Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

In this course, facilitated by the Center for Instructional Leadership, this year’s summit will again serve as a launch point for ongoing, just-in-time professional learning throughout school year 2022 - 2023. The learning experiences at the summit are designed to support you as you continue to enhance your skills in the five key areas of DoDEA's Definition of Instructional Leadership:

  • Communicating a shared vision of excellent instruction
  • Establishing and sustaining a culture of trust, continuous improvement, and reflective practice
  • Prioritizing collaborative and ongoing professional learning
  • Maximizing time for instructional improvement
  • Being intentional about building and leveraging teacher expertise

Administrators will meet in large group sessions as well as smaller break-out discussion sessions, led by current senior leaders from DoDEA Pacific and DoDEA Headquarters.

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.



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What You Will Learn

  • Continue to build and enhance their skills for developing strong leadership teams in their schools
  • Continue to build and enhance their skills for developing a culture of collaboration among teachers to engage in instructional rounds within their districts and schools
  • Continue to build and enhance their skills for crafting timely, specific, and actionable feedback for teachers on the LWT and FCOT
  • Participate in an ED Camp to explore topics of interest and relevance to their schools to build a better knowledge base and support networks among their colleagues
  • Continue to build and enhance their skills for Engage in an array of Leaders Inspire sessions
    that are built around a variety of instructional leadership topics
  • Prepare for the school year with just-in-time topics presented by colleagues in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Labor Management Employee Relations (LMER), and Diversity Management Equal Opportunity (DMEO)
  • Network and build relationships with other school and district leaders


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.