1) Purpose: The purpose of the final activity is to allow you to demonstrate you
1) Purpose: The purpose of the final activity is to allow you to demonstrate your learning related to multiple theories and best practices in educational leadership and of the ethical, legal, fiscal, and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective educational leadership. This activity will also allow you to demonstrate how you might incorporate your learning into your own personal philosophy of educational leadership.
2) Task: You are to reflect upon how you have grown as an educational/organizational leader and write a paper that presents your personal philosophy of educational leadership. When completed, this paper should be no longer than about 3000-3600 words or 10-12 pages long plus the title page and references page. Do not exceed page length. The paper should be free of spelling, grammar, or format errors. Format: Double spaced, Times New Roman 12 font, APA style. Note: using I/my (but NOT you/your) is fine throughout the entire paper, as long as you address the different indicators/topics posed below, supported with apa citations. The assignment is due on Friday (March 3) of this week! Worth 198 pts.
3) Details: Using the attached rubric with Dimensions, APA guidelines, and sample template as a guide to writing your paper, you are to cite readings and discussions from throughout the course and include the following components—
Introduction – your introduction lets the reader quickly know what to expect within your paper, in other words, what your paper is about overall. This introduction should be 1-2 specific and detailed paragraphs that share your big-picture view of educational/organizational leadership and include what your thoughts were as you began the class (Dimension 1).
Demonstrate your comprehension of 10-12 key contemporary issues, leadership theories, theories of organizational structure, cultural elements, traits, and best practices in education – Educational Leadership text – Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 – (Dimension 2).
Show at least 5 connections between key leadership traits/skills and your personal style of educational leadership – Clifton StrengthsQuest Assessment; Insights into Action; Lincoln Speaks to Leaders (Dimension 3).
Illustrate 5 or more leadership skills, connected to ethical, legal, fiscal, and administrative components of educational leadership – Educational Leadership text – Chapters 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Insights into Action (Dimension 4).
Analyze 10-12 School-Teacher-Student Level factors in K-12 education (e.g., factors such as but not limited to school culture, teaching effectiveness, school safety, implementation of standards, behavior and attendance, managing resources, developing partnerships, building community, encouraging parental participation, use of instructional technology, and so forth) and show their connection with effective school leadership – Educational Leadership text – Chapters 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; Insights into Action text (Dimension 5).
Show 5 or more connections between Biblical principles, Scripture, and/or ethical practices and your personal philosophy of educational leadership – Lead Like Jesus-Revisted, Bible, and/or other personal sources (Dimension 6).
Conclusion/Summary – your conclusion sums up what your paper was about overall. This conclusion should be 1-2 paragraphs that tie the thoughts in your paper together and demonstrate your growth as an educational/organizational leader (Dimension 1)