The new ISLLC Standards for educational leadership are a breath of fresh air for all of us who care about developing the capacity of people who attend and work in schools. The language is fresh and aspirational in its focus on creating supportive cultures for students and educational professionals. New standards include phrases like: “personalized culture of care” for students, “professional normed communities for teachers,” and “communities of engagement for families.” There is a strong emphasis on relationships, communication and trust. We’ve always known that good leaders have strengths in these areas, but now they are front and center in the leadership standards. Take a look the standards and share your thoughts.
The Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) have released a draft of the recently refreshed ISLLC leadership standards for public comment. Once finalized, these standards will be used as the basis for the development of National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards (formerly known as ELCC). Both sets of standards will drive leadership preparation programs for the next decade. Now is the time to make your views known.