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School Leaders

Effective school leadership is the single most important influence on student learning. This does not mean school leaders act alone. It means that school leaders collaborate with teachers, parents, and support staff to develop the school culture, resources, and focus that support student learning.

Effective leaders understand how to balance growth through change while, at the same time practising aspects of culture, values, and norms worth preserving. They know which policies, practices, resources, and incentives to align, and how to align them with organizational practices. They know how to gauge the magnitude of the change they are calling for and how to adjust their leadership strategies accordingly.

Once school leaders begin to establish Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum as a focus for initiating change, they can construct a plan to realize this vision. According to a comprehensive study that reviewed theory, research, and practice related to educational leadership, there are three critical factors related to increased student learning. These factors are the
  • ability to maintain a positive school culture with order, discipline, support for teachers, and resources
  • knowledge of curriculum, teaching practices, and student assessment as they relate to an increase in student learning
  • understanding of how to increase student engagement in their learning (Waters et al.)

Manitoba Education Resources to Support Implementation of Literacy with ICT

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