The texts for the Washington State Leadership Academy represent a common set of materials that are shared by all participants of the Leadership Academy, regardless of region. The texts were identified by the Curriculum Design Team in the development phase of the Academy and will be modified as appropriate.
Year One Books
- Elmore, Richard (2004); School Reform From the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance. Harvard Education Press.
- Copland, Michael and Knapp, Michael (2006); Connecting Leadership With Learning: A Framework for Reflection, Planning and Action. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
- Marzano, R., Waters, T., McNulty, B. (2005); School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Year Two Books
- Marzano, Robert J. (2007); The Art and Science of Teaching. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
- Marzano, Robert J. and Waters, Timothy (2009); District Leadership That Works: Striking the Right Balance. Solution Tree Press.
- City, Elizabeth A.; Elmore, Richard F.; Fiarman, Sarah E.; and Teitel, Lee (2009). Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning. Harvard Education Press.
Year One Select Articles and Chapters by Curriculum Strand
Problem of Practice
- Copland, Michael and Knapp, Michael (2006). Connecting Leadership With Learning: A Framework for Reflection, Planning and Action. (Chapters 1 & 2) Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
- Fullan, M. (2006). Turnaround Leadership. (excerpt to be determined) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Wagner, T. "Why Change" piece
- Wilkins, A. and Education Trust Staff. Education Trust (2006, September). Yes We Can: Telling Truths and Dispelling Myths About Race and Education in America. Washington, D.C.: Education Trust. (http://www.edtrust.org/dc/publication/yes-we-can-telling-truths-and-dispelling-myths-about-race-and-education-in-america)
Focus on Learning
- Bransford, J., Brown, A., & Cocking, R. (Eds). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (Introduction). Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. (http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6160 also available as a podcast)
- Haycock, K. Education Trust (1998, Summer). Good Teaching Matters: How Well-Qualified Teachers Can Close the Gap. Thinking K-16, 3(2). Washington, DC: Education Trust. (http://www.edtrust.org/dc/publication/good-teaching-matters-how-well-qualified-teachers-can-close-the-gap)
- Newmann, F.M., King, M.B., & Carmichael, D.L. (2007). Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Common Standards for Rigor and Relevance in Teaching Academic Subjects. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Education.
Available at http://www.smallschoolsproject.org/PDFS/meetings/auth_instr_assess.pdf.
- Leithwood, K., Seashore Louis, K., Anderson, S., & Wahlstrom, K. (2004). How Leadership Influences Student Learning. New York: Wallace Foundation.
- DuFour, R. (2007, November). In praise of top down leadership. School Administrator, X(X), Washington, D.C.: American Association of School Administrators. (http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=6498)
- Resnick, L., & Fink, E. (2001). Developing Principals as Instructional Leaders. Phi Delta Kappan X(X), p. 598-606.
(Full 28-page article: http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/hplc/Publications/FinkResnick.PDF)
Lead Coherent System-Wide Support for Learning
- Childress, S., Elmore R., Grossman, A., & King, C. (2007), Note on the PELP Coherence Framework. PEL-010. Publication Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. Request copies at www.hbsp.harvard.edu.
- Wagner, T. (2003). Beyond Testing: The 7 Disciplines For Strengthening Instruction. Education Week. Published: November 12, 2003. (http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~clg/pdfs/EdWeek7Disciplines.pdf)
- Shannon, S. & Bylsma, P. (2004). Characteristics of Improved School Districts. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(Page 56, specifically, of http://www.k12.wa.us/research/pubdocs/DistrictImprovementReport.pdf)
Build Clear and Collaborative Relationships
- Kruse, S., Seashore Louis, K. & Bryk, A. Building Professional Community in Schools. Issues in Restructuring Schools. Issue Report No. 6, Spring 1994, pp. 306. Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools.
- Fullan, M. (2006, November). Leading Professional Learning. School Administrator
- DuFour, R. What Is a "Professional Learning Community"? Educational Leadership
- Lencioni, P. (2003, Summer). The Trouble with Teamwork. Leader to Leader, 29, 35–40. (http://www.leadertoleader.org/knowledgecenter/journal.aspx?ArticleID=80)
Enhance Personal Leadership Skills
- The New Improved ISLLC Standards
- Goleman, D. Leadership that gets results. Harvard Business Review. www.hbr.org
(Product 4487. Available for purchase at http://hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2000/03/leadership-that-gets-results/ar/1)
- Waters, J. T., & Marzano, R. J. (2006). School district leadership that works: The effect of superintendent leadership on student achievement. Denver, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.