Leadership Training

Overview

Leadership Training

LCLP’s training is designed especially for school teams working toward continuous improvement. Teams should include the school principal and at least one of the school’s aspiring leaders, teacher-leaders or other members of the school leadership team.  

Training materials are solidly grounded in current research and based on the substantial input of school leaders who tell SREB that their needs are great, their time is limited and their resources are scarce. SREB’s School Leadership Training can address these concerns and make a difference in school improvement without costing the school excessive money or time. 

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LCLP Module Summary Harriet Dawson

Assessing Academic Rigor to Ensure Grade-Level Proficiency and College Readiness

Although school leaders generally recognize the importance of rigor, many are not thoroughly and accurately measuring, monitoring and encouraging it. Too often, rigor is a vague concept that means instruction is hard, tough and sometimes boring. In this module, school leaders learn how to use tools and strategies to determine whether rigor exists in the school.

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LCLP Module Summary Diane Ricciardi

Building Instructional Leadership Teams That Make a Difference

Schools that improve and sustain improvement use teams to lead school reform. A crying need exists for teachers to lead by taking a more formal and explicit role in the supervision and improvement of instruction. Participants learn leadership skills and collaboration, the parameters of teamwork, how to design and organize teams, and how to provide the training they will need to be effective.

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LCLP Module Summary Dianne Olivier

Coaching for School Improvement

Schools undergoing transformational school improvement processes often need external coaches to help them through the process. Participants learn how to add value to various school improvement situations, using a variety of strategies and techniques.

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LCLP Module Summary Carol McGrevin

Communicating to Engage Stakeholders in School Improvement

Effective communication is the key to an improving school community. Often the best intentions are sidetracked by poor communication. Participants learn how to communicate effectively, how to decide who needs to know and why, how to and involve people at the right times, and the impact that communication has on schools and quality instruction.

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Survey of Communication Skills and Style

LCLP Module Summary Harriet Dawson

Creating a High-Performance Learning Culture

Schools cannot improve when the culture does not support school improvement. Often in the push to improve quickly, the school’s culture is forgotten. Participants learn what culture is and why it must be cultivated; what roles leaders play in growing the culture; and what tools and strategies are available to help leaders foster a culture that supports improvement, high expectations and the well-being of students.

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LCLP Module Summary Carol McGrevin

Mentoring School Leaders in Competency-Based Internship and Induction Experiences

Mentors are guides on an intern’s journey, and the most effective mentors are those who engage in a process of discovery with their protégés. This program builds skills in administrators who are serving as mentors to aspiring principals. Participants learn the roles, skills, processes and tools that effective mentors use to help develop school leaders who make a difference in student achievement.

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LCLP Module Summary Diane Ricciardi

Providing Focused and Sustained Professional Development

Professional development is a powerful tool for changing schools, yet professional development is frequently done poorly and results in little or no positive change. Participants examine the characteristics of professional development in high and low-performing schools; learn how to structure successful learning for the staff; and learn how schools can create a professional learning community.

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LCLP Module Summary JoAnn Brown

Using Data to Focus Improvement

Schools that successfully improve student achievement regularly use data to guide decisions about instruction, student support and professional development. Participants learn Easy-to-use processes are taught, and participants learn how data are a vital part of the school improvement process.

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LCLP Module Summary Brenda Dean

Using Root Cause Analysis to Reduce Student Failure

Changing classroom and school practices to improve student learning also require changes to a school’s culture. Culture also impacts how and what improvements are made to benefit student learning, and data can be a powerful lever to explore inequities, expose systemic biases, and change beliefs and practices needed to improve the achievement of disenfranchised students. Participants gain analytical tools to uncover the real problems school leaders need to address to close success gaps in schools.

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