Course Detail: I4 - I4 Leadership Grant
Project I4: Innovate, Inquire, Iterate and Impact: Igniting the Power of Network Improvement Communities to Enhance Professional Learning for Educational Leaders
School leaders engaging math teachers in equity-focused, evidence-based observation, coaching, and improvement.
Purpose: Cohorts of school leaders engage in one-year professional learning experiences with in-person and online with coaching and virtual reality supports. Through iterative inquiry with the intention of exponentially impacting equitable math results, school leaders organized in network improvement communities will:
- Utilize evidence-based observation practices in math and science classrooms;
- Revitalize conversations with teacher about improving instructional practices;
- Analyze iterative results of PDSA cycles of inquiry to make decisions;
- Re-imagine useful professional learning experiences for teachers.
Program Features: Using the processes and pedagogies of the Leadership Learning Exchange model to promote access and equity in math, key project features are:
- Year-long professional learning experience resulting in a micro-credential (9 graduate credits)
- Improved knowledge, skill and efficacy in observing and conferring about equitable classroom practices
- Virtual reality use to improve efficacy in observing and conferring about math and science teaching
A subset of principals can also apply for a fully-funded advanced micro-credential (9 additional credits).
Outcomes: All principals meet these learning targets -- measured by proficiency in use of virtual reality, the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership Learning (CALL), and the capstone project.
- Build and sustain relational trust as a foundation of school improvement.
- Demonstrate knowledge of learning theory as it applies to academic discourse in mathematics.
- Improve proficiency in observing classrooms that focus on academic discourse in mathematics.
- Demonstrate proficiency in having conversations about practice and coaching teachers.
- Assess effectiveness of using learning exchange protocols in professional learning with teachers and staff.
- Demonstrate proficiency in use of improvement sciences processes
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