Grade Level and Department Chairs as Instructional Leaders
RATIONALE: “Professional development” is an annual grin-and-bear experience to some after which they are developed for the academic year. For others, it is a time to engage with like-minded sojourners who wish to make the difference for students. Research studies reveal that Grade Level Chairs and Department Chairs typically do not receive tailored professional development. Indeed, chairs—from pre-Kindergarten to higher education—have articulated a need for customized professional development given the unique nature of their work. Unlike principals and teachers, Grade Level and Department Chairs inhabit two worlds: they serve as managers and teachers.
SESSION ONE (Wednesday, November 16, 9am-12pm)
Department Chair Self-Assessment
Session ONE Feedback NEW!
Traditional VS Instructional Role PowerPoint Slides
"Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders"
SESSION TWO (Friday, December 9, 9am-12pm)
Session TWO Feedback NEW!
Defining Rigor in High School
What Rigor is not. So what is Rigor?
Academic Rigor: At the heart of college access and success
SESSION THREE (Wednesday, January 25, 9am-12pm)
Session THREE Evaluation
Effective Grading Practices
Principal's Guide to Grading
Grading Policies That Work Against Standards
Constructing a Syllabus
Creating a Grading Plan/Philosophy
SESSION FOUR (Thursday, February 23, 9am-12pm)
Session FOUR Evaluation
SESSION FIVE (Monday, March 26, 9am-12pm)
Session FIVE Evaluation
Article 1: Distributed Leadership - through the looking glass
Article 2: Distributed Leadership - the Spaces Between the Pebbles in the Jar
Article 3: Distributed Leadership in District Reform
SESSION SIX (Friday, May 4, 8:30am-11:30am)
Session SIX Evaluation