Leading Learning

Leading Learning

Offered as a course within the Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML), Leading Learning is organized into four modules focused on developing the school structures, systems, supports, and culture that lead to excellent teaching and learning in every classroom, for every student.

Leading Learning participants will:

  • Develop whole-school systems that align with your instructional vision to support all students.
  • Create strong data- and action-driven systems and structures focused on students’ academic and character development.  
  • Design professional learning and leadership opportunities to develop teachers and improve teaching and learning.
  • Navigate change in and around your school and empower your teams to meet students’ evolving needs.

Course Calendar

View modules and deadlines for upcoming editions of this course. These calendars are downloadable. 

Faculty

Mary Grassa O'Neill

Mary Grassa O'Neill, CSML Faculty Co-Chair, Senior Lecturer on Education; Faculty Director, School Leadership, HGSE

Monique Bruns Thompson

Monique Burns Thompson, CSML Faculty Co-Chair, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership, HGSE

Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership, HGSE

Drew Echelson, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Doctor of Education Leadership Program, HGSE

Drew Echelson, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Doctor of Education Leadership Program, HGSE

Euvin Naidoo, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

Euvin Naidoo, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

John J-H Kim, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

John J-H Kim, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

Rick Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, HGSE & HKS

Rick Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, HGSE & HKS

Willis Emmons, Senior Lecturer and Director of the C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning, HBS

Willis Emmons, Senior Lecturer and Director of the C. Roland Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning, HBS

 

The course also features engaging case studies of the following practitioners:

  • Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and former CEO and Chairwoman, Care.com
  • Gina Hubbard, Principal, Joseph J. Greenberg Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jody-Anne Jones, Principal, North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School, Newark, NJ
  • Stephanie Porta, Principal, Centennial High School, Columbus, OH
  • Michele Trawicki, Principal, Marcy Elementary School, Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Bernie Noe, Head of School, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Course Details

World-class Harvard faculty research adapted to the PreK-12 school context
Online icon 100% online and interactive
participants icon Features case studies of leaders from a diverse cross-section of schools and businesses from across the country
Global Networking Icon Global peer network of school leaders
Solutions icon Develop a toolkit and solutions that are tailored to improving your school