M. Ed. Education Administration 08

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EDA 580 - ISLLC 1-6

Internship in Educational Administration
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APAS1,2,4 (ISLLC 1-6)-required

Reflection on the Internship Experience - Module 8
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The attached paper is my final reflection upon my administrative internship through Grand Canyon University. This experience has greatly added to my foundation being laid for an effective career as a school leader. The tasks and activities covered by the course syllabus and my internship plan covered all six areas addressed in the national ISLLC standards and the specified APAS standards, with a few more impactful than the others. I spent a majority of the time supervising an after-school program which addresses ISLLC Standard 3; function A and APAS standard 4: the administrator manages services, programs, and operations in a safe, efficient, manner/environment. Close collaboration with district leaders nurtured and fostered a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations (ISLLC Standard 2; function A), and in all of my duties and activities I was afforded the opportunity to act in an ethical manner with fairness (ISSLC Standard 5; function B).
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 4: The administrator effectively manages services, programs, operations, and resources. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 1: Demonstrates a knowledge and uses a variety of theories and models of organizations and of the principles of organizational development;
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Function: A. Nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations
Function: D. Supervise instruction
Standard: Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Function: A. Monitor and evaluate the management and operational systems
Standard: Standard 4: An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Function: B. Promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
Standard: Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Function: B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior

APAS1, 5 (ISLLC 1-6)- required

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Self Assessment - Module 1
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Attached is my completed Pre-Self Evaluation of the ISLLC Standards. Working through the self evaluation clearly highlighted expectations of a quality administrator. The ultimate goal would be to have "Strong Evidence" of each listed disposition, yet as I am not in an administrative position, some dispositions have to be marked as "Limited Evidence. This assessment truly correlates to all of the specified Arizona and National standards as each is individually evaluated in the assessment, but I have chosen a selection which are integral within the assessment and are clearly addressed. These specified standards are:

AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards

Standard 1: The administrator facilitates the development, articulation, implementation, and management of an organization's mission. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:

Performance Indicator 2: Promotes support for and fulfillment of the organization's mission;

Performance Indicator 3: Provides purpose and direction for individuals and groups within the organization;

This assessment also addresses the following national standards

USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008  

Standard 1: An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders
Function : A. Collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission.

Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Function : A. Nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations

Standard : Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Function : C. Promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff

Standard 4: An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Function : B. Promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
Function : C. Build and sustain positive relationships with families and caregivers

Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Function : B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior
Function : C. Safeguard the values of democracy, equity, and diversity

Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Function : B. Act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning


AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 1: The administrator facilitates the development, articulation, implementation, and management of an organization's mission. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 2: Promotes support for and fulfillment of the organization's mission;
Performance Indicator 3: Provides purpose and direction for individuals and groups within the organization;
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 1: An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders
Function: A. Collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission.
Standard: Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Function: A. Nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations
Standard: Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Function: C. Promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff
Standard: Standard 4: An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Function: B. Promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
Function: C. Build and sustain positive relationships with families and caregivers
Standard: Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Function: B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior
Function: C. Safeguard the values of democracy, equity, and diversity
Standard: Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Function: B. Act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning

APAS 1,2,4(ISLLC 5 )- required

Formative Assessment (Mid-Term Formative Evaluation Form)-Module 4
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The following mid-term, formative evaluation is a good indicator of my abilities at this point in the internship. This listing of qualities would be beneficial for all teachers, not only those wishing to pursue administrative careers.  Although all of my ratings were satisfactory or higher, some issues need to be addressed prior to the summative evaluation and on throughout my career.  I don't discuss educational issues to a large degree with colleagues. Our days are so stressed for time that true debates and discussions don't seem to happen. I need to entertain more of these discussions in order to learn from my colleagues and do demonstrate my understanding of these issues. I also need to pursue more professional knowledge and to advance my knowledge of content matter through workshops and seminars.  These activities will also work to increase my professional network.

This evaluation addresses each of the specified Arizona standards and the USA ISLLC Standards as the instrument covers a complete spectrum of qualities and characteristics. However, a select group of standards truly stand out: my ability to complete projects in a timely manner (AZ Standard 4; Performance Indicator 5); my ability to collaborate with colleagues and others (USA ISLLC Standard 1; Function A); my commitment to ethical behavior (USA ISLLC Standard 5; Function B); and my advocacy on behalf of children (USA ISLLC Standard 6; Function B).
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 4: The administrator effectively manages services, programs, operations, and resources. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 5: Demonstrates project and time management skills;
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 1: An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders
Function: A. Collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission.
Standard: Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Function: B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior
Standard: Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Function: A. Advocate for children, families, and caregivers

APAS 1,2,4(ISLLC 5)- required

Final Summative Evaluation Form- Module 8
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Attached is the summative evaluation report for my internship and GCU course EDA 580. Personal/Professional Characteristics is the section most highly rated by my mentor and is illustrative of my sincere sense of honor and duty as an educator that one must lead foremost by example, and this is representative of USA ISSLC Standard 5, Function B, to model principles and ethical behavior. The second highest rated section was Managerial Qualities and addresses the Arizona Standard 2, Performance Indicator 1 (effectively manages services, programs, operations, and resources).
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 4: The administrator effectively manages services, programs, operations, and resources. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 1: Demonstrates a knowledge and uses a variety of theories and models of organizations and of the principles of organizational development;
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Function: B. Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior

APAS 1 (ISLLC 1-6) - required

Student Internship Manual: Internship Activity Log Summary form - Module 7
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Attached is my internship log for course EDA 580. This was a very rewarding course and I garnered much guidance and practical experience through the process. The activities I participated in truly spanned all ISSLC standards and those specified as Arizona and national standards for this assignment.  The majority of my activities entailed supervision/monitoring of school programs to ensure safe and effective student environments. This is most closely representative of USA - ISSLC Standard 3, Function A. The log itself is documentation of my beginning steps in professional development as an administrator and reflect the Arizona Standard 1, Performance Indicator 9: Documentation of professional development.
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 1: The administrator facilitates the development, articulation, implementation, and management of an organization's mission. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 9: Uses documentation of his or her performance to design and continually update a professional development plan; and
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Function: A. Monitor and evaluate the management and operational systems

APAS1,2,3,4,5(ISLLC6)-required

Problem Solving Reflection Form- Module 3
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The following attachments reflect upon a decision making process I encountered during this internship. I needed to identify, frame, and solve a problem affecting our middle school's volunteer program (AZ Standard 4, Performance Indicator 3). In this process I recognized some potential liabilities (AZ Standard 2, Performance Indicator 4) and needed to revise and improve internal communications in our district (AZ Standard 3, Performance Indicator 4 & USA ISLLC Standard 1, Function E).  This decision making process helped improve the function of our volunteer program, protecting the safety and welfare of our students and staff (USA ISLLC Standard 3, Function C).
AZ- Arizona Professional Administrative Standards
Standard 2: The administrator facilitates the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the social, cultural, and legal aspects of the community. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 4: Develops procedures to recognize potential civil and criminal liabilities;
Standard 3: The administrator implements positive and proactive communication strategies for effective parent and community involvement to improve the learning environment for all students. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 4: Formulates and implements plans for internal and external communications;
Standard 4: The administrator effectively manages services, programs, operations, and resources. The performance assessment shall measure the extent to which the administrator:
Performance Indicator 3: Identifies, frames, and solves problems;
USA- ISLLC Educational Leadership Policy Standards 2008
Standard: Standard 1: An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders
Function: E. Monitor and evaluate progress and revise plans
Standard: Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Function: C. Promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff
Author: Gary Fishel
Last modified: 12/18/2010 2:26 PM (EDT)