transformation methodology as a framework for leading the school's transformation-related initiative

    • help build a network of schools that are engaged in vision-driven school transformation and instructional change to support ongoing collaboration


    Anne Conzemius
    Founder and CEO
    SMART Learning Systems
    Terry Morganti-Fisher
    Director of Learning
    SMART Learning Systems
    Denise Collier, Ed.D.
    Collier Educational Consulting, LLC
    TASA Consultant

    Who should attend?

    School leaders who are responsible for transforming adult and student learning in their schools should attend the SMART Institute. Leaders who would benefit the most include principals, assistant principals, school leadership teams, instructional coaches, and others committed to the work of school transformation and instructional change.

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Registration Details

  • The 2014-15  institute consists of seven (7) days of training, divided into three (3) sessions:
    Session One: October 14-16, 2014
    Session Two: November 18-19, 2014
    Session Three: March 3-4, 2015

    The fee for the SMART Institute (all three sessions) is $2,500 per participant.  The registration deadline is September 15, 2014.

CPE Credit

Location & Schedule

  • TASA Headquarters
    406 East 11th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    [map, hotel suggestions, and nearby parking]

    Session One Schedule
    Day One: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Day Two: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Day Three: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Sessions Two & Three Schedule
    Day One: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Day Two: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Institute Substitution/Cancellation Policy

  • Special Note: The cancellation deadline for this institute is September 15, 2014. 

    A $50 cancellation fee per individual applies on this institute.  Cancellation requests must be faxed to the TASA office (512-482-8658) on or before September 15, 2014. There will be no refund for cancellations received after September 15.  No-shows will be billed in full with no refund issued.  

    If you have registered for this institute but are unable to attend, you are encouraged to send a substitute.  Substitutions may be faxed in advance to TASA or made onsite.  TASA reserves the right to cancel a workshop/conference if minimum registration targets are not met.  If the workshop/conference is cancelled, registrants will be notified seven (7) working days prior to the workshop/conference and a full refund will be issued.  TASA recommends that you do not purchase nonrefundable airline tickets. If you choose to do so, you are responsible for all terms and restrictions. 

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