Assignment 5: Reflection and Improvement

Teachers and teacher leaders should consistently be engaging in self-reflection and self-improvement. Teachers should also be looking for opportunities for improvement within their classrooms, schools, and even communities. In this assignment, you will look at certain areas of teaching and teaching leadership that will always have room for improvement.

Write a six to eight (4-6) page paper in which you:
1.    Analyze new forms of leadership that will support school transformation. Determine whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and explain why or why not.
2.    Evaluate your leadership style.
3.    Propose three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.
4.    Propose three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.
5.    Propose two (2) ways to promote accountability and establish priorities that produce effective learning.
6.    Create a theory of action to sustain school transformation.
7.    Predict two (2) problems that may develop based on your theory of action. Propose two (2) solutions to these foreseen problems.
8.    Include at least five (5) references (no more than five (5) years old) from material outside the textbook.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
•    Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
•    Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•    Analyze new forms of leadership that will support school transformation.
•    Assess the accountability measures in place that produce effective learning.
•    Create a theory of action to sustain school transformation.
•    Use technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership.
•    Write clearly and concisely about teacher leadership using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 180    Assignment 5: Reflection and Improvement
Criteria    Unacceptable
Below 70% F    Fair
70-79% C    Proficient
80-89% B    Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Analyze new forms of leadership that will support school transformation.  Determine whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and explain why or why not.
Weight: 15%    Did not submit or incompletely analyzed new forms of leadership that will support school transformation. Did not submit or incompletely determined whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and did not submit or incompletely explained why or why not.    Partially analyzed new forms of leadership that will support school transformation. Partially determined whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and partially explained why or why not.    Satisfactorily analyzed new forms of leadership that will support school transformation. Satisfactorily determined whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and satisfactorily explained why or why not.    Thoroughly analyzed new forms of leadership that will support school transformation. Thoroughly determined whether any of these new forms of leadership appeal to you and thoroughly explained why or why not.

2. Evaluate your leadership style.
Weight: 5%    Did not submit or incompletely evaluated your leadership style.    Partially evaluated your leadership style.    Satisfactorily evaluated your leadership style.    Thoroughly evaluated your leadership style.
3. Propose three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.
Weight: 10%    Did not submit or incompletely proposed three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.    Partially proposed three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.    Satisfactorily proposed three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.    Thoroughly proposed three (3) ways that you can improve your leadership style to become more of an effective teacher leader.
4. Propose three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.
Weight: 15%    Did not submit or incompletely proposed three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.    Partially proposed three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.    Satisfactorily proposed three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.    Thoroughly proposed three (3) suggestions for professional development that will help to make other teachers more effective in their teaching practices.
5. Propose two (2) ways to promote accountability and establish priorities that produce effective learning.
Weight: 10%    Did not submit or incompletely proposed two (2) ways to promote accountability and did not submit or incompletely established priorities that produce effective learning.    Partially proposed two (2) ways to promote accountability and partially established priorities that produce effective learning.    Satisfactorily proposed two (2) ways to promote accountability and satisfactorily established priorities that produce effective learning.    Thoroughly proposed two (2) ways to promote accountability and thoroughly established priorities that produce effective learning.

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