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A proposed program of study for preparing change leaders in education

Having validated standards for preparing change leaders in education is important, but insufficient. If the standards are to respond to the serious need for highly trained and competent change leaders in education, then state departments of education should develop a professional license (or certificate) for change leadership based on the standards. Then schools and colleges of education could use the standards to design graduate-level programs of study focusing on change leadership in education. Below, you will find an idealized mission, vision, and design for an innovative graduate-level program for preparing change leaders in education.

The institute for change leadership in education

In this section, I present an idealized design for a graduate-level program of study focusing on change leadership in education. While the design suggests that the program should lead to an education specialist degree, it could be modified to offer a doctor of education or doctor of philosophy degree in change leadership in education.

The mission of the institute

The Institute for Change Leadership in Education prepares teams of district-based change leaders to create and sustain systemic transformational change in their respective school systems.

The vison for the institute

V isualize community leaders, parents, students, and teachers working together in a large-group framing and defining their dreams, aspirations, and strategic goals for their school district. See all these participants energized by their productive collaboration and developing feelings of ownership for the dreams, aspirations, and goals. Where there is a need, envision participants becoming inspired to fill that need. Where there is an opportunity, hear others defining the goals for those opportunities.

I magine the excitement in the air as school administrators, principals, teachers, and support personnel use the outcomes of the earlier community gathering to redesign their district. Feel the palpable energy of school system transformation fueled by grassroots involvement, unleashed creativity and, most of all, commitment from all the key players that contribute to a school system’s success. Taste the sweetness of success as dreams, aspirations, and goals are realized as never before.

S ense the power of a school system in which teachers come together often in “communities of practice” to create more effective strategies for teaching and learning; where teachers, parents, and administrators collaborate on teams to find creative solutions to help students become more proficient in their learning; where students pool their learning to present knowledgeable presentations and documents on various topics.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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