The goal of Instructional Leadership is to support teacher growth in ways that consistently lead to improved and refined practice evidenced by increasing levels of student achievement. Supporting teacher practice is a skill set that requires instructional leaders to address the technical nature of the work, in addition to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs educators might have. SEL is the process through which we acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. As educators resume in-person instruction post-pandemic, providing safe and nurturing environments that support student-centered learning will be key undertakings for leaders at every level. In order to best facilitate this charge, instructional leaders must understand and strategically integrate the five interrelated competencies of SEL holistically into the school program.
This session is designed for district, school, and teacher leaders who interface with school-level educators to provide instructional support, training, and leadership.
Outcome: I can develop social emotional initiatives in my school that integrate the academic and social needs of my school community.
During the workshop, participants will…