Wsu Program Overview Elmore And Two Year Conceptual Framewrok

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Wsu Program Overview Elmore And Two Year Conceptual Framewrok

  1. 1. Washington State University Superintendent Certification Program Program theme is based on the work of Richard Elmore (April 2007)* “ The school leadership literature stresses the importance of instructional leadership, but academics and practitioners never have satisfactorily developed a model of practice that says explicitly what the leadership of instruction is.” “ School leaders must develop a personal theory of action.” “ A theory of action is a brief statement of how the practice of the individual – at the system or school level – leads to increases in learning and performance for students.” “ Part of the discipline of this work is to try to put the theory into the form of a series of “if, then” statements.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Leadership Outcomes : </li></ul><ul><li>To identify and apply my instructional leadership theory of action. </li></ul><ul><li>To recognize that my theory of action has consequences for staff and student learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Behavior Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>“ If I meet regularly with principals and focus on common instructional issues, then we will develop a common understanding of what we are trying to achieve.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If I model good pedagogy in the way I organize principals’ meetings, then I will communicate the core values of the organization and its focus on good instructional practice.” </li></ul>*Elmore, R. F., (207), Professional networks and school improvement. The school administrator. 4(64), 21-24.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Focus on All Students Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic & Distributed Leadership </li></ul>3 rd Semester Support for Systemwide Improvement <ul><li>Effective Use of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>Policy and Program Coherence </li></ul>4 th Semester Clear and Collaborative Relationships <ul><li>Professional Culture & Collaborative Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Understanding of School & District Roles & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting and Managing the External Environment </li></ul>1 st Semester Effective Leadership (Role & Behavior of Superintendents) Sustained Improvement Efforts Over Time 2 nd Semester Quality Teaching and Learning High Expectations and Accountability for Adults (Personnel) Coordinated and Aligned Curriculum and Assessment Coordinated & Embedded Professional Development Quality Classroom Instruction Time Improvement WSU SUPERINTENDENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK* <ul><li>Governance </li></ul>“ The school leadership literature stresses the importance of instructional leadership, but academics and practitioners never have satisfactorily developed a model of practice that says explicitly what the leadership of instruction is.” Elmore 2007 <ul><li>Socially Just and Democratic School </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>*Work adapted from Shannon & Bylsma 2004

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