Leadership Series 2017/18

DATES: September 21 | October 12  |  November 8, 2017
8:30 A.M – 3:00 P.M, registration 7:30 A.M.
Bea McGarvey
: Kutztown University, McFarland Student Union Building,
15200 Kutztown Road, Kuztown, PA 19530


Public Education is stuck on an Industrial Age, assembly-line structure that is totally inconsistent with what we know about learners and learning. Let’s stop tinkering with it! Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning presents a desirable and doable vision for education that takes advantage of the mass customizing technologies that drive iTunes, Amazon, Google, Wikipedia, etc. Join Bea McGarvey in a focused study of elements within the 8 Components of MCL – all centered around and designed down from The Ideal Learning Experience (ILX).


  1. Shifting the Mindset
  2. Skilled Leadership
  3. Quality Instruction
  4. Viable Learning Outcomes
  5. Varied Evidences of Learning
  6. Motivating Learning Opportunities
  7. Customizing Structures
  8. Transformational Technologies


Bea McGarvey, proudly and passionately consults with schools, districts, boards of education, and community groups throughout the United States and Canada to realize a new vision for education – a vision that is: inevitable. Bea’s areas of expertise include teaching and learning; leadership and teacher development; standards implementation and curriculum design; strategic design and vision setting. Bea is currently a partner in Total Leaders Associates, and a principal in McGarvey Educational Associates. She served as a senior associate at Marzano Research Laboratory, and as a faculty trainer for International ASCD. Bea’s knowledge and experience is a result of the 30-year career she enjoyed in Maine schools as a teacher, counselor, administrator, director of curriculum, and executive director of education for Portland Public Schools.

She is co-author with Chuck Schwahn of Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning, Inevitable Too! The Total Leader Embraces Mass Customized Learning; The Future is Now: Shifts and Trends That are Redefining Organizations, Careers, and Life, MCL Strength Finder, and Total Leaders: A Leadership Curriculum used by the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Consortium. Bea received her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Southern Maine. Her large and growing family prove Bea’s theory that all children are born with an inherent will and motivation to learn. Creating learning environments that do not extinguish this natural drive has been her mission.


Participants, as members of their site team, will:

  • Acquire a common UNDERSTANDING of the Rationale for and Components of the Mass Customized Learning Vision;
  • Begin to REFLECT ON where their school and district are in progressing on specific elements within the 8 Components of Mass Customized Learning;
  • Begin to PLAN the next steps for themselves, their team, their school, and their district in realizing the Mass Customized Learning Vision.


This workshop series is designed for teams of district-level curriculum leaders, school-based administrators, and teacher leaders.

Qualifies for Act 45 and Act 48 credit hours:

This series may be taken for 38 Continuing Professional Education for School & System Leaders Act 45 hours (pending PDE approval). Administrators participating in this program for Act 45 hours are required to attend all three sessions and complete twenty hours of job-embedded assignments and a culminating project.

Individuals attending these workshops must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.


For more information, contact:
Connie Skipper – 610-987-8496 – conski@berksiu.org

To register, contact:
Lori Gerber – 610-987-8421 – lorger@berksiu.org