On Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 2:30pm Central/ 3:30pm Eastern, UCEA will host a webinar, titled: How School Districts Support Effective Leadership Practice. School leadership often has been overlooked as an education improvement strategy, despite the evidence that leadership influences student achievement. In this webinar, panelists will share research and experiences concerning the district-level conditions that improve the effectiveness of school principals.
Meredith Honig (University of Washington), Karen Seashore (University of Minnesota), Daniel Player (University of Virginia’s Darden-Curry Partnership in Leadership Education) and Laura Mitchell, Cincinnati Schools will join Lee Williams (UCEA), for a presentation and discussion that will explore research and practice concerning the role of school districts in supporting effective leadership practice. Presenters will share their insights as concerning the specific district policies, structures and practices that matter most in supporting effective leadership practice, particularly the practice of building level leaders. The research and experiences shared is particularly relevant to districts working to support dramatic improvements at low-performing campuses.