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Study Set for SLLA 6011
Terms in this set (53)
ISSLC Standard 1 Vision of learning
facilitating the development articulation implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community
*Engages diverse perspectives of staff and community
*identifies needs - creates vision with stakeholders
*implements and becomes steward of that vision
*Uses data-driven decision making, needs analysis, community follow-up,
*Determines and implements effective strategies to assess and monitor progress
*Revises plans as needed
Standard 2 - Teaching and Learning
*curriculum and instruction strategies
assessment and accountability,
role of tech
*High Standards - closing gaps
*culture of collaboration, trust, learning and high expectations
*PD - explicit, displays
*openness to change
*assessment and accountability
*involves diverse stakeholders (planning, implementing and monitoring)
*models appropriate behavior - student learning is the priority
*diverse student needs are met
*research based and data based strategies
*visibility & meaningful, timely feedback
*guides and monitors teacher prof. development plans
*collaborates on data
Standard 3 management of learning
Ensuring the management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe efficient and effective learning environment
*involves stakeholders & community
*identifies key emergency personnel
*communication with stakeholders
*aligns human and capital resources
*develops processes to ensure compliance with safety requirements and all regulations
*protects the safety and wellfare of students
*acquires equipment and monitors maintenance
*develops appropriate use policies
*evaluations for prof. practice with regs
*develops strategies to recruit and retain high quality personnel
*seeks resources for vision
*oversees counseling and health systems
Standard 4--Collaboration with Stakeholders
*collaborating with families and community members
*responding to diverse community
interests and needs
*mobilizing community resources.
*effective communication with stakeholders and media
*participant in community
*maximizes community resources
*assess & accommodate diverse students & community
*collaborate with community agencies to strength services
*seeks community support for programs and services
Standard 5: Ethics and Integrity
An educational leader promotes the success and well-being of every student by
promoting the development of an inclusive school climate characterized by supportive
relationships and a personalized culture of care.
*models personal and prof. ethics
*protects rights and confidentiality of students/staff
*exhibits social justice influence
*transparency in decision making
*establishes open and inclusive community
*assesses school climate for negativity
*reflects on own practice and work and works on prof. growth
*admins policies equitably and legally
*refocuses attention on vision when divisive issues arise
culture defined by trust
Standard 6 - Education System
Internal and external advocacy - focused decision making, professional influence
*relationships with stakeholders and policymakers
*constructive discussions about law, policies, and regs
*advocacy for excellence and equity
*communicates effectively with data in lobbying, influence, and policy making.
Low SES - 40% or more of school = school wide programs, policy for parents.
increase student achievement through highly qualified personnel
*at risk students, SpEd
Language programs - ESL
typically make choices based on their own ideas and judgements and rarely accept advice from followers. Autocratic leadership involves absolute, authoritarian control over a group or task, whereby: The leader tells and enforces.
FERPA (family rights and privacy act)
*Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school.
*Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.
*provide structured time
If an elementary school qualifies for title I, Part A funds to implement a schoolwide model. What regulations does the school need to follow
the school must upgrade the entire educational program of the school, which must include the 10 components required by the fed gov
What is the initial step in preparing a school's operating budget?
first step is to develop the budget process calendar
Schools that receive title I grant monies must participate in biennial state-level assessments (NAEP) in reading and math at what grade levels?
4 and 8
What are the Characteristics of a change agent behavior in a principal?
-clear vision and able to communicate that clearly to others (ie reviewing of procedures and identifying what needs improvement)
-patient yet persistent, change does not happen over night
-ask tough questions
-knowledgeable and leads by example
-strong relationships built on trust
What does the FMLA (family & medical leave act) cover?
Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
the birth of a child
to care for the employee's spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
a serious health condition
any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on "covered active duty;"
Which federal funding title provides monies for ELL students/programs?
According to research how can parents of urban students best support their child's achievement in school?
checking homework is complete every night
What are some areas of focus a course on digital literacy should have?
1. ability to perform task effectively in a digital environment
2. selecting and using a variety of digital resources & tools
3. sophisticated searching and processing skills used in the 21st cent work place
Increase Parent Support
Meet with parents, monthly math nights, HW help line, teacher - parent communication, newsletters
Increase Teacher Support
Survey staff for PD needed, provide PD
Areas of PD
conferences, mentors, bring in outside resources, online resources, nearly schools
Resolve conflict between teachers/parents
Meet with both groups separately, bring both groups together, clarify school vision/goal, implement ideas, assess progress
Examine test results
Below/at/above grade level, compare with district and share meaning, give percentage and share meaning
Steps to take to use data to meet goals
*collect data - multiple sources
*adjust based on data
*access to curriculum
*alignment of resources
New faculty into culture
Provide data on school success, mentor/buddy, new teacher meeting group
Assure new program is being implemented
regular planning period meetings
give time to collect and evaluate data
*focus on PD, - develop and assess, observe and give feedback
*communication - update community, invite parent/s comm members to visit
*ask for feedback from staff
Assess effectiveness of new program
*collect data - multiple sources, stakeholder input
*dialogue with students and teachers
communicate with stakeholders,
use quantitative and qualitative data
*publish student learning, use technology
Advocate budget plan on behalf of school
Meet with stakeholders, bring in local legislators, work with parent org for fundraising, determine funds available, bond/grant money, communicate efforts with stakeholders via newsletter, focus on student needs
Students, teachers, faculty, district, parents, community
Support board position and communicate info to stakeholders
Send memo to staff and home with district position, use data to explain position, outline information, who to contact, share information to news sources,
Data Analysis/Planning Questions
Research based plans, alignment, monitor, analysis
learning culture, PD, closing gaps, build consensus, team building
Multiple sources, on-going, support teachers, data collection/analysis
Trends, change process, policy/law, group/community dynamics, networking
Teacher and staff Quality - PD
Change based on PD
Teachers fear risk taking, do not believe in topic, need further support
Teacher complaints about work load
Acquire more info, work to provide support, build consensus, team process
Parents want to hold back child
Acquire more info (observe, data), parents have additional info, differentiate to meet student needs, share info with parents about consequences
Parents request opt out based on religion
civil/religious rights of child, meet with parents to discuss objections, alternate activity, examine content for appropriateness for all students
Questions to consider
How should the decision be made?
Are there other things that should be done before making the decision?
What are the relevant factors or criteria for making the decisions?
What are some of the possible reasons for why the situation has become a problem?
If the question already gives a decision, what is a better alternative to that decision (if there is one)?
What are the potential consequences of your decision, or of a different decision?
Data (multiple sources), stakeholders, interpreting, aligning, identification, goal setting
How to develop quality program
curriculum embedded assessments and standardized test data to plan, review, and check results through structured planning time. This allows teachers to collaborate, review data and strategies and best strategies to target and modify instruction to meet the needs of the student.
data, PD- explicit instruction, research based strategies, PLCs, data monitoring, support, observations with timely feedback and teacher support within PLCs.
Data from multiple sources, committee of stakeholders, identification of strengths and weaknesses, plan measurable goals and objectives, share vision, shared commitment, monitor progress, adjust accordingly.
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