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Effective educational leadership is one of the most critical aspects of school and district success. However, a NCREL study found that 70 percent of principals feel “somewhat” or “completely” unprepared to be educational leaders. Just as teachers need training to become their best, school and district-level administrators greatly benefit from leadership professional development designed specifically for them. Whether you are dealing with difficult teachers, establishing professional learning communities, or instituting a comprehensive reform policy, the School Improvement Network has resources to support you. Our education leadership library is the most comprehensive available, and provides research-based learning for principals, aspiring leaders, district administrators, and other instructional leaders.
Elementary Principals as Leaders of Learning Edivate/PD 360 Video Program
If you are an elementary principal seeking leadership professional development, this program presented by Rebecca DuFour will help you promote and foster continuous learning for students and adults. You will learn to implement professional learning communities and establish your school’s four learning cornerstones: Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals. As you become a “leader of learning,” you will see the results in student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
View a segment of the 10-part PD 360 video program, “Elementary Principals as Leaders of Learning“ Secondary Principals as Leaders of Learning Program
Secondary principals who want to become instructional leaders in schools have found this program presented by Irving C. Jones to be exceptionally helpful. Principals will discover how to implement educational leadership with a continual focus on learning, and will explore how the principal’s role impacts student achievement. Finally, principals will learn how to create a culture of learning, teaching, and achievement. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Principals: Leaders of Change Edivate/PD 360 Video
Learn from experts Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson about ten steps principals can follow to effectively manage change while improving leadership in schools, and see how to build a school culture that promotes growth and meaningful change for teachers and students. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Dealing with Teachers Who Are Resistant to Change and Reluctant to Improve PD 360 Video Program
A must-have for every principal! This useful program, presented by Todd Whitaker, helps principals understand how they can be effective educational leaders with every teacher, and examines how principals can encourage improvement and use non-confrontational methods to deal with difficult teachers. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Leadership in the Age of Standards and High Stakes: Building Professional Learning Communities PD 360 Video Program
Let Rick DuFour share his extensive experience in guiding schools to high levels of educational leadership and success with you and your administration team. You will learn how to establish effective professional learning communities in order to make sustained improvement, and will examine how the “Pyramid of Interventions” can draw every student into success. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Accountability for Greater Student Learning PD 360 Video
In this program, one of the most renowned experts in education shows your administrators how to improve learning, teaching, and educational leadership with an effective accountability system. Bring Douglas Reeves into your training sessions in order to build school and system-wide accountability. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Evaluation to Promote Teacher Growth and Student Learning PD 360 Video Program
Help the educational leadership in your school or district support improved practice with teacher evaluation. This program, featuring expert Marilyn McGuire, shows how to promote teacher growth through pre-conferences, observations, written evaluations, and post-conferences. Administrators will learn the value of informal evaluation, as well as how to create improvement plans for struggling teachers. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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What’s Worth Fighting For in Education PD 360 Video Program
Featuring Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves, this remarkable program will engage all of your school’s stakeholders in fighting for changes that benefit educators, the community, and, most importantly, students. Learn how to change schools from within by empowering educational leadership and focusing on learning. Explore how to mobilize the community to provide the best education for every student. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Managing Change PD 360 Video Program
Change is an essential part of school improvement, but change must be carefully managed by educational leadership to prevent undesirable results. Learn from experts Michael Fullan and John Champlin about a proven process to elevate the quality of learning at your school and get beyond the implementation dip. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Developing Rigorous and Relevant Academic Skills PD 360 Video Program
Show your administrators and teachers how they can prepare students for today’s competitive workplace. This program is presented by Willard Daggett and examines how you can increase business involvement and parental support, and learn how to incorporate real-world projects and assessments into the classroom. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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Invitational Education PD 360 Video Program
Help your education leadership learn how to make school the most inviting place in town with this program, presented by William Purkey and Judy Brown Lehr. Discover the positive and negative forces at work within a school and explore the Five P’s of “Invitational Education:” people, places, policies, programs, and processes. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
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