Unlock the Power of Leadership to Deliver Equity
The Danforth Educational Leadership Program, housed at the University of Washingon's Seattle campus,
educators to become future leaders in the K-12 school system as principals and program
administrators. This program was designed collaboratively by the University of Washington faculty and leaders in education
from the Puget Sound area. The Danforth Program is committed to equity and excellence for all students, and is organized
around our core working assumptions. Unique features of this five-quarter program
♦ Graduates backed by an innovative, comptency-based guarantee
♦ One-year intensive program
♦ Cohort model
♦ Half-time internships with mentor principals, completed concurrently with coursework
♦ Residential summer institute
♦ Integrated curriculum, with special emphasis on instructional leadership
♦ Weekly reflective seminars
♦ Ongoing formative program evaluations
♦ Certificate only, or earn Master’s degree (M.Ed.) concurrently with the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified to apply for the State of
Residency Principal and/or Program Administrator’s Certificate. A new cohort of students is admitted
each year; the application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year (Cohort 27) is February 1, 2014.
Danforth is now recruiting leaders to join Cohort 27 in 2014
We are pleased to announce information sessions on the UW Seattle campus as well as in eight offsite areas from Renton to Bellingham and several districts in between. Join us for a session near you.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UW College of Education in the top 10 for leadership and administration.
This distinction recognizes the strength of our leadership preparation programs, Danforth and Leadership for Learning, as well as faculty scholarship in the area of educational leadership.
Announcing the Danforth Performance Guarantee:
Improving Instructional Quality through Collaborative Professional Practice.
Beginning with this year’s cohort, the University of Washington will guarantee that our graduates have met the competency standard of improving instructional quality through collaborative professional practice. This competency includes the following elements: observing and analyzing instruction and learning outcomes, leading an inquiry culture, building capacity for instructional improvement and structuring a cohesive learning organization. See the attached rubric for descriptions of quality indicators for each of these elements.
Danforth Core Competency Rubric
Join us at a location convenient to you. RSVP or sign up for our notification list here.
Tuesday, December 3
4:30 - 6 pm
Bellingham School District
Wednesday, December 4
5 - 6:30 pm
Renton School District
Tuesday, December 10
5:30 - 7 pm
Bremerton School District
Wednesday, December 11
4:30 - 6 pm
Seattle Public Schools
Application deadline: February 1
Who tapped you to be a leader?
Nominate an aspiring leader for the 2014-2015 cohort. We will send your nominee an email acknowledging your nomination, as well as updates on info sessions and other events for aspiring leaders.
Spring 2013 News
In this Issue: Focus Groups & Surveys; Danforth Curriculum Council; Designing a Performance Guarantee;
Recruiting Danforth 27
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