Creating and Administering an Effective School - PTC 101
MIAMI: 25 June - 1 July, 2013
LONDON: 17-23 June, 2013 (1st offering); 25 June - 1 July, 2013 (2nd offering)
Facilitators: Julie Ryan and Ji Han (Miami)
Bambi Betts (London 1st offering); Lee Fertig and Sue Easton (London 2nd offering)
The international school has unique characteristics which compel its leaders to have a sharpened view of the big picture and skill set to match. This course offers the knowledge and skills for international school leaders to articulate a vision and design and implement a plan for an effective school that is focused on student learning. It addresses the ‘big picture’ of what international schools are and how leaders can optimize conditions to maximize learning through focusing on results.
- Identify the elements of an effective school using a model of continuous improvement
- Develop strategies for bridging from vision to day-to-day practice
- Practice using data to evaluate student learning results and school improvement initiatives
- Analyze elements which lead to a positive school culture and climate
- Explore the notion of how we can best plan and lead for change
- Develop skill in the critical role of recruiting, selecting and orienting new staff as well as optimizing staff and structures to improve learning
- Explore models of human resource organization and development
- Develop a school improvement plan for improved student learning utilizing this skill set
In order to access course materials, participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability and appropriate adapters to this course.