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Tuesday, April 26 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Informed Instructional Support: Four Canadian Variations

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This presentation illuminates the instructional leadership, supervision, and evaluation practices of four exemplary Canadian school principals in three Canadian provincial settings: Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Analysis of the data collected from interviews, observations, field notes, documents, artifacts, and reflective research journals yields insights into the ways in which these principals engage with teachers individually and in groups to build opportunities for enhanced student success A key emerging theme is power that the school leadership team’s ongoing, collaborative focus on supporting pedagogical improvement has on improved student learning, engagement, and well-being.

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Jim Brandon

Director of Professional Graduate Programs, Werklund School of Education
Jim Brandon is the Director of Graduate Professional Programs at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Dr. Brandon’s research, workshops and publications focus on instructional leadership, school and system improvement, educational assessment and quality teaching. Current teaching focuses on graduate leadership courses at the doctoral and master’s levels. Jim has worked extensively with several of the provincial... Read More →

Tuesday April 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm