How can we be the absolute best principals we can be?. A colleague to colleague program to provide clarity and confidence identifying our own inner strengths as the instructional leaders in schools. Professional Relationships.
A colleague to colleague program to provide clarity and confidence identifying our own inner strengths as the instructional leaders in schools.
(1) Visionary Leadership: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge, ability, and cultural competence to improve learning and achievement to ensure success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning supported by the school community.
(a) Candidates develop a vision. Candidates:
(A) Develop and demonstrate the skills needed to work with a board of education to facilitate the development of a vision of learning for a school district that promotes the success of all students;
(B) Base development of the vision on relevant knowledge and theories applicable to school-level leaders applied to a school district context;
(C) Use data-based research strategies to create a vision that takes into account the diversity of learners in a district; and
(D) Demonstrate knowledge of ways to use a district's vision to mobilize additional resources to support the vision.
(b) Candidates articulate a vision. Candidates:
(A) Demonstrate the ability to articulate the components of this vision for a district and the leadership processes necessary to implement and support the vision;
(B) Demonstrate the ability to use data-based research strategies and strategic planning processes that focus on student learning to develop a vision, drawing on relevant information sources such as student assessment results, student and family demographic data, and an analysis of community needs; and
(C) Demonstrate the ability to communicate the vision to school boards, staff, parents, students, and. community members through the use of symbols, ceremonies, stories, and other activities
(c) Candidates implement a vision. Candidates:
(A) Demonstrate the ability to plan programs to motivate staff, students, and families to achieve a school district’s vision; and
(B) Design research-based processes to effectively implement a district vision throughout an entire school district and community.
(d) Candidates steward a vision. Candidates:
(A) Demonstrate the ability to align and, as necessary, redesign administrative policies and practices required for full implementation of a district vision; and
(B) Understand the theory and research related to organizational and educational leadership and engage in the collection, organization, and analysis of a variety of information, including student performance data, required to assess progress toward a district's vision, mission, and goals.
(e) Candidates promote community involvement in the vision. Candidates:
(A) Demonstrate the ability to bring together and communicate effectively with stakeholders within the district and the larger community concerning implementation and realization of the vision.
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