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STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT FOURTH ANNUAL POLICY & PRACTICE INSTITUTE Jacquelyn O. Wilson JUNE 28, 2006.

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1 STATE ACTION FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROJECT FOURTH ANNUAL POLICY & PRACTICE INSTITUTE Jacquelyn O. Wilson JUNE 28, 2006

2 DELAWARES PLAN FOR BUILDING A COHESIVE SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP….CONNECTING THE PIECES

3 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Superintendents Superintendents Principals & Assistant Principals Principals & Assistant Principals 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

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

5 The State Action for Education Leadership Project is about leadership

6 INTRODUCTIONS of some special guests in our audience…. Valerie Woodruff, Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff, Secretary of Education Nancy Wilson, Deputy Secretary of Education Nancy Wilson, Deputy Secretary of Education Martha Brookes, Associate Secretary Martha Brookes, Associate Secretary Jean Allen, President of the State Board Jean Allen, President of the State Board Richard Farmer, Vice President of the State Board Richard Farmer, Vice President of the State Board Barbara Rutt, State Board Barbara Rutt, State Board Ann Case, Policy Analyst, State Board Ann Case, Policy Analyst, State Board Joe Pika, Past President State Board Joe Pika, Past President State Board Dori Jacobson, Rodel Foundation Dori Jacobson, Rodel Foundation John Carwell, Rodel Foundation John Carwell, Rodel Foundation Julie Corbett, Rodel Foundation Julie Corbett, Rodel Foundation Michael Rasmussen, Rodel Foundation Michael Rasmussen, Rodel Foundation

7 Welcome to…… Richard Laine, Chair of Education, The Wallace Foundation Richard Laine, Chair of Education, The Wallace Foundation Judith Berg, Program Director, The Wallace Foundation Judith Berg, Program Director, The Wallace Foundation Paul Barton, Educational Testing Service Paul Barton, Educational Testing Service Joseph Murphy, Consultant to SAELP, Vanderbilt University Joseph Murphy, Consultant to SAELP, Vanderbilt University Members of Vision 2015 Committee Members of Vision 2015 Committee

8 ….and to the directors of our state consortium for leadership Pat Carlson, Executive Director, Delaware Principals Academy Pat Carlson, Executive Director, Delaware Principals Academy Pete Basille, Executive Director, Delaware Association of School Administrators Pete Basille, Executive Director, Delaware Association of School Administrators Dennis Loftus, Director, Delaware Academy of School Leadership at the University of Delaware Dennis Loftus, Director, Delaware Academy of School Leadership at the University of Delaware Susan Francis, Executive Director, Delaware School Boards Association Susan Francis, Executive Director, Delaware School Boards Association

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10 DOE project funded by the Wallace Foundation in an effort to support states in improving schools by focusing on school leadership DOE project funded by the Wallace Foundation in an effort to support states in improving schools by focusing on school leadership 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?

11 What is the Focus of the State Action for Education Leadership Project in Delaware? Developing policies and practices that support school leaders including: A VISION FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP A VISION FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP 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

12 Remarks by….Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff

13 What have we accomplished from ? Adopted state standards for school leaders (ISLLC National Standards) Adopted state standards for school leaders (ISLLC National Standards) Made revisions in licensure and certification for school leaders Made revisions in licensure and certification for school leaders Developed a state-funded mentoring program for school leaders in the first three years on the job (currently under revision) Developed a state-funded mentoring program for school leaders in the first three years on the job (currently under revision) Provided an Assessment Center experience for both new and aspiring school leaders at no cost to districts Provided an Assessment Center experience for both new and aspiring school leaders at no cost to districts

14 What have we accomplished from ? Engaged Delaware colleges/universities in aCritical Friends Review of pre-service preparation programs to redesign education leadership programs, masters and doctorate, aligned with the Delaware School Leader Standardsprogram approval contingent on alignment Engaged Delaware colleges/universities in aCritical Friends Review of pre-service preparation programs to redesign education leadership programs, masters and doctorate, aligned with the Delaware School Leader Standardsprogram approval contingent on alignment Put into policy a requirement of 90 clock hours of professional development for licensure renewal for school leaders Put into policy a requirement of 90 clock hours of professional development for licensure renewal for school leaders Funded the development of several 2% Skills & Knowledge Clusters for school leaders Funded the development of several 2% Skills & Knowledge Clusters for school leaders

15 What have we accomplished from ? Four task force committees met to develop Four task force committees met to develop 19 policy recommendations related to: 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 have we accomplished from ? Provided training to local school board members on the topic of the Delaware School Leader Standards Provided training to local school board members on the topic of the Delaware School Leader Standards Trained eight district teams on models of distributed leadership Trained eight district teams on models of distributed leadership Implementing models of distributed leadership in two middle schools and three high schools ---four districts Implementing models of distributed leadership in two middle schools and three high schools ---four districts Trained 17 district teams on models for succession planning Trained 17 district teams on models for succession planning Implementing eight models of succession planning in seven districts and one charter school (currently have approximately 80 aspiring school leaders participating in the programs) Implementing eight models of succession planning in seven districts and one charter school (currently have approximately 80 aspiring school leaders participating in the programs) Developed a statewide Performance Evaluation System for School Leaderspiloting in two districts Developed a statewide Performance Evaluation System for School Leaderspiloting in two districts

17 What have we accomplished from ? Established an Aspiring School Leaders Advisory Committee to develop guiding principles and the design for a Delaware University Internship Program Established an Aspiring School Leaders Advisory Committee to develop guiding principles and the design for a Delaware University Internship Program Placed 20 aspiring school leader interns in schools with a mentoring principal in Delaware school districts Placed 20 aspiring school leader interns in schools with a mentoring principal in Delaware school districts Received approval from the Professional Standards Board and State Board to provide a 2% Skills and Knowledge Cluster to mentoring principals and to aspiring school leaders participating in district succession planning programs Received approval from the Professional Standards Board and State Board to provide a 2% Skills and Knowledge Cluster to mentoring principals and to aspiring school leaders participating in district succession planning programs Developed a SAELP website Developed a SAELP website

18 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

19 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

20 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM School leader effectiveness Roles & Responsibilities Skills & Knowledge Clusters Continuum from Aspiring to Retiring

21 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

22 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

23 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

24 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

25 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

26 DELAWARES COHESIVE LEADERSHIP SYSTEM

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28 Putting the pieces together to form Delawares Cohesive Leadership System

29 MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:15-10:15 Session 1: Succession Planning Chardonnay Room Appoquinimink, Laurel, Indian River and Capital School Districts Appoquinimink, Laurel, Indian River and Capital School Districts Champagne Room Brandywine, Woodbridge, Caesar Rodney, and Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences

30 MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:30-11:30 Session 2: Teacher Leadership (Distributed Leadership) Chardonnay Room Christina School District Gauger Cobbs Middle &Glasgow High School Appoquinimink School District Redding Middle School Champagne Room Indian River School District Sussex Central High School New Castle County Vo-Tech District Delcastle High School

31 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 them to take on leadership roles within the district and state

32 REMINDERS Take a 15 minute break; grab a drink and go to one of two breakout sessions (same topic- different districts) Take a 15 minute break; grab a drink and go to one of two breakout sessions (same topic- different districts) Take a break at 10:15 and arrive at second breakout session at 10:30 Take a break at 10:15 and arrive at second breakout session at 10:30 Return to this room for lunch at 11:30 Return to this room for lunch at 11:30

33 LUNCHEON SPEAKER 12:30-1:30 Richard Laine Director of Education The Wallace Foundation

34 AFTERNOON SESSIONS Take a 15 minute breakget something to drink and return to this room for the next session which begins promptly at 1:45 PM

35 Correlates of Achievement Dr. Audrey Noble, Executive Director of the Research & Development Center at the University of Delaware Paul Barton, Senior Associate, Educational Testing Service Policy Information Center Sharing the report Parsing the Achievement Gap Kelley Scollon, Associate at the R & D Center, University of Delaware

36 VISION 2015Creating a world-class education system in Delaware by 2015 Marvin "Skip" Schoenhals, Chairman and President, WSFS Bank David Webb, The Boston Consulting Group Dan Rich, Provost, University of Delaware Panel Members: Panel Members: Valerie Woodruff, Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff, Secretary of Education Lisa Blunt-Bradley, Executive Director, Wilmington Urban League Lisa Blunt-Bradley, Executive Director, Wilmington Urban League John Taylor, Delaware Public Policy Institute John Taylor, Delaware Public Policy Institute Dennis Loftus, Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware Dennis Loftus, Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware Kevin Carson, Superintendent, Woodbridge School District Kevin Carson, Superintendent, Woodbridge School District Gus Rivera, Director of Division of Public Health Gus Rivera, Director of Division of Public Health

37 Next Pieces…… Work with three districts to customize school board training based on the needs of the district in an effort to improve state- district-school relationships Work with three districts to customize school board training based on the needs of the district in an effort to improve state- district-school relationships

38 Next Pieces… Revise the school leader induction program including the development of a residency program Revise the school leader induction program including the development of a residency program Redesign the current school leader mentoring program to be aligned with the Delaware Performance Evaluation System Redesign the current school leader mentoring program to be aligned with the Delaware Performance Evaluation System Develop and map a continuum of developmentally appropriate professional development experiences aligned to the Delaware School Leader Standards Develop and map a continuum of developmentally appropriate professional development experiences aligned to the Delaware School Leader Standards Build the technology to monitor and assess school leader professional development Build the technology to monitor and assess school leader professional development

39 Next Pieces…. Expand models of distributed leadership statewide Expand models of distributed leadership statewide Replicate the Kentucky SAMS Project (time for instructional leadership vs. management) in 6 middle/high schools Replicate the Kentucky SAMS Project (time for instructional leadership vs. management) in 6 middle/high schools Expand the use of the data warehouse with school leaders Expand the use of the data warehouse with school leaders Participate in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Virginia---and explore a similar program in Delaware Participate in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Virginia---and explore a similar program in Delaware Assist districts in using the DPAS II to develop job descriptions and hiring practices Assist districts in using the DPAS II to develop job descriptions and hiring practices

40 Next Pieces….. Expand succession planning statewide Expand succession planning statewide Participate in Vision 2015 to explore relationship of leadership to the improvement of education in Delaware Participate in Vision 2015 to explore relationship of leadership to the improvement of education in Delaware Expand the SAELP website Expand the SAELP website Participate in three national Leadership Issue Groups Participate in three national Leadership Issue Groups

41 EVALUATION AND THANK YOU PLEASE TAKE TIME TO COMPLETE THE EVALUATION-- WE VALUE YOUR COMMENTS Visit the SAELP website


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