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Designing the School Leader's Portfolio

Second Edition

Courses:
Principalship

March 2008 | 136 pages | Corwin

"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."
—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.


 
Foreword by Linda Lambert
 
How to Use This Book
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. The Role of the Leadership Performance System in Accelerating Student Achievement
The Role of the Leadership Performance System

 
The LPS Process

 
The Benefits of the LPS

 
The Importance of Leaders as Learners

 
Getting Ready to Design and Implement Your LPS

 
LPS Portfolio

 
 
2. Establishing a Purpose for the LPS
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

 
 
3. Focusing the LPS
The Convergence of Goals and Professional Development

 
Determining Goals in the LPS

 
The Focused Leader

 
Involving School Staff

 
Determining Performance Benchmarks

 
Identifying Success Indicators

 
Establishing a Banner Question

 
Refining the Banner Question

 
Summary of LPS Contents

 
 
4. The Process and Structures for Collaborations
Establishing Professional Structures for Collaborations

 
Identifying an LPS Partner

 
Benefits of Peer Collaboration

 
Scheduling Roundtable Sessions

 
Sumamry of LPS Contents

 
 
5. Outcomes for Action Planning and Reporting Results
Taking Action

 
Creating a Professional Performance Plan

 
Outcomes - Reporting Results

 
Summary of LPS Contents

 
 
6. Technology and the LPS Process
Employing Electronic Support

 
 
Appendices
 
Appendix A: LPS Resource Matrix
 
Appendix B: Steps in the LPS Process
 
Appendix C: Templates of LPS Tools
 
Appendix D: Sample Completed LPS Tools
 
Appendix E: Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for School Leaders
 
References
 
Index

"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 , giving sound reasons for the activities involved and defining the purpose for and the nature of involving others in the portfolio process."

Shirley O'Neill, Associate Professor of Education
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

"The theoretical framework behind the development of the portfolio is very powerful, and the organization of the book is great."

Steve Hutton, Area Coordinator
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline, KY
Key features
  • Practical guide to developing data and goal based leadership growth plan
  • Links leadership growth to school improvement goals
  • Tools for developing collaborative learning community  assessment and goals

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