Course : Leadership in School Change
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Summer I 2021
- Dr. Stephanie Zamora-Robles
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Thursday, July 01, 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
- Describe and evaluate issues related to school/organizational change and formulate a personal vision for schools/organizations which fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
- Identify and apply group facilitation processes for fostering positive collaborative relationships supporting vision related to a change oriented school/organizational culture.
- Identify and analyze authentic data to develop a proposed change (innovation) in a school/organizational setting.
- Identify and analyze data, change and systems theories to create a blueprint for school change within a vision oriented culture of continuous improvement.
EDLE 5673 Leadership in School Change
Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 241 RULE Â§241.15
Standards Required for the Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate, 2018
(b) School Culture. The principal:
(1) ensures that a positive, collaborative, and collegial school culture facilitates and enhances the implementation of campus initiatives and the achievement of campus goals;
(2) uses emerging issues, recent research, demographic data, knowledge of systems, campus climate inventories, student learning data, and other information to collaboratively develop a shared campus vision;
(5) establishes processes to assess and modify the plan of implementation to ensure achievement of the campus vision;
(11) implements effective strategies to systematically gather input from all campus stakeholders, supporting innovative thinking and an inclusive culture;
(c) Leading Learning. The principal:
(2) prioritizes instruction and student achievement by understanding, sharing, and promoting a clear definition of high-quality instruction based on best practices from recent research;
(4) facilitates the use of sound research-based practice in the development and implementation of campus curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs to fulfill academic, developmental, social, and cultural needs;
(d) Human Capital. The principal:
(5) facilitates the campus's professional learning community to review data, processes, and policies in order to improve teaching and learning in the school;
(e) Executive Leadership. The principal:
(1) reflects on his or her practice, seeks and acts on feedback, and strives to continually improve, learn, and grow;
(2) engages in ongoing and meaningful professional growth activities to further develop knowledge and skills and to model lifelong learning;
(7) gathers and organizes information from a variety of sources for use in creative and effective campus decision making;
(9) develops, implements, and evaluates change processes for organizational effectiveness;
(11) keeps staff inspired and focused on the campus vision while supporting effective change management.
(f) Strategic Operations. The principal:
(2) outlines and tracks meaningful goals, targets, and strategies aligned to a school vision that continuously improves teacher effectiveness and student outcomes;
(4) establishes structures to regularly monitor multiple data points with leadership teams to evaluate progress toward goals, adjusting strategies to improve effectiveness;
(5) implements appropriate management techniques and group processes to define roles, assign functions, delegate authority, and determine accountability for campus goal attainment;
(g) Ethics, Equity, and Diversity. The principal:
(2) models and promotes the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in decision making, actions, and behaviors;
(4) models and promotes the continuous and appropriate development of all learners in the campus community;
(5) ensures all students have access to effective educators and continuous learning opportunities;
(6) promotes awareness and appreciation of diversity throughout the campus community;
(10) treats all members of the community with respect and develops strong, positive relationships with them.
National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards
Standard 1: Mission, Vision, and Improvement
Candidates who successfully complete a building-level educational leadership preparation program understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote the current and future success and well-being of each student and adult by applying the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to collaboratively lead, design, and implement a school mission, vision, and process for continuous improvement that reflects a core set of values and priorities that include data use, technology, equity, diversity, digital citizenship, and community.
Component 1.1 Program completers understand and demonstrate the capacity to collaboratively evaluate, develop, and communicate a school mission and vision designed to reflect a core set of values and priorities that include data use, technology, equity, diversity, digital citizenship, and community.
Component 1.2 Program completers understand and demonstrate the capacity to lead improvement processes that include data use, design, implementation, and evaluation.
Standard 3: Equity, Inclusiveness, and Cultural Responsiveness
Candidates who successfully complete a building-level educational leadership preparation program understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote the current and future success and well-being of each student and adult by applying the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to develop and maintain a supportive, equitable, culturally responsive, and inclusive school culture.
Component 3.1 Program completers understand and demonstrate the capacity to use data to evaluate, design, cultivate, and advocate for a supportive and inclusive school culture.
Standard 4: Learning and Instruction
Candidates who successfully complete a building-level educational leadership preparation program understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote the current and future success and well-being of each student and adult by applying the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to evaluate, develop, and implement coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, data systems, supports, and assessment.
Component 4.1 Program completers understand and can demonstrate the capacity to evaluate, develop, and implement high-quality, technology-rich curricula programs and other supports for academic and non-academic student programs.
Component 4.2 Program completers understand and can demonstrate the capacity to evaluate, develop, and implement high-quality and equitable academic and non-academic instructional practices, resources, technologies, and services that support equity, digital literacy, and the schoolâs academic and non-academic systems.
Component 4.3 Program completers understand and can demonstrate the capacity to evaluate, develop, and implement formal and informal culturally responsive and accessible assessments that support data-informed instructional improvement and student learning and well-being.
Component 4.4 Program completers understand and demonstrate the capacity to collaboratively evaluate, develop, and implement the schoolâs curriculum, instruction, technology, data systems, and assessment practices in a coherent, equitable, and systematic manner.
Standard 7: Building Professional Capacity
Candidates who successfully complete a building-level educational leadership preparation program understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote the current and future success and well-being of each student and adult by applying the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to build the schoolâs professional capacity, engage staff in the development of a collaborative professional culture, and improve systems of staff supervision, evaluation, support, and professional learning.
Component 7.2 Program completers understand and have the capacity to develop and engage staff in a collaborative professional culture designed to promote school improvement, teacher retention, and the success and well-being of each student and adult in the school.
Component 7.3 Program completers understand and have the capacity to personally engage in, as well as collaboratively engage school staff in, professional learning designed to promote reflection, cultural responsiveness, distributed leadership, digital literacy, school improvement, and student success.
Component 7.4 Program completers understand and have the capacity to evaluate, develop, and implement systems of supervision, support, and evaluation designed to promote school improvement and student success.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced Program Standards, 2016
Standard A.1 - The provider ensures that candidates for professional specialties develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and principles of their field of preparation and, by completion, are able to use professional specialty practices flexibly to advance the learning of all P-12 students toward attainment of college- and career-readiness standards.
Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions
A.1.1 Candidates for advanced preparation demonstrate their proficiencies to understand and apply knowledge and skills appropriate to their professional field of specialization so that learning and development opportunities for all P-12 are enhanced, through:
- Applications of data literacy;
- Use of research and understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies;
- Employment of data analysis and evidence to develop supportive school environments;
- Leading and/or participating in collaborative activities with others such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents;
- Supporting appropriate applications of technology for their field of specialization; and
- Application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
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