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EDLM501: Leadership for Learning

Focuses on the leaders' capacity to influence change and support growth in student learning. Introduces systems and change theories and related processes that enhance effective school improvement. Examines the role of school culture, professional learning, and inclusive leadership in supporting effective change. Considers how to inspire and lead innovation to support student achievement and school-wide success. Co-requisites: EDLM 510.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM510: Research for School Improvement

Introduces the research concepts and methods that are most relevant to school improvement. Examines different approaches to both quantitative and qualitative research, their theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, as well as intellectual property and copyright issues. Explores the concept of research literacy and the process of translating research results into action-oriented strategies that support school improvement. Co-requisites: EDLM 501.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM525: Developing Leadership Capacity through Reflective Practice

Helps emerging leaders deepen their understanding of their own leadership capacity through the development, presentation, and review of a professional portfolio that includes relevant assignments, products, and artifacts from their program of study. Addresses the role of reflective practice in the development of the portfolio, promoting self-initiated changes in perspectives and actions related to school leadership. Focuses on enhancing self-understanding about beliefs, values and practices through the development of a critically reflective orientation towards teaching, leadership, and learning. Examines the nature, models, and theories of reflection and reflective practice. Explores the use of reflective tools such as journals, personal narratives, and peer coaching to facilitate and enhance reflection on leadership practice.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM530: Planning for School Improvement

Focuses on the development of effective and practical school plans using a results-based lens. Explores various models and frameworks for developing school improvement plans. Examines the role of evidence-based decision making and the use of data-driven strategies in support of developing, implementing, and reviewing school plans. Investigates how to make school improvement planning an inclusive and collaborative process.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM540: Building and Managing the School Community

Examines the interpersonal dynamics of the learning environment with a focus on identifying the shared and disputed norms in the learning community as well as a diversity of needs and interests of students and stakeholders. Applies systems and change theories to managing complexity and resolving conflict as well as working inclusively to promote growth and improvement. Examines issues of governance and the role of law in educational administration.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM550: Communication for Learning

Examines current practices for communicating information about student learning both within the school community and to the community at large and considers the potential impacts of changing these practices. Develops interpersonal communication strategies to interact effectively with individuals or in group and team settings. Explores the role of communication in building a supportive community including parents, community members and senior administrators.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM560: Leading in the Technology-Mediated Environment

Introduces the range of student service options required in technology-mediated learning environments and the challenges involved in their provision. Considers the needs of students, and the role of staff and faculty professional development programs in supporting students. Examines the impact of introducing e-learning into a traditional institution as well as the role of electronic learning networks in supporting school improvement.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM570: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Introduces the concept of assessment as, for, and of learning with an emphasis on aligning curriculum with assessment. Distinguishes between large-scale assessment and assessment for learning. Explores the cultural constructs impacting curriculum and assessment. Examines current thinking about authentic assessment and assessment strategies, as well as the challenges inherent in interpreting and communicating evaluation evidence.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM580: Supervision for Learning

Addresses the topic of supervision of instructional practices from the perspective of performance-based assessment. Distinguishes between performance-based supervision and evaluation. Considers the impact of supervision on the learning community.
Course Credits: 3.0

EDLM610: Leading and Sustaining Collaborative Inquiry Processes

Prepares leaders to plan and implement school-wide or district-related, systematic inquiry processes that support school improvement. Emphasizes the role that leadership plays in supporting collaborative action research that engages staff, students and community members. Examines strategies, based on theory and practice, for making collaborative inquiry sustainable. This is a capstone project that builds on the research principles, techniques and approaches introduced in earlier courses in the program.Pre-requisite EDLM 510
Course Credits: 6.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0