L2N: Leadership Learning Network


Leadership & Learning Network 

 

Rationale: The Leadership & Learning Network (L2N) is a learning collaborative initiative designed to train and support instructional leadership teams at every school. Just as each school may have a school improvement team, student assistance team, PBIS team or other teams focused on a specific initiative, we believe each school should have a team focused solely on their core work: instruction. Each school will have an instructional leadership team comprised of 6 people including the principal and teacher leaders. Principals may also choose to have an AP and/or EC Facilitator or other instructional leader on their team. Academic Services personnel including TLL, LPD, EC, AIG & ESL will be actively involved in each network meeting. As data suggests, literacy across all content areas continues to be an area of need for our district. For that reason, our work will be based on a 3-year Literacy goal that is data-driven and student-focused.

GOALS

Overarching 3-year L2N Goal: At the end of three years, all students will speak and write with evidence in response to reading of complex text.

 

Incremental Goals: Year One

Student Goal

      All students will read and comprehend complex texts.

Teacher Goal

      All teachers will choose and use appropriate complex text to support student comprehension. In collaborative teams, teachers will reflect and modify instructional practice based on student data analysis.

Leadership Goal

  • L2N will develop instructional leaders by creating a consistent understanding of quality instruction as identified by the DPS Guide for Effective Instruction to support PLCs in improving student reading and comprehension of complex texts.

 

Incremental Goals: Year Two

Student Goal

      All students will use close reading strategies to comprehend complex text.

Teacher Goal

      All teachers will choose and use appropriate complex text, model close reading components, assign aligned rigorous tasks, and observe peers. In collaborative teams, teachers will reflect and modify instructional practice based on student data analysis.

Leadership Goal

      L2N will develop instructional leaders by creating opportunities for school leadership teams to take ownership of school-wide literacy practices, and create structures to provide collegial feedback to increase student reading comprehension.


Through participation in the Leadership & Learning Network sessions, L2N teams will have an understanding of the following:

     Why have an Instructional Leadership Team (L2N)?

     Why Close Reading (all content areas)?

     L2N is a three-year initiative

     L2N teams are Leadership Teams they lead learning

     Connection between L2N teams and the Instructional Planning Approach

 






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