After several months of intense planning, the Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) this week and next is hosting 50 principals from around the country for a summer training institute in Denver, Colo.
The institute kicks off an intensive principal training effort that is part of a large-scale, randomized controlled trial evaluation of principal professional development. Conducted in partnership with other research and education institutions and funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the study will provide the most rigorous evaluation to date of principal professional development's impact on principals, teachers, students and schools.
In the four-day summer institute, principals will develop a common understanding around the role of the instructional leader, learn about characteristics of highly effective instructional leadership, and how to identify evidence for this leadership.
Following this introduction, each principal will receive eight days of formal training during the 2015-2016 school year, 40 hours of on-site, job-embedded coaching, 10 hours of virtual coaching, and four 90-minute virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions.
CEL's principal professional development will be accompanied by extensive data collection from the study's research partners . The study team plans to release a year one report in 2017 and a final, year two report in 2019.
Topics: Principal Support