Moving Away from Professional-Immolation: Can Teacher Leadership Professionalize Education?

What is the ultimate goal of teacher leadership? According to Hilty (2012), the aim of teacher leadership is really pretty straightforward; the goal is attained when student outcomes are improved: “Being effective necessarily means that everyone in a school participates in the decision-making process and is accountable for student achievement” (p. 125). It seems simple […]

Standard 1 and Standard 3 Meta-reflection: Instructional Planning & Curriculum [Leadership in Applied Curriculum: Independent Study]

Standard 1 Instructional Planning Designs and monitors long and short-term plans for students’ academic success.  Standard 3 Curriculum Provides knowledge and skills that bring academic subjects to life and are aligned with state content standards. There is much work to be done in schools in general but especially in schools that are undergoing a great […]

Standard 5 Meta-reflection: Assessment [EDU 6613 Standards-based Assessment]

Standard 5 Assessment Assesses students’ mastery of curriculum and modifies instruction to maximize learning.  Beginning at the End When I initially went through the process of putting to paper a plan for my two-year Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I was cognizant of the order that I would take classes in. […]

Standard 10 EdTech: Living in a Digital World

In a digital world where parents, students, and present and future employers have ready access to online profiles and postings of educators, exercising good judgment entails both forethought and maintenance. Taking precautionary actions that limit the visibility and accessibility of online networking personas is wise, and any content should considered as a permanent record of […]