What does it mean for a school system to cultivate or build instructional leadership at scale? In the June 2017 issue of Learning Forward's journal, The Learning Professional, CEL's Stephen Fink and Anneke Markholt describe a research-based curriculum that is setting a new standard for school leadership professional development.
Fink and Markholt and their colleagues at the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership have been helping educators throughout Florida and across the country to embrace and develop five key elements of a professional learning system:
A common language and shared vision for high-quality instruction.
Nonjudgmental methods for observing and analyzing instruction.
Deepened skills in providing targeted feedback and planning professional development.
A broader, deeper culture of public practice.
A collaborative and supportive professional learning community.
At the Center for Educational Leadership we partner with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading. Our vision is transformed schools empowering all students regardless of background to create limitless futures for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.