The Learning Leadership Compass is a cohort style professional learning experience for learning leaders, both teachers and administrators, who want to individually and collaboratively grow teaching practice in support of student learning. John Hattie in Visible Learning for Teachers (2012), describes Learning Leadership as “…the leaders’ motivation of teachers and students identifying and articulating high expectations for all, consulting with teachers before making decisions that affect teachers, fostering communication, allocating resources, developing organizational structures to support instruction and learning, and regularly collecting and reviewing with teachers data on student learning. Learning leadership is the most powerful incentive to stay in teaching.”
In the past several years, school districts throughout Michigan and the United States have been required to select teaching frameworks to frame the impact of teaching on student learning. Many districts have chosen The Framework for Teaching (Danielson, 2013) because it “identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning” (The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument: 2013 Edition, p. 1). This leadership cohort builds on the purpose and priorities The Framework for Teaching to “know and grow teaching to enhance student learning” using a customized, micro-credential based approach for “just right” professional learning.
The Learning Leadership Compass Cohort provides opportunities for educational leaders to find their “true north in learning leadership” as they engage in professional learning modules with other educational colleagues. regarding teaching problems-of-practice and student learning challenges.
To view the full details and schedule for the program, please see the flier from Washtenaw ISD here. Registration links can be found on the last page of the flier. For more information contact Kim Woods at (734) 994-8100 ext. 1320 or