National Instructional Leader Academy

Turning possibilities into probabilities for all students.

National Instructional Leader Academy Graduates

The National Instructional Leader Academy was developed by AASA and AVID as a timely opportunity for district instructional leaders to be refreshed and challenged in leadership skills and knowledge by looking through the lens of instruction, culture, and systems as they continue to grow as impactful leaders.To meet ever-changing needs in a digital age, and continue to provide equitable opportunities for all students, school district instructional leaders need an opportunity to grow in their own professional learning and to network with other leaders from across the country for collective impact.

Upon Successful Completion of the Academy participants will receive an AASA/AVID certification of completion and professional achievement.

The Academy consists of three institutes.

Institute I Institute II Institute III
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Institute I Details

Leading Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Culture

January 23–25, 2023 in San Diego, CA

Professional Learning Community (PLC): Leading Culture February 15, 2023, 1-3 pm ET - Virtual

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Institute II Details

Leading Quality Systems

March 27–29, 2023 in San Diego, CA

Professional Learning Community (PLC): Leading Systems April 12, 2023, 1-3 pm ET -  Virtual

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Institute III Details

Leading Impactful Instruction

May 1–3, 2023 in San Diego, CA

Who should participate?
The National Instructional Leader Academy is designed for district leaders who are charged with setting the vision and leading implementation of instructional services, which may include teaching and learning, curriculum, accountability and/or technology. 
 
Successful completion of this program will provide leaders with valuable, targeted professional learning to turn possibilities into probabilities for all students.
What will I learn?
  • Develop and engage in professional learning communities focused on the essential role of district instructional leadership in supporting equitable opportunities for all students.
  • Examine each leader’s current district goal, practices, and instructional systems through the lens of Leadership, Culture, Instruction and Systems in a consultancy protocol.
  • Implement processes to support district level culture, provide leadership, guide instruction, align and integrate systems which will ensure student outcomes of college and career readiness for all students.
  • Leaders will be empowered to address change, troubleshoot challenges and barriers, and identify the drivers they need to explicitly plan and lay a foundation for the conditions that will support equitable opportunities for all students.
Academy Dates and Details

Institute I

Leading Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Culture
January 23–25, 2023
San Diego, CA

Professional Learning Community (PLC): Leading Culture
February 15, 2023, 1-3 pm ET
Virtual
 

Institute II

Leading Quality Systems
March 27–29, 2023

San Diego, CA

Professional Learning Community (PLC): Leading Systems
April 12, 2023, 1-3 pm ET
Virtual

 

Institute III

Leading Impactful Instruction
May 1–3, 2023
San Diego, CA

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Details

January 23 to May 3, 2023

$4,800

Member Price

$4,800

Non-Member Price

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Contacts

  • Valerie Truesdale

    Assistant Executive Director, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association

    vtruesdale@aasa.org

    703-875-0734

  • Denise Wren

    Director, Professional Learning

    AVID

    dwren@avid.org

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