The Leadership Center was established in 2004 in recognition of the critical role that school leaders play in improving student learning. At the state and local levels, considerable resources have been invested in professional development and support for teachers, but very little has been available for school leaders.
The Leadership Center fills that gap by providing emerging, new, and experienced school leaders with the practical tools and insights they need to do their jobs, and do them well. Underlying each program is a clear emphasis on strategies for closing the achievement gap. In addition, structures are provided so that participants can take the lessons “home” and fine-tune them to the needs of their school or district.
News & Announcements
Curriculum 21: Clearinghouse
At the Jan 10-11 professional development session Mapping to the Core, Heidi Hayes Jacobs discussed the Curriculum 21: Clearinghouse of resources for classrooms of the future. Hayes Jacobs returns to SCOE on March 7 to continue the discussion about transforming schools for the 21st century. Register now...
Tier II Administrative Credential
SCOE will continue to offer AB 430 Principal Training for educators interested in preparing for site leadership positions. Individuals completing this program earn Professional Administrative Services Credential (PASC II, also called Tier II) credit through their participation.
**Please note: All three of the AB 430 modules must be taken and all requirements completed no later than April 1, 2014. There will be no exceptions to this date from the state credentialing division.
For information, contact Judith Martin, email@example.com or (707) 522-3069.
Lessons from the Leadership Network | Jan-Feb 2012
The Sonoma Leadership Network identified key best practices for improving schools and is helping put those practices into action.
PLC Teams | Jan 2010
Learn about the power of high-performing Professional Learning Community teams and how they can lead to improved learning. The video shows a PLC meeting at Whited School.
Common Assessment Meeting Protocol (pdf)
PLC Norms: What are they? (pdf)
PLC Norms: Sample (pdf)
PLCs: A Road Map for Implementation (doc)
Setting Norms for Collaborative Work (pdf)
Team Meeting Format (pdf)
Work Plan Flow Chart for High-Performing Teams (pdf)