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4 Dimensions of School Leadership™

5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™

Principal Support Framework

Teacher Learning Guiding Principles

Leading for Instructional Improvement

BOOK: Is principal supervision the right focus for helping all principals grow as instructional leaders? This webinar shares research about the importance of central offices not just supervising but also partnering with principals to maximize principals’ learning.

Leading for Professional Learning

BOOK: Leading for Professional Learning offers field-tested guidance to help school leaders more effectively support teachers’ professional development. With an illustrative case study, this book provides invaluable guidance and is packed with practical tools, processes and expert advice.

Making the Case: Transforming Teacher Professional Learning

Teacher Professional Learning Case Study (Math That’s Open to Everyone)

When People are the Content: a Systems Approach to Supporting Principals as Instructional Leaders

CASE STUDY: Learn how system leaders created the conditions for principals to be what they most wanted them to be — instructional leaders — by taking their perspective. The report includes the tool kit that the system leaders used to facilitate this transformation.

White paper: From Procedures to Partnership

REPORT: Principal supervisors help improve schools when they emphasize principal growth and learning. But transforming the role of principal supervisors to help grow principals’ instructional leadership skills is challenging. Learn how a group of school systems used research to redesign principal supervisor positions and tackle early implementation challenges.

5D+™ Rubric for Instructional Growth and Teacher Evaluation

Building on the Principal Support Framework

Central Office Transformation Toolkit

TOOL: Empower school leaders to improve teaching and learning across your system with this toolkit commissioned by the Wallace Foundation. Learn how you can redesign central offices to support effective school leadership and develop the instructional capabilities of school leaders.

Characteristics of Instructional Leadership Team Members

TOOL: Explore seven characteristics to guide the growth and development of instructional leadership team members. Instructional leadership teams are a great opportunity to strengthen teacher leadership in support of a school’s vision and mission.

Creating a Theory of Action

TOOL: Develop a rationale behind your strategies and articulate your thinking by generating an evidence-based story that explains the specific changes you intend to make to improve teaching and learning.

Instructional Leadership Inquiry Cycle Tool

TOOL: Engage in a four-phase process of continuous improvement for principal supervisors and school leaders to collaboratively improve and analyze instruction.

Student Experience Story Guide

TOOL: Strengthen how you actively listen to students with this guide that empowers students to tell their stories about their school experiences. Designed by students for students, this guide will be downloadable soon.

Types of Classroom Observation

TOOL: Advance your knowledge and understanding of classroom observation with practical, actionable guidance. This tool outlines the supporting theory, logistical considerations and possible leadership actions behind the three types of classroom observations, illuminating the purposes and techniques behind them.

Beyond Principal Supervision

WEBINAR: Is principal supervision the right focus for helping all principals grow as instructional leaders? This webinar shares research about the importance of central offices not just supervising but also partnering with principals to maximize principals’ learning.

Introducing the 5D+™ Rubric for Instructional Growth and Teacher Evaluation, Version 3

WEBINAR: Patty Maxfield, CEL’s former director of teacher evaluation, introduces version three of the 5D+ Rubric. She explains what educators using the tool in their practice need to keep in mind when switching to the updated rubric.

Introducing the Principal Support Framework

WEBINAR: What can central office leaders do to improve teaching and learning at scale? Max Silverman, CEL’s executive director, provides an introduction to the Principal Support Framework and the steps districts can take to support principals through instructional leadership.

Keeping the Student at the Center of Instructional Leadership

WEBINAR: Learn instructional-leadership strategies to help principals, coaches and central office leaders to keep students at the center of their work — and improve their ability to give feedback and plan professional development. This is a series of three webinars.

How Central Offices Can Get Better With Structured Continuous Improvement

WEBINAR: Want to redesign how work happens at your central office? Striving to establish a culture of learning and innovation? This webinar digs into what these practices look like at the ground level, from activity cycles to establishing team project priorities.

Tried-and-Tested Strategies to Teach Central Office Leaders the Role of the Principal

WEBINAR: The expectations and goals for principals have changed, but not everybody in the central office knows what that means and how to deal with it. Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fl., took this issue on and yielded impressive results.