We know that classrooms that are truly transformative for students require adults to work and learn differently than they typically do. We also know that the old methods of in-service professional development have failed to create lasting changes in adult practice.
Today's highly effective and sustainable school-based professional learning cultures share the following features: School leadership teams of principals, instructional coaches and teacher leaders who possess (1) a collective belief in the success of each and every student, (2) methods for working collaboratively around problems of student learning, and (3) a set of foundational instructional leadership skills and systems.
The Center for Educational Leadership's Instructional Leadership Academy builds the foundational instructional leadership skills and systems that will set school leadership teams on the path toward meaningful transformation of student outcomes. As you plan your school's or district's professional learning trajectory for the 2019-2020 school year, consider whether CEL's yearlong academy is the professional learning "reset" that your school or system needs.
What you will gain from the Instructional Leadership Academy
- A common language and shared vision for high-quality instruction
- Nonjudgmental methods for observing and analyzing instruction
- Transformative skills in providing targeted feedback and planning professional learning
- A collaborative professional learning community focused on student learning
- A broader, deeper culture of public practice