1/15/19 - The LEAD Body of Evidence Dashboard is Now Available
The LEAD Body of Evidence Dashboard is now available to support LEAD End-of-Year conversations with your ILT. The Body of Evidence Dashboard is designed to provide a summary of relevant and comparable school-level data aligned to the School Leadership Framework that can be used to inform LEAD evaluations. The dashboard aims to support data-driven decisions, but is not comprehensive nor prescriptive. Use the dashboard as a support document alongside the School Leadership Framework, LEAD Growth and Scoring Guidance, LEAD evaluation form and other applicable reports and data. All LEAD evaluations must be completed by Feb. 28. Click here for more information on timelines and to access resources.
1/15/19 - Applications for the Learn to Lead Principal Residency Program Due Feb. 4
All ILT Members
The priority application deadline for Learn to Lead (L2L) Feb. 4. L2L is a principal residency program committed to developing strong leaders. L2L is designed for experienced assistant principals who are interested in strengthening and developing their knowledge and skills related to school leadership. Residents work alongside a principal to learn the intricacies of being a principal while receiving on-the-job training that allows improvement in their leadership practice. Residents work together as a cohort to learn through case studies, strengthen their leadership identity and build their LEAD Framework competencies. If you or someone you manage is ready to take the next step in their leadership journey, click here to learn more about the program and to start an application.
1/8/19 - Thrive Fellowship and Partnership Applications Available Jan. 11
All ILT Members
Experienced Senior Team Leads (S/TLs) can apply for several exciting opportunities to increase their impact in 2019-20. Thrive is expanding to provide several opportunities for the strongest teacher leaders to deepen their instructional impact within their school or build the capacity of other teacher leaders in DPS. The Thrive Fellowship will include cohorts for both Coaching & Leadership and Special Education. The Thrive Partnership opportunities will include new S/TL cohort leaders, professional learning facilitators and aspiring teacher leader ambassadors. All opportunities will kick off in June with activities scheduled throughout the 2019-20 school year. School leaders are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate candidates. For additional information, please see the program overview. The application for all opportunities will be open Jan. 11-Feb. 15 .
12/11/18 - Ritchie Program Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 4
All ILT Members
The Ritchie Program, offered in partnership with the University of Denver, has extended the application deadline to Jan. 4 for the June 2019 cohort. Interviews will take place Jan. 29-30.
Grounded in equity pedagogy, systems thinking, adaptive leadership and improvement science, the Ritchie Program engages participants in the real work of school leaders and provides opportunities to learn by engaging in leadership. Content is individualized to the leadership needs of aspiring leaders and the needs of their schools. Coursework is aligned with the School Leadership Framework and emphasizes distributive leadership and culturally responsive education. Upon completion, participants are eligible for a Colorado principal license and can continue for a Master’s degree or and EdD. Applicants can apply here. If you have questions, contact Dana Williams.
12/11/18 - Apply for the 2019-20 National Principals Academy Fellowship Relay Cohort
All ILT Members
Relay’s National Principals Academy Fellowship (NPAF) is a one-year graduate fellowship program that offers innovative and impactful training that prepares current school leaders to become transformational instructional and strategic leaders. A limited number of seats are available for this rich, individualized and job-embedded experience. Detailed information on the program and commitments can be found here. School leaders are encouraged to apply by submitting the Statement of Interest and Readiness Assessment for the 2019-20 Relay NPAF Cohort to email@example.com. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Jan. 18. If you have questions about the Relay program or the application process, contact Jennifer Troy or Lisa Sacker.
12/4/18 - Apply for the Learn to Lead Principal Residency Program
All ILT Memebers
Learn to Lead (L2L) is a principal residency program committed to developing strong leaders for our schools and students. L2L is designed for experienced assistant principals who are interested in strengthening and developing their knowledge and skills related to school leadership. Residents work alongside a principal to learn the intricacies of being a principal while receiving on-the-job training that allows improvement in their leadership practice. Residents work together as a cohort to learn through case studies, strengthen their leadership identity and build their LEAD Framework competencies. If you or someone you manage is ready to take the next step in their leadership journey, click here to learn more about the program and to start an application.
11/27/18 - Save the Date for Spring Leadership Weeks: Feb. 4-16
All ILT Members
Mark your calendar for Spring Leadership Weeks Feb. 4-16. Keep this learning opportunity in mind as you reflect on leadership growth during mid-year and end-of-year conversations this winter. Registration will open in January for professional learning that is aligned with leaders’ individual needs, LEAD competencies, schools’ goals and instructional improvement priorities. The weeks will include both required sessions for those who are new to their role this year, as well as sessions for all other leaders. Sessions in the spring will be spread out over two weeks to better distribute the need for guest teachers. Pay for guest teachers will be provided by the Teacher Leadership & Collaboration (TLC) department.
11/141/18 - Share Your Feedback on 2018 SPF Training and Resources by Dec. 7
Each year, we try to improve our communications, training and support to better help school leaders in preparing for the upcoming SPF release. Please take this survey by Dec. 7 to let us know what was helpful for the 2018 SPF and what we can do better next year. Please note, this survey is focused on communications, training and support only -- not SPF methodology and measures.
11/6/18 - Apply Now for the LEAD Scholarship
The LEAD Scholarship was created to support continued learning of experienced DPS principals and assistant principals with two or more years of experience in their role who are looking to grow in the LEAD School Leadership Framework competencies. Awardees will receive up to $2,000 for the 2018-19 school year, which they can use for professional development, a school visit, a conference or other learning opportunities that DPS may not currently offer. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis with only a handful left, so be sure to apply soon. For more information and to apply, click here.
10/23/18-2019-20 Principal and Assistant Principal Pool Now Open
All ILT Members
DPS’ Talent Acquisition team has announced that the 2019-20 principal and assistant principal candidate pools are now open. If you know of a qualified candidate, please encourage them to apply using these links:
- Access the principals application process.
- External candidates can apply here using job ID 31539.
- Internal candidates can submit applications through Info HR Employee Space using job ID 31539.
Assistant Principal Pool:
LEAD Evaluation Completion: February 28, 2019
Evaluations should be completed in Whetstone
Learn to Lead Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Thrive Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
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