EDUC 6240

Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

Introduction to the theory and practice of school improvement with a focus on the role of school leaders in the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze data to determine what is working well and to reveal instructional gaps between the school’s current reality and the shared vision
  • Synthesize relevant research to determine appropriate strategies to promote student achievement, and select appropriate strategies that align to data-driven goals
  • Develop instructional goals and implement an action plan to achieve those goals for the purpose of instructional improvement and student achievement
  • Model the leader’s role as a leader of learning and explicate the role of professional learning in the improvement of teaching and learning for all students, in all classrooms
  • Develop knowledge of various leadership theories and critical concepts in education administration
  • Understand current societal contexts and issues impacting schools, accountability, and education reform strategies deployed at the state and local levels
  • Review the school improvement plan and develop aspects of the plan to achieve specific instructional goals
Area: Educational Leadership