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 twelve-thirteen month NISL
Executive Development for School Leadership curriculum focuses on:
in standards-based instructional systems aligned by KDE and NISL staff,
in data analysis skills related to student achievement data,
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
principals in distributed leadership strategies that will assist in
developing the professional capacity of school staff.
cadres will start in the summer of 2015. Cadre locations for the 2015-16 school year will be:
If you are interested in participating in a 2015-16 NISL cadre, please send your
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.