Professional Standards for Educational Leaders: Informational Webinar Series

The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center @ WestEd to develop a four-part informational webinar series on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). The intent of the series is to build a common understanding of how school leaders can implement standards to promote each student's academic success and well-being (see Figure 1).

Each webinar, which lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, can be viewed below or by clicking on the YouTube link provided.  

Each Reflection Sheet is designed to accompany the webinar to provide the viewer with an opportunity to reflect on the content to improve professional practice. Completion and submission of the Reflection Sheet for each webinar is required for Promising Principals' Academy participants seeking continuing professional development credit.

Figure 1. Graphic shows the relationship of school leadership to student learning.

Webinar 1: The Drivers

Webinar 1 provides an overview of standards 1, 2, and 3. 

27min 14sec

PSEL Standard 1 (Mission, Vision and Core Values), Standard 2 (Ethics and Professional Norms), and Standard 3 (Equity and Cultural Responsiveness)

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Video transcripts can be read here

Reflection Sheet 1- The Drivers

Webinar 2: The Core

Webinar 2 provides an overview of standards 4 and 5.
23min 22sec

PSEL Standard 4 (Curriculum. Instruction, and Assessment) and Standard 5 (Community of Care and Support for Students)

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Video transcripts can be read here.

Reflection Sheet 2- The Core

Webinar 3: The Supports

Webinar 3 provides an overview of standards 6, 7, 8 and 9.

28min 8sec

PSEL Standard 6 (Professional Capacity of School Personnel), Standard 7 (Professional Community for Teachers and Staff), Standard 8 (Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community), Standard 9 (Operations and Management)

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Video transcripts can be read here.

Reflection Sheet 3- The Supports

Webinar 4: Anchor

Webinar 4 provides an overview of standard 10. 

21min 18sec

PSEL Standard 10 (School Improvement)

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Video transcripts can be read here.

Reflection Sheet 4- The Anchor

Source: National Policy Board for Educational Administration (2015). Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015. Reston, Va. 

The Office of Leadership Development and
School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD. 

Assistant State Superintendent,

tiara.booker-dwyer@maryland.gov 

The mission of the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve school performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. 

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Updated: December 1, 2019