OSS18 EDUC 57156 Leading and Supporting Effective Instruction in Alaska

OSS18 EDUC 57156 Leading and Supporting Effective Instruction in Alaska

May 29-31 onsite, assignments due June 22
1 Credit/Graded/500-Level
Meets State of Alaska recertification requirements
Credit through Alaska Pacific University

School and district leaders have many roles: communicator, facilitator, instructional leader, learner and evaluator. Key to all of the roles is efficient and effective communication and the ability to use your time to provide your teachers with the resources that matter. 

The conference will explore communication and facilitation strategies to promote collective teacher efficacy at the building and district level. According to John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, collective teacher efficacy is at the top of the list for influencing learning in a school. 
We will explore: 
  • How to have better conversations and lead more productive meetings and professional learning.  
  • Concrete steps to support effective mathematics instruction in your building or district.  
  • How to effectively lead in a school improvement process.

Course Expectations
Participants must read all materials, discuss the tools and concepts presented in the institute, and create an action plan. 

The action plan will document an area where you will refine or change practice next year, incorporating the information obtained at the conference around: collaboration and team building, building a collective teacher efficacy process, and/or leading effective math instruction.

Participants will discuss the topics online on the Alaska Professional Learning Network (AkPLN) and submit an action plan.  All course activities must be completed by June 22. 

Course Evaluation
Attendance and Participation in AkPLN Online Discussions– 50%.  
Final Project Reflection – 50%

All grades for institutes and school year courses must be submitted at the same time to the university. No grades can be submitted individually, earlier or later than the rest.  

No grades of "incomplete" are allowed by APU; 
participants who do not submit a paper by the due date will receive a failing grade for this class.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after enrollment. 


Contact Information

  • Phone: 907-364-3809
    Email: asdn@alaskaacsa.org

Payment Instructions

  • Tuition fee of $90.