ISL Module 5: Leading Improvement in Classroom Instruction Online

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  • July 6, 2015 - August 10, 2015
    12:00 am

An instructional leader knows how to analyze student performance data and determine which areas of the curriculum need attention. Such a principal recognizes good classroom instruction in all core subjects (whether or not he or she is licensed in the content) and can assess the quality of instructional materials.

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An instructional leader knows how to analyze student performance data and determine which areas of the curriculum need attention. Such a principal recognizes good classroom instruction in all core subjects (whether or not he or she is licensed in the content) and can assess the quality of instructional materials. The principal regularly coaches staff with a focus on student learning, rather than only occasionally “observing teaching” for purposes of an annual evaluation of the teacher. Finally, the principal regularly evaluates the entire instructional system—curriculum, instruction, standards, assessments, and safety nets—to assure that it is aligned with the school’s mission.  Julie Switzer MSAB Journal January 2007

In this module participants will

examine conditions to ensure high expectations for all students
learn to work with teachers to understand the relationship between self-regulation, learning skills and readiness for learning
explore various learning styles and instructional strategies to meet the individual needs of all, including the Teaching-Learning Critical Pathways as a tool to organize actions for teaching and student learning
identify types of learners, including English as a second language learners and students with special education needs
understand backwards planning, the universal design for learning and differentiated instruction
explore Marazano’s Nine Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning
utilize inquiry-based learning strategies to engage students in higher order thinking
identify assessment “for, as and of” learning and how each informs teacher planning and instruction providing descriptive feedback to scaffold student learning
understand how to monitor the quality of teaching through classroom walkthroughs and challenging conversations and
discuss challenges of practice and effective instructional strategies to address them.

Registration Deadline: June 22, 2015