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Susan Armenta Nick Faber Steven V. Griend Evelyn J. Gunn Donna Hilton Carol Midgett
 
  Introduction

  “No Greater Calling”

  “Every Student’s Right”

  “Becoming the Best”

“Leading Together”

  Tips for Schools

  Success Stories

  Share Your Story

Leading Together:
Creating Teacher and School Leaders

Segment: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Below are links to video segments of this program, accompanied by summaries of those segments. In addition, you can click on the link below to download the Models of Teaching guide for this program. While you do not need the guide to watch the video, having it in front of you as you are watching might help you with the self-tutorial and the workshop sections in the guide. You will need to download the guide in order to complete the self-tutorial and the workshop questions.

Although you do not need the entire Models of Teaching guide for this section, you may wish to read through the other sections at another time. Bookmark this page so you can come back to it later.

Objectives of Unit

Participants will recognize the following indicators of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium.s (ISLLC) leadership Standard 1:

"A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community."

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to a willingness to continuously examine one.s own assumptions, beliefs and practices.

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to doing the work required for high levels of personal and organization performance.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that needed resources are sought and obtained to support the implementation of the school mission and goals.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that existing resources are used in support of the school vision and goals.

Participants will recognize the following indicators of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium.s (ISLLC) leadership Standard 2:

"A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth."

Indicator: A school administrator has knowledge and understanding of adult learning and professional development models.

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to life long learning for self and others.

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to professional development as an integral part of school improvement.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that all individuals are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that students feel valued and important.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that lifelong learning is encouraged and modeled.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that there is a culture of high expectations for self, student, and staff performance.

Participants will recognize the following indicators of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium.s (ISLLC) leadership Standard 4:

"A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources."

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that relationships with community leaders are identified and nurtured.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that the school and community serve one another as resources.

Indicator: The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that partnerships are established with institutions of higher education.

Participant will recognize the following indicators of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium.s (ISLLC) leadership Standard 5:

"A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner."

Indicator: The administrator examines personal and professional values.

Indicator: The administrator serves as a role model.

Participants will recognize the following indicators of the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium.s (ISLLC) leadership Standard 6:

"A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context."

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to education as a key to opportunity and social mobility.

Indicator: The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to recognizing a variety of ideas, values, and cultures.

Indicator: Further, participants will be able to describe the benefits accrued when school and university leaders collaborate on an on-going basis.

Audience

This program was produced for educators at all stages and levels, especially teacher leaders, principals, superintendents and other administrators. This unit is designed for both self-paced viewing and for facilitators.

Program Description

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ISLLC Standards 1-6

Segment 1Charles Coble, the host of the series, begins this video by stating that as the social fabric of society has changed, the notion and the structure of educational leadership has also changed. Recognizing the need to have educational leadership that better meets the needs of society, the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) developed leadership standards for educators at all levels. The video sets out to illustrate indicators of the ISLLC leadership standards listed above and also presents examples of school and university leaders working together to develop their capacity to lead collaboratively.

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ISLLC Standards 1, 2, 4-6

Segment 2The video takes the audience to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Colorado Springs, CO., to observe teachers, principals, college professors and administrators engaging in a leadership development activity together. Back home, the group has been struggling to get to know and trust each other more so they can truly share the work of preparing and developing teachers. The goal of the CCL activity is to strengthen their ability to collaborate and partner (ISLLC Standard 4). The video shows the team members testing their ability to work as a team. Participants experience the need to recognize the capabilities.and liabilities.they each bring to the task. They also are challenged to get out of their "comfort zone" and act in new and unfamiliar interdependent ways (ISLLC Standard 1, 2). Through this experience, they learn the importance of being clear about the team.s task, of respecting and relying on each other, and of celebrating their mutual successes.

Next, the video shows Kathleen Ponder, Director of the Education Sector at the Center for Creative Leadership, talking about the interpersonal skills educational leaders must develop. As she discusses the importance of K-12 practitioners and university theoreticians building strong professional ties, the video depicts participants working together praising the work of another colleague. The segment ends with the teachers, principals, professors, and administrators discussing how their work at CCL relates to their work back home with each other and with their students.

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ISLLC Standards 4,6

Segment 3The video then takes the audience to the office of Marilyn Sheerer, Dean of the College of Education at East Carolina University and one of the attendees at the CCL team-building experience. She talks about the importance of college of education faculty collaborating with practicing teachers and principals to create and keep a vital teaching force. She reinforces the importance of ISLLC Standard 4 and stresses the importance of university leaders publicly recognizing the value of having a practicing teacher working with a university professor to prepare new teachers.

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ISLLC Standard 2

Segment 4Next, the video takes a look at what happens when Robin Daly, a Pitt County, N.C. principal and participant in the CCL program, returns home. Robin is seen as she adapts a team-building activity learned at CCL with the elementary students in her school. She demonstrates ISLLC Standard 2 as she interacts with the children, helping them to see the value of teamwork. She also demonstrates her own willingness to try out the new ideas learned at CCL. After watching the effect of this activity on the children, Ann Bullock comments that collaboration is not only important among leaders but is a skill that teachers and students also need. Barbara Lee then talks about the benefits of having future teachers actually working in public school classrooms every semester during their training.

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ISLLC Standards 1, 2, 4, 6

Segment 5Next the video shows how the National Humanities Center (NHC) is promoting both teacher leadership and life long learning opportunities for teachers (ISLLC Standards 2 and 4). The video shows a group of teachers from Carlisle High School in Carlisle, PA., participating in a seminar with Dickinson College professors.

The topics under discussion came from the teachers. With a NHC facilitator, the teachers identified an area of study that was both intellectually challenging to them and relevant to their current classroom assignments (ISLLC Standards 4 and 6). This intellectual partnership arose through the efforts of NHC staff members who acted as brokers, bringing together busy educator practitioners with academic experts from the college.

The video documents the teachers discussing the unique nature of this professional development activity. They share how these seminars address their desire to be intellectually stimulated while many other professional development activities focus on skill-building (ISLLC Standards 1,2).

Next, Richard Schramm, Director of the National Humanities Center.s work with educators, discusses how the teachers frame topics for collective inquiry and how they are learning to take on the role of seminar leader. He explains that not only do the seminars bring them enriched knowledge about their study topics, but the experience also provides them with confidence in their ability to lead their colleagues in the formation of future study seminars.

Afterwards, Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Durden, professors from Dickenson College, explain how they and their colleagues are searching for ways to collaborate to help children in their community (ISLLC Standard 4). They express their belief that when a college and a school district combine their resources, they can provide a powerful educational resource to their community.s children.

Self-Tutorial

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Workshop

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To request a VHS copy of Leading Together (30 minute program for $20 or $45 for all three professional development series, programs 2-4), call UNC-TV.s Customer Care at 1-888-292-7070.

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