This course will focus on instruction paradigms and clinical supervision techniques.  Strategies for supervision methods will be modeled to include professional communication skills in convening parent meetings as well as evaluating teacher performance, creating improvement plans and developing professional learning communities.   Participants will develop and present a plan to apply methodology of real life scenarios. Embedded in your course of study are interacting factors include the Common Core Content State Standards, collaborative supervision, evaluation, professional development models, and contextual issues relevant to teaching and learning in an ever-changing technological society. Classes will consist of a combination of lecture and whole-group dialogue inclusive of individual and small group work with moderate on-line components.  Standards upon which this course is based are as follows.

·      Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) Standards

·      Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium  (ISLLC) Standards

·      National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for School Principals™

·      Maryland Instructional Leadership Framework (MILF)

·      District of Columbia Standards for School Leaders

·      National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A)

·      International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards

·      Virginia Department of Education Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals



Course Objectives: This course will cover and students will master the following:


A.   The impact of standard based foundational outcomes including the development of visionary leadership in schools.

B.    Examination of the PSEL standards and how they align to prevailing instructional frameworks.

C.    The dynamics of best practices necessary to be the leader of teaching and learning including the collaborative with the larger community.

D.   The dimensions of strategic tools for managing change and creating action leading to positive and effective results.

E.    Systems that promote the use of technology, information systems and enrichment of curriculum and instruction.

F.    Problem-solving, long-range, and operational planning (including applications of technology) through synthesis - using a multi-step process for problem solving to arrive at decisions.

G.   Identifying the necessary characteristics of adult and professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.

H.   Assessment of professionals, both teachers and leaders, through proven modalities and processes.

I.      Examination of data regarding attributes of educational leaders, including their own, and correlate those attributes with identified leader standards which include knowledge, dispositions and performances.