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ATLIS Reads: A Book Seminar for Technology Thought Leaders
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
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ATLIS Reads: A Book Seminar for Technology Thought Leaders

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Register today for this intensive seminar; registrations will be limited to the first 30 participants.

Registration required.

$129 Non-members; ATLIS Members FREE

Includes registration for 4 webinar conversations and a microcourse; single webinar registrations not available.

4 Live Webinar Conversations

We have selected four leadership-intensive books to be featured on live webinar conversations with thought leaders from the ATLIS community. Our focus on leading schools amid rapid change will provide a structure for developing your thought leadership in the coming year. Our year-long book tour of leadership required during challenging times will provide a much-needed structure for developing your thought leadership with professional colleagues in the coming year. 

Book Selections


Teach Boldly

Preview ATLIS Reads 2021 with Special Guest
Dr. Jennifer Williams, author of Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good
August 5, 1 pm Eastern

Join us to learn more about book selections for ATLIS Reads 2021 and hear from the Executive Director of Take Action Global about how you can create authentic global projects designed for authentic and robust online learning. View the video archive of our webinar conversation. 

Doug Hensch, Positively Resilient: 5 1/2 Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety
September 23, 1 pm Eastern

We will launch our book tour by setting the tone for our discussions amid the rapid change that has impacted the profession. 
 The past few months have hit technology teams hard, and we have practiced nothing if not resilience. How can we continue to support resilience and growth in the coming months?

Conversation Leader: Connie White, Director of Learning Design and Innovation, Woodward Academy, GA

Jeff Sutherland and JJ Sutherland, SCRUM: The Art of Doing Half Twice the Work in Half the Time
November 18, 1 pm Eastern

Scrum allows you to leverage agile project management to do "twice the work in half the time." In our current environment of uncertainty and rapid change, the techniques you learn through Scrum can make a big difference in your team's day to day productivity. Practice SCRUM with an experienced practitioner. There has never been a time when we have more urgently needed tools for efficient and rapid iteration than now. 

Conversation Leader: Jason Kern,
 Assistant Head of School for Innovation and Learning, All Saints Episcopal School, Tyler, TX

Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, Sven Smit, Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds
January 27, 1 pm Eastern

Step out of the education tech box and learn lessons from successful industry transformations.  As Alan Kay states, "Everyone likes change except the change part." 

Conversation Leader: Theresa Jay,
 Chief Information Officer, Thayer Academy, MA

Kim Scott, 
Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
March 24, 1 pm 

Conversation Leader: Ethan Delavan, Director of Technology, The Bush School, Seattle, WA

Bonus! April 2021

Connect and reflect in person connect and reflect in person on what you've learned from this year-long book study at the ATLIS Annual Conference in Seattle, April 25-28, 2021.

1 Reflective Digital Portfolio

In addition to the webinar conversations, a companion ATLIS micro-course provides an opportunity for you to create a shareable reflection portfolio and earn a badge as an ATLIS Reads Thought Leader.

Add your reflections on leadership literacies to our micro-course* as the year-long book study and webinar conversations progress. 

  • Comment in an online portfolio after each conversation and define your take-aways for future growth. Develop and refine your leadership vision. 

  • Videos from each webinar will be archived only in the micro-course for later viewing. 

  • Share your completed portfolio as a data-embedded badge with your PLN and colleagues to spur further conversation. 

*ATLIS micro-courses provide just-in-time, individualized learning to help independent school technology leaders stay current in a quickly evolving field. Micro-courses are designed to be completed in an afternoon for an immediate impact on your school.

(The complete seminar, consisting of 4 webinars and 1 micro-course would cost $275, if purchased separately by non-member registrants.)