Teacher & Leader Efficacy
Research demonstrates that both solid leadership and quality instruction are necessary for schools to be successful. As a result, the CREC has taken a two-pronged approach to teacher and leader efficacy: 1) supporting teachers in improving their craft through coaching support and collaborative work across districts and BOCES and 2) ensuring principals are well trained and ready to effectively lead their schools.
OUR CURRENT WORK
In 2016, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) announced new requirements for Principal Induction Programs across the state. To assist rural BOCES and districts in meeting these updated requirements, the CREC secured grant funding from the Wend Foundation to develop a program that met CDE’s new requirements. In Fall 2018, the South Central BOCES launched their newly approved principal induction program with 10 principal candidates.
Candidates will present their portfolios to be approved for permanent licensure June 10 and 11, 2019
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
Creating and facilitating principal induction programs create an expense that districts and BOCES do not readily have funding for and yet principal training and support is critical to quality schools and to counter rural leadership turnover.
To see our work from the 2017 Rural Education Summit, click here.