Superintendent's Leadership Development Academy
This summer, we will be offering an opportunity for instructional leadership for SMCPS teacher leaders. The Superintendent’s Leadership Development Academy will be held July 29-31, 2013, with follow-up sessions held monthly throughout the 2013-14 school year. Professional development through this program will be differentiated for participants in the program based on their leadership needs and an individually designed leadership project.
This program will be designed to develop skills and competencies for instructional leadership and explore the experiences needed to be effective leaders based on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Leadership Performance Assessment System (LPAS). Active learning will be designed to help leaders understand what it is to be an instructional leader, what roles an administrator plays in the position, and the expectations for success. Therefore, the Superintendent’s Leadership Development Academy will ensure that participants:
- Develop an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an instructional leader;
- Develop an understanding of the expectations for instructional leadership in St. Mary’s County Public Schools;
- Develop skills for facilitating leadership practices and change initiatives for a program or school;
- Investigate practices and develop skills for purposeful observation of instruction to increase student achievement; and
- Identify goals for personal and professional development in terms of instructional leadership and apply new understandings of instructional leadership.
Beyond this summer academy, the Leadership Development Program is a full-year program. There will be two-hour follow up meetings monthly throughout the school year (tentatively on the first Thursday of each month, 5-7 p.m.). Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive three (3) MSDE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits (MSDE # 08-10-18).