Leadership

Logic Models for Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation: Workshop Toolkit

Fri, 05/01/2015

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Karen Shakman, Sheila M. Rodriguez

This toolkit, developed by REL Northeast & Islands for use by schools, districts, and states (and other groups serving them), helps practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. This toolkit provides a complete workbook and slide deck for two sessions. Session I is 120 minutes long, and Session II is 90 minutes long. The first session focuses on the elements of a logic model and the process for developing a logic model for a program or policy.

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118 pp

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Inspiring Teachers

Thu, 04/16/2015

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This briefing paper explores “leadership oriented professional development” and highlights four programs that exemplify this approach to inspiring and supporting teachers. The authors summarize the guiding principles that make these programs so effective. These include providing teachers with opportunities to do authentic mathematics, to experience mathematics as a student does, to provide authentic mathematical experiences for their students, to become leaders in their profession, and to build communities.

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12 pp.

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Quality Measures: Partnership Effectiveness Continuum

Fri, 11/14/2014

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Principals are key to improving schools, but too often the programs that train them don’t adequately prepare principals for the challenges they will face leading schools. One way to change this is for school districts and training providers to work together so programs can better understand and respond to the needs of the schools their graduates will lead. How can such partnerships be forged and strengthened?

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21 pp.

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Realizing the Benefits of Research-Practitioner Partnerships

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Jill Weber brings 25 years of experience advancing the education reform efforts of state and local education agency leaders to her role as director of EDC’s Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands. EDC is now a little over halfway through its second five-year term administering the REL, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Over the past few years, the REL has formed research alliances—researcher-practitioner partnerships in which education practitioners and policymakers in New England, New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico work closely with EDC and other researchers to carry out research agendas targeted at priority areas of educational improvement. In this post, Weber provides a glimpse into the work of the English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA), which is examining state and district data to gain insight into how school programs and characteristics affect English language learners’ achievement and outcomes.

Jill Weber brings 25 years of experience advancing the education reform efforts of state and local education agency leaders to her role as director of EDC’s Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands. EDC is now a little over halfway through its second five-year term administering the REL, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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Jennifer Hawley

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Jennifer

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Hawley

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Jennifer M. Hawley contributes her financial and business acumen to a wide range of EDC initiatives and departments. She brings extensive expertise in systems and policies that ensure the smooth day-to-day fiscal operations of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and that provide a strong foundation for business development.

Hawley plays a lead role in development teams that secure grants and contracts to support the launch of innovative initiatives that advance the Learning and Teaching Division’s goals. Charged with ensuring that teams’ proposals meet all financial requirements, she guides multiple submissions each quarter, including bids focused on improving services for students with disabilities and promoting the school success of students who are English learners. In partnership with the project directors of dozens of Division initiatives, she ensures that financial protocols are followed and oversees the work of junior project staff.

As a member of the Division's Fiscal Management Team, Hawley provides consultation to initiatives throughout the Division, as well as collaborating with colleagues to develop resources to systematize development work and project management Division-wide. She also works closely with EDC’s Finance and Accounting Division to recruit and orient new fiscal staff and design and deliver professional development to ensure compliance with EDC policy and federal guidelines and to support the implementation of new policies and systems.

Hawley began her career at EDC as a Senior Accounts Payable Specialist. In this capacity, she ensured efficient processing and monitoring of invoices, coordinated the system of travel advances, and supported EDC project staff in resolving issues related to payments, contracts, and agreements.

Prior to joining EDC, Hawley held financial positions at several Massachusetts businesses.

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Finance Manager I

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Learning and Teaching Division

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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617-618-2743

Melissa Lin

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Lin

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Melissa Lin specializes in project management, product development, conference and event administration, proposal coordination, facilitation of team collaboration, and development of administrative systems. To all of her work, she brings a deep commitment to community engagement and fostering the sharing of information and ideas.

Lin advances the mission of EDC school leadership projects that share a common focus on improving the quality of principal preparation programs to respond to the demands of today's schools and enhance learning outcomes for all students. She supports the work of the Quality Measures™ Center for Program Assessment and Technical Assistance, led by Cheryl King and funded by The Wallace Foundation.

In the National Training Provider/Graduate Principal Professional Learning Community, she is facilitating an effort to improve the quality of districts’ principal preparation and training by engaging program providers and principals in a professional learning community. In the Quality Measures (QM) Principal Pipeline Technical Assistance initiative, Lin was part of a team that is supporting the scale-up of six urban school districts’ promising leader development initiatives by guiding program improvement efforts using the QM self-assessment process.

Lin contributes her written and visual communication skills to numerous online and print products. She edited the QM tools and resources (including the QM Principal Preparation Program Self-Assessment Toolkit); developed the Exemplar Catalogue on the Quality Measures website; and managed the publication process for the Wallace-funded report, Districts Developing Leaders: Lessons on Consumer Actions and Program Approaches from Eight Urban Districts.

Prior to joining EDC, Lin worked in development and fundraising for a breast cancer organization affiliated with Columbia University Medical Center and for the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, which supports non-profit theatre companies in New York City through funding, training, networking, and space rentals. Earlier in her career, she interned with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program, where she worked closely with the Program Director over two summers to implement a five-week arts apprenticeship program for high school students and served as a liaison between program leaders, youth participants, studio and professional development instructors, and community members.

Lin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

 

 

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Project Associate II

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Leadership for Learning Innovation

Mailing Address: 

43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

Telephone: 

617-618-2133

New Partnership Between EDC and Teaching Channel

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In an exciting collaboration, Teaching Channel features Success at the Core professional development videos and instructional resources developed by EDC and Vulcan Productions. “Teaching Channel is an ideal host for our Success at the Core teacher and leadership development materials,” said Barbara Miller, former EDC Vice President and Lead Designer of Success at the Core.

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From Partnerships to Professional Learning Communities

Mon, 02/03/2014

Author(s): 

Cheryl King, Brad Portin, Susan Korach, Michael Johanek

These presentation slides are from a webinar featuring Cheryl King and hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The webinar highlighted how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can support educational leadership programs in partnering with local schools and districts to increase the relevancy of their preparation programs to the particular needs of local educational communities.

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40 slides

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Assessing School Leader Preparation Program Quality: An Update on the Quality Measures Tool

Thu, 01/30/2014

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In this webinar hosted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Cheryl King discusses how EDC’s Quality Measures™ tool has helped school leader preparation programs assess their strengths and weaknesses and improve the quality of their curriculum, pedagogy, and clinical components.  

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54min.

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Building Capacity through an Early Education Leadership Academy

Wed, 01/01/2014

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Commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), co-led by EDC and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

This policy brief was commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) as it begins designing an Early Education Leadership Academy for early learning and K–Grade 3 State Education Agency/Early Learning Agency (SEA/ELA) administrators. The report concludes with a series of action suggestions based on the findings from a multi-dimensional view of the leadership development needs of SEA/ELA early learning administrators.

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45pp.

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