Stride's Leadership Courses
Leading always begins with learning. Strategies to improve individual classroom and whole-school culture are provided to help you where you are within the school. When culture and strong instruction are matched together, the result is academic achievement.
Pursuing Collaborative Balance 5: Beyond Instruction
The final course in this series moves beyond instruction of pursuing collaborative balance and takes the learner into direct implementation of the five measures. Learners receive a brief refresher but then work...
Pursuing Collaborative Balance 4: Observation
The fourth in a multi-course series, this next collaborative balance course culminates prior content by direct application to the observation and feedback process. The learner will understand scripting, scoring, and dialogue but...
Pursuing Collaborative Balance 3: Coaching
The third in a multi-course series, this next collaborative balance course focuses on coaching. The learner will understand the coaching cycle, explore a framework, and move through the individual phases of coaching...
Pursuing Collaborative Balance 2: Communication
The second in a multi-course series, this next collaborative balance course focuses on communication through transparency and collaboration while making decisions and building relationships. The learner explores these topics through the five...
Pursuing Collaborative Balance 1: Introduction
The first in a multi-course series, this collaborative balance course focuses on creating a thriving, educational environment where everyone is valued and respected. The learner will explore that five measures – input,...
AI for Leaders: Integration
Specifically for school leaders, this course offers ideas for change management regarding the use of artificial intelligence in schools. Leaders will practice with a few AI tools and gain strategies to use with all...
When you communicate with confidence, stakeholders will fully understand the message you convey. This course teaches you how to adjust your message to the audience that you intend to reach. Language “You...
Connecting stakeholders to the work of the local school is vital to student success. This course helps you identify your critical stakeholders and how they, directly or indirectly, influence areas of the...
Each stakeholder performs a significant role in connecting with your school. But who are your stakeholders, and what influences do they have? Enroll in this course to help you uncover and support those who...
Vision for Leaders
Have you created and implemented a vision that will solidify your organization’s impact? Learn how to identify and create a well-crafted vision that will help you guide your organization into a future...
Gain strategies for leading effective meetings to improve your communication leading to better success and achievement. Meetings are the rare times when your entire team is together. Learn how to leverage that...
School Needs Assessment
Continuous improvement in schools starts with planning based on a comprehensive needs assessment. This course provides background to the process, offers exemplars to view, shares state forms, and gives you the chance...
Problem of Practice
If you want to promote collaboration and problem-solving with your colleagues, then this course is for you. The Problem of Practice consultancy protocol offers tools that can be learned and applied to...
Building Resiliency | Leadership
Before facing extreme circumstances (e.g., a pandemic) or routine changes (e.g., curriculum adoption), school leaders must take steps to build a resilient school culture. This course will help you recognize important habits...
Leadership Coming Soon!
Observation and Feedback
Clock Hours: 1.0
A course that gives leaders ideas and actions to help improve observation dialogue for instructional improvement.
Instructional Practice Free Resources
Stakeholders' Influence Workbook Template
from course: Stakeholder Connection
The full course offers instructions to help you best use the resource. It will guide you (and others) in considering who your stakeholders are, what they want, and how they can each influence your school.
Dos and Don'ts of Meetings
from course: Effective Meetings
Effective meetings are important and this course offers strategies, tips, ideas, and templates on how to make that happen.
Template with sample questions you can use for a check-in.
Sample Coaching Questions
Coaching leverages collective wisdom to prevent impulsive
preferences from undoing the intended purpose.
Observation & Dialogue Tips
Leaders can use this summary as a reminder for scripting, scoring, and dialogue to help with instructional coaching.