Make learning the core business of your school system and your work as a leader.
This module is designed to help leaders get their attention back on the part of their job that matters most: leading the learning of adults and children.
In this module, you will examine how learning happens at every level of a school system, from classroom tasks to meetings in central office. You will learn to use design thinking to become more imaginative and purposeful about how learning happens as well as consider the intersection of racial identity and learning. You will investigate systems that are pushing the limits of what education can look like, considering the following questions: What does (or could) the future of learning hold, and what will it require of us as leaders? As a culminating activity, you will articulate a problem related to leading learning in your system, develop a plan to address the problem, test your plan, and reflect on the process and your learning.
The Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL) provides education leaders with the skills to create transformational, system-level change. The CAEL certificate involves the completion of four, 12-week online modules in which participants move through a cycle of learning, application, performance, and demonstration that includes online activities (e.g., readings, videos, short assessments, virtual discussions) and exercises to implement on the job.
The experience is designed to be both rigorous and flexible. The activities are asynchronous, allowing you to choose when within a given week you complete them. Each week will require 5-7 hours of work, with more guided work during “learning” weeks (2, 3, 4, and 8) and more job-embedded practice and application during the remaining weeks. Each participant will have a designated online learning facilitator to contact directly for support.
- Analyze classroom tasks to understand their ability to achieve intended outcomes
- Apply principles of adult learning to assess and (re)design opportunities for professional learning, including learning that happens in meetings
- Identify and evaluate how race intersects with learning across the system
- Learn how to innovate with sharp, user-centered problems