2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 714 - Systems Thinking for Teacher Leaders


Credits: 3
This course will explore the tenants of systems thinking as the framework for developing a working knowledge of the concepts and practical tools of organizational growth and development within a school district. The focus is fostering aspiration, developing reflective conversation, and understanding complexity. Systems thinking explores the world as it is and challenges candidates to expand their capacity to create the outcomes they seek for their schools, and education in the future. This includes addressing current issues with a focus on equity, diversity, instructional strategies, and personalized learning. Candidates will be engaged in activities and learning experiences using a variety of methods, including, but not limited to small and large group dialogue, authentic problem solving experiences, and simulations designed to meet the candidates’ needs and spur professional growth. The course is designed for teacher leaders with a focus on instruction.