Leadership for Changing Schools
Author: Shirley M. Hord
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Leadership for Changing Schools is a training program designed to build capacity in schools and districts that are working to meet these challenges. A series of seven modules gives school and district leaders and their teams a way to work with individual schools as they strive to make the extensive changes that are needed to provide a high-quality education for every child.
This product was sold in 2000 as a physical toolkit, but it is no longer available for sale. However, many of the resources included in the kit have been put online free of charge or are sold separately. Use the links below to access resources.
Leadership for Changing Schools includes the following:
- A facilitator's guide
- Transparencies and handouts (these PDF files can be printed in color or used as a Powerpoint presentation)
Section A: Introduction transparency handout Section B: Leadership Is Change transparency handout Section C: Strategy One - Create a Context for Change transparency handout Section D: Strategy Two - Develop and Articulate a Shared Vision transparency handout Section E: Strategy Three - Plan and Provide Resources transparency handout Section F: Strategy Four - Invest in Training and Professional Development transparency handout Section G: Strategy Five - Assess Progress
and Strategy Six - Provide Continual Assistance
- A video that demonstrates "one-legged interviews," a change intervention used to informally monitor a teacher's progress in putting an innovation into practice.
- Voices from the Field: Success in School Reform, a set of two audio recordings focusing on the six strategies for implementing reform
- A packet of selected reading materials on leadership development and change, including"
- Taking Charge of Change, one of SEDL's best-sellers
- Issues ...about Change volume 1, number 2: Leadership: An Imperative for Successful Change
- Issues ...about Change volume 6, number 1: Professional Learning Communities: What Are They and Why Are They Important
- Strategies for Success: Implementing a Comprehensive School Reform Program
- A National Plan for Improving Professional Development (by Dennis Sparks and Stephanie Hirsh)
- Five Models of Staff Development for Teachers (From Journal of Staff Development, Fall 1989, Vol. 10, No. 4)
- Professional Development in Learning-Centered Schools (from "Putting it All Together" by Thomas R. Guskey, Chapter 8, pp130-149)
- On-the-Job Learning (From Journal of Staff Development, Summer 1999)
- Integrating Innovations (From Educational Leadership 47:5, February 1990, pp11-15)
- Making the Leap: Leadership, Learning, and Successful Program Implementation from Instructional Leader. Austin, TX: Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisor’s Association.
- Five school profiles from a Professional Learning Community Research Study