KDE has been working with National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) to provide leadership training to school and district leaders. NISL is a thoroughly researched and fully tested program designed to assist schools and districts across the state with leadership development efforts. The intent is to build leadership capacity through distributed leadership, increase recruitment and retention of effective leaders and improve student achievement.
The eighteen month ISL Executive Development for School Leadership curriculum focuses on:
- training in standards-based instructional systems aligned by KDE and NISL staff,
- training in data analysis skills related to student achievement data,
- capacity to take learning theory into practice, by providing skills and knowledge to enable principals to be instructional leaders in literacy, math, and science in their own schools, and
- training principals in distributed leadership strategies that will assist in developing the professional capacity of school staff.
The first cadre of LEAD-Kentucky will start in the summer of 2014. If you are interested please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org