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EDOL542. Change, Prof Dev & Teacher Improvement

This course is intended to provide advanced candidates with an overview of various planning and decision-making models that are appropriate for district and campus planning. Focus will be placed on the complex roles and responsibilities of the teacher leader at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. The course provides a framework for new visions of learning and strategies for restructuring classrooms and schools with professional development while remaining mindful of the need for stakeholder engagement. Instructional methodology will include site-based experiences, group discussions and simulations, electronic communications, research studies, identification of effective practices, interaction with practitioners in administration, and personal reflection. 3 semester hours