Instructional Leadership in Early Care and Education

Instructional Leadership in Early Care and Education

About this Course

In this course you will explore innovative and practical ways to support your teachers’ professional growth. Instructional leadership is all about providing teachers with the support they need to create high-quality interactions, implement developmentally appropriate practices, and build relationships with the children and families in the program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate the culture of your early learning program and reflect on how you will create a supportive environment for teachers’ professional growth.
  • Define early childhood curriculum and explore three approaches to working with young children that can reduce teacher stress.
  • Investigate the idea of making staff meetings a time to engage teachers and discuss ideas for program improvement.
  • Examine the concept of creating a Community of Practice. Learn the benefits of fostering a learning community, and using use high-level, reflective questions to extend teachers’ thinking and improve their practice.
  • Discover how to use reflective feedback as a tool to support teachers and build on their strengths as they improve their practice.
  • Explore effective ways to support teachers as they create their own professional development plans.

These strategies are job-embedded and will need to be implemented with the teachers in your program.

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