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STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT STATE BOARD PRESENTATION AUGUST 18, 2005 Jacquelyn O. Wilson, Ed.D. Project Director.

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1 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT STATE BOARD PRESENTATION AUGUST 18, 2005 Jacquelyn O. Wilson, Ed.D. Project Director

2 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP is about partnerships DASA DOE,STATE BOARD & SCHOOL DISTRICTS DSBA

3 The State Action for Education Leadership Project is about leadership

4 AND……the ideas of committed educators Project Directors William Barkley Jackie Wilson Dennis Loftus Task Force Chairs Bob Smith Gary Annett Mike Owens

5 SAELP I & II YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

6 The State Action for Education Leadership Project values our partners who are superstars… School Districts Charter Schools University of Delaware Wilmington College Delaware State University The Rodel Foundation

7 Funded by the Wallace Foundation (Wallace Readers Digest) in an effort to support states in improving schools by focusing on school leaders Funded by the Wallace Foundation (Wallace Readers Digest) in an effort to support states in improving schools by focusing on school leaders 5 National partners to provide technical assistance to states 5 National partners to provide technical assistance to states National Association of State Boards of Education National Association of State Boards of Education Education Commission for the States Education Commission for the States National Governors Association National Governors Association National Association of State Legislators National Association of State Legislators Council of Chief School Officers Council of Chief School Officers What is the State Action for Education Leadership Project?

8 Twelve states received funding in SAELP I (2001) Twelve states received funding in SAELP I (2001) Delaware received $300,000 to focus on policy issues related to school leadership Delaware received $300,000 to focus on policy issues related to school leadership Adopted state standards for school leaders Adopted state standards for school leaders Made revisions in licensure and certification for school leaders Made revisions in licensure and certification for school leaders State funded mentoring program and the development of an Assessment Center for school leaders State funded mentoring program and the development of an Assessment Center for school leaders What is the State Action for Education Leadership Project?

9 Critical Friends Review of pre-service preparation programs at Delawares colleges/universities Critical Friends Review of pre-service preparation programs at Delawares colleges/universities Requirement of 90 clock hours of professional development for licensure renewal for school leaders Requirement of 90 clock hours of professional development for licensure renewal for school leaders Development of Skills & Knowledge Clusters for school leaders Development of Skills & Knowledge Clusters for school leaders

10 What is the State Action for Education Leadership Project? Four task force committees met to develop 19 policy recommendations related to: Four task force committees met to develop 19 policy recommendations related to: Recruitment and Retention of School Leaders Recruitment and Retention of School Leaders Working Conditions of School Leaders Working Conditions of School Leaders Professional Development for School Leaders Professional Development for School Leaders Recruitment and Retention of Minority Candidates for School Leadership Recruitment and Retention of Minority Candidates for School Leadership

11 What is the Focus of the State Action for Education Leadership Project? OVERALL VISION …vision of school leadership in Delaware OVERALL VISION …vision of school leadership in Delaware EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING….pre- service training and professional development EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING….pre- service training and professional development CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE….barriers and support systems CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE….barriers and support systems CANDIDATE POOL…succession planning CANDIDATE POOL…succession planning LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, PROGRAM ACCREDITATION….pathways LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, PROGRAM ACCREDITATION….pathways GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES…unions and boards GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES…unions and boards

12 What is the Purpose of the Policy & Practice Institute? Opportunity to: Opportunity to: share progress on 19 policy recommendations share progress on 19 policy recommendations communicate progress on goals of the SAELP project communicate progress on goals of the SAELP project provide updates on national, state, and district issues and accomplishments related to school leadership provide updates on national, state, and district issues and accomplishments related to school leadership build consensus and support for the SAELP II work build consensus and support for the SAELP II work strengthen partnerships with policymakers, school leaders, business representatives, and colleagues from institutions of higher education strengthen partnerships with policymakers, school leaders, business representatives, and colleagues from institutions of higher education Develop knowledge-base for aspiring school leaders Develop knowledge-base for aspiring school leaders recognize accomplishments of districts/schools/state/universities/colleges recognize accomplishments of districts/schools/state/universities/colleges

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21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

22 SAELP II: BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS Develop four models of distributed leadership in middle and high schools by partnering with four districts Develop four models of distributed leadership in middle and high schools by partnering with four districts Develop a more diverse and highly qualified pool of school leaders by developing models of succession planning in Delaware school districts Develop a more diverse and highly qualified pool of school leaders by developing models of succession planning in Delaware school districts

23 WHAT IS DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESSION PLANNING? DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP Providing opportunities for teachers to become leaders in the school improvement process by providing opportunity, responsibility, professional development, formative feedback, supervision, trust, and accountability to take on leadership roles within the school/district SUCCESSION PLANNING Identifying and developing a diverse pool of teacher leaders within the district and providing them with professional development, leadership opportunities, and clinical experiences that prepare them to take on leadership roles within the district, school, or state

24 ACCOMPLISHMENTS DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP Kick-off event for developing models of DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP in Middle and High Schools Kick-off event for developing models of DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP in Middle and High Schools o District teams of five worked together for two days to discuss distributed leadership o Four models of distributed leadership presented to district teams o Learning Focused Schools o Breaking Ranks II o Professional Learning Communities o SREBs High Schools That Work o Four middle & high school visiting school teams share school improvement strategies using models of distributed leadership o Presentations by Jim Spillane and Joe Murphy

25 DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP Districts received Request for Proposal for $25,000 mini-grant to develop models of distributed leadership Districts received Request for Proposal for $25,000 mini-grant to develop models of distributed leadership Four districts selected Four districts selected Appoquinimink Appoquinimink Redding Middle School Redding Middle School Middletown High School Middletown High School Christina Christina Gauger Cobbs Middle School Gauger Cobbs Middle School Glasgow High School Glasgow High School Indian River Indian River Sussex Central High School Sussex Central High School Sussex Central Middle School Sussex Central Middle School New Castle County Votech New Castle County Votech Delcastle High School Delcastle High School

26 ACCOMPLISHMENTS DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP Training to local school board members on the topic of the Delaware School Leader Standards Training to local school board members on the topic of the Delaware School Leader Standards Two orientation meetings with seven distributed leadership schools Two orientation meetings with seven distributed leadership schools Two-day retreat for eight distributed leadership schools and other interested districts facilitated by consultant Marilyn Katzenmeyer author of Awakening the Sleeping Giant Two-day retreat for eight distributed leadership schools and other interested districts facilitated by consultant Marilyn Katzenmeyer author of Awakening the Sleeping Giant One-day Disney Institute Training for principals and assistant principals of 7 pilot schools One-day Disney Institute Training for principals and assistant principals of 7 pilot schools

27 ACCOMPLISHMENTS SUCCESSION PLANNING DEVELOPMENT DIMENSIONS INTERNATIONAL Consultant: Loren Appelbaum

28 SUCCESSION PLANNING Kick-off event with district teams of five members Kick-off event with district teams of five members Keynote Speaker Jim Wolfe, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speaker Jim Wolfe, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Trainer: Loren Appelbaum from Development Dimensions International Trainer: Loren Appelbaum from Development Dimensions International Two follow-up training sessions for district teams to learn how to develop succession plans Two follow-up training sessions for district teams to learn how to develop succession plans Districts proposals scored and pilot district selected and notified by August 15 th, 2005 Districts proposals scored and pilot district selected and notified by August 15 th, 2005

29 SUCCESSION PLANNING PILOT DISTRICTS AWARDED $10,000 MINI-GRANT FOR DEVELOPING DISTRICT MODELS OF SUCCESSION PLANNING ARE: Appoquinimink Brandywine Caesar Rodney Capital Indian River Laurel Woodbridge And one charter school receiving $2,500 Sussex Academy of Arts and Science

30 SUCCESSION PLANNING ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

31 ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADERS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Advisory Committee included representatives from: Advisory Committee included representatives from: Wilmington College University of Delaware Delaware State University District Superintendents Building Principals District Personnel Directors Department of Education Advisory Committee developed guiding principles and design for the internship program Advisory Committee developed guiding principles and design for the internship program

32 SUCCESSION PLANNING ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Ten interns placed in schools with a mentoring principal Ten interns placed in schools with a mentoring principal 120 hours of clinical experience 120 hours of clinical experience Two seminars Two seminars Supervised by staff from Wilmington College & University of Delaware Supervised by staff from Wilmington College & University of Delaware Two seminars hosted by a partnership of MED staff from WC, UD, DE ST Two seminars hosted by a partnership of MED staff from WC, UD, DE STOrientationReflections

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35 ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FALL 2005 FALL 2005 Advisory Committee will meet in September to discuss the pilot and make recommendations for changes for Advisory Committee will meet in September to discuss the pilot and make recommendations for changes for Skills & Knowledge Cluster for School Leader Internship Program Skills & Knowledge Cluster for School Leader Internship Program

36 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT---TOMORROW…. September 2005 September 2005 SAELP website completed SAELP website completed September 15-Delaware Department of Education Library Conference Room September 15-Delaware Department of Education Library Conference Room AM: Bi-monthly meetings for district succession planning pilot districts and the advisory committee-- 9:00-12:00 AM: Bi-monthly meetings for district succession planning pilot districts and the advisory committee-- 9:00-12:00 PM: Aspiring School Leaders Internship Advisory Committee 1:00-3:30 PM: Aspiring School Leaders Internship Advisory Committee 1:00-3:30 September 16 September 16 8:30-2:00: District succession planning teams 8:30-2:00: District succession planning teams

37 EVENTS FOR October 7, State Inservice Day : Delaware Department of Education & Wilmington College sponsoring a full-day session with Thomas Sergiovanni & Joseph Murphy on the topic of Teacher Leaders and School ImprovementOctober 7, State Inservice Day : Delaware Department of Education & Wilmington College sponsoring a full-day session with Thomas Sergiovanni & Joseph Murphy on the topic of Teacher Leaders and School Improvement November (TBD): DASL and SAELP sponsor a professional development session for principals on the topic of: Interviewing for Highly Qualified TeachersNovember (TBD): DASL and SAELP sponsor a professional development session for principals on the topic of: Interviewing for Highly Qualified Teachers January 2006 (TBD): DASL and SAELP sponsor a professional development session for principals on the topic of: Helping Highly Qualified Teachers Become Leaders through Opportunity and Professional DevelopmentJanuary 2006 (TBD): DASL and SAELP sponsor a professional development session for principals on the topic of: Helping Highly Qualified Teachers Become Leaders through Opportunity and Professional Development

38 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things. workingstrengthsaccomplishgreatworkingstrengthsaccomplishgreat ~ Ronald Reagan Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan

39 DELAWARE ACADEMY FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP DIRECTOR, Dr. Dennis Loftus

40 Dr. Marilyn Katzenmeyer HELPING TEACHERS DEVELOP AS LEADERS

41 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP: BUILDING BRIDGES TO IMPROVE DELAWARES SCHOOL LEADER WORKFORCE


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