MASA Cohort, EDP Unit 1

1819 MASA Cohort, EDP Unit 1

NISL’s Executive Development Program emphasizes the role of principals as strategic thinkers, instructional leaders and creators of a just, fair and caring culture in which all students meet high standards. It ensures that school leaders have the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively set direction for teachers, support their staff in improving instructional practices, and design a high-performing school organization that is rooted in professional learning.

The program combines best practices in teaching and learning, subject-area content knowledge, and leadership knowledge and practices, including:

  • Leadership knowledge and skills: Strategic thinking; strong school culture and team building; data-driven organization; importance of systems; turnaround leadership competencies.
  • Best practices in teaching and learning: Coaching and teacher supervision; use of standards-based classrooms; formative assessment; instructional teams; compelling school vision; differentiated instruction; and professional learning communities.
  • Subject-area knowledge: Creating excellent school-wide programs in English language arts, mathematics and science; identifying and coaching towards strong instruction in the content areas.
  • Best practices for delivery of adult curriculum: 360° assessments; cohort-based; job-embedded learning; simulations; case studies; group discussion; and extended period of study.

COST: MASA Members: $6,000; non-MASA Members: $6,200


Unit Dates

Unit 1: November 7-8, 2018
Unit 2: December 5-6, 2018
Unit 3: January 23-24, 2019
Unit 4: February 6-7, 2019
Unit 5: March 6-7, 2019
Unit 6: April 10-11, 2019
Unit 7: May 8-9, 2019
Unit 8: June 3-4, 2019
Unit 9: August 28-29, 2019
Unit 10: September 11-12, 2019
Unit 11: October 9-10, 2019
Unit 12: November 13-14, 2019

By completing the NISL EDP, you will have the opportunity to receive 24 CEUs, 12 OSLs, or 240 SEMIs, which is more than enough to renew your license and/or move to the next level license (e.g. from entry-level to career-level). However, you must attend the units with the same cohort/location to apply and receive these credit.


Orientation is set for Sunday October 28th at the MASA Conference site. If you do not attend this orientation, you will not be permitted to participate in the EDP program.

Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Wed, Jan 23, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM All Day Session Susan Rucker Adams and Reese
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM All Day Session Susan Rucker Adams and Reese
Special Accomodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
Food Allergies If you have a food allergy or preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
$6,200.00


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