Prioritizing What Matters Most – How School Leaders Can Find Time to Focus on Instructional Leadership

Recorded: October 3, 2014 (1 hour)

School leaders deal with a wide variety of competing tasks throughout each day. Add in long meetings and frequent interruptions demanding immediate response and it gets very difficult to perform the most important leadership role: improving teaching and learning at your school.

In this webinar, CEL Project Director Lisa Rooney shares her experiences from working side-by-side with school leaders from across the country and present strategies for finding the time to accomplish the tasks that will most impact instructional quality and student achievement.

Watch this first in a series of webinars on the 4 Dimensions of Instructional Leadership™ and learn essential strategies for prioritizing what matters most, including:

  • How to identify highest leverage leadership practices that impact teaching and learning
  • Ways to develop an initial list of monthly priorities for the year
  • How to use a step-by-step process to build a weekly schedule that prioritizes time for effective instructional leadership practices 

Webinar Resources

Participants can complete initial steps to building a schedule with major and ongoing actions. Please download the resources below to follow along:

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About the Presenter: Lisa Rooney
Lisa Rooney

As a project director, Lisa Rooney provides instructional leadership support and development for Center for Educational Leadership district partnerships. She has fifteen years of public school experience, as an elementary teacher, teacher leader, literacy coach, and administrator. In 2005, she was part of the founding team of Gabriella Charter School, an award-winning K-8 school, in Los Angeles. Lisa is passionate about working to end the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in education.

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