The centrality of leadership to impact school improvement has been well documented. As a result, educational reformers have turned their attention to how leaders are prepared. The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), along with other educational experts, strives to identify and promote programs that effectively prepare future leaders who are able to lead school improvement resulting in enhanced student achievement. In recent years researchers have identified several preparation program features associated with effective leadership practice, and educational leadership preparation programs have redesigned their content and delivery, incorporating these features and enhancing their impact. This webinar series highlights research and practice that drives high quality leadership preparation and practice.
Title: Developing Strong and Sustainable Partnerships for Preparation
Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Time: 3 PM- 4 PM ETD
This webinar focuses on developing strong and sustainable district/provider partnerships. As part of the Wallace Foundation Leadership Pipeline Project, a committee was formed to identify what makes a robust partnership and then how to determine the needs of the district prior to designing a leadership preparation curriculum/program. During this webinar, representatives of the committee, including Mark Gooden, Director of The University of Texas at Austin Principalship Program; John Youngquist, Director of Denver Public Schools Principal Talent Development; Tricia McManus, Director of Hillsborough County Public Schools Leadership Development, and Andy Cole, New York City Leadership Academy, will share their knowledge and experiences concerning the utility of the tool that was developed to identify the elements of a strong and sustainable partnership.
Title: Developing High Quality Mentoring and Induction Programs for Educational Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 3 PM - 4 PM EDT
Developing High Quality Mentoring and Induction Programs for Educational Leaders
Title: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Preparing Leaders for What Lies Ahead
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Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 AM EDT
School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Preparing Leaders for What Lies Ahead
Research has shown that school leaders are not well prepared for their roles in crisis prevention and intervention. When they do receive training, too often the focus is exclusively on crisis response and may not be based on best practices that include prevention, mitigation, preparation, and recovery. Left to their own resources, leaders often make poor decisions that endanger others. This webinar presents an introduction to the evidence-based preparation of educational administrators, highlighting: 1) why this content is important for inclusion in preparation, 2) what is known about crises educational administrators are likely to face, 3) what competencies should be incorporated into programs and 4) examples of how to teach such competencies. There are four major pieces of school crisis prevention and intervention.
Wallace Webinar Series 2:
Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
The focus of this webinar is the identification and development of educational leaders for K-12 school leadership positions. Maureen Sanders of Denver Public Schools and Susan Korach of the University of Denver will be joined by a graduate of their joint program, to discuss their work in designing and sustaining a leadership development pipeline for the Denver Public Schools. Their discussion will include the development of the DPS-UD partnership, the goals of their partnership, the key components of their pipeline work and strategies for developing and sustaining strong and successful university-district partnerships.
Wallace Webinar 1:
Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
How School Districts Support Effective Leadership Practice
The University Council for Educational Administration and its partner the Wallace Foundation are proud to bring you a free webinar series highlighting research and exemplary practice in leadership preparation.
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 their research findings and examine district-level conditions that improve the effectiveness of school principals. The panelists will also discuss how to develop effective university-district preparation partnerships.
Meredith Honig (University of Washington), Karen Seashore (University of Minnesota), and Daniel Player (University of Virginia’s Darden-Curry Partnership in Leadership Education) will join 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.
Title: Workshop: ELCC Reports and the New NCATE/ELCC Standards
Date: January 30, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Presenter: Honor Fede, ELCC Review Committee
Workshop: ELCC Reports and the New NCATE/ELCC Standards
The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) has recently adopted a new set of standards based on the revised Interstate School Leadership Licensure Standards (ISLLC). This change has important implications for the types of data programs should collect and how that data should be reported. Honor Fede, the director of the ELCC, is offering a workshop to faculty who are preparing their ELCC Reports and for faculty who have served or are interested in serving as ELCC reviewers. The first 30 minutes of this workshop will focus primarily on the new standards and their implications for ELCC report preparation and the final hour will focus primarily on reviewer updates.