Planning with Purpose in Collaborative Leadership

District team will build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework around Collaborative Leadership.
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About this Micro-credential

Key Method

The district team will leverage human capacity, identify actionable strategies and next steps, and develop a data-driven plan that will use collaborative leadership to support personalized learning in schools.

Method Components

The Future Ready Schools: Planning with Purpose in Collaborative Leadership micro-credential is part of the Planning with Purpose stack of the Future Ready Schools micro-credentials. It is designed to support district teams as they build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework.

What is the Collaborative Leadership Gear?

Community partnerships include the formal and informal local and global community connections, collaborative projects, and relationships that advance the school’s learning goals. Digital communications, online communities, social media, and digital learning environments often serve as connectors for these partnerships.

Components of Planning with Purpose in Collaborative Leadership

  • Leverage human capacity in the district to support the development and, ultimately, implementation of a Future Ready Action Plan
  • Identify actionable strategies and next steps for implementation by reviewing district context, data, resources, and best practices
  • Develop a data-driven plan that would use collaborative leadership to support the realization of personalized learning in schools

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Larson, L., Miller, T. and Ribble, M. (2010). “5 Considerations for Digital Age Leaders: What Principals and District Administrators Need to Know about Tech Integration Today.” Learning & Leading with Technology, 37.4: pgs. 12-15


Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

The items in the following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a “yes” evaluation for Parts 1, 2, and 3 to earn the micro-credential.

Part 1. Overview Questions

  • List the district team members who contributed to the plan for the Collaborative Leadership gear. Why was it important to involve these people?

Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts

Please submit the following artifacts:

  • Your Collaborative Leadership gear assessment. How did the data from the self-assessment inform your plan?
  • Create and upload your plan for Collaborative Leadership gear. You can provide a brief description of the strategies as needed. (Reference the Future Ready Dashboard for strategies and ideas as you plan.)

Part 3: Reflection or Other Type of Additional Assessment

  • How did the data inform your district’s approach to becoming a Future Ready School in Collaborative Leadership?
  • How will you build internal capacity to implement the plan for the Collaborative Leadership gear moving forward?

The Future Ready Schools micro-credentials were developed with support from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

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