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: Online
“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 learning data. How can they use this information to support student achievement?
The Data Wise Improvement Process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that teachers and classroom leaders can use to examine test scores and other classroom data and 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.
This online version of The Data Wise Leadership Institute addresses the same content as our on-site program in a flexible location. You will receive all the materials and structure you need for a week of learning and planning with your colleagues, including video mini-lessons explaining key tasks, detailed meeting agendas, and a complete schedule for the week that includes live online sessions with Harvard faculty and your Data Wise coach.
We strongly encourge teams to also enroll in the Data Wise in Action Program, where you will receive 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
Kathryn Boudett is the faculty chair of the Data Wise Leadership Institute: January and Data Wise Coach Certification, and the faculty co-chair of the Data Wise in Action Program, Data Wise Leadership Institute: Online, and Data Wise Leadership Institute: June.
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.