NATIONAL PRINCIPAL CERTIFICATE FOR EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Course 1: Envisioning Equity and Excellence at Your School

2

Synchronous Sessions

2

COACHING SESSIONS

2 Months

Duration

Overview

Through this course, candidates will learn how almost all meaningful efforts to improve equity and excellence include efforts to improve curriculum and instruction. In this course, candidates will engage their advisory teams in considering how curriculum and instruction might be improved in ways that accelerate the attainment of the EEP target. Candidates will engage their colleagues in taking stock of curricular and/or instructional practices that might be contributing to inequitable outcomes for some groups of students. Based on the information acquired, candidates will identify one powerful practice they will promote in ways that advance progress toward the EEP target. As well, candidates will support stakeholders in designing, implementing, and refining plans in ways that are most likely to result in the continuous improvement of the specific practices they commit to addressing.

OBJECTIVES

  • Each candidate (with the support of their advisory team) will take stock of curriculum and instruction in their school to determine how practices might best be improved to accelerate attainment of the EEP target.
  • Each candidate (with the support of their advisory team) will select and implement one powerful practice that will advance the attainment of the EEP target.
  • Each candidate (with the support of their advisory team) will design, implement, and refine plans in ways that are most likely to result in the continuous improvement of the practices they commit to addressing.

Learning Path

Candidates will collaboratively explore the purpose/challenges/benefits of the Equity and Excellence Project (EEP), including hearing from previous program candidates and/or leaders from high-achieving urban schools recognized by NCUST

RESOURCES

Presentation 

Video

Meet with your NCUST Coach to:

  • Collect school-level baseline data related to your EEP
  • Identify an EEP target, including how you plan to measure success
  • Review EEP template
  • Discuss creation and purpose of an EEP Advisory Team and convene your first meeting
  • Prepare for your initial EEP Advisory Team, including collaboratively identifying issues related to school culture, curriculum, and instruction that influence the success of your EEP target

 

Candidates will collaboratively explore/discuss:

  • Selected EEP target, including rationale and measure of success
  • Progress/challenges of achieving EEP target

RESOURCES

Presentation 

Video

Meet with your NCUST Coach to:

  • Analyze collected data related to your EEP target
  • Refine your EEP target as needed, including identifying key metrics that will be measured to determine the success of your EEP target
  • Prepare for your next EEP Advisory Team, including collaboratively identifying school-level practices (and district-level if relevant), procedures, and policies that influence the success of your EEP target
  • Discuss anticipated challenges to meeting your EEP target
  • Refine EEP template and submit to NCUST Coach and district supervisor for approval
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