Changing a School District's Image

| November 19, 2015

Week 4 Assignment 2

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Assignment 2: Changing a School District’s Image

Due Week 4 and worth 140 points

Students, parents, teachers, principals, central office staff, superintendents, and school board members all play important roles in school systems. Use the Internet to research a school district in your area and use the information you locate to complete this assignment. Imagine that you are a teacher leader and you have been asked to supply ideas to the selected school district to help it transform into a learning organization with more effective leadership practices.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.Briefly (one (1) paragraph) describe the size and setting of the school district.

2.Determine which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explain why it applies.

3.Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the:

1.students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

2.parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

3.teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

4.principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

5.central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

6.superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

7.school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

4.Provide at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Determine how success will be assessed.

5.Include at least three (3) 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:

•Compare various models of school organization to distinguish effective leadership practices.

•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.

Click here to view grading rubric.

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Assignment 2: Changing a School District’s Image

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Briefly (one (1) paragraph) describe the size and setting of the school district.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely briefly (one (1) paragraph) described the size and setting of the school district.

Partially briefly (one (1) paragraph) described the size and setting of the school district.

Satisfactorily briefly (one (1) paragraph) described the size and setting of the school district.

Thoroughly briefly (one (1) paragraph) described the size and setting of the school district.

2. Determine which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explain why it applies.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determined which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explained why it applies.

Partially determined which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explained why it applies.

Satisfactorily determined which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explained why it applies.

Thoroughly determined which metaphor best relates to the school district that you are assisting and explained why it applies.

3a. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the students’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

3b. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the parents’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

3c. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the teachers’ current role to their role in a learning organization.

3d. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the principal’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

3e. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the central office staff’s current role to their role in a learning organization.

3f. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the superintendent’s current role to his or her role in a learning organization.

3g. Provide one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

Partially provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

Satisfactorily provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

Thoroughly provided one (1) suggestion that will help to transition the school board’s current role to its role in a learning organization.

4. Provide at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Determine how success will be assessed.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely provided at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Did not submit or incompletely determined how success will be assessed.

Partially provided at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Partially determined how success will be assessed.

Satisfactorily provided at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Satisfactorily determined how success will be assessed.

Thoroughly provided at least five (5) best practices for effective leadership. Thoroughly determined how success will be assessed.

5. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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