1.0 Program features
Qualifications - If you have a year or more of experience, a willingness to work collaboratively with a coach to identify areas of strength and growth, and a desire for feedback regarding your leadership practices, then ASP 1.0 is for you! This program is not designed to satisfy principal mentoring requirements or to serve as a remediation process.
Summer Institute June 26-27 - Jump in with this Institute where you will revisit the purpose of your district’s TLC program, clarify the teacher leader roles in your building, establish school improvement and leadership goals, and plan backward to know what steps you’ll take on day one to advance your school improvement plan. (Attendance is required.)
Three half-day workshops for the principal and identified leadership team members - Engage with your leadership team and others in the program to collaborate and learn together. Build relevant content knowledge in order to practice necessary skills in teaming, leadership, and communication within and outside of your team. Reflect on the progress of your plan, celebrate benchmarks, and make decisions around interventions where necessary.
One-to-one coaching - Access 30 hours of individualized support from your coach to assist you in implementing your improvement plan. Your coach will facilitate context-specific and job-embedded leadership support aimed at transforming and deepening your leadership behaviors. Coaching will be grounded in the Leadership Academy Performance Practice Worksheet and your Individual Administrator Professional Development Plan goals that are aligned to your school’s improvement goals.
The appropriate role for an Administrator Support Program coach is to provide a safe, supportive learning experience for the principal. In particular, the coach should not engage in conversations with a principal’s supervisor regarding issues related to the principal’s performance or abilities unless the coach is concerned about illegal, unethical or immoral behavior.
Cost to participate in the 1.0 program is $1,500 for SAI members, $3,000 for non-members.
School districts may use TLC funds to pay for the principal’s registration fee. HF 215, subsection 12d. states that funds may be used for “other costs associated with the framework or comparable system approved by the department of education under section 284.15 with the goals of improving instruction and elevating the quality of teaching and student learning.”
Space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018, or until filled.
Principals enrolled in the 1.0 program are eligible for 2 licensure renewal credits upon attending the required two-day Summer Institute, three half-day workshops and receiving 30 hours of coaching.