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Intentionally Bold: Instructional Leadership

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About Course

How might we bring campus leaders from around the globe together to collaborate and share ideas on shifting from being a “manager” of a building to an “instructional leader”? This four part series will share what it means to actually lead your staff to improve teaching and learning on your campus.

This course is designed for current or aspiring campus administrators seeking to learn effective practices to enhance the learning and teaching on their campus. Participants will be encouraged to participate through readings, videos, and reflection activities designed to deepen their knowledge on various facets of instructional leadership.

We will discuss and explore the changing role of a principal in the last twenty-five years and why now, more than ever, it is imperative that a school leader have a positive impact on instruction. The resources provided will be the foundation for the discussion as participants are asked to reflect on their current practices, articulate their aspirations, and begin to devise their own action plan and personal statement regarding instructional leadership.

About the Instructor

Robert Thornell, Ed.D. has over 25 years of education experience and has made it his career passion to help educational leaders improve their work. Dr. Thornell has served as both an elementary and secondary principal and currently works as Director of Leadership Development in Lewisville ISD (Texas) in addition to his work with NWEA as a School Improvement Coach. His dissertation research revolved around the mentorship of campus administrators and he has continued this pursuit throughout his career by developing skills of effective leadership and ambitious instruction.

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About the instructor

Robert Thornell
Robert Thornell, Ed.D. has over 25 years of education experience and has made it his career passion to help educational leaders improve their work. Dr. Thornell has served as both an elementary and secondary principal and currently works as Director of Leadership Development in Lewisville ISD (Texas) in addition to his work with NWEA as a School Improvement Coach. His dissertation research revolved around the mentorship of campus administrators and he has continued this pursuit throughout his career by developing skills of effective leadership and ambitious instruction.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Why is Instructional Leadership so Important?

  • Module 1 Instructional Video
    00:19:17
  • Module 1 Workbook
  • Module 1 Course Readings and Videos
  • Module 1 Quiz

Module 2: How Can An Instructional Leader Impact the Curriculum?

  • Module 2 Instructional Video
    00:19:55
  • Module 2 Workbook
  • Module 2 Course Readings and Videos
  • Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 2 Free Resources

Module 3: How Can An Instructional Leader Impact the Instruction?

  • Module 3 Instructional Video
    00:21:52
  • Module 3 Workbook
  • Module 3 Course Readings and Videos
  • Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 3 Free Resources

Module 4: How Can A Leader Use Data Effectively?

  • Module 4 Instructional Video
    00:26:33
  • Module 4 Workbook
  • Module 4 Course Readings and Videos
  • Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 4 Free Resources

Your “Elevator Speech” About Instructional Leadership

  • Your “Elevator Speech” About Instructional Leadership

Course Wrap-Up

  • Feedback Survey and Course Certificate