School improvement efforts may fail to improve student achievement if they fail to strengthen instructional program coherence directed at providing instructional guidance and support to teachers. Education leaders promote the use of rigorous curricula, which set high expectations for students and are aligned to academic standards. In Inquiry into Curriculum Leadership, educators engage in collaborative inquiry into how leaders can seek to maximize student learning through systems of support and effective assessment strategies that inform instruction, curricular materials that support effective teaching, authentic and differentiated professional development, coordination of these systems in ways that create opportunities to personalize the academic program to meet individual student needs. Clinical experiences in the learning strand call on participants to understand and apply these concepts at the systems level, analyzing and improving instructional programs in their context. Performance assessments require participants to systematically evaluate the coherence of instructional programs using a research based framework.

Above and beyond these activities, educators can elect to do an additional exploration of research as it informs their practice.

Next offered in Fall 2024.

Sample schedule from 2023. Online sessions are on Zoom, and in person sessions take place at 194 Dartmouth College Hwy, Lebanon, NH, 03766.

  • Saturday, October 28th, 9:00-3:00, Framework & Instructional Guidance, in person
  • Saturday, November 18th, 9:00-3:00, System Levels & Alignment, in person
  • Wednesday, November 29th, 9:00-3:00, Coherence and Leading for Coherence, online

Cost and Credits:

  • 2-3 credits
  • $550 per credit