The Relay GSE Instructional School Leadership Pilot (SLP) offers a unique opportunity for high-potential teacher leaders to develop their instructional leadership skills and explore school leadership as a potential career path. Created in partnership with DOE Cluster IV and Teach For America (TFA) NY, Relay GSE’s program is a yearlong, job-embedded program aligned with the New York City citywide instructional expectations. The SLP experience will facilitate participants’ practice and continuous improvement of the skills and mindsets needed to be an effective instructional leader. The rigorous program will focus on feedback and coaching of teachers to deliver strong instruction that prepares students for college, career, and beyond. Participants in the pilot will earn six graduate course credits (pending program approval) that may be transferred into Relay GSE Master’s in Education Leadership (currently in design) or potentially other graduate school leadership programs.
What is the structure of the program?
- A six credit graduate course (pending program approval) from July 2013 through June 2014 transferrable to Relay GSE Master’s in Education Leadership (currently in design) or other school leadership program(s)
- Job-embedded, in-school responsibility to coach one to three teachers for full school year supported by a mentor principal and Relay GSE faculty member
- Three one-on-one performance and career coaching sessions with a joint Relay GSE and DOE team
- Use of participant video and other school-based artifacts to share evidence of implementation in school context and to reflect, receive feedback, and practice.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Includes first coaching session
|Sessions will be held one Wednesday a month from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with two Saturday sessions
What is the focus of the program and why?
- Enables participants to explore and reflect on school leadership and go deeper on two of the highest leverage leadership skills 1) observation and feedback, and 2) strong instruction
- Supports a citywide instructional expectations focus on moving to more formative, high quality coaching of teachers
- Focuses on strong instruction, specifically high academic and behavioral expectations, and reinforces and provides tools for the DOE’s prioritized competencies within the Danielson framework
- Job-embedded, practice-based focus on these skills enables change and the opportunity for a variety of adult leadership experiences, while improving individual practice
- Curriculum leverages content and faculty from leaders who have replicated success of high performing schools, including:
- Doug Lemov’s (Teach Like a Champion) work dedicated to creating high academic and behavioral expectations;
- Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s (Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership) systems designed to help leaders leverage their time and use timely and effective observations and feedback
|Strong evidence of student achievement and/or progress as demonstrated through the DOE's accountability tools: Quality Review, Progress Report, and NYC School Survey
Strong network and cluster recommendation
|Complete at least three years in the principal role as of June 2013
Demonstrate strong evidence of successful school leadership over at least the past three years
Demonstrate capacity to serve as a mentor, share leadership responsibilities, and foster a school culture that supports leadership development
Commitment to support participant’s role in coaching other teachers
Commitment to attending at least one session for mentor principals
Commitment to use of video of participant and teachers being coached
Be recommended highly by the school’s network team
|Be a DOE teacher in Cluster 4 with at least three to five years experience|
Must hold role within school with responsibility to observe, give feedback and coach at least one teacher directly (including, but not limited to Lead Teacher, Instructional Liason, Common Core Fellow, etc.)
Have principal’s commitment and recommendation
Show a demonstrated potential for adult leadership, and a track record of success for student growth. (Including holding a satisfactory rating)
||February 25, 2013|
||Applications are reviewed and interview invitations are sent
||March 14-15, 2013|
||March 19-20, 2013|
||Candidates are selected and notified
||March 27, 2013|
||Due date to accept offer
||April 8, 2013|
For more information about the program, contact Lindsay Kruse at email@example.com or Bonnie LaBoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Relay Graduate School of Education, visit www.relay.edu