July 6, 2015 - August 10, 2015
… leadership development programs have the following features: they should be long-term rather than episodic; job-embedded rather than detached; carefully planned with a coherent curriculum; and focused on student achievement. Programs should also emphasize reflective practice, provide opportunities for peers to discuss and solve problems of practice and provide a context for coaching and mentoring. Leithwood, et.al (2004)
A: The Online Component:
- The requirements of the proposal will be reviewed by the instructor.
- Participants will have the opportunity to post questions and share their thoughts.
- Participants will submit their final plan according to the deadline established.
- If English is not their primary language, participants will use Google Translate for submissions and discussion posts.
- The instructor will use Google Translate to post instructions and comments in the language of the participants.
- The module will take place over a five (5) week period.
B: Core Content:
- The Purpose: The Instructional Leadership Project Plan is intended to allow for the application of newly acquired knowledge and skills to the planning of a specific leadership project focused on student achievement.
- The Focus: The participant will work with the instructor and mentor to establish the focus of the project. The project must allow the participant to assume the role of principal while focusing on directly improving student achievement.
- The Plan: The participant must prepare a comprehensive plan for the approval of the instructor.
- The Support: The Instructor for the module will provide some support in the preparation; however, the participant must identify a local mentor who will assist in the preparation of the plan and, ultimately the implementation of the plan (for Module 12 or 13).
- Participants must have completed Modules 1, 2 and one of 3, 4, or 5 to register in this module.
Deadline for Registration: June 26, 2015