Course Syllabus

Instructional Leadership: Creating and Sustaining Instructional Improvement Syllabus

January 2022 | University of Connecticut

This syllabus from the University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program (UCAPP) is for a course (EDLR 5405) that addresses instructional leadership with attention to how principals create and sustain systems for instructional improvement with a strong focus on the relationship between the three elements of the instructional core to increase student learning and performance. In so doing, the course builds the competencies of instructional leaders in using various systems and structures in building educator data literacy, deepening instructional data-driven decision-making, and stressing the importance of collaborative teams and ongoing leadership coaching to promote schoolwide change that positively affects school culture and student achievement. Aspiring leaders are provided structured learning opportunities to reflect on the intersection between instructional and equity-oriented leadership. Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation (Safir and Dugan, 2021) is an anchor text for the course.

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