The Utah Education Network, in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, has established a partnership with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation to offer the research-based, job-embedded Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning program for school leaders. Principals who complete this program are are eligible for Southern Utah University Credit and the Utah Education Technology Endorsement.
The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school. As a participant in the program you will have face-to-face and online opportunities to work with trained facilitators and other principals. This program goes deeper than traditional sit-and-get professional development because it:
You should expect to spend at least one day per month working face-to-face with your colleagues and about four hours online before and after the session.
In reflecting on their experience in the North Carolina program, past participants have highlighted the following:
Participating facilitators will be prepared to deliver the following content:
Orientation: This session provides an overview to the program and course infrastructure, introduces a major data collection activity, and provides an opportunity for participants to introduce themselves.
Session 1: Knowing Your Why and Developing Your Vision
Topics include personalized learning models (competency-based, blended, etc), Leadership and an introspective look at yourself as a leader, establishing your needs and the needs of your schools, and identifying your allies
Session 2: Culture and Change Management
Topics include: Understanding culture, considering the culture in your school, leadership & culture interactions, leading change; framework for leading change in your school, engaging stakeholders
Session 3: Shifting Teaching and Learning
Topics include: personalized learning and teaching, supporting the whole student and all students (learner agency, SEL), the leader’s role in observing and evaluating
Session 4: Human Capacity and Professional Learning
Topics include: elements of effective professional learning, digital learning competencies, examining your school’s professional learning, distributed leadership & coaching teachers, professional learning models
Session 5: Systems for Transforming to Personalized and Digital Learning
Topics include: technology & infrastructure, systems (human and technological), devices & approaches, rethinking current structures
Participation in Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning will enable principals to:
The LPDL was developed by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State’s College of Education in collaboration with NCPAPA. Initial program development was funded by The Learning Accelerator.