|June 7, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting|
C12 - Independent Contractor Agreement with UNF for Clay County Assistant Principals
The UNF Instructional Leadership Program has been designed to build upon the existing strengths, assets and resources of school districts. Instructional leaders that take part in this yearlong professional development receive credit for a 3 hour graduate level course that can be applied towards a masters or doctoral degree from the College of Education and Human Services at UNF. Participants also receive a certificate of achievement after they meet the criteria of the program. UNF’s goal is to work closely with the school system to develop a strong cadre of instructional leaders that have deep expertise and substantial success in the areas of inquiry, coaching, instructional leadership and cultural competence. These skills and dispositions will allow instructional leaders to advance teaching and learning outcomes at their schools and within their district.
Three-Day Intensive Summer Institute (June 25-27, 2018):
Participants will engage in a three-day intensive institute in the summer to build background knowledge around instructional leadership, highly effective professional development, building communities of practice, inquiry, and job embedded professional development structures. The goals for these three days are for participants to:
Learn about a mini-inquiry cycle and draft an initial mini-inquiry question.
The district's principals participated in this professional learning during school year 2018-19. Previously, the district identified the need to provide additional specific professional development tailored to meet the needs of the district's principals. The district recognizes that the professional development administrators receive directly impacts their ability to build a school's capacity for improvement. Therefore it is important that this instructional coaching model be part of assistant principal's practice as well.
The district's Insight data continues to reveal there is a need to focus on providing quality professional learning to administrators as well as supporting administrator's development in their skill of providing instructional feedback and follow up.
Please see the attached Satisfaction Ratings for the Lastinger Program provided to principals during school year 2017-18.
The data indicates high satisfaction with the professional learning; the data is indicative that principals are not only learning something new, but committing to implementing new practices in their buildings.
During the follow up sessions, the assistant principals will engage in a two-day follow-up session in the fall (9:00-3:00). These two days will be focused on coaching as an intensive form of job-embedded professional development. There will be three half-day coaching symposium sessions throughout the remainder of the school year as well as a final celebration. During the half-day sessions, participants meet from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.. These follow-up sessions will allow participants to engage in an instructional leadership learning community where they will try new strategies, reflect on their practice, receive feedback from both their peers and facilitators and begin to master the art of instructional leadership with an intense focus on professional development and coaching.
Dates (September 24-25, 2018): (Three Days)
Dates (October 23): (one Half Day)
Dates January 22, 2019 (Half Day):
Dates February 25, 2019 (Half Day):
February (no face to face meetings):
Date April 2 (Half Day):
Participants will share their learning and be recognized for their work in the Instructional Leadership program.
|Strategic Plan Goal|
Develop and support great educators, support personnel and leaders.
To provide Clay County students with the highest quality teaching and learning processes available.
That the Clay County School Board approve the University of North Florida's Instructional Leadership and Coaching Program Scope of Work for the Clay County School District's Assistant Principals. This agreement will not exceed $47,300.00.
That the Clay County School Board authorize the Board Chairwoman, and in the event of her absence, the Vice Chairwoman and Superintendent to execute the contract contigent upon approval as to legal form and sufficiency by the School Board attorney.
Kathleen "Katie" Moeller Director of Professional Development, Leadership Development, ESOL, School Choice & Charter Kathleen.Moeller@myoneclay.net 904-336-6966
$47,300.00 in grant funds
C12 District Independent Cont Services Agreement.pdf