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May 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am – July 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Shared Leadership for School Improvement
Learn how to advocate for your school’s vision of literacy teaching and learning.
In this 8-week online graduate course for coaches and teacher leaders, learn how to get everyone in their school on the same page about literacy.
- District & School Leaders
- Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
- Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
- Course Number: EEDUC 6406.80
- Fees are subject to change
In their roles, literacy coaches and teacher leaders must be prepared to promote literacy teaching, mentor colleagues, facilitate a variety of meetings, and communicate with stakeholders. In this online course, we’ll explore how to take on this leadership role.
Learn how to lead productive literacy leadership teams, create a culture of collaboration, trust, and respect in your school, and study the importance of developing long-term school improvement.
By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace with the support of a virtual community and have access to a variety of educational resources and materials at your convenience.
- Examine essential elements that support the development of professional capital and long-term school improvement
- Cultivate a culture of collaboration, trust, and respect
- Facilitate conversations with sensitivity to gender, race, ethnicity, and culture across the school
- Lead and sustain the work of school leadership teams to support the school’s vision for teaching and learning
- Manage and lead data analysis with the leadership team
- Use data to tell stories and communicate with stakeholders
- Examine the opportunities for teacher leadership within the school or district
- Develop a plan to work with administrators, teams, and stakeholders to increase leadership opportunities and build professional capital
- Aguilar, E. (2016). The art of coaching teams: Building resilient communities that transform schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Hargreaves, A., & Fullan, M. (2012). Professional capital: Transforming teaching in every school. New York: Teachers College Press.
- James-Ward, C., Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2013). Using data to focus instructional improvement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Curriculum and Development.
- Learning Forward. (2011). Standards for professional learning. Oxford, OH: Author.
This option must be taken for 3 graduate credits. Take the course individually or as a required course in our 12-credit Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching and Teacher Leadership.