Teacher Leadership Competencies

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS

Knowledge

For the identified competency the student has a solid foundation in:
Advocacy
negotiation, motivating others, school system operations, school hierarchy, school-community relations, current educational issues, making organization and personal changes, legal issues
Communication
professional communication strategies, computer and other technologies that enhance communication, knows verbal and nonverbal communication, understands own communication style and communication preferences
Conflict Resolution
leadership theory and practice, bringing about change, listening and responding practices, legal issues, knows conflict resolution processes
Evaluation
educational research, current educational issues, legal and fiscal matters
Facilitation
learning theory and learning styles, brain-based learning
Integration of Curriculum
associating content and issues among many disciplines and subjects, has solid knowledge of current educational issues, learning styles, special needs, organizing and presenting course content, educational research
Problem Solving
methods to describe and approach problems, has systematic methods for solving problems, knows how to gain consensus, has solid foundation in early detection of issues that can lead to future problems
Reflection
assessment and planning, has self-knowledge of personal motivation, has solid knowledge base of cause and effect
Research
educational research design and implementation, basic statistical functions, the interpretation of educational research, and methods to develop and use action research in a classroom setting
Technology
various computer applications and use of hardware to enhance learning, has the ability to determine hardware and software needs for learners and classroom activities

Skills

For the identified competency the student is able to:
Advocacy
discover opportunities, compose, dissent, decide and act in support of a cause
Communication
use verbal, non-verbal, and written means to effectively convey information
Conflict Resolution
deduce causes, analyze agendas, and modify available alternatives leading to peaceable interrelationships
Evaluation
construct assessment and evaluation processes designed to accomplish desired outcomes
Facilitation
analyze situations and construct interventions which help ease difficulties and bring about desired ends
Integration of Curriculum
design lesson plans and units so as to make student learning a unified whole extending into life experiences
Problem Solving
define starting issues, identify disharmonies, predict challenges, and propose and evaluate realistic solutions
Reflection
be intensely aware of and able to extrapolate from past experience through current reality to a developing future
Research
read and translate current research into practice; generate new knowledge employing the techniques of action research
Technology
incorporate available technology into effective classroom practice

Dispositions

For the identified competency the student habitually strives for:
Advocacy
a deepening conscious control of own actions and acceptance of responsibility to support efforts to further worthy causes
Communication
an awareness of the effect of verbal and non-verbal habits of communication; a professional and engaging style of presentation of both self and content
Conflict Resolution
cooperation, tolerance, positive expression and win-win outcomes
Evaluation
clarity of purpose, and identified criteria for proposed activities and study
Facilitation
adaptation of the roles of professional educator with those of helper/mentor
Integration of Curriculum
awareness of how life experiences relate to curriculum; connections and patterns in learning experiences
Problem Solving
willingness to strive for the win-win outcome and share in consensus seeking
Reflection
provision of time and space for self and students to think about meaning in and effect of learning experiences
Research
an approach to teaching which constantly seeks improvement through use of one�s own and others� study and observation and analysis of practice
Technology
an open mind and willingness to learn as technology offers potentially more effective teaching tools