AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy
AASA National Principal Supervisor Academy

Registration now open for the 2020-2021 Academy

 

Around the country, district leaders are recognizing they have yet to figure out how to improve principal performance at scale. Despite investments in revised principal supervisor roles, districts are struggling to provide the requisite professional development and training for leaders taking on these roles. Successful principal supervision requires new ways of supporting principals in a partnership role, leading by teaching and learning in an atmosphere of mutual accountability.

AASA has partnered with the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership to bring CEL's Principal Supervisor Professional Development Program to all central office leaders who support principals' instructional leadership growth as their primary responsibility.

For 2020-2021, AASA will offer two locations for the academy:

East:

  • August 25-26, 2020, Gwinnett County, GA
  • November 17-18, 2020, Atlanta, GA
  • April 20-21, 2021, Gwinnett County, GA

West:

  • August 19-20, 2020, San Diego County, CA
  • November 11-12, 2020, San Diego County, CA
  • April 27-28, 2021, San Diego County, CA

The registration deadline is June 15, 2020.

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What you will learn

Understanding and creating the structures and routines necessary to improve the performance of principals as instructional leaders


Building and protecting calendars


Developing effective 1:1 work with principals


Developing effective principal professional learning communities


Using a teaching approach as the primary lever for improving principal performance


Communicating, clearly and continually, the work between the principal supervisor and principals


Assessing, gathering, and using evidence to support and monitor principal progress


Jointly developing a focus of work with each principal and utilizing learning and planning guides to focus their work together


Reflecting upon, setting goals for, and monitoring progress of their own development as effective principal supervisors

Details and cost
The content for this academy will be based upon the CCSSO Model Principal Supervisor Standards Professional Standards, the latest research on adult learning and leadership development from Wallace Foundation and other sources, as well as promising practices from districts across the country. The academy participants will work from problems of practice, use cycles of inquiry, learn from case studies, utilize virtual professional learning communities, and virtual individual coaching.
 
The cost of the program is $5,000, which includes instruction and materials for three in-person meetings, 2 virtual workshops and three hours of virtual coaching per participant. The program will be limited to 75 participants per location.
 
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive an AASA/CEL diploma of completion and professional achievement, a valuable addition to their professional portfolio.