Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction/Materials (Week 1)

  • 2

    Module 1 (Week 2) - Instructional Leadership Research

    • Module 1 - Introduction Video

    • Module 1. Lesson 1 - The Instructional Leadership Research

    • Module 1 - Assignments for this Week

  • 3

    Cycle of Inquiry

    • Video - A Step-By-Step Process for a Cycle of Inquiry

    • Content - Cycle of Inquiry

  • 4

    Module 2 (Week 3) - The Logic Behind Implementation

    • Module 2 - An Introduction Video to Implementation

    • Module 2. Lesson 1. Implementation

    • Module 2 - Assignments for this Week

    • Take a Quiz...Earn an Implementation Badge!

  • 5

    Module 3 (Week 4) - A Focus on Learning

    • Video Introduction - A Focus for Learning

    • Module 3. Lesson 1 - A Focus on Learning

    • Module 3 - Closing Thoughts

    • Module 3 - Assignments for this Week

    • Mid-Class Survey

  • 6

    Module 4 (Week 5) - Student Engagement

    • Module 4 - Introduction Video

    • Module 4. Lesson 1 - Student Engagement

    • Module 4 - Closing Thoughts

    • Module 4 - Assignments for this Week

    • Take a Student Engagement Quiz - Earn a Badge!

  • 7

    Module 5 (Week 6) - Instructional Strategies

    • Instructional Strategies - Video Introduction

    • Module 5. Lesson 1. Instructional Strategies: Exploring Surface, Deep and Transfer Learning

    • Module 5 - Closing Thoughts

    • Module 5 - Assignments for this Week

  • 8

    Module 6 (Week 7) - Collective Efficacy

    • Efficacy - Introduction Video

    • Module 6. Lesson 1 - Collective Efficacy. Easy to Define, Hard to Build?

    • Assignments for this Week

    • Closing Thoughts

    • Zoom Recording for 4/12/21

    • Take a Collective Efficacy Quiz - Get a Badge!

  • 9

    Module 7 (Week 8.) - Evidence of Impact

    • Module 7 - Introduction Video

    • Module 7. Lesson 1 - Evidence of Impact

    • Assignments for this Week

    • Closing Thoughts

    • Zoom Recording - April 19th 1:00 pm EST

Instructor(s)

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He is a workshop facilitator and leadership coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as, fostering inclusive school climates.

His work has been adopted at the state level, university level, and he works with numerous school districts, school boards, regional networks, ministries of education around North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.K.

Peter is the author, co-author or contributor of numerous books. Visit www.petermdewitt.com for more about his work.

Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory

8 Week Online Course

This course is designed for instructional coaches, teacher leaders, department chairs, school building leaders and district leaders who want to deepen their focus on instructional leadership. It is open to all educators, regardless of what country they reside in.

The 8-week course will include:

  • Short video introductions
  • Chapter readings from Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory
  • Resources for deeper learning
  • Community discussions board
  • 5 activities (i.e. quizzes and competency-based activities) which allow participants to earn badges
  • Weekly optional Zoom meetings

Additionally, each participant will be expected to engage in a Cycle of Inquiry where they focus on one area of growth (Module 2).

Cohort 2 begins Monday, June 7th and runs through Friday, July 23rd. Information about specific days for Zoom meetings will be announced soon.

Please send Email if you have questions or comments

Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out of Theory (DeWitt. Corwin Press. 2020) will need to be purchased prior to the beginning of the course.

Badges will be provided at 5 points during the course! Additionally, certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the course.