WCSD leaders gathered this afternoon for the third session of the course, "Principal's Instructional Leadership Team". This year-long inservice supports school site principals and a small team of instructional leaders to collaborate throughout a year of study to develop and articulate a vision of instruction and build capacity for this vision at their school sites.
This afternoon's session continued the work started in the previous session, focusing on the role of school leadership in Common Core implementation and tools available to support this work. Leadership teams began by discussing an excerpted portion of Learning to Improve and later explored content on the Instructional Shifts in Mathematics. Educators then moved to using the Instructional Practice Guides paired with video content, focusing on how to support collaborative inquiry and create a common vision for instruction. Participants ended the session by planning how to implement this work back at their school sites, preparing to facilitate professional learning with their staff using the IPGs & video and conducting observations focused by the IPGs in classrooms throughout their school sites. Materials for this session are linked below.