Become a more savvy consumer of school research and data.
In this era of evidence-driven reform, school leaders must learn to harness an array of data to drive improvement.
In this module, you will explore key concepts in performance measurement, research design, and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) to understand what can be gleaned from different sources. With your cohort, you will discuss the data you have available and learn how to draw on multiple forms of evidence to make more informed policy and programmatic decisions.
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.
- Explore research on education interventions to understand how effective studies are constructed and how to use findings to inform system-level decisions
- Identify opportunities to participate in rigorous data collection and evaluation in your system
- Strengthen the capacity of your system to base decisions on quality evidence