The Real ROI of Investing in Principal Preparedness

February 5, 2021

School-based simulations provide authentic experiences for principal preparation programs equipping current and aspiring school leaders to meet future challenges. Simulations play a vital role in closing the preparedness gap by teaching through doing and offer a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. Peer-to-peer learning is one of the most sought-after forms of principal preparation with more than 52% of principals stating that this is a key method for developing capacity1.  Simulations are an effective training tool when played asynchronously or can be completed online with a group. Online, facilitated sessions offer leaders, who might feel isolated during this COVID-challenged environment, an opportunity to collaborate and connect with others over a shared experience.

 

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Don’t Forget about Professional Development Amid COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is creating a new normal for everyone across the globe.  Historically, times like these have often led to the most extraordinary outcomes.  The Washington Post recently published an article on how Sir Isaac Newton used his time at home during the black plague to do his best work. Our current circumstances are quite similar and the most innovative leaders in education will use this disruption to not only think about how and what content is being delivered to students, but also to identify alternative learning opportunities for educators as well as the current and aspiring leaders in their districts.