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Instructional Leadership for the 21 st Century. University of South Alabama in collaboration with Baldwin and Mobile County Public Schools. Preparing Exemplary Leaders for Alabama Schools. Three Objectives: Partnership between USA and LEAs Alignment of standards and coursework

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instructional leadership for the 21 st century

Instructional Leadership for the 21st Century

University of South Alabama

in collaboration with

Baldwin and Mobile County Public Schools

preparing exemplary leaders for alabama schools
Preparing Exemplary Leaders for Alabama Schools

Three Objectives:

  • Partnership between USA and LEAs
  • Alignment of standards and coursework
  • Focus on school improvement and student achievement
collaboration is the key
Collaboration Is the Key

“When two work together, then both are strong.”--Anonymous

Insert a picture of both superintendents,

Dean Hayes, and Dr. Gray with pens in hand,

Signing a document.

In background, music and a voice explain that

Memorandums of agreement were signed

leadership advisory council
Leadership Advisory Council


Leadership Advisory






Selection of





Monitor and

Revise semester-long


Select Residency


Train Mentor Principals

program design
Program Design

MCPSS and Baldwin County personnel worked together to develop coursework aligned with newly adopted standards for instructional leaders in Alabama.

admission requirements
Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Graduate school application
  • Admission portfolio
  • Scheduled interview
interviews conducted collaboratively
Interviews Conducted Collaboratively

Prospective candidate responds to questions

from public school district and university personnel.

revised curriculum
Revised Curriculum

USA infused the eight standards for effective school leaders within a substantially revised curriculum.

  • Planning for continuous improvement
  • Teaching and learning
  • Human resource development
  • Diversity
  • Community and stakeholder relationships
  • Technology
  • Management of learning organizations
  • Ethics
school based activities
School-based Activities
  • Facilitate the work of teachers
  • Analyze school-wide

assessment data

  • Manage resources to support instruction
  • Develop budgets to enhance instruction
  • Manage human resources
  • Complete prescribed activities critical to effective instructional leadership
field experiences embedded in required coursework
Field Experiences Embeddedin Required Coursework

Prospective instructional leaders gain real-world experience while taking required coursework.

skill development
Skill Development

Observe ParticipateLead

residency learning planner handbook
Residency Learning Planner & Handbook

About This Residency Learning Planner

  • Purpose: This is a guide for residents to thoughtfully plan, implement and track/log a set of experiences that will help them become school leaders who make a difference in student achievement.
  • For each of the 8 standards, field experiences are proposed to engage the participant in observing, participating in and leading school teams in changing curriculum and instructional practices in ways that increase student achievement.
  • All experiences require:

A planning component, and

A reflection component

field experiences15
Field Experiences

Semester-long Residency

project design
Project Design

Bridges the gap between theory and practice

by focusing on real-world

instructional issues.

  • Examination of admissions process
  • Evaluation of curriculum changes
  • Development of assessment system
  • Development of system to assess impact
  • Satisfaction surveys

Direct monitoring

by the Leadership Advisory Council

growing together growing strong
Growing TogetherGrowing Strong

Working together to prepare

effective instructional leaders for the future.

vision statement
Vision Statement
  • Baldwin County Public Schools, the Mobile County Public School System and the University of South Alabama will create and sustain a partnership to improve student achievement through the co-construction and implementation of a leadership development program for the benefit of our regional community.