Congratulations to the graduates of our Instructional Leadership for Continuous Improvement in Early Education course!
This free course is designed to help small teams from programs (e.g., a director, curriculum coach, and a lead teacher working collaboratively) build capacity for creating the conditions that enable continuous learning and improvement and facilitate job-embedded professional learning.
The ECE leaders pictured here engaged in reflective practices and learned job-embedded professional learning protocols such as collaborative planning and lesson study. Each team undertook an Early Education Quality Improvement Project—an experiential project that guided them through the process of identifying a problem related to instructional practices at their program, developed an action plan to address the problem, and took steps toward implementing their plan. Leaders engaged in meaningful opportunities to apply frameworks and strategies introduced during the course—and created meaningful change in their own programs!
This 25-hour virtual course was developed by the Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation and is offered through Massachusetts StrongStart Professional Development Centers. Intentional practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are embedded in the model with attention to leading for equity, inclusive classroom practices, and culturally-reflective and responsive practices with families.
Additional Instructional Leadership for Continuous Improvement in Early Education courses will open soon for enrollment! Watch this space for dates and times!