The Academy’s instructional leadership program is designed for all instructional leaders. Currently, participants include practicing principals, vice-principals, and board consultants and coordinators. For the next cohort, principals, viceprincipals, board consultants and coordinators (whose responsibilities do NOT include the supervision of principals and vice-principals), and department heads (defined by the Teachers’ Provincial Agreement) are invited to apply. However, applications from principals and vice-principals will be considered first. If capacity permits, applications from consultants, coordinators, and department heads will be considered. Please note: All applicants must be able to commit to two hours, on average, of practicum experiences each week during the span of each course. Practicum experiences vary, but all are school-based and usually involve classroom visits and conversations with teachers. Applicants for each cohort will be selected from across the province. The selection process will consider such variables as the experiences and needs of the individuals, their interest in the program, and their demonstrated educational leadership. These selection criteria will be balanced with the need for cohort diversity.