As academic administrators, your primary responsibility is to ensure a healthy faculty culture that leads to high and sustained student performance, enthusiasm, and satisfaction. You do this by supporting the teachers’ capacity to deliver the mission with excellence.
“The words ‘highly qualified’ should no longer refer to a teacher with extensive pedagogical training or years of experience; they should refer to a teacher whose work improves student learning” (I&P Vol. 35, No. 11). What does this mean in the 21st century? ISM suggests that there are two main elements: teacher as leader and student as leader.* Discover specifics action steps that you can take to create a learning environment in your school that supports teaching excellence through a 21st century lens.
* There will be a related webinar on November 16 that focuses on the 21st century student.
You'll cover these topics and more:
- Establishing student-centered learning through Characteristics of Professional Excellence
- Measuring teacher effectiveness
- Teacher accountability
- Providing leadership opportunities for teachers
- Professional collaboration and interdisciplinary teaching
- Developing a mission-based curriculum
- Compensation based on “value-added”
- Professional development for reaching 21st century learners
- Action steps for faculty members
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.