ACCREDITED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2008




      MODULE TWO: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Weekly Requirements

At the BEGINNING of each workshop there are 2 forms you
   need to return to your facilitators.

• 1....
Weekly Learning Log
Some activities undertaken this   Reflection
week (formally and informally)



                       ...
Weekly Reflective Feedback
• 1. I have learned new leadership skills, ideas or
  practices.
                              ...
3. I have actively engaged in networking with a colleague/s beyond my school.

                        Not at all         ...
Contacts

Home group   Facilitator      Email Address
Red          Ros Davis        r.davis@sec.gov.qa



Green        Rob...
SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership important?



SESSION 2: The process of Educational Leadership



SESSION 3: The ...
SESSION 1: EDUCATIONAL   LEADERSHIP


        The world ?

        Qatar ?

        Your school ?
NPSSL: STANDARD 1



                   CURRICULUM



                  EDUCATIONAL       QUALITY
LEARNING                ...
*Education Queensland                  *Australian Council
                                       Educational Leaders



*...
ACTIVITY

1. Each group is allocated ONE READING to
   focus on



2.   Individual SILENT READING
GROUP DISCUSSION

1. Nominate a group RECORDER



1. Nominate a group REPORTER
GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Question 1: What are the main points in the Reading about
Educational Leadership ?



Question...
SHARING


1. Each group will share their answers with
   one other group as directed by your
   group facilitators
FEEDBACK FROM EACH GROUP

One reporter from each group will share ONE
  idea from their reading with the whole group



1....
Recurring Themes in Educational Leadership


Focus on the core business of learning and teaching:
learning, teaching, curr...
REFLECTIVE WRITING

Think about what you have read and heard and
 discussed about Educational Leadership



       silent ...
LEARNING

Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT             THING you
 have learnt in Session 1:

**Write it down

** How will you app...
SESSION 2: The Process of Educational Leadership


 What is THE ROLE of an effective E.L.?


 What does an E.L. DO to be e...
“How each school moves towards quality
 outcomes for their students will depend on
 the extent to which the skills, aspira...
RESEARCH
 Major impacts on student learning outcomes:


  Teacher
                                               
  Lea...
How important is leadership on student
 learning?


              CRITICAL

WHY?
Because the leader influences all other
 ...
STUDENT LEARNING                TEACHING



                 LEADERSHIP
                   IMPACT



   LEARNING          ...
• ACTIVITY:      YOUR CHALLENGE
                                  •

What IMPACT can YOU have on:

   Student learning ?
...
1. Quiet Reflection (think about potential impact)
                                                     .2
3. Make 4 headi...
BEING “STRATEGIC”


STRATEGIC   THINKING

STRATEGIC   PLANNING

STRATEGIC   MANAGEMENT

STRATEGIC   LEADERSHIP
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP



Creating a                       Higher level
vision                           cognitive activity
...
STEPS IN “BEING STRATEGIC”

   Vision
   Mission Statement
   Strategic Plan
   Goals
   Management Plan
   Implemen...
CYCLICAL approach:
                    Vision

      Feedback
                             Mission Statement
  Evaluation
...
Are any stages of the cycle more difficult, or
      challenging or problematic for principals ?

Activity:
1. Brief group...
REVISIT - NPSSL 1
                 CURRICULUM




                EDUCATIONAL         QUALITY
LEARNING                    ...
PEDAGOGY     – INFORMATION     for educational leaders
                           –

How students learn ?

How to align te...
Being strategic: use what you have!!

SEC Policies and Guidelines including…….

   Curriculum Standards
                 ...
SSR = SCHOOL SELF REVIEW

  “helping you to gather information”


SSR Page 9:


 4 key questions for educational leaders
SSR Page 9

1. How well are our students progressing and
   achieving?
2. What will our students need to know and do for 2...
SSR : 2 SECTIONS

1. QUALITY INDICATORS [ASLPD module 2]
   SCHOOL LEVEL – picture of overall change and
    improvement p...
QUALITY INDICATORS (SSR)

•   Professional leadership & management
                                               •
•   Cu...
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (SSR)
•   Teacher‟s planning
                                     •
•   Teaching process
          ...
“How to…” ACTION WORDS - SSR
clarify        assemble
define         identify
promote        describe
monitor        illust...
Process provided by SSR for QI
            ASPECTS




 ANALYSIS                RATIONALE

RUBRICS                FOCUS AR...
• Data driven process
                        •



• Use of benchmarks
Activity: Your challenge

1. At your group table, work in small groups of 2 or 3

2. Select ONE of the 4 areas for leaders...
SHARING


1. In your table groups, share your work under
    the following headings:

a. The educational challenge you sel...
LEARNING

Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT THING you have
 learnt in Session 2:

**Using 1 larger post-it note write down what yo...
DRAWING THREADS TOGETHER
SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership
 important?


SESSION 2: The process of Educational
 Lea...
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP



The educational leader‟s capabilities:



    skills
    knowledge
    disposition
             ...
Increasing Effectiveness

Planning: goal setting



Shared l‟ship: strategic delegation
GOAL SETTING – get SMART
                      –
• The goal must be clear and S.M.A.R.T.

 S   – Specific
 M   – Measurabl...
S.M.A.R.T. Example




     What SMART Goal
     would you
     suggest for this
     problem?
• „We will work on reducing office referrals‟



• „During the 2006/2007 school year, we aim to
  increase respect shown b...
Activity
1. Select a focus area for an achievement in your
   strategic planning
                                         ...
STRATEGIC DELEGATION

1.   Think of situations where you delegate tasks to others
                                        ...
Scoring your Quiz

Give one point for each "Yes" for numbers
5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, and 25
Total num...
DELEGATION SCORES

•   Scores 20-25: You follow excellent delegation practices that help the efficiency and
    morale of ...
Strategic delegation:

     Use these as a basis for reflection and discussion in workplace

1.    Have you used delegatio...
MODEL FOR EFFECTIVE DELEGATION

•   CLARIFY THE TASK IN YOUR MIND
                                                        ...
•     NEGOTIATE CLEAR GUIDELINES:
      context, identify
    parameters, policies, restrictions, traditions
             ...
•       CLARIFY & NEGOTIATE REVIEW & ACCOUNTABILITY
    EXPECTATIONS, including: *monitoring
                          *fe...
Activity
1.   You are thinking of delegating the task of responsibility for
     the school monthly newsletter to a member...
Drawing the threads together

Only 2 skills today………….

Others in future modules could include….

•   model for change man...
Activity

Scenario:
Each group is given a scenario.
       Colour 1 all have the same scenario – Scenario 1
       Colour ...
Sharing

Now share your scenario and your answers
 with your partner group
         e.g. Red 1 & Red 2
Drawing Threads of Educational Leadership


Focus on teaching & learning

Continuous process

Strategically driven by visi...
THANK YOU &
     TRAVEL SAFELY
NEXT WORKSHOP ………..

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  1. 1. ACCREDITED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2008 MODULE TWO: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. Weekly Requirements At the BEGINNING of each workshop there are 2 forms you need to return to your facilitators. • 1. Weekly Learning Log • • 2. Weekly Reflective Feedback • • Complete them by thinking back (reflecting) on the PREVIOUS week. • • Hand them to your facilitator EACH WEEK or send by email. •
  3. 3. Weekly Learning Log Some activities undertaken this Reflection week (formally and informally) Something significant that I learned this week is.... How shall I apply this new learning to leading myself and others? How will I continue to reflect on and build upon this learning?
  4. 4. Weekly Reflective Feedback • 1. I have learned new leadership skills, ideas or practices. • None A few Some Many • 2. I have created the opportunity of trying out new leadership skills, ideas or practices in my school. • Not at all A few Some times Many times (1 or (3 or 4) times 2)
  5. 5. 3. I have actively engaged in networking with a colleague/s beyond my school. Not at all A few Some Many times (1 or times (3or times 2) 4) 4. I have developed as a leader Not at all A little To some Consider degree ably 5. I have improved my understanding of the leadership standards. Not at all A little To some Consider degree ably You are invited to make any other comments you think may be useful to the facilitators .................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................
  6. 6. Contacts Home group Facilitator Email Address Red Ros Davis r.davis@sec.gov.qa Green Rob Owens r.owens@sec.gov.qa Gold Carolyn Hooper c.hooper@sec.gov.qa White Earle Taylor e.taylor@sec.gov.qa Blue Stuart Taylor s.taylor@sec.gov.qa
  7. 7. SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership important? SESSION 2: The process of Educational Leadership SESSION 3: The practice of Educational Leadership
  8. 8. SESSION 1: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP The world ? Qatar ? Your school ?
  9. 9. NPSSL: STANDARD 1 CURRICULUM EDUCATIONAL QUALITY LEARNING TEACHING ENVIRONMENT LEADERSHIP & LEARNING MONITOR & EVALUATE TEACHING & LEARNING
  10. 10. *Education Queensland *Australian Council Educational Leaders *Australian Institute for NPSSL Teaching & School *NCSL: England & Wales Leadership QATAR ? *NSW Dept Education & *Victoria Education Training *Research: Hargreaves & Fink *Research: Davies *Research: Dinham *Research: McKinsey
  11. 11. ACTIVITY 1. Each group is allocated ONE READING to focus on 2. Individual SILENT READING
  12. 12. GROUP DISCUSSION 1. Nominate a group RECORDER 1. Nominate a group REPORTER
  13. 13. GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Question 1: What are the main points in the Reading about Educational Leadership ? Question 2: What are the similarities & differences between the Reading and the NPSSL Educational Leadership? RECORD SUCCINCT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1 & 2 ON CHART PAPER PROVIDED
  14. 14. SHARING 1. Each group will share their answers with one other group as directed by your group facilitators
  15. 15. FEEDBACK FROM EACH GROUP One reporter from each group will share ONE idea from their reading with the whole group 1. Name the Article 2. Name the Author 3. Describe the idea VERY BRIEFLY
  16. 16. Recurring Themes in Educational Leadership Focus on the core business of learning and teaching: learning, teaching, curriculum, assessment, reporting * Capacity to lead, manage & monitor improvement * Culture of innovation, high expectations, collaboration * Strategic approach underpinned by: **effective management **personal qualities & relationships **moral purpose
  17. 17. REFLECTIVE WRITING Think about what you have read and heard and discussed about Educational Leadership silent reflective writing
  18. 18. LEARNING Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT THING you have learnt in Session 1: **Write it down ** How will you apply this learning in your workplace? **Share it with colleagues at your table
  19. 19. SESSION 2: The Process of Educational Leadership What is THE ROLE of an effective E.L.? What does an E.L. DO to be effective? How does an E.L. KNOW when he/she is effective?
  20. 20. “How each school moves towards quality outcomes for their students will depend on the extent to which the skills, aspirations & energies of those closest to the school can be harnessed and managed.” [SSR Introduction 2007-2008]
  21. 21. RESEARCH Major impacts on student learning outcomes:  Teacher   Learner   School environment   School leadership   Home environment
  22. 22. How important is leadership on student learning? CRITICAL WHY? Because the leader influences all other aspects of the school
  23. 23. STUDENT LEARNING TEACHING LEADERSHIP IMPACT LEARNING PARENT ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIPS
  24. 24. • ACTIVITY: YOUR CHALLENGE • What IMPACT can YOU have on:  Student learning ?   Teaching ?   Learning environment ?   Parent partnerships ?
  25. 25. 1. Quiet Reflection (think about potential impact) .2 3. Make 4 headings on chart paper .4 5. Brainstorm in your group 4. Record suggestions 4. Keep for later reference .1
  26. 26. BEING “STRATEGIC” STRATEGIC THINKING STRATEGIC PLANNING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
  27. 27. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Creating a Higher level vision cognitive activity STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Gathering New multiple inputs thinking Anticipating & creating a future
  28. 28. STEPS IN “BEING STRATEGIC”  Vision  Mission Statement  Strategic Plan  Goals  Management Plan  Implementation  Monitoring & Evaluation  Feedback THIS IS A LINEAR APPROACH
  29. 29. CYCLICAL approach: Vision Feedback Mission Statement Evaluation Strategic Plan Monitoring Goals Implementation Management Plan
  30. 30. Are any stages of the cycle more difficult, or challenging or problematic for principals ? Activity: 1. Brief group discussions 2. Each table has “post-it” notes. There is chart paper along the wall with the headings from the cycle. 3. Each person to take up to three post-it notes and stick them on the chart where they identify a problematic or challenging stage of the cycle (facilitators model this) 4. Whole group discussion of results
  31. 31. REVISIT - NPSSL 1 CURRICULUM EDUCATIONAL QUALITY LEARNING TEACHING & ENVIRONMENT LEADERSHIP LEARNING MONITOR & EVALUATE TEACHING & LEARNING
  32. 32. PEDAGOGY – INFORMATION for educational leaders – How students learn ? How to align teachers teaching with students learning ? Role of assessment and reporting ? What do we do with that information ?
  33. 33. Being strategic: use what you have!! SEC Policies and Guidelines including…….  Curriculum Standards   Guidelines for Implementation of Curriculum  NPST   NPSSL   SSR – School Self-Review 
  34. 34. SSR = SCHOOL SELF REVIEW “helping you to gather information” SSR Page 9: 4 key questions for educational leaders
  35. 35. SSR Page 9 1. How well are our students progressing and achieving? 2. What will our students need to know and do for 21st century? 3. How well do we meet our students needs now and in/for the future? 4. How do we change our current system to meet the potential needs of all students?
  36. 36. SSR : 2 SECTIONS 1. QUALITY INDICATORS [ASLPD module 2] SCHOOL LEVEL – picture of overall change and improvement process across the school – 2. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS [ASLPD modules 2 + 6] TEACHING/LEARNING PRACTICE – guide and inform performance management including appraisal and professional development for teachers –
  37. 37. QUALITY INDICATORS (SSR) • Professional leadership & management • • Curriculum development • • Teaching practice & learning resources • • Student assessment & reporting • • Student behaviour & classroom management • • Professional development • • Performance management • • Parent and community relations •
  38. 38. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (SSR) • Teacher‟s planning • • Teaching process • • Students‟ learning experiences • • Meeting students‟ needs • • Assessment as part of teaching • • Reporting student progress •
  39. 39. “How to…” ACTION WORDS - SSR clarify assemble define identify promote describe monitor illustrate collect contribute target focus
  40. 40. Process provided by SSR for QI ASPECTS ANALYSIS RATIONALE RUBRICS FOCUS AREAS EVIDENCE
  41. 41. • Data driven process • • Use of benchmarks
  42. 42. Activity: Your challenge 1. At your group table, work in small groups of 2 or 3 2. Select ONE of the 4 areas for leadership impact:  student learning  teaching & assessment  learning environment  parent partnerships 3. How do you know it is a problem? 4. Outline the steps you will take to improve it? 5. Clarify how you will know if there has been an improvement? 5. Record the steps on A4 sheets provided
  43. 43. SHARING 1. In your table groups, share your work under the following headings: a. The educational challenge you selected b. The steps you chose for improvement c. How you will know improvement has been achieved
  44. 44. LEARNING Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT THING you have learnt in Session 2: **Using 1 larger post-it note write down what you have learnt **Write down how you might apply it in your work context? **Stick it on one of the relevant charts around the room
  45. 45. DRAWING THREADS TOGETHER SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership important? SESSION 2: The process of Educational Leadership SESSION 3: The practice of Educational Leadership
  46. 46. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP The educational leader‟s capabilities: skills knowledge disposition NPSSL 1
  47. 47. Increasing Effectiveness Planning: goal setting Shared l‟ship: strategic delegation
  48. 48. GOAL SETTING – get SMART – • The goal must be clear and S.M.A.R.T. S – Specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – Realistic T – Time-framed
  49. 49. S.M.A.R.T. Example What SMART Goal would you suggest for this problem?
  50. 50. • „We will work on reducing office referrals‟ • „During the 2006/2007 school year, we aim to increase respect shown by pupils‟ • „During the 2006/2007 school year, X school will increase respect shown by students as measured by a 15% reduction in office referrals due to „disrespect‟
  51. 51. Activity 1. Select a focus area for an achievement in your strategic planning .2 3. Write a goal for that area .4 5. Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria to ensure your goal is useful .6 7. Share with a “critical friend” in your table group .8
  52. 52. STRATEGIC DELEGATION 1. Think of situations where you delegate tasks to others .2 3. Complete the “Delegation Quiz” .4 5. Follow the scoring instructions and total your score .6 7. Check your score against criteria .8
  53. 53. Scoring your Quiz Give one point for each "Yes" for numbers 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, and 25 Total number of correct “YES” answers = ______ out of 13 Give one point for each "No" for numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, and 24. Total number of correct “NO” answers = ______ out of 12 YOUR TOTAL SCORE = __________ out of 25
  54. 54. DELEGATION SCORES • Scores 20-25: You follow excellent delegation practices that help the efficiency and morale of your work group. You might like to share your strategies with your work team. - • • Scores 15-19: Your score is adequate, but nothing special if you are striving for excellence in leadership. To correct the deficiency, review the questions you missed and take appropriate steps so that you will not repeat these delegation mistakes. • • Scores 14 and below: Delegation weakness is reducing your effectiveness as a leader. The overall performance of your work group is lower than it should be because either you are unable or unwilling to relinquish power to others. In addition, delegation mistakes may cause dissatisfaction among subordinates. •
  55. 55. Strategic delegation: Use these as a basis for reflection and discussion in workplace 1. Have you used delegation before? 2. What worked? What didn‟t work? 3. Can you see some benefits in delegating? 4. How do you feel when you delegate a task? 5. How would you decide what to delegate and to whom?
  56. 56. MODEL FOR EFFECTIVE DELEGATION • CLARIFY THE TASK IN YOUR MIND • • Identify THE INDIVIDUAL/TEAM, depending on your motivation, reasons, rationale • • COLLABORATIVELY DEFINE THE TASK including types of activities involved • • JUSTIFY & EXPLAIN THE REASONS for the delegation • • JOINTLY SPECIFY THE REQUIRED OUTCOMES •
  57. 57. • NEGOTIATE CLEAR GUIDELINES: context, identify parameters, policies, restrictions, traditions • • AGREE ON APPROPRIATE RESOURCES including time • • NEGOTIATE A TIMEFRAME & DEADLINES
  58. 58. • CLARIFY & NEGOTIATE REVIEW & ACCOUNTABILITY EXPECTATIONS, including: *monitoring *feedback • • NEGOTIATE & CLARIFY REPORTING PROCESS: method, to whom, when • • PROVIDE PRAISE & FEEDBACK FOR SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF TASK/PROJECT •
  59. 59. Activity 1. You are thinking of delegating the task of responsibility for the school monthly newsletter to a member of your team 2. Work through the strategic delegation process and write it up briefly using the guidelines provided 3. Share with your colleagues in your table group
  60. 60. Drawing the threads together Only 2 skills today…………. Others in future modules could include…. • model for change management • • performance management • • consultation process •
  61. 61. Activity Scenario: Each group is given a scenario. Colour 1 all have the same scenario – Scenario 1 Colour 2 all have the same scenario – Scenario 2 Each person is to read it carefully. Discuss it in your groups and answer the questions.
  62. 62. Sharing Now share your scenario and your answers with your partner group e.g. Red 1 & Red 2
  63. 63. Drawing Threads of Educational Leadership Focus on teaching & learning Continuous process Strategically driven by vision, goals & data Shared leadership Life-long development of skills and understandings
  64. 64. THANK YOU & TRAVEL SAFELY NEXT WORKSHOP ……….. MODULE 3: LEADERSHIP OF SELF

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