Web Resources: September/October 2014
A Balanced Approach
A Balanced Approach
- Read the authors’ two-part article, “Principal Leadership Tips,” which provides strategies and examples principals can use to promote change.
- “Leadership without Easy Answers” offers Ronald Heifetz’s perspective on the complex emotional and cultural conflicts associated with “adaptive” change.
- For more information on how to communicate changes with colleagues, read “Developing a Culture of Change” from the Communicator archives.
Instructional Shifts for Online Assessments
- The State Educational Technology Directors Association website provides tools and resources, organized by state, to help schools prepare for online assessments.
- Visit the Principal archives to learn how a New York principal tackled CCSS assessments at her school.
Change, Setbacks, and Transformation
- Tune in to Grant Beacon Middle School’s YouTube video, which describes the school’s blended learning program.
- Read more reflections and insights on school leadership from the author’s blog, Courageous Principals.
- Access Grant Beacon Middle School’s learning management system, which supports the school’s blended learning model.
- “Setting a Vision for Change Leadership,” from the Principal archives, provides perspectives from four principals on the challenges and triumphs of leading their schools through shifts.
Enhanced Student Teaching
- The edTPA Resources Web page features research, reflections on the edTPA program, and handouts to share with stakeholders.
- Find out more information about the University of Memphis’ teacher preparation program.
- NCTQ’s guide, “Key Ingredients for Strong Student Teaching,” outlines key elements for ideal student teaching programs.
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