The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
The Office for Professional Development is in search of an instructor who can teach EDUC 548x Data Driven Leadership for School. Â The instructor will provide the educational expertise to help students organize, analyze, interpret, and use a wide range of data in order to increase the effectiveness of instruction and programs, as well as improve student learning. Building on the CalAPA work of EDUC 537x, this course takes a deeper dive into the types of data, their uses, and their impact on student achievement and school improvement. You will prepare students to skillfully utilize both formative and summative assessment data, and understand the purpose(s), strengths, and limitations of various kinds of data and assessments.
Logistics You will instruct in an online session for a period of fifteen (15) weeks in fall 2019, one night per week for two (2) hours (synchronous), using the USC Rossier Office for Professional Development online platform. In addition to teaching, your responsibilities include: assigning course assignments, maintaining regular communication with students, completing numerical grade points for each assignment and assigning a final grade for the course. You will report to the program administrator and faculty advisor for School Leadership Academy.
This class is held on Thursday evenings beginning the week of August 26, 2019 through the week of Dec 15, 2019.Â
Knowledge and Skills In addition to being strong in instruction, applicants must have successful experience in evaluating teaching data driven decision making, leadership, communication, and research-based pedagogy.Â
Applicants must also be skilled in using a Learning Management System and teaching online. Applicants will need access to their own computer with Internet, microphone, and camera for all online sessions. Experience in teaching online using Adobe Connect is a plus.
Experience and Credentials Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience at a public school site as a district leader, acting principal and/or superintendent. They must also have experience teaching. Applicants must also hold a California Clear Administrative Credential, in addition to holding a Clear Credential for Teaching.
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Minimum Education Required: EdD, PhD or Terminal Degree.
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