Instructional Leadership – edd724 (3 credits)

In this course, students analyze the impact of change on the process of instruction and curriculum development. Effective teaching and learning strategies are explored as they relate to the use of technology, motivating faculty, staff, and students, and creating dynamic learning environments. Leading change in learning environments and also counterbalancing resistance to change for faculty, staff, and students are addressed. The importance of fostering faculty development and building professional learning communities are of special focus. Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Assessment

  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 6]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 6]
  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 6]

Professional Development

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 7]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 7]

Change Theories, Frameworks, Models, and Influences

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 1]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 1]

Evaluating, Leading, and Managing Change

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 2]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 2]

Data-Based Decision Making

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 8]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 8]

Curriculum Alignment and Reform

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 3]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 3]

Curriculum Development

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 4]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 4]

Instruction

  • Competency A: Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. [Wk 5]
  • Competency F: Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations. [Wk 5]

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