[Professional Growth Plan ~ Domain 2: Instructional Leadership,
Standard 2 Leadership for Learning]
Domain 2: Instructional Leadership
The Instructional Leadership domain emphasizes the principal’s and vice principal’s role in improving the quality of teaching and learning for students.
Principals and vice principals play an integral role in creating and maintaining an environment that supports the intellectual, human, and social and career development of all students.
Standard 2: Leadership for Learning
Principals and vice principals foster the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities to support student engagement, learning and
• Application of Child, Adolescent and Adult Learning and Development
• Application of Principles of Learning
• Essentials of Brain-based Learning Research
• Teacher Expectations and Student Motivation, Engagement, Learning and Development
• Change Theory and Processes
• Parent Support for Student Learning
Evidence to support my development in meeting this standard:
- A comprehensive blog post where I look at some of the key ideas in this standard is Challenging the Status Quo. In this blog post I provide links to blog posts (both my own and that of other educational leaders) which I think go a long way to support student engagement, learning and development.
- In Learning about Learning I examine John Hattie’s Visible Learning and also a video by John Seely Brown on Entrepreneurial Learning.
- I developed a pyramid to represent Hargreaves and the 4th Way and I discuss Hargreaves idea of Responsibility before Accountability. “Professionals acting responsibly and holding themselves, and others, accountable in the interest of teaching and learning.“
- In Thinking About Change, I state: “I think we are at a point of transition now where teachers are often learning to use tools as they teach with them & so a few key things are needed to help foster effectiveness:
1. Time- Pro-D, preparation, planning & play
2. Co-teaching & collaboration opportunities
3. Models & Mentorship“
- Parents as Partners: “I firmly believe that “It takes a community to raise a child” and so without cooperation and communication between a school and their parent community, ‘we’ cannot fully support our children and their learning. That said, I often wonder about how we can more meaningfully engage parents in a way that they want to be engaged.”
- Parenting in the Digital Age presentations, which includes my presentation resources on the Raising Digital Kids wiki.