end of course

Domain 1: School Culture (school Community Leadership)
Competency 1: The entry-level principal knows how to establish and implement a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all stakeholders (students, staff, parents, and community).
   A. Creates a positive, collaborative, and collegial campus culture that sets high expectations and facilitates the implementation and achievement of campus initiatives and goals
B. Uses emerging issues, recent research, knowledge of systems (e.g., school improvement process, strategic planning, etc.), and various types of data (e.g., demographic, perceptive, student learning, and processes) to collaboratively develop a shared campus vision and a plan for implementing the vision
C.Facilitates the collaborative development of a plan that clearly articulates objectives and strategies for implementing a campus vision
D.Aligns financial, human, and material resources to support the implementation of a campus vision and mission
E.Establishes procedures to assess and modify implementation plans to promote achievement of the campus vision
F.Models and promotes the continuous and appropriate development of all stakeholders in the school community, to shape the campus culture
G. Establishes and communicates consistent expectations for all stakeholders, providing supportive feedback to promote a positive campus environment H Implements effective strategies to systematically gather input from all-campus stakeholders, supporting innovative thinking and an inclusive culture I. Creates an atmosphere of safety that encourages the social, emotional, and physical well-being of staff and students
J.Facilitates the implementation of research-based theories and techniques to promote a campus environment and culture that is conducive to effective teaching and learning and supports organizational health and morale.
 • Domain1,Competency1,DescriptiveStatementA
Creates a positive, collaborative, and collegial campus culture that sets high expectations and facilitates the implementation and achievement of campus initiatives and goals.
• Domain1,Competency1,DescriptiveStatementI
Creates an atmosphere of safety that encourages the social, emotional, and physical well-being of staff and students.
   • Domain V: Strategic Operations
Competency 9: The entry-level principal knows how to collaboratively determine goals and implement strategies aligned with the school vision that support teacher effectiveness and positive student outcomes.
   • Domain V, Competency 9, Descriptive Statement A
Assesses the current needs of the campus, analyzing a wide-set of evidence to determine campus objectives, and sets measurable school goals, targets, and strategies that form the school’s strategic plans
• Integration Domain, Descriptive Statement D
Creates a positive, collaborative, and equitable culture that establishes and communicates high, consistent expectations for all stakeholders and addresses barriers to ensure achievement of campus initiatives and goals.
     Knowledge: Candidates demonstrate an understanding of (the)… ● Factors that should inform campus initiative and goals
● Criteria and characteristics of a safe campus
● Components of a measurable goal
● Definition of equity and equality
● Elements of a high-quality school vision and mission
● The process of creating a vision, mission, goals, priorities, etc.
 This syllabus subject to change in order to better meet course objectives per discretion of instructor. 28

    ● Elements of effective student culture routines
● Practices that develop and sustain a strong staff culture
   Skills: Candidates demonstrate an ability to…
● Create a clear and compelling mission, vision, and set of values (or communicates a pre-existing mission, vision, and set of values.)
● Establish campus goals in alignment with mission and vision
● Implement consistent systems for the collection of teacher feedback on working conditions at regular intervals
● Inspire and gains the commitment of others towards the mission, vision, values, and goals
● Model organizational values
● Translate vision, mission, and values into concrete behavioral expectations for adults and students that are described, taught, modeled, and reinforced ● Respond to breaches in culture effectively
● Maintain emotional constancy in the face of conflict
● Create systems that foster relationship building
● Create structural opportunities for student leadership and community input
   Mindsets: Candidates demonstrate the belief that…
● Low tolerance for ineffective teaching
● Recognize great teaching and enforce high expectations for all teachers strengthens a school’s instructional culture ● Positive adult relationships are the foundation for student academic growth
● In order to thrive, the students’ basic needs must be met.
● All students come to school with unique histories, values, and strengths.
● Stakeholders will be more invested in maintaining a culture they feel they helped to create.
● Routine feedback is an integral part of the building a positive school culture.
   References:
● Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
● Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass,
2016.
● Green, R. Practicing the Art of Leadership – A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards, 5th Ed. Pearson 2018.
● Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree
Press, 2011.
 Activity
   Performance Task: Developing a School Vision, Mission, and Culture – These 3 components are strategic documents produced by many organizations – including schools – to indicate the purpose and priorities of the organization. For schools, they make a public statement about what the school sees as the purpose of education and how students should learn. Vision statements outline a school’s objectives, culture, and mission statements indicate how the school aims to achieve that vision. Schools might have one or all three. Vision, culture, and mission statements in schools make a public declaration of the values of the school.
One of the most important responsibilities of a principal is collaboratively establishing a vision, mission, and culture with all stakeholders. You will need to guide the school through developing a shared vision, mission, and culture among the stakeholders, internal and external. You will create a School Vision, Mission and Culture inventory outlining student achievement, growth, progress from multiple forms of data, and current organizational health safety survey data of your campus. This inventory will outline the following:
  This syllabus subject to change in order to better meet course objectives per discretion of instructor. 29

    • Current Vision and Mission Statements and process for your campus
• Document – Organizational health /culture/safety status of your campus • Basic campus information
• Student demographics
• Accountabilityinformation
• Campus improvement plan [CIP]
During the development of the inventory you will ultimately lay out a plan to reexamine your current school vision, mission and culture using the information you have learned from this course, data items listed for the inventory, and your school’s current campus improvement plan [CIP] to support your conclusions. The candidate will prepare an agenda containing a key point of discussion with stakeholders, PowerPoint for presentation with the stakeholders, documents based on evidence collected from feedback from the stakeholders and present to a group of internal & external stakeholders. Verbal notes must be included on each slide to outline the spoken message, and also include a page of descriptive information for each of the six inventories. The ultimate goal of this School Vision, Mission and Culture inventory is for the candidate to learn the importance of establishing, implementing and sustaining a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all stakeholders in a safe learning environment.
Disaggregate data for Campus Improvement Plan
Accountability Information
Gathering information using multiple forms of data – Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
 Knowledge – Candidates demonstrate an Evidence understanding of (the)……
   1. Factors that should inform campus initiative and goals
    Inventory (plan) to examine current vision, mission, culture & safety of the campus – Document of organization health/culture/safety status
   Relay goals in a plan to examine & revise current vision, mission, culture & safety of the campus based on feedback – Campus Improvement Plan
   2. Criteria and characteristics of a safe campus
   3. Components of a measurable goal
  4. Definition of equity and equality
      5. Elements of a high-quality school vision and mission
PowerPoint creation along with verbal notes outlining message – Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
   6. The process of creating a vision, mission, goals, priorities, etc.
      7. Elements of effective student culture routines
Gathering information using multiple forms of data, specifically student culture routines – Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
   This syllabus subject to change in order to better meet course objectives per discretion of instructor. 30

    Skills – Candidates demonstrate an ability to… Evidence
      1. Create a clear and compelling mission, vision, and set of values (or communicates a pre-existing mission, vision, and set of values.)
2. Establish campus goals in alignment with mission and vision
Translate data into action within report/inventory and create a strong message where all participants clearly understand the need and value for a shared mission, vision, culture and safe environment. – Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
      Review and make recommendations to the Campus Improvement Plan. – Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
      3. Implement consistent systems for the collection of teacher feedback on working conditions at regular intervals
  5. Translate vision, mission, and values into concrete behavioral expectations for adults and students that are described, taught, modeled, and reinforced
Review data and make recommendations to implement systems that provide opportunities for culture building. – Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
     4. Inspire and gains the commitment of others towards the mission, vision, values, and goals
Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
     Current vision and mission statements and process for the campus
   6. Respond to breaches in culture effectively
Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
Document – Organizational health/culture/safety status of your campus
Documentation with the Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System
Through the evaluation of the Campus Improvement Plan Through the use of the Campus Improvement Plan
Student input – The process of the creation of the schools’ mission statement
   7. Maintain emotional constancy in the face of conflict
   8. Create systems that foster relationship building
   9. Create structural opportunities for student leadership and community input
   Mindsets – Candidates demonstrate the belief Assignment Characteristics that…
   1. Low tolerance for ineffective teaching
   2. Positive adult relationships are the foundation for student academic growth
   3. In order to thrive, the students’ basic needs must be met.
   4. All students come to school with unique histories, values, and strengths.
    This syllabus subject to change in order to better meet course objectives per discretion of instructor. 31

         5. Stakeholders will be more invested in maintaining a culture they feel they helped to create.
The inventory will include a plan for reviewing and gathering feedback on the status of the school’s vision, mission and culture from all stakeholders. – Stakeholder input – The process of the creation of the schools’ mission statement
   6. Routine feedback is an integral part of the building a positive school culture.
Through the use of a Campus Climate Survey