Instructional Leadership Academy
An in-district leadership & learning community

CEL’s Instructional Leadership Academy creates a school district community of principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and central office leaders focused on one goal: improving instructional leadership and teaching practice in schools and classrooms across an entire system.

Utilizing a powerful cohort model with whole-group and small-group job-embedded learning, the academy helps you answer the following questions. What does good instructional practice look and sound like? What are the skills necessary to develop stronger instructional leadership, and how do you use them? How do you drive better student learning results by leveraging existing teacher evaluation models to focus more specifically on the professional growth of teachers?

What you will gain from the academy
Artboard_15.svgA common language and shared vision for high-quality instruction
icon-no2.svgNonjudgmental methods for observing and analyzing instruction
icon-no3.svgTransformative skills in providing targeted feedback and planning PD
icon-no4.svgA collaborative professional learning community focused on student learning
icon-no5.svgA broader, deeper culture of public practice
 
How we structure the academy
Assessment
CEL’s online Measures of Instructional Leadership Expertise (MILE) assessment identifies learners’ baseline strengths and areas for growth.
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Whole group learning institutes

An opening two-day institute introduces key concepts and practices.

A mid-academy institute reinforces shared learning and key skills.

A final two-day institute equips learners with CEL’s targeted feedback approach.

Cohort-based learning walkthroughs

A series of three to five job-embedded classroom walkthroughs takes cohorts of learners deeper into observing and analyzing classroom instruction and determining teacher professional development needs.

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Certification
Innovative, online micro-credentialing gives learners an opportunity to certify their proficiency in the skills learned through the academy.

Research-based  ▶ ▶ ▶

Our instructional leadership PD is grounded in the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™ and currently evaluated in a large-scale, randomized controlled trial of principal professional development funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Practice-based  ▶ ▶ ▶

CEL's Instructional Leadership Academy was launched as part of the Florida Commissioner's Leadership Academy. Read a case study on how this novel teacher-coaching approach improved the practice of educational leaders in the Sunshine State.

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