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Because the internship instructor will most likely be hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away, it is critical that frequent and engaging interactions transpire between the instructor and the site supervisor. A trust and rapport have to be developed and maintained throughout the internship process. The site supervisor must be willing to critically and accurately assess the progress and performance of the intern. Conversely, the internship instructor must trust what the site supervisor is reporting and counsel the intern accordingly. This type of communication is vital to the intern’s success.

Demonstration. It is essential that the intern demonstrate their readiness to enter an administrative position by having gained entry level competency in the areas set forth in the national and state standards (CCSSO, 2008; State of Minnesota Statutes, 2006; Arizona State Board of Education, 2008). With the advent of new technologies has come a variety of ways to present material over great distances. In the case of Capella, the creation of an ePortfolio is required of candidates. The Capella ePortfolio is proprietary; however, there are multiple software programs and options on the World Wide Web that make the creation of an electronic portfolio practical and simple. By creating the electronic portfolio, the candidate can enter everything in one place and share it with both the site supervisor and the internship instructor without the added inconvenience of assembling and mailing a hard copy. The ePortfolio review is ongoing in an effort to avoid surprises at the conclusion of the internship, and to redirect the candidate at the point of confusion in the process.

Internship supervisor. Proper supervision of the candidate is essential to proper training. As such, Capella internship supervisors are former or practicing principals and superintendents with proven leadership skills. Their role as internship supervisor is to use a variety of strategies and best practices that they have used in their P-12 setting. This approach is used during the conferences that are held throughout the internship, as a means for enhancing the candidate’s critical thinking skills necessary for school leadership.

Organization. Key to the success of the online internship is the organization of the three team members. While this may seem like an obvious point, it cannot be over emphasized. While the major onus is on the candidate, the site supervisor and internship instructor must maintain records to ensure the candidate meets outcomes of the program. The candidate is responsible for constructing the portfolio, maintaining a log and/or a blog, and keeping the communication flow moving between themselves and the instructor and supervisor. Record keeping by all three is paramount to ensure an accurate accounting of the experience.

Planning. The internship plan is a critical component to the internship. It is at this point that the knowledge gained through the program’s course work is applied in the field. “Field experiences and internships that connect the academic study of school leadership to the problems of improving schools and that provide opportunities for aspiring principals to work with skillful mentors don’t happen by chance” (Fry&O'Neill, 2006, p. 58).

Questions & Answers

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
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
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