Professional Learning

Instructional Leadership Academy


What does quality instruction look and sound like? With a common language for good instructional practice, leaders can create responsive teacher learning opportunities across the system — and offer all of their students a chance to thrive.
In the Instructional Leadership Academy, you’ll be part of a collaborative learning community with a shared vision and language, working towards the same goals. You’ll develop practices in collecting qualitative data, giving targeted feedback and planning strategic teacher learning that can have an impact right away.


  • Students have more enriching classroom experiences from being the focus of a broader, deeper culture of public practice
  • Teachers work from a common language and shared vision for high-quality instruction, with better feedback to support their growth
  • Leaders form a learning community to shape a vision for high-quality instruction and develop transformative skills for supporting teachers to achieve that vision



The Instructional Leadership Academy is for principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders and central office leaders.



The learning is job-embedded and grounded in the 4 Dimensions of School Leadership™ framework, which supports the improvement of instructional leadership and teaching practice in schools and classrooms across an entire system.
Academy participants have the option to begin with the Measures of Instructional Leadership Expertise (MILE) online assessment to identify baseline strengths and areas for growth.