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Instructional Leadership Program logoDue to COVID-19, the deadline for online applications for Cohort 10, beginning in September 2020, has been extended until June 15.

Are you a principal, vice-principal, department head, consultant, or coordinator? Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies in instructional leadership?

Then consider applying for the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Program.

ALP LogoThe Aspiring Leaders Program Cohort E

Please Note: The decision has been made to postpone the start up of this new cohort. Information about when the application process (through Regional Centres of Education) will re-open and the new deadline to apply will be communicated to RCE when this becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

The Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a professional learning program for teachers, mentors, and department heads who are interested in becoming effective school principals and vice principals. The program is offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) in partnership with the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (NSELC) and participating Regional Centres.

Lynn SharrattPlease Note: This event has been postponed until further notice.

On April 27 and 28 the EECD, NSELC and Regional Centres for Education/CSAP are co-hosting Lyn Sharratt, author of Clarity: What Matters Most in Teaching, Learning and Leading.

The conference will be an opportunity for delegates from the cohosting organizations to learn about the “right things to do right” to achieve effective district-wide improvement. Day one will focus on the research behind her book, “Clarity”, and day two will be dedicated to discussing implications of this research for Nova Scotia.

nselc module iconWe are pleased to offer new sessions of this professional learning module focusing on:

  • Taking a Restorative Approach in Schools (Why? How? and What?)
  • Working restoratively with Students, Staff and Community
  • The Role of Restorative Educational Leaders in School Communities

Module Details / Dates and Locations | Online Registration

Culturally Responsive

NSELC is pleased to introduce our newest module on Culturally Responsive Instruction.

This module is being offered to support the development of lessons that integrate instructional and assessment practices based on culturally responsive principles.

flyer pdf coverIt will enable participants to make explicit connections between culture, cultural proficiency and culturally responsive instruction.

Participants will explore models and principles of culturally responsive instruction in practice and learn to create a personal action plan.

For more information, or to register online:

Click here to learn more

The Nova Scotia Educational Leadership Consortium (NSELC), in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education (DEECD) and school boards, is pleased to offer the Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program. The program was developed in response to an identified priority by Nova Scotia School Boards and to the commitment to excellence in teaching and leadership in the Nova Scotia Action Plan for Education.

This professional learning opportunity is designed to support teachers, mentors, and department heads who are interested in becoming effective school principals and/or vice principals.

The Aspiring Leaders Program extends over 14 months beginning in August 2017, and includes two summer institutes and seven Friday/Saturday Seminars. An eight-day residency program is integrated throughout the program. A certificate will be granted following a culminating assessment and successful completion of all program components.

Program Components

1. Summer Institute 2017:

August 8-10, 2017 Atlantica Oak Island Resort, N.S.

Total Cost: $720.00 plus HST

- The Artisan Teacher Conference with Mike Rutherford (two days) $470.00 Plus HST

(ALP participants will join other teachers and administrators from around the province for this.)

- Program orientation and Insights Discovery (one day) $250.00 plus HST

2. Friday/Saturday Seminars:

Seminars will be held with Friday sessions running from 1:00 to 5 p.m. and full day Saturday sessions. The exception will be Seminar 6, in April 2018, which will run for two full days. Seminar locations will be determined based on expressions of interest. The residency program will be held within individual school boards.

3. Seminars and Summer Institutes 2018 (Cost: $225.00 plus HST for each seminar and the Student Services Summer Institute 2018)

I. School Culture and Building Relationships (September 22-23,2017)

II. Diversity and Social Justice (October 20-21, 2017)

III. Leading Change (December 1-2, 2017)

IV. Communication Skills (January 13-14, 2018)

V. Leading Professional learning (February 23-24, 2018)

VI. Instructional Leadership (April 13-14,2018)

Storm Date (April 27-28, 2018)

VII. School Management (May 11-12, 2018)

VIII. Student Services Summer Institute (August 17-18, 2018)

The total cost of the full 14-month program is $2520.00 + HST per participant.

Application Process: Applications are available through participating school board websites and selections will be based on identified criteria and an interview by a panel of board personnel. Please note that the deadline for applications is April 14, 2017. For more information on the program and/or the application process, contact the Human Resources Department in your board.