Design-based professional learning and collaborative inquiry have mobilized
shared instructional leadership to advance pedagogical practices that support the
success of all students in Canadian Rockies Public Schools through the NEIL
initiative. We report on current year focus on reciprocal learning cycles. Leaders
support teacher learning through reflective questioning based on classroom
evidence. They also enhance their leadership practice by (a) deepening their
understanding of specific research informed teaching through collective
consideration of the same classroom evidence and through (b) reflective
questioning from leadership peers, based on their interactions with the teachers in
pre and post visit conversations.
Werklund School of Education, Galileo Educational Network
Brandon, J., Saar, C., & Friesen, S. (2016, May). NEIL Leading and Learning Cycles. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock. IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected Proceedings. Paper presented at IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, Calgary, Canada (pg 141-151). Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.