Principal PD

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Professional Development What Do Principals Want From Professional Development?
Only about a quarter of elementary school principals say they've had access to a mentor or coach in the last two years, a new report finds.
Denisa R. Superville, November 19, 2020
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Assessment 5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success
Training teachers, principals, and district administrators on how to improve remote instruction will take a big commitment to mastering the learning management system and honing video teaching skills.
David Rauf, July 22, 2020
9 min read
Equity & Diversity Principals to Get Specialized Training to Tackle Racial Inequities in Their Schools
The Racial Equity Leadership Academy for principals, a partnership between the Los Angeles district and the USC Race and Equity Center, plans to give principals the skills they need to tackle racial equity head-on and address disparities in their schools.
Denisa R. Superville, November 5, 2019
6 min read
School leaders paddle across a Missouri lake as part of an outdoor leadership experience that had them navigating the deep woods and put their collaboration, decisionmaking, and other skills to the test.
School leaders paddle across a Missouri lake as part of an outdoor leadership experience that had them navigating the deep woods and put their collaboration, decisionmaking, and other skills to the test.
Whitney Curtis for Education Week
School & District Management What Principals Learn From Roughing It in the Woods
In three days of rock climbing, orienteering, and other challenging outdoor experiences, principals get to examine their own—and others’—strengths and weaknesses as leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, October 29, 2019
9 min read
English-Language Learners Dual-Language Learning: Making Teacher and Principal Training a Priority
In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.
Corey Mitchell, September 24, 2018
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion New Report Highlights the Importance of the Role of Principal Supervisors
Given their increased time with principals, it becomes even more important that principal supervisors have the knowledge and skills to make the best use of that time.
Learning Forward & Frederick Brown, September 13, 2018
4 min read
School & District Management Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World's Top School Systems
The school systems that perform the best on international tests have something in common: they take a systemic approach to recruiting, training, and deploying school leaders, according to a new report.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 19, 2017
4 min read
Professional Development Opinion Send the Message That Learning Is for Leaders, Too
Good professional learning is not only important for teachers, it's also vital for principals and assistant principals.
Learning Forward & Scott Laurence, July 13, 2017
2 min read
Professional Development Opinion Learning Leadership Requires a Supportive Culture—and a Focus on Students
A supportive culture energizes participants in Learning Leaders for Learning Schools, an intensive professional learning cohort for a group of Phoenix-area principals and district office personnel.
Learning Forward, June 29, 2017
3 min read
Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, principal of the Bronx Academy of Letters in New York, sits in on a yoga and mediation session with students inside the “pass room.” The room is part of the school’s restorative-justice approach to dealing with students who misbehave.
Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, principal of the Bronx Academy of Letters in New York, sits in on a yoga and mediation session with students inside the “pass room.” The room is part of the school’s restorative-justice approach to dealing with students who misbehave.
Mark Abramson for Education Week
School & District Management Niche Training for Principals Aims to Fill Skill Gaps
For many principals and other school leaders, learning how to handle some of the toughest issues in schools happens only after they are on the job.
Arianna Prothero, January 24, 2017
8 min read
Professional Development Opinion Teach, Learn, and Lead With Passion and Compassion
During times of conflict, learning leaders can use their skills to encourage ongoing dialogue and facilitate difficult conversations.
Learning Forward, November 11, 2016
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion New Initiative to Redesign Principal Preparation Programs
The Wallace Foundation's five-year, $47 million initiative will help universities improve how they prepare future principals, especially for the nation's highest-need schools.
Learning Forward, March 28, 2016
3 min read
Professional Development Opinion What Leaders Say That Makes a Difference
The words leaders use are essential to how they develop themselves and others as leaders. The right words at the right times open doors and contribute to growth-oriented cultures.
Learning Forward, November 4, 2015
2 min read
Professional Development Opinion 5 Things School Leaders Do That Make A Big Difference For Teachers
Teachers thrive in schools that prioritize these literacy capacity-building strategies and, in turn, students have greater opportunities for success.
Learning Forward, October 13, 2015
3 min read