Courses of Study: Education and Training

Education and Training, Grade 9 - 12, Educational Leadership, 2009

1.) Describe the educational organization as a complex social, cultural, and economic system.

•  Recognizing the importance of creating a vision of success to inspire all learners, teachers, and other stakeholders
2.) Determine strategies that foster a positive organizational structure and learning culture for accelerating student achievement and teacher morale.

3.) Assess school demographics and student assessment data to determine instructional goals that meet individual student needs and interests.

4.) Describe evidenced-based instructional practices that lead to student achievement.

5.) Determine instructional resources and technology used for meeting organizational and instructional goals.

6.) Describe strategies for enhancing personnel performance and motivation.

•  Researching the mentoring program for teachers
•  Identifying strategies for recruiting and retaining school personnel
7.) Describe the importance of communicating expectations clearly and in a timely manner to faculty and staff.

8.) Explain factors involved in managing school building operations.

Examples: evaluating cost and benefits, developing a procedures and policies manual, adhering to safety and security guidelines

9.) Determine the importance of securing adequate resources to meet organizational objectives.

•  Researching grant opportunities available to teachers and schools
10.) Assess the impact of technology on the administration of educational programs.

11.) Analyze the importance of evaluating faculty and staff to determine their effectiveness in meeting organizational and instructional goals.

•  Researching methods used to evaluate faculty and staff
12.) Evaluate facility plans to meet organizational goals and to ensure safety and security of students and personnel.

13.) Describe the importance of creating stakeholder partnerships to meet organizational objectives and to encourage participation.

14.) Describe the impact of advocacy groups on the educational system.

15.) Determine educational resources used to respond to community issues.

Examples: violence, drugs, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), teen pregnancy

16.) Determine strategies for negotiating within political, social, economical, legal, and cultural contexts to meet organizational objectives.