Session Topic: Effective Instructional Leadership
During this highly interactive workshop, leaders will learn how to mobilize and work with others to achieve shared goals; create a shared sense of purpose and direction; and establish conditions, resources, and processes that enable others to be effective. In addition, educators will examine leading research about the practices of effective instructional leaders.
Below is a note from the session facilitator, Connie Kamm, in order to help you prepare:
- Review the following literature review table with your colleagues on Building Trust in Your Schools. Have a candid discussion about how you can improve levels of trust in your school/district. Take action on implementing facets of trust and use the action plan template to guide your planning:
- You may also consider collecting information about how the staff, students, and community perceive trust in your school(s). Consider using some of the trust tools that Dr. Tschannen-Moran has devised:
- Review the components of Formative Learning in the Formative Learning Summary, and view the videos linked below. Facilitate a discussion about how well Formative Learning is being implemented in classrooms in your school(s). Create a plan of action to improve the implementation of Formative Learning components.
- You may also consider engaging in a jigsaw reading of the lit. review table Guidelines on Effective Feedback, one of the primary components of Formative Learning
- In preparation for Session Three, read any of the articles on professional collaboration from this Dropbox Folder on Collaborative Inquiry Teams. We are in the process of including additional articles and studies in this folder.