By Learning Forward
June 2017
Vol. 38 No. 3
Focus Principal Learning Inspiring growth: Academy gives Florida’s educational leaders a safe and supportive learning space. By Stephen Fink and Anneke Markholt Educational leaders in Florida are participating in the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, a novel approach to improving the practice of education leaders at scale across the Sunshine State. Designed by the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, the research-based curriculum is setting a new standard for statewide — and districtwide — school leadership professional development. Key elements of the curriculum include a common language, shared vision, nonjudgmental observation, targeted feedback skills, and a supportive professional learning community. Learning leaders for learning schools: Principals who pay attention to their own learning serve as models for others.  By Frederick Brown and Kay Psencik What principals

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