This course is designed to acquaint students with dimensions and processes which are a vital part of Instructional Leadership. This course is required for graduate students who are working toward a master's degree in educational leadership and/or pursuing the Principal as Instructional Leader Certification.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will:
- Be able to articulate a personal definition of Instructional Leadership with consideration for elements and dimensions which are generally accepted as core components of Instructional Leadership.
- Consider and articulate plans for application and decision-making in various dimensions of Instructional Leadership.
- Advocate for leadership focused on improving teaching and learning by being better able to articulate a plan for teacher support.
- Identify and be able to recommend and use various instructional tools that will help improve teaching effectiveness.
- Describe characteristics of an effective campus and an effective classroom.
- Evaluate the degree to which characteristics of an effective classroom are present and support capacity-building in teachers.
- Coach teachers with a focus on professional development and growth.
- Plan for teacher support in the area of differentiated instruction.
- Plan for the strategic use of data for decision-making at the campus level.
- Plan for the strategic use of instructional technology as a pedagogical tool.