2014-2015 Editorial Calendar
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Sept/Oct 2014: Managing and Communicating Change
This issue will explore the direct relationship between managing and communicating change, including addressing the “soft skills” that principals must master to lead effective learning communities. Articles will include building the capacity of principals as change agents, strengthening relationships with parents and community; crisis communication; and discussing complex issues such as college and career ready standards and assessments, teacher quality and tenure, and school reform efforts, to name a few.
Copy due: June 27, 2014
Nov/Dec 2014: Instructional Leadership—Supporting Teachers
This issue will focus on the principal’s instructional leadership role related to supporting teachers and classroom instruction, addressing teacher leadership—including differentiating the role of principals and teacher leaders—instructional coaching, teacher evaluation, and supporting veteran teachers.
Copy due: July 21, 2014
Jan/Feb 2015: Literacy and Reading
Following recent theme issues on curriculum issues such as Common Core and STEM, this issue will examine new developments in literacy and reading instruction. Possible topics include integrating the arts to enhance reading, early literacy, writing across content areas, innovative programs, and new implications resulting from Common Core State Standards and computer adaptive testing.
Copy due: Sept., 22, 2014
March/April 2015: Student and Mental Health
Articles will address school-based mental health services as well as the principal’s role in coordinating mental health services in learning communities, nurturing social and emotional learning and executive function skills, and combatting bullying, as well as best practices for bereavement support.
Copy due: Nov., 24, 2014
May/June 2015: Technology and Innovation
Articles will address new uses of technology such as gaming, blended learning, flipped delivery, and open source professional development. Topics can include assessments, professional development, instructional content development and sharing, and community engagement.
Copy due: Jan., 26, 2015
Year-long Theme: Early Childhood
This series will serve as a part of the official launch of the revised and updated Leading Early Childhood Learning Communities– Leading P-K-3 Learning Communities—and will include an analysis of the standards themselves, followed by best practice case studies of the individual modules. One article on the topic will be published in each issue. Articles are accepted on a rolling basis.