Week 1 – Discussion
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
The ISLLC Standards<
After reading the required text for this week, focus on the six standards for school leadership developed by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). For this discussion, you will focus on one standard for which you will provide your peers with information, insight, and resources. Be sure to review and collect the resources from your peers’ responses also as you will need this information for the summative assignment in Week 6*. Please refer to the following chart to identify which standard you will be reporting on for this discussion. For example, Jane Doe would be assigned Standard 1.
Student’s Last Name
Begins with A-D
Standard 1 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders.
Begins with E-H
Standard 2 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Begins with I-L
Standard 3 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Begins with M-P
Standard 4 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Begins with Q-T
Standard 5 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Begins with U-Z
Standard 6 – An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
*Resources may be from annual conferences, websites, leaders in the field, peer-reviewed journal articles, blogs, etc., that support the assigned standard. Through this collaborative effort, you will be able to add resources from multiple perspectives that you can later include in your final assignment. Be sure to include any relevant information including the full APA reference entry and a brief description of how the resource supports leaders/administrators described in the standard.
Referring to your assigned standard in your discussion post, respond to each of the following:
- List one or two overarching themes embedded in the standard you are assigned.
- Suggest one professional resource. The resource should be relevant to the early childhood field as well as “provide guidance and insight about the traits, functions of work, and responsibilities expected of school and district leaders” (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008, p. 5).
- Assess and describe your knowledge of the ISLLC conceptual framework and standards according to your personal leadership experience and goals. What areas are your strengths? Do you have any concerns about the standards or the framework or goals for further development in this area?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers’ posts addressing their concerns or future goal regarding the standards. Provide feedback and support your thinking using the text and at least one outside source.