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Principals from the Annapolis Valley, Tri-County, CSAP, South Shore and Halifax regional school boards discuss evidence of best practices in instruction, gleaned from their school-based practicum experiences.


Principals from Chignecto-Central, Strait, and Cape Breton-Victoria regional school boards engage in an activity on brain-compatible instruction.

Principals speak about their experiences in the Nova Scotia Instructional Leadership Academy

“I can't imagine a more beneficial learning experience for today's school administrators. The Instructional Leadership Academy focuses on what I need to be doing in my school to support my staff in their goal of meeting the needs of all diverse learners.”

“I have been a school administrator for six years.  This program has changed my practice.”

“Teaching and learning is an inter-related discipline that requires time for observation, analysis, feedback, collaboration and reflective practice…this course offers principals the very essence of what is involved in this process.”

“I cannot say enough about how great it has been so far. The instructors have challenged me to reflect on my beliefs about teaching and learning.”

“The ILA program provides a practical, insightful approach to Educational Leadership; each session presents valuable information, networking experiences and an opportunity to reflect on my practice as an instructional leader.”

“The NS Instructional Leadership Academy is the blueprint for my work as instructional leader in my school. It is a rubric to guide my practice so that my focus and work identify and support powerful instructional practices that improve student learning.”

Don’t Miss Out on Being Part of This Exciting Professional Learning Opportunity

Online applications are now being accepted for the next cohort, which begins in September.

Note: Locations for each cohort will only be determined after all applications have been received and reviewed in the spring. If applicants have a question about location, please contact the program coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Click here to access the online application form.

For more information, contact Sue LeBel, Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..