"The book's style and format allows the busy person to use the tasks easily. The tools can be used in workshops with school staff to provide a clear framework of operation, giving sound reasons for the activities involved and defining the purpose for and the nature of involving of others in the portfolio process."
—Shirley O'Neill, Associate Professor of Education
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Build a professional community that fosters learning, reflection, and collaboration!
Professional portfolios give educational leaders a structure for sharing knowledge and viewing themselves as learners, collaborators, and facilitators of community learning. Drawing from her experience in working with schools across the country, Mary E. Dietz guides educators in the highly rewarding process of designing and implementing a leadership portfolio.
This practical guide provides a four-part system for leading a professional learning community in developing action plans, advancing goals, and documenting achievements. The second edition has been updated to align with ISLLC standards and includes a rich collection of resources, tools, and templates on a CD-ROM. Educational leaders will learn how to:
- Link leadership growth to school improvement goals
- Design a data-based leadership growth plan
- Foster collaborative efforts among staff members
- Develop a comprehensive system for continuous individual and schoolwide improvement
Designing the School Leader's Portfolio, Second Edition, helps principals, district administrators, and staff developers build a professional community that works and learns together.