What you'll learn

  • Identify leadership roles and strategies to improve your school’s instructional core

  • Consider the effects of race, class, and culture on a learning community

  • Examine the beliefs, cultural shifts, and instructional strategies needed to promote high student achievement

  • Learn effective practices for closing opportunity gaps and creating a more inclusive learning environment

Course description

The National Institute for Urban School Leaders, a program of The Principals’ Center, examines best practices and research-based techniques in for leading school improvement efforts in urban schools. The program provides an in-depth exploration of the leadership skills needed to set high expectations for all and to accelerate learning across classrooms.

During this five-day institute, you will work with our expert faculty and leaders from across the country to examine successful practices in urban schools, placing those practices within a broader context of race, class, culture, and social justice. You will focus on strategies for improving instruction in diverse environments and for building student and community buy-in. You will return home prepared to transform your school’s learning landscape and generate better outcomes for all students.


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