Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma

Language

English and Arabic

Duration

9 months

Previous Experience

Required

Eligibility

School Principals, Middle Leaders, Supervisors, and Aspiring Principals

Location

Queen Rania Teacher Academy

Language

English and Arabic

Duration

9 months

Previous Experience

Required

Eligibility

School Principals, Middle Leaders, Supervisors, and Aspiring Principals

Location

Queen Rania Teacher Academy

The Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma (AILPD) was launched in May 2016 in collaboration with the University of Jordan and based on the professional development curriculum in cooperation with the University of Connecticut (UCONN). The Diploma concentrates on developing the knowledge and skills of education leaders to connect educational theory to practice. Geared to create a positive school culture and enhance classroom practices, the twenty-four-credit hour Diploma program provides principals with tools that enable them to systematize decision-making procedures, which ensures effectiveness within the school environment.

The Diploma is based on the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) originated in 2003 at Harvard University through a joint effort from the Business and Education schools.

Targeted Audience

This program is targeting the School principal, Head of the stage, assistants, and supervisors. Aspiring Principals “teachers and head of departments” who wish to can join the program, need to complete the following two foundational courses:

Module (0): The roles and responsibilities of instructional leader.

This module will be considered as a prerequisite for the program. It focuses on developing teachers’ understanding of the instructional leader’s roles and acquires skills to lead the school effectively. The module is presented through 30 training hours (face-to-face), in addition to (10 hours) collaborative E-learning.

Online course: Introduction to Instructional leadership.

This course is 12 hours of online learning that provides the basic instructional leadership knowledge and skills and preparing the aspiring principals for the advanced level.

Curriculum Outline

The program content is organized into four main modules that basically reflect the core of the program and align directly to the PELP Coherence framework and with the Leadership Standards:

Module 1: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The module will focus on effective instruction and assessment strategies and the leadership practices necessary to provide the structure and support teachers need to implement student-centered approaches.

 

Module 2: Supervision, Evaluation and Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement

School leaders will learn to use that knowledge and demonstrate the skills necessary to evaluate and supervise teachers effectively and to provide constructive feedback to teachers, thereby improving teaching and learning.

 

Module 3: Building a Positive School Climate and Culture

The purpose of this module is to give school leaders the opportunity to apply practices and processes for evaluation and establishing a sustaining and positive environment to improve students’ achievement.

 

Module 4: School and Program Management to Support Individual and Organizational Effectiveness

This module introduces school leaders to concepts and skills, which are fundamental to the successful administration of educational organizations. The overarching goal of the course is to provide pragmatic knowledge, which will give the participants an understanding and appreciation of the complexity of educational organizations.