Designing the School Leader's Portfolio

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-04
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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"The book's style and format allows the busy person to use the tasks easily. The tools can be used in workshops with school staff to provide a clear framework of operation, giving sound reasons for the activities involved and defining the purpose for and the nature of involving of others in the portfolio process." a??Shirley O'Neill, Associate Professor of Education University of Southern Queensland, Australia Build a professional community that fosters learning, reflection, and collaboration! Professional portfolios give educational leaders a structure for sharing knowledge and viewing themselves as learners, collaborators, and facilitators of community learning. Drawing from her experience in working with schools across the country, Mary E. Dietz guides educators in the highly rewarding process of designing and implementing a leadership portfolio. This practical guide provides a four-part system for leading a professional learning community in developing action plans, advancing goals, and documenting achievements. The second edition has been updated to align with ISLLC standards and includes a rich collection of resources, tools, and templates on a CD-ROM. Educational leaders will learn how to: Link leadership growth to school improvement goals Design a data-based leadership growth plan Foster collaborative efforts among staff members Develop a comprehensive system for continuous individual and schoolwide improvement Designing the School Leader's Portfolio, Second Edition, helps principals, district administrators, and staff developers build a professional community that works and learns together.

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreword by Linda Lambert
The Role of the Leadership Performance System in Accelerating Student Achievement
Leadership Performance
The Role of the Leadership Performance System (LPS)
The LPS Process
The Importance of Leaders as Learners
Assembling the LPS Portfolio
Establishing a Purpose for the Leadership Performance System
The First Phase of the LPS
Establishing a Purpose for the LPS
Leadership Standards and Expectations
Defining the LPS Purpose and Function
Defining One's Theory of Action
Summary of LPS Contents
Focusing the LPS
The Convergence of Goals and Professional Development
Determining Goals in the LPS
The Focused Leader
Involving School Staff
Determining Performance Benchmarks
Establishing Success Indicators
Establishing a Banner Question
Refining the Banner Question
Summary of LPS Contents
The Structures for Collaboration
Establishing Professional Structures for Collaboration
Identifying an LPS Partner
Benefits of Peer Collaboration
Scheduling Roundtable Sessions
Sumamry of LPS Contents
The Action of Planning
Taking Action
Creating a Professional Performance Plan
Outcomes - Reflecting on Learning
Summary of LPS Contents
Technology and the LPS Process
Employing Electronic Support
LPS Process
Steps in the LPS Process
Templates of LPS Tools
Sample Completed LPS Tools
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for School Leaders
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