SLLA Crash Course: Approaches for Success
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— Jacqueline A. Stefkovich, Pennsylvania State University“Dr. Hozien’s book is a most valuable resource for future school leaders hoping to navigate their way through the sometimes dense fog of administrative licensure. With clear and reliable text, this book highlights the key components of standards-based of professional knowledge and assessment.”
— Roger C. Shouse, associate professor of educational leadership, The Pennsylvania State University“An important resource guide for future school administrators who may have feelings of anxiety, self-doubt or dread about conquering the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. This book is a must for aspiring school principals who have long wished for a compendium of down-to-earth wisdom about taking and passing the standardized assessments or the SLLA.”
— Randolph Mitchell, retired school principal, Alexandria Public Schools, VA
Improving Instructional Practice
Resolving Issues in Leadership through Case Studies
This book constitutes a collection of case studies that explore issues faced by school principals as is related to instructional leadership. The scenarios presented here allow students to gain a more thorough understanding of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL, 2015) and their performance competencies. These scenarios are designed to develop new school leaders.
These cases provide opportunities to create meaningful learning experiences for courses, professional development programs, and the mentoring of new school principals, giving them exposure to the kinds of dilemmas they will encounter as they take on their leadership roles or start out on supervisory positions.
The cases are based on real life dilemmas, reflect contemporary issues in our school buildings, and are designed to be easily used or adapted across all school types. The cases are taken from many years of experience as an educator, administrator consultant and researcher in rural, suburban and urban school districts.
Elementary School Principals in Action
Resolving Case Studies in Leadership
The case studies in this book can be a powerful tool for learning school leadership. It gives readers the opportunity to gain experience making decisions in the face of uncertainty, much as they will have to do every day when they are in the field or when they are ready to work in their chosen field.
The result of candid interviews with school officials in America’s public schools, school improvement organizations, city and state departments of education, the case studies in this book explore complex issues in school leadership from school budget management to navigating parental concerns in the social media age.
Each case study tells a detailed story which stops mid-action, asking the reader to imagine themselves into the shoes of a decision-maker facing a tough choice. As a result of these case studies classroom discussions are lively, and most important, there isn’t a single right answer. Readers practice taking positions and defending them based on the available evidence, while developing communication and critical thinking skills. This book is a must read for any emerging school leader.