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K-12 Instructional Leadership Development

Our K-12 Instructional Leadership Development program is designed to build the capacity of school systems for instructional quality improvement. Instructional leaders, consisting of coaches, peer evaluators and administrators, will deepen their expertise through inquiryusing Communities of Practice and coaching toolsto advance a culture of learning in their school sites and communities. This intentional and powerful strategy is intended to improve student outcomes.

Contact Raquel Diaz, Ed.D., senior partnerships manager, at rdiaz@coe.ufl.edu for more information.

Intended Participants

This program is designed for K-12 instructional leaders, including coaches, peer evaluators and administrators.

Delivery and Duration

Participants will engage in a comprehensive approach to instructional leadership development, including:

  • An initial institute to build a foundation and to introduce Communities of Practice (CoP) tools and processes to engage adult learners and preview the leadership content that will be presented in the modules. 
  • Two online modules that build knowledge and skills around effective leadership, inquiry, Communities of Practice and coaching
  • Inquiry cycle 
  • Ongoing Communities of Practice to work with peers to apply learning in their individual contexts
  • Culminating showcase to share learning and celebrate achievements

The Lastinger Center offers tailored online and in-person coaching certification programs for early learning program leaders and K-12 administrators, or those looking to step into those roles.