NATIONAL PRINCIPAL CERTIFICATE FOR EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Course 2:

BUILDING A COHERENT SYSTEM THAT PROMOTES EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE

2

Synchronous Sessions

2

COACHING SESSIONS

2 Months

Duration

overview

Through this course, each candidate will develop/strengthen a coherent educational improvement system that advances their school’s progress toward achieving the candidate’s EEP target. Each candidate will engage their advisory team in taking stock to determine the extent to which stakeholders perceive the pursuit of the target as central to their work or another element of a long and disjointed list of expectations. Coursework and coaching will be designed to help each candidate develop a strategy for accelerating the pursuit of the EEP target by aligning various efforts in ways that maximize everyone’s sense of coherence. In particular, candidate’s will be challenged to consider how various elements such as professional development, schedules and routines, classroom observations and feedback, teacher collaboration meetings, and leadership communication might be focused in ways that help stakeholders contribute to the attainment of the target. Each candidate will guide their school’s planning process in a way that considers if the likelihood of attaining their target could be enhanced if they

  1. increased clarity about the critical academic standards students needed to master (related to the target),
  2. engaged personnel in defining common assessment tools and strategies that could contribute to the attainment of their target,
  3. strengthened teacher collaboration in ways that improved the initial instruction (tier I instruction) provided to students (especially instruction specifically related to the EEP target),
  4. developed timely, effective, and powerful intervention and enrichment strategies related to the target, and
  5. ensured that all stakeholders (including students, parents, and teachers) were likely to feel both valued and capable as they pursued achievement of the EEP target.

objectives

  • Each candidate (with the support of their advisory team) will take stock to determine the extent to which stakeholders perceive the pursuit of the EEP target as central to their work or another element of a long and disjointed list of expectations.
  • Each candidate (with the support of their advisory team) will design and implement a strategy for maximizing coherence in ways that support the attainment of their specific target.
  • The strategies candidates design will maximize alignment of the pursuit of the target with other required initiatives and, where possible, decrease time and energy devoted to efforts that detract from the pursuit of the target.
  • The strategies candidates design will comprehensively address issues that are part of a coherent educational improvement system.

learningpath

  • Candidates will explore how implementing a coherent system could help candidates achieve their EEP target and promote equity and excellence at their schools. The session will include an opportunity for candidates to hear from previous program candidates and/or leaders from high-achieving urban schools recognized by NCUST about how coherence contributed to their success in advancing equity and excellence.
  • Review tools for evaluating stakeholder perceptions regarding EEP target.

RESOURCES

Presentation 

Video

Meet with your NCUST Coach to:

  • Review and discuss stakeholder perception of the EEP target based on the evaluation data.
  • Review powerful teaching practices, as identified in NCUST and other research.
  • Discuss a coherent educational improvement system in your school.

Candidates will collaboratively explore/discuss:

  • Powerful, coherent practices selected to advance the attainment of each candidate’s EEP target. 
  • The implementation of this practice will maximize the likelihood that their EEP target is attained.

RESOURCES

Presentation 

Video

Meet with your NCUST Coach to:

  • Consider completing (with your coach and/or with your EEP Advisory Team) the informal self-assessment and review your answers. The score is not as important as the reason for the score
  • Use the results of your ensuing conversation to adjust your EEP as needed.

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Concourse Village Elementary School
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