Patty Maxfield, CEL’s director of teacher evaluation, introduces version three of the 5D+ Rubric, highlights changes from the previous version and explains what educators using the tool in their practice need to keep in mind when switching to the updated rubric.
School leaders often struggle with finding a clear path on how to take their practice to another level. CEL Associate Director June Rimmer shares her experiences from working side-by-side with school leaders from across the country and introduces the 4D™ Instructional Leadership Growth Continuum.
Want to redesign how work happens at your central office? Striving to establish a culture of learning and innovation? From an annual cycle of activities to establishing priorities to how to define a project and bring together a team, this webinar digs into what these practices look like at the ground level.
It’s a common headache for central office leaders: the expectations and goals for principals have changed but not everybody in the central office knows what it means and how to deal with it. Tackling this challenge and building a shared understanding of the role of the principal is key when focusing on instructional improvement. Hillsborough County Public Schools, a large school district in Tampa, Fl., took on this difficult issue and can show some impressive results.
The role of the principal has been changing. Gone is the idea of the principal as building manager and disciplinarian. Today’s successful principal is also a public relations professional, curriculum expert, data specialist and — most importantly — an instructional leader. School systems across the country are trying to adapt to this changed reality. But what do central offices need to change in order to better support principals? Are there key practices that create the right conditions for principals to succeed?
In three webinars, CEL experts and school district practitioners will share strategies for principals, coaches and central office leaders involved in instructional leadership training to keep students at the center of instructional leaders' work while improving their skill at giving feedback and planning professional development.
To grow our practice and ensure academic success for all students, we need a routine process that helps us structure our continuous improvement efforts. In this fourth webinar on the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™, school leaders learn how to use a cycle of inquiry as a means of strengthening instruction and leadership through collecting and analyzing data, developing areas of focus, learning and implementing new strategies to improve practice, and analyzing the impact of the new practices.
Creating and maintaining a results-focused learning environment is more important than ever to raise student achievement and to eliminate achievement gaps. In this third webinar on the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™, school leaders learn how to establish rigorous expectations for every student while responding to individual student’s needs as well as the diversity of students in the school by creating effective systems of collaboration.
School leaders must have a clear idea of what good instruction should look like. In addition, instructional leaders need to know why they make certain instructional decisions over others in order to have a lasting impact. This second installment of our webinar series on the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™ helps school leaders understand why it is so important to have a rationale behind the strategies they choose and how to help school staff articulate the thinking behind their decisions.
School leaders deal with a wide variety of competing tasks throughout each day. Add in long meetings and frequent interruptions demanding immediate response and it gets very difficult to perform the most important leadership role: improving teaching and learning at your school. In this webinar, CEL Project Director Lisa Rooney shares her experiences from working side-by-side with school leaders from across the country and presents strategies for finding the time to accomplish the tasks that will most impact instructional quality and student achievement.
Join the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) and Dr. Meredith Honig for a webinar as part of the Leading for Effective Teaching Project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars that CEL is hosting related to how central offices can best support principals as instructional leaders.
Watch this recorded webinar demonstration of Pivot with 5D+™, a mobile observation and walkthrough tool. This webinar will provide an overview of the web-based interface of Pivot with 5D+ for schools looking for an electronic tool to use on a laptop, tablet or other web-enabled device.
This series of recorded webinars explores the major shifts in the Common Core State Standards. Participants will understand what the shifts mean, the research behind them, and how to recognize them in the classroom. Participants will also develop habits for providing feedback to teachers on making the shifts.
This webinar featuring Amanda von Moos from Pivot Learning Partners is the third in a series of webinars that CEL is hosting related to how central offices can best support principals as instructional leaders. The webinar series features leading experts who address aspects of the Principal Support Framework.
During this webinar, participants will engage with research on (1) how central offices are fundamentally transforming how they work with principals to help all principals grow as instructional leaders and (2) how district leaders work strategically and continuously with data about central office performance as an essential part of that process.
Join CEL Executive Director Stephen Fink for an introduction to our nationally acclaimed instructional framework called the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ and to our teacher evaluation companion tool – the 5D+™ Teacher Evaluation Rubric.
The Principal Support Framework represents the best thinking of educators from across the country about the support needed to advance principal leadership focused on improving teaching and learning at scale. In this webinar, CEL Associate Director Max Silverman provides an introduction to the Principal Support Framework and to the steps districts can take to support the development of principals as instructional leaders.
This webinar will introduce participants to the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ Instructional Framework and the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric. This webinar will describe how the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric helps school leaders in efforts to continually improve teaching practice. In addition, participants will learn the recommended steps for successful implementation of a revised teacher evaluation model, and associated costs.
This UCEA webinar will focus on the recent Wallace Foundation report Districts Matter: Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools Need. This report highlights the important role that districts play in shaping the destinies of its principals. Join Ann O'Doherty, director of the UW Danforth Educational Leadership Program, as she welcomes panelists from the UCEA stakeholder community to discuss the implications of this work for principal development and evaluation, as well as, the development of district level leaders to supervise and support building level principals.
This UCEA webinar focuses on a recent study by the Wallace Foundation to assess the sustainability of its grant programs as well as similar findings from a review of US DOE Leadership Development Grants. Findings from the two efforts highlight lessons that preparation providers should be aware of when planning for the sustainability of program enhancements and improvements. The expert panel includes Ann O'Doherty, director of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington.
Watch this webinar to learn about an online training option from the Center for Educational Leadership. Webinar participants will learn why Stage I training is essential to a district’s successful implementation of a teacher evaluation system, what Stage I Online Training is and how it compares to CEL’s expert-led on-site Stage I training, and what the different uses are for Stage I Online Training.
Districts nationwide are focusing on principal leadership as essential to realizing effective teaching for all students. In the process, they are creating new central office positions often called “principal supervisors” to support the work. But is principal supervision the right focus for helping all principals grow as instructional leaders? This webinar shares research findings about the importance of central offices not mainly supervising but partnering with principals in ways that maximize principals’ learning.
Among school-related factors, school leadership is second only to teaching in its potential influence on student learning. Instructional leadership is a critical aspect of school leadership. The work of instructional leaders is to ensure that teachers have the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that every student receives the highest quality instruction each day. In this webinar, discover a new instructional leadership framework that will help school leaders improve the quality of teaching and learning for all students.
Improving student achievement depends on our ability to improve the quality of teaching, and school leaders must have the instructional expertise necessary to evaluate and support teachers in the improvement process. Discover powerful new research that illustrates the level of instructional expertise among leaders, as well as the most recent learning regarding the implementation of new evaluation models.
This webinar will present research and strategies to help leaders to 1) better understand the role of purpose in student learning, 2) develop a clearer understanding of how to observe for and analyze purposeful instruction tied to standards, and 3) learn about a resource for providing professional development to help all teachers be more purposeful in their lesson planning and execution.
The Center for Educational Leadership's 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ (5D) instructional framework has been widely used as the foundation of professional learning. This webinar describes how the 5D+ Teacher Evaluation Rubric helps school leaders in efforts to continually improve teacher effectiveness. Viewers of the webinar will learn the five essential steps for successful implementation of a revised teacher evaluation model.
During this one-hour webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about research-based approaches for transforming central offices and begin developing an action plan for the school year.
Dr. Stephen Fink, CEL's Executive Director, presented at the AASA National Conference in February 2011. In this session he provided an overview of powerful new research illustrating the level of instructional expertise among school and district leaders across the country.