Providing Leadership Opportunities to Grow Capacity

Focus Area: Principalship


Phase: Targeted Support

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Providing leadership opportunities, and building the capacity of teachers and administrators is among the strategies that have the greatest impact on accelerating student learning and is also among the most labor intensive for principals (McQueen, 2021). Leading principals in the work of expanding their leadership capacity to advance teachers’ talents provides immediate and long-term rewards, both for the staff and the organization. Within this topic, BL Coaches will equip principals with tools to evaluate and expand educator capacity.


This learning experience is designed for those newer to the Principal role, assistant principals, and teacher leaders developing leadership knowledge and skills.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I use growth-centric tools and strategies to empower teacher development.

Learning Experience

Frame the Problem of Practice

  • Identify varying growth opportunities needed for ineffective vs. effective educators
  • Examine the benefits and challenges of varied research-based growth perspectives

Explore the Problem of Practice

  • Explore a talent map as a tool to rate educator effectiveness that informs growth supports
  • Strategize with colleagues on ways to best leverage the tool in addition to other data sources

Action Plan to Address the Problem of Practice

  • Utilize the Educator Journey Map as a guide to help educators plan for future intentions and best aligned growth supports
  • Plan to share completed plans and exchange feedback on the Community Discussion Board as a follow-up to the VW to prepare for 1:1 coaching