Course: EDU 790A, Organization and Leadership through Administration
Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 24, and 31.
Instructor: Dr. Sean B. Yisrael
Course Description: This course will define the many aspects of an administrator’s influence and impact on a school environment. Participants will examine how factors of teacher assessment and development, academic advancement, as well as how school and community outreach play a part in a school’s overall success. Students will develop strategic planning skills to evaluate the organization of a school community’s relationships and responsibilities and how they correlate with pupil achievement. Participants will explore the role of staff professional development.
Attendance Policy: To adhere to certification requirements, students must attend all four sessions.
· Analyze various aspects of school operations that are crucial to effective school leadership.
· Review educational leadership literature.
· Gain a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of school leadership.
· Identify appropriate strategies for effective communication.
· Explore the role of Leadership in a variety of Educational settings.
At the conclusion of this course the student should be able to:
· Identify issues, problems, and concerns that school leaders encounter and develop solutions to those problems.
· Identify appropriate strategies when placed in a leadership role.
· Develop methods for effective communication.
Grading System: The school of education utilizes the following grading scale:
F 74 and below
Day 1 – Setting a Solid Foundation
Day 2 – School Culture
Day 3 – Classroom Instruction
Day 4 – Professional Development
Day 5 – Parental Engagement
Assignment: Students are expected to be punctual and fully participate in the course in its entirety.
Grading: Students will receive 5 points each class meeting when they participate in class discussions and willingly interact with both the instructor and peers during in class activities.
Due on the last day
Assignment: The reflection paper will focus around a core concept discussed from the chapter readings. The reflection paper should be a general description of key concepts or leadership strategies that shaped students’ thinking about school leadership. It also should reflect what students have learned. The reflection paper should have a title page, be a maximum of three pages, double spaced, and typed using 12” Times New Roman font.
Assignments and Classroom Activities
Assignment: Each student must complete activities in class either individually or in a group. Each activity is designed to give students practical experience dealing with real-life issues from a school leaders’ perspective. Each student must actively participate and complete all task in a timely fashion.
Due on the last day
Each student will take a summative assessment at the end of the session. The assessment will cover concepts covered in the chapter readings and during class. The assessment will consist of a maximum of twenty multiple choice and five short answer questions.
- Teacher: Sean Yisrael