The Principal's Role in the Instructional Process

The Principal's Role in the Instructional Process

Implications for School Leaders and Instructional Coaches 


Instructional leadership is significantly effective when it comes to promoting increased levels of student achievement. However, district and school leaders struggle to implement effective instructional leadership practices. While instructional leadership is a commonly used descriptor, rarely does the title transfer to better practice. The potential to dramatically increase student achievement can be attributed to those personal leadership profiles that truly make the most difference. 

Dozens of characteristics have been identified from research studies on school improvement and instructional leadership, including high expectations of students and teachers, participating in teacher learning, quality professional development, and the use of data to evaluate teacher impact and student results. 

As teams explore high impact leadership strands, they are introduced to a range of evidence gathering tools designed to inform them about their impact as leaders. Participants will then receive support to create and develop an action plan based on the evidence they plan to collect. 

In this highly interactive and engaging session, participants will examine the most contemporary research available about specific leadership behaviors that have the most significant influence on student achievement. Learning how to promote and participate in teacher learning and development can help to form relationships that positively affect both students and teachers. 

This two-day session is designed to assist leaders in creating a detailed plan to gather evidence that leads to a deeper impact and increased levels of organizational success while promoting focus, clarity, and accountability.

Session Outcomes

  • Learn how to retool your collaborative leadership profile through collective efficacy and Achievement Teams
  • Learn the key characteristics of an effective teacher and how to ensure these key practices are evident in your school/district
  • Create an effective leadership profile and live the culture you wish others to follow
  • Use data and faculty input to determine the most effective and sustainable professional development activities that strengthen teachers' instructional skills
  • Calculate your school/district collective efficacy score using the Collective Efficacy Scale (CE-SCALE) developed by Wayne K. Hoy, Fawcett Professor Emeritus in Educational Administration, The Ohio State University

Session Success Criteria

  • By the end of our day, participants will understand those leadership behaviors that have the greatest impact on student achievement and the importance of looking at and evaluating their leadership influence.
  • Participants are given time to reflect on personal leadership attributes and make comparisons to those leadership actions that truly make the most difference.
  • Participants will possess the knowledge, skills, and principles necessary in order to make a clear and positive impact on students and teachers. 

Click here to view a video session description.

To schedule, please contact:

Michelle Ventura
Business Operations-Advanced Collaborative Solutions
805.801.4311 | 844.235.3233 toll-free