EDI798: Leading K-12 Organizations that Foster Learning

Course Credits:
3
Course Hours Per Week:
20

Course Overview

Educator as leader of teaching and learning is the focus of this course. Candidates will:

  • Investigate the influence of school culture on promoting the success of all students
  • Explore the influence of effective school programs (curriculum) on promoting the success of all students
  • Examine the influence of best practices of student learning (instructional strategies) on promoting the success of all students
  • Consider the influence of comprehensive professional growth plans (staff development) for staff on promoting the success of all students
  • Under the direction of a site supervisor, plan, discuss, and lead the learning community in promoting the success of all students via a program or activity at the school
  • Reflect on their own strengths and challenges as an academic leader that can promote the success of all students

The course project, Promoting Teaching and Learning in K-12 Schools, is a key assessment designed to demonstrate mastery of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) professional standards. The Course Project is a portfolio that documents the candidate's skills and accomplishments in promoting the learning of all students.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Investigate ELCC Standard 2 as related to internship requirements, and plan and execute an internship experience.
  • Working with a learning community, devise and promote a plan to foster a positive school culture.
  • Working with a learning community, design and provide a plan for effective instructional programs.
  • Working with a learning community, investigate and apply best practices to student learning.
  • Working with a learning community, design appropriate professional growth plans for site staff.
  • Working with a learning community, provide evidence of leadership based upon collaborative decision-making practices related to the purposes of ELCC Standard 2.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and develop a plan to address one's own knowledge and skills related to the requirements for performing under ELCC Standard 2.

Course Prerequisites

Special Requirements

Student Solutions Advisor permission required for this course.