Required for License(s):
This course requires candidates to explore the significant issues and relevant research on leading change to improve student learning. Candidates will actively investigate such topics of contemporary concern as theories of change, time management, use of data, empowering professional learning communities, as well as using effective communication to realize data driven change. Candidates will also use their knowledge and skills in responding to the needs of diverse learners and educational mandates.
Candidates will explore the interrelationship of change, culture and ethical /authentic leadership. This course will provide candidates with new insights into the key ideas and critical components of proactive leadership and ways to assure that schools under their leadership “teach all students.” This course will provide the candidate an opportunity to envision and design a process for leading a team of teachers in planning and implementing an adaptive change to improve student learning.
This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course. This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence.
This course includes a mix of asynchronous and synchronous online learning experiences. The last synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session. Please reserve all meeting dates listed.