Leadership Support for High-Quality Instructional Practices SY 2023–2024

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants 

This course is designed to enhance the leadership capacity of PK-5 instructional leaders so they can better support the implementation of High-Quality Instructional Practices (HQIP). Based on a variety of identified elementary program needs, the following HQIP implementation goals were identified for Instructional Leaders:

  1. Establish structures that support balanced elementary instruction and provide equitable access to PK-5 CCR standards for all students. 
  2. Build collective efficacy and elevate educator practice by understanding HQIP, communicating the purpose for implementation and aligning district and regional professional learning to Excellent Instruction, the Learning Walkthrough Tool and DoDEA’s Blueprint for Continuous Improvement.
  3. Support and sustain HQIP implementation, by observing HQIPs in the classroom and facilitating individual and collaborative coaching conversations with formative feedback on educator practice and student learning.
  4. Through regular monitoring and implementation of data-analysis systems that measure student/school growth, school leaders will promote data-informed and differentiated instruction that supports student success.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for PK-5 Leaders.

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What You Will Learn

  • Internalize the elements of and demonstrate a commitment to lead DoDEA’s high-quality instructional practices (HQIPs)
  • Understand the importance of self-efficacy and collective efficacy to building educators’ sense of belonging within their learning community
  • Support high-quality instructional practices related to developing success criteria Identify the impact of educators’ professional learning on student learning through student artifacts
  • Develop ways to review, support, and provide feedback to educators in their development and refinement of evidenced-based practices.


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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.

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