In your setting, you will learn a step-by-step process for engaging in collaborative inquiry and using a range of data sources to improve instruction and student outcomes.
Data Wise Leadership Institute: Virtual Onsite
“When schools create a collaborative culture around data use—when they use data not to point fingers but to inform collective decisions—something powerful can happen.” — Kathryn Boudett, Faculty Co-Chair
With the rise of school accountability, educators report that they are inundated with data about student learning. How can they use this information to support student achievement?
The Data Wise Improvement Process provides a clear, field tested blueprint that teachers and school leaders can use to examine test scores and other student data to catalyze school wide conversations that drive instructional improvement. The Date Wise Leadership Institute prepares school teams to plan a thoughtful launch of this inquiry process in their own settings. There are three ways for your team to participate in the Data Wise Leadership Institute: on-campus in January, on-campus in June, or by virtual onsite as your team meets together at a location of your choosing in July.
The virtual onsite offering of the Data Wise Leadership Institute addresses similar content and objectives as our on-campus program with a focus on individual school efforts, but takes place in the comfort of your own setting. Through an online learning platform, you will be given the tools to guide your team through the week-long institute, including video mini-lessons explaining key tasks, detailed meeting agendas for your team to follow, and a complete schedule for the week that includes live online sessions with Harvard faculty and daily conference calls with your Data Wise coach. Teams will meet together during the weeklong institute, and engage with each other as well as other teams from around the globe through the online learning platform and live online sessions.
We strongly encourage teams to also enroll in the Data Wise in Action Program, during the school year, where you will receive online sessions with Harvard faculty, model meeting agendas, and four months of virtual guidance from a Data Wise coach as you implement the inquiry process with your faculty. Teams applying for both programs will be given preference during the admissions process and participants in the leadership institute receive a discount for the Data Wise In Action Program in the same calendar year.
- Explore how the Data Wise Improvement Process brings coherence to the core work of schools
- Cultivate the habits of mind that improve team effectiveness and foster a supportive culture of improvement
- Practice using a series of inquiry protocols that you can bring back to your faculty
- Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise Improvement Process into your daily work
Rick Trujillo, Principal, James Monroe Elementary School
Data Wise Leadership Institute 2015 participant
Who Should Participate
- School-based teams of four or more people, including a principal, two or more teachers, and one or more other educators in leadership roles
Teams will be required to meet together in their setting during the length of the program. Click here for a sample schedule which details how you will spend your time in this institute.
Faculty Director, Learning and Teaching
Kathryn Boudett is the faculty co-chair of the Data Wise Leadership Institute: January, Data Wise Leadership Institute: June, Data Wise Leadership Institute: Australia, Data Wise Leadership Institute: Online, Data Wise in Action Program, and Data Wise Coach Certification
Fees & Policies
The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction. Payment or a purchase order must be received within 30 days of program acceptance, or upon receipt of the invoice if acceptance is within 30 days prior to the start of the program. Click here for more information on payment and financial aid.
Please click here for more information on our on-campus and online refund and withdrawal policies.
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.