Curriculum Leads - The Functions of Our Work

The Functions of Our Work as Curriculum Leads

  • Function 3 - Processes 
    • Curriculum leads establish and monitor common practices and procedures to assure alignment and achievement of initiatives and plans with district and building goals.  Resources to assist leads in this work include The Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students:  Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry by Nancy Love, Katherine E. Stiles, Susan Mundry, and Kathryn DiRanne; and Advancing the Three-Minute Walk-Through - Mastering Reflective Practice by Carolyn J. Downey, Betty E. Steffy, Wuilliam K. Poston, Jr., and Fenwick W. English.
    • Iowa ASCD board members who demonstrate expertise and mentoring in this function include the following.  Please contact them with your questions.
      • Knowledge Resource/Mentor Contact - Instruction:  Iowa ASCD Director Becky Martin; Phone 319.533.8050
        • Resources for Processes
  • Function 4 - Professional Development
    • Curriculum leads model, expect, monitor, and evaluate continuous learning of all students and staff members.  Resources that may assist the leads in this work include Leading Learning:  Change Student Achievement Today! by Rosemary T. Taylor and Leading Adult Learning - Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools by Eleanor Drago-Severson.
  • Function 5 - Relationship Building
    • Curriculum leads ensure meaningful, two-way communication among all stakeholders for increased student learning.  Two resources to assist in this work are Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture by John F. Eller and Sheila Eller and Building Strong School Cultures:  A Guide to Leading Change by Sharon D. Kruse and Karen Seashore Louis. 
    • Iowa ASCD board members who demonstrate expertise and mentoring in this function include the following.  Please contact them with your questions.
      • Knowledge Resource/Mentor Contacts: 
  • Function 6 - Performance
    • Curriculum leads assure the development, implementation, management, monitoring, communication, evaluation, and achievement of results-based goals and data-informed initiatives.  Resources to assist in this work include Failure Is Not an Option:  6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option by Alan M. Blankstein and Assessing Educational Leaders:  Evaluating Performance for Improved Individual and Organizational Results by Douglas B. Reeves.
  • Function 7 - Operations
    • Curriculum leads organize and assure equitable and adequate resources (e.g., time, people, money, expertise), processes, and systems to achieve student success.  Resources to support this work are The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel by Richard D. Sorenson and Floyd M. Goldsmith and Align the Design:  A Blueprint for School Improvement by Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach.

District Leadership Teams (DLT)

Evaluation

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