The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership
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The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership

by Richard D. Sorenson, Lloyd M. Goldsmith, Zulma Y. Mendez, Karen T. (Taylor) Maxwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412980801

ISBN-13: 9781412980807

Pub. Date: 01/18/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Practical guidance for spearheading curriculum development and change

This comprehensive guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, creating a culture of improvement, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate

Overview

Practical guidance for spearheading curriculum development and change

This comprehensive guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, creating a culture of improvement, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership. Highlights include step-by-step guidance for:

  • Working collaboratively with personnel
  • Integrating state and national standards into school curriculum
  • Maximizing professional development opportunities
  • Connecting curriculum to instruction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412980807
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
414,162
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Defining Curriculum Leadership
Getting Started
Defining Curriculum Leadership
Organizational Phenomena Influencing Curriculum Leadership
Rethinking the Education Hierarchy
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Stand and Deliver
2. A Curriculum Leadership Journey
ISLLC Standards and Curriculum Leadership
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Principal Wonkermann's Late Afternoon Experience: De Ja Vu All Over Again
3. Principal Expectations as Curriculum Leader
Shoot Low, Expect Less
Understanding Principal Expectations in Curriculum Development
Principal Expectations in the Curriculum Leadership Role
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Who's the Turkey This Thanksgiving?
4. The Principal's Role in Curriculum Change and Innovation
Constructive Change = Positive Growth
The Basis for Change and Why It Is So Necessary
Why We Resist Change
How to Overcome Resistance to Change
The Change Process in Curriculum Development
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: It's a Real Puzzle to Me!
Managing Change Tolerance Test
5. Curriculum Leadership in Action
The Role of the Principal in Curriculum Design and Development
The Challenges of Leading
Curriculum Leadership Through Walker's Deliberative Model of Curriculum Development
Enacting the Deliberative Model of Curriculum Development
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Who Decides What and How?
6. Where the Action Is: Building Relationships with Teachers
Leadership and Followership: You Can't Have One Without the Other
10 Curriculum Leadership Building Blocks for Preventing and Treating Arrested Teacher Development
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Zachary School Case Study
7. Systematically Integrating Curriculum and Instruction
The Role and Vision of the Principal in Defining Curriculum and Instruction
Integrating Curriculum and Instruction
Five Steps to Successful Curriculum Integration
The Integration of Curriculum and Instruction: How Relevance and Interest Help Students Become Better Learners
The Principal's Role in Curriculum Integration
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Well, It's the State Mandated Curriculum!
8. Professional Learning and Curriculum Leadership
Teaching and Learning
Building Teacher Capacity
Four Factors Impacting Professional Learning
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: Professional Learning at Sandy Shores School
9. The Principal and Legislated Learning: Working the System and the Prospects of Curriculum Renewal
Curriculum Leadership and Legislated Learning
The Principal in the Process of Curriculum Renewal and Change
Toward Change and a Renewed Curriculum
High-Stakes Testing, Curriculum Renewal, and Educational Practice
Curriculum Theory and the Renewal Process
Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: It's All State Mandated Anyway! Part II: A Principal Returns From the Annual Summer State Leadership Academy
10. Trailblazing Digital Curriculum Leadership 101
Trailblazing
Let's Talk Technology Standards
A Voice From the Field
The Quaker Digital Academy Story
Looking Forward
Final Thoughts
One More Thing
Discussion Questions
Case Study Application: My School and the NETS A
Informal NETS A Principal Profile Campus Evaluation Instrument
Epilogue
References
Index

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