Professional Collective Capacity addresses the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC 2014) Standard 2 – Instructional Capacity, Standard 6 – A Professional Culture for Teachers and Staff, and Standard 9 – Ethical Principles and Professional Norms.
These Standards outline the responsibilities of the educational leader in adhering to the ethical principles and professional norms while developing and maintaining a professional culture of teaching and learning so that all students have access to a high quality education that prepares them for college, career and democratic citizenry.
- Recruits and hires effective teachers and other professional staff.
- Develops individual and collective capacity for staff and provides opportunities for collaborative work, on-going differentiated professional learning, and the development of leadership skills.
- Supports teachers and staff with human, financial, and technological resources for teaching and learning.
- Maintains a sense of self-awareness and attends to her own learning.
- Nurtures a commitment to shared goals and promotes a culture of collective efficacy and shared responsibility.
- Fosters and supports productive relationships and trust with and among all stakeholders.
- Acts as a moral compass for the school.
- Safeguards the values of democracy, equity, justice, community and diversity.
Collective Capacity; that is a culture for teachers to continuously improve via Professional Learning Groups and on-going, job embedded structures aligned to the action plan, focused on results, and designed to improve the school, is one of the factors that has the greatest impact on student learning. I have demonstrated by commitment to Collective Capacity in numerous ways.
Sample Learning Community Agenda
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