Using data to inform one’s leadership is crucial for aspiring educational leaders. This course will support future educational leaders in understanding how data can play a generative role in the work of instructional change and school improvement. In particular, candidates will gain knowledge about how collaborative processes, when paired with careful data collection and analysis, can lead to improved outcomes for students.
This course introduces educators to the foundational theories and practices of adaptive leadership, with a particular focus on the ways in which teachers transition into formal and informal leadership roles. Emphasis will be placed on how to analyze a school’s needs through a leadership lens, how to build collaborative relationships across roles, and how to lead school change processes as part of a learning organization.