Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) Program Continuing Education Units
If you are interested in earning academic credit from UCSB Extension for the professional development courses you are completing, please review the following
This course is designed to teach candidates about the foundations of instructional leadership. Data, Research, Statistics and Case Studies are reviewed to inform priorities in decision-making. The use of standards, frameworks and instructional materials are outlined. Additionally, students study the use of a comprehensive assessment system, in the context of a collaborative culture focused on data. Candidates explore scheduling and grouping strategies, intervention programs, and scheduling options. Candidates learn the key elements of effective instruction, both in terms of the content and the teaching methods, with an emphasis on addressing the needs of diverse learners. Candidates learn strategies and practices for supporting teacher development, including walk-throughs, coaching, team observations, and instructional analysis. Candidates will be able to match the assessed needs of their students, teachers, and their schools in order to provide well-designed professional development.
Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
- Define the foundations of instructional leadership
- Analyze data, research, statistics and case studies to inform professional development priorities
- Apply strategies for supporting teacher development aligned to the needs of students, teachers, and school plans
This course is part of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program for Las Virgenes Unified School District.