Sonoma County Office of Education

Instructional Leadership Academy 2019-20

The Instructional Leadership Academy is a collaborative, professional learning community focused on improving instructional leadership across an entire system. Participants will participate in 4 Institute days throughout the year as well as an additional 4 days of learning walkthroughs to deepen learning. The focus will be on gaining insight into our own practice, learning key skills and concepts, and the practical application of these skills. Walkthroughs will allow us to take a deeper look at classroom instruction and professional learning needs on-site.

What will I gain?

  • Common language for a shared vision for high-quality instruction
  • Nonjudgemental methods for observing and analyzing instruction
  • Transformative skills in providing targeted feedback
  • A collaborative professional learning community focused on student learning
  • A broader, deeper culture of public practice

All meetings will be held from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 & Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (Opening Institute)

  • Key concepts of instructional leadership
  • Key practices including observation and analysis of instruction
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 (Mid-academy Institute)

  • Sharing learning
  • Reinforcing key skills
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (Final Institute)

  • Using research-based framework for planning teacher professional learning.

  • Learning Walkthrough will be determined by each participating cohort

    When 4-Day Series - See Full Schedule Above
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Location Sonoma County Office of Education

    Dr. Anneke Markholt, Associate Director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL)

    Sarah Fountain, Continuous Improvement-Leadership Development Director

    Cost $250.00 - includes all 4 academy days and 4 walkthrough days (Breakfast and lunch provided)
    Audience K-12 Principals and Assistant Principals
    Registration closes 09/30/2019
    Registration Elizabeth Najmabadi, 707.524.2816,
    Questions Sarah Fountain, 707.522.3330,

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