Standard: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.

“Leaders throughout the pre-K-12 education community recognize effective professional learning as a key strategy for supporting significant school and school system improvements to increase results for all students.  Whether they lead from classrooms, schools, school systems…leaders develop their own and others' capacity to learn and lead professional learning, advocate for it, provide support systems, and distribute leadership and responsibility for its effectiveness and results” (Standards for Professional Learning, Learning Forward, 2011,p.28).

To learn more about the leadership standard (including video by Mike Ford, Superintendent, feature practitioner, related articles) click here .

To read an article by Kyla L. Wahlstrom and Jennifer York-Barr, Leadership: Support and structures make the difference for educators and students. Journal of Staff Development, August, 2011, 32(4). Used with permission of Learning Forward, www.learningforward.org. All rights reserved.

Rocky View Schools

High quality professional learning and transformational leadership are integral to sustainable school and system improvement.  As architects and designers of lifelong learning, there is individual and shared responsibility for engaging in systemic, professional growth.  RVS supports building and facilitating:

●       leadership capacity

●       leaders among leaders

●       shared  leadership

●       ISTE-Net Standards  http://www.iste.org/standards

●       learning together toward a shared purpose.



Learning Forward. (2011). Standards for Professional Learning. Oxford, OH: Author

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