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Administration Courses Online
A school administrator wears many hats – HR director, manager, counselor, teacher growth and evaluation expert, school accountant and so on. Sometimes politics comes into play. Juggling all these roles takes guidance.
School districts across the nation are planning reform efforts in response to federal grants and changing policies that address systems and structures supporting student learning and teacher effectiveness. As a school administrator or a budding administrator, keeping abreast of developments is crucial.
At Dominican University our professional development series examines teacher evaluation for the purpose of improving both pedagogical skill and student achievement. Our courses are designed for aspiring and practicing administrators, department coordinators, teacher leaders, peer observers/ evaluators or any educator responsible for teacher growth and evaluation.
Our administrative series will help you identify and do what matters in teacher observations and feedback conferences focused on the dual purposes of growth and evaluation.
Doing What Matters
As a school administrator, doing what matters is the core of what we teach. Doing what matters as a school administrator means teacher observation, teacher growth and effective feedback.
A school administrator is the leader of the school and must lead effectively – instilling discipline, culture and likeability. A great school administrator sets a tone that teachers and students can follow.
Our series will help you identify and do what matters in teacher observations and feedback conferences focused on the dual purposes of growth and evaluation.
How to be an Effective School Leader
Being a school leader is not an easy job.
The best schools have an effective school leader or group of leaders focused on achievement and performance. Like any leader – mayor, governor, coach – a school principal or administrator sets the stage for long-term achievement and must be able to juggle a variety of responsibilities when dealing with other administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents.
Being an effective school administrator requires a blend of qualities and characteristics. A true leader understands that others are continuously watching and rises above the fray no matter how chaotic. A good administrator can respond to any situation.
Learn to be a Better Administrator
Our series examines teacher evaluation for the purpose of improving both pedagogical skill and student achievement. The series is designed for aspiring and practicing administrators, department coordinators, teacher leaders, peer observers/evaluators or any educator responsible for teacher growth and evaluation.
One must learn to identify what matters in teacher observations and feedback conferences focused on the dual purposes of growth and evaluation.
The objectives in our teacher evaluation series (https://dominicancaonline.com/courses/eduo-9743-teacher-evaluation-matters-teacher-feedback/
) require administrators to demonstrate or indicate what matters most in terms of the different types of classroom observations that relate to their purpose and strategy.
We will help you with zeroing in on observation of teacher pedagogical skills and student behaviors, including improving your ability to capture elements of effective instruction, student behaviors and data.
Face-to-face feedback and written feedback and evaluation is critical. A successful administrator gives feedback in order to focus on student learning and instructional improvement and addresses teacher professional development. A good administrator must also constantly analyze and evaluate the impact of the feedback they are giving. Is it working? If not, why?
Being an effective administrator takes study, observation and evaluation. That includes assessing teacher strengths and areas for improvement as well as being able to describe the skills and activities of the teaching process.
As a teacher-student you can learn to assess the alignment of your school or district’s teacher evaluation processes with opportunities that are designed to support teacher effectiveness and corresponding student learning.