How do we strive to lead schools in a good direction, from whatever starting point? In this inquiry, you will incorporate research and expert knowledge related to understanding and driving school improvement in order to develop and refine how to engage your school community in change. To accomplish these goals, you will closely examine change efforts underway in your school, and identify and collaboratively plan focus areas for improvement. Finally, you will provide evidence of comprehensive plans for leadership of a teacher learning oriented change initiative.

This series is also offered (for five or more teachers) as a school-based inquiry.

Next offered in Spring 2025:

Sample seminar schedule from 2024: All sessions are online via Zoom.

  • Tuesday, May 14th 4:30-7:30 pm, Design Thinking & Continuous Improvement
  • Tuesday, May 21st 4:30-7:30 pm, How Schools Improve & Teacher Learning
  • Tuesday, June 4th 4:30-7:30 pm, Tuning Improvement Designs
  • Practicum work and independent practice continue after final seminar. Anticipated completion date is June 27.

Credits and Cost:

  • 1-2 credits
  • $550 per credit