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1 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT THIRD ANNUAL POLICY & PRACTICE INSTITUTE JUNE 28, 2005

2 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Principals & Assistant Principals Principals & Assistant Principals Superintendents Superintendents District Office School Leaders District Office School Leaders Department of Education School Leaders Department of Education School Leaders Aspiring School Leaders Aspiring School Leaders State and District Board Members State and District Board Members Representatives from Colleges & Universities Representatives from Colleges & Universities Business Leaders Business Leaders Foundation Leaders Foundation Leaders Policymakers Policymakers Teacher Leaders Teacher Leaders

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

4 The State Action for Education Leadership Project is about leadership

5 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP IS about the vision of great leaders PAUL CARLSON

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

7 SAELP I & II YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

8 INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTS…DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION NANCY WILSON

9 INTRODUCTIONS of some very special people in our audience…. No, not Tom and Katie, sorry

10 No, it is not Paris Hilton….although she seems to be everywhere I go Or Brad & Anjelina Or Jessica & Nick

11 The State Action for Education Leadership Project partners welcomes our HEROS who are superstars… District Nominated Aspiring School Leaders Rodel Teacher Network Leader Institute participants SAELP Aspiring School Leader Interns: Wilmington College & University of Delaware Education Leadership Programs

12 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 Council of Chief School Officers Council of Chief School Officers 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 What is the State Action for Education Leadership Project?

13 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?

14 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

15 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

16 What is the Focus of the State Action for Education Leadership Project? OVERALL VISION OVERALL VISION EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE CONDITIONS OF PRACTICE CANDIDATE POOL CANDIDATE POOL LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, PROGRAM ACCREDITATION LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, PROGRAM ACCREDITATION GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES

17 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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27 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

28 WHAT IS DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESSION PLANNING? DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP Providing opportunities for teachers to become leaders in the school improvement process by providing responsibility, professional development, formative feedback and 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 to take on leadership roles within the district and state

29 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 oDistrict teams of five work together for two days to discuss distributed leadership oFour models of distributed leadership presented to district teams oLearning Focused Schools oBreaking Ranks II oProfessional Learning Communities oSREBs High Schools That Work oFour middle & high school visiting school teams share school improvement strategies using models of distributed leadership oPresentations by Jim Spillane and Joe Murphy

30 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

31 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 eight distributed leadership schools Two orientation meetings with eight distributed leadership schools Retreat for eight distributed leadership schools and other interested districts on June facilitated by consultant Marilyn Katzenmeyer Retreat for eight distributed leadership schools and other interested districts on June facilitated by consultant Marilyn Katzenmeyer

32 ACCOMPLISHMENTS SUCCESSION PLANNING DEVELOPMENT DIMENSIONS INTERNATIONAL Consultant: Loren Appelbaum

33 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 due July 15 for $10,000 mini-grant to develop district model of succession planning Districts proposals due July 15 for $10,000 mini-grant to develop district model of succession planning

34 SUCCESSION PLANNING ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

35 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

36 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 & Delaware State University Supervised by staff from Wilmington College, University of Delaware & Delaware State University 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

37 ASPIRING SCHOOL LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FALL 2005 FALL 2005 Skills & Knowledge Cluster for School Leader Internship Program Skills & Knowledge Cluster for School Leader Internship Program Attend Breakout Session on Succession Planning and learn more about the internship program

38 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT TOMORROW…. June 29-30retreat for distributed leadership district teams June 29-30retreat for distributed leadership district teams July 15deadline for district proposals for succession planning July 15deadline for district proposals for succession planning July 21training NCCo district school board members on the topic of Delaware School Leader Standards July 21training NCCo district school board members on the topic of Delaware School Leader Standards August 1Announce districts receiving $10,000 mini-grants for developing models of succession planning August 1Announce districts receiving $10,000 mini-grants for developing models of succession planning September September SAELP website completed SAELP website completed Bi-monthly meetings for distributed leadership schools & district succession planning teams Bi-monthly meetings for distributed leadership schools & district succession planning teams Professional development in the areas of: interviewing for highly qualified teachers and developing teacher leaders Professional development in the areas of: interviewing for highly qualified teachers and developing teacher leaders

39 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

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

41 KEYNOTE ADDRESS Dr. Marilyn Katzenmeyer HELPING TEACHERS DEVELOP AS LEADERS

42 REMINDERS Take a 15 minute break; grab a drink and go to one of four breakout sessions Take a 15 minute break; grab a drink and go to one of four breakout sessions Check program agenda for a session that you find interestingif session is over-crowded, make another selection Check program agenda for a session that you find interestingif session is over-crowded, make another selection Return to this room for lunch Return to this room for lunch

43 LUNCHEON SPEAKERS Richard Flanary Fred Brown

44 AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS Take a 15 minute breakget something to drink and choose a breakout session to attend Choose a session of interest--If session is overcrowded, go to another session Following the afternoon breakout session, refer to your menu of Exemplary Practices in Delaware Schools and choose 4 that you want to learn more about Return to this roombeginning at 3:00 go to your first choicetables are numbered; every 15 minutes you will rotate to another session until you have attended four sessions Two groups are presenting in adjoining rooms due to the need for technologysee numbers on the door sign Pick up handouts on the other six sessions on the table outside the room

45 EVALUATION AND THANK YOU PLEASE TAKE TIME TO COMPLETE THE EVALUATIONWE VALUE YOUR COMMENTS AND USE THEM TO PLAN THE NEXT INSTITUTE


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