Priority Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
Early application, in advance of the priority deadline, is strongly recommended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Faculty Chair Pamela Mason on The Art of Leadership.
Expand your leadership skills, explore new ways to enhance student learning, and create success for yourself and your school.
Today’s school leaders struggle to balance their roles as instructional leaders with the many other demands of the job. Through Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership, participants will develop their leadership skills, efficacy, and ability to support teacher development and student achievement. Participants will also expand their understanding of leadership and explore multiple approaches for addressing leadership challenges.
The program will help you identify areas of school improvement, establish priorities, develop strategies, and build a base of support around a change initiative. You will explore successful models for school improvement, learn how to lead and manage change, and understand how to implement curriculum innovation.
Through a research-based curriculum, you will focus on effective supervision and evaluation, approaches to solving leadership challenges with an emphasis on U.S. settings, and proven strategies that support teaching and learning. Upon completion of the program, you will have examined your own leadership challenges in the context of instructional improvement and learned how to lead and manage your school more effectively.
“Overall, this program was a life changing moment for me. It will resonate in my heart for infinity.”
“The instruction was top notch! I very much appreciated the chance to connect with new colleagues. The opportunity was awesome and I look forward to the conversation continuing for many years.”
“This is the best experience I have had since I became a principal. Great program!”
Pamela Mason is lecturer on education, the director of the Language and Literacy Master's Program and the director of the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab at HGSE. Mason served for 10 years as a reading/language arts curriculum director and for 19 years as an elementary school principal in the Boston area. She is president of the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators (MACURE) and was past president of the Massachusetts Reading Association. She collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally on preparing reading specialist teachers, implementing literacy coaching developing school leaders and evaluating school-wide literacy programs.
Samuel Betances, diversity expert and consultant, Souder, Betances & Associates
Kathryn Parker Boudett, lecturer in education, HGSE
John Collins, founder and managing director, Collins Education Associates
William Henderson, retired principal, Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School
Monica Higgins, Kathleen McCartney Professor in Education Leadership, HGSE
Jeff Howard, founder and president, The Efficacy Institute
Robert Kegan, The William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development, HGSE
Elizabeth City, lecturer on education, faculty director, Doctor of Education Leadership Program, HGSE
Irma Tyler-Wood, partner and founding member, Ki ThoughtBridge
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The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials and refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered.
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education reserves the right to change faculty or cancel programs at its discretion. In the unlikely event of program changes, the school is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.