Demonstration of Mastery Portfolio
Demonstration of Mastery Portfolio paper critically analyzing specified writing prompts related to the Program Learning Outcomes and California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs). What must be included in my portfolio? The portfolio will be divided into nine (9) sections, six (6) of which correspond to the PLOs and CPSELs. A candidate introductory statement, leadership reflection and bibliography are also required. Written analysis/reflections must conform to APA 6th Edition. Candidate Introductory Statement Section #1) Vision Section #2) Instructional Leadership Section #3) Management Section #4) Collaboration Section #5) Ethics Section #6) Leadership Section #7) Leadership Reflection Bibliography Sections 1-6: Analytical Writing Prompts and Artifacts Sections 1-6 must include the following: a) Written response to the analytical writing prompt Provide a written analysis addressing each of the six (6) required prompts to demonstrate mastery of the specified Planned Learning Outcome (PLO) and California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL). Each analysis should be 2-3 pages in length and include a combination of references to textbooks used in your course of study, assignments/artifacts, outside readings, and research. All sources should be cited in APA format (6th Edition). b) Artifacts Each section should have at least two (2) artifacts that are referenced in your response and support the demonstration of mastery of each PLO and CSPEL. Artifacts may include but are not limited to Signature Assignments from your program of study, other course assignments, journal entries, PowerPoints, fieldwork assignments and/or other work products associated with each section. Analytical Writing Prompts Section #1: Vision CPSEL STANDARD 1: Shared Vision and Learning -A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. PLO #1: Vision – Organize the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. Writing Prompt: Please describe how you, as an educational leader, have facilitated the development of a shared vision among all stakeholders. Describe the specific collaborative methods you have used in creating a shared vision. What types of barriers would you anticipate you may encounter as a new leader? As you move forward, when barriers to achieving the mission and vision of the organization present themselves, what strategies will you use to overcome them? _____________________________________________________________________________________ Section #2: Instructional Leadership CPSEL STANDARD 2: Culture of Teaching and Learning- A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. PLO #2: Instructional Leadership – Advocate, nurture and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth. Writing Prompt: Describe how you, as the educational leader, have helped to shape a culture in which high expectations are the norm for each student. Describe specifically what strategies you have used. Explain how you will utilize instructional supervision and multiple forms of student assessment to evaluate student learning and improve academic performance in the future. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Section #3: Management CPSEL STANDARD 3: School Management- A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. PLO #3: Management – Design the management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. Writing Prompt: Explain a specific situation where you were required to align fiscal, human, and material resources to support the learning of all subgroups of students. What barriers did you face and what steps did you take to ensure that resources were allocated where the need was greatest? Looking forward in an era of limited resources, how would you prioritize the needs of your school? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Section #4: Collaboration CPSEL STANDARD 4: Working with Diverse Families and Communities A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. PLO #4 Collaboration – Collaborate with stakeholders, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to promote the success of all students. Writing Prompt: What actions have you taken to promote equity, fairness, and respect among all members of the school community? Why were those actions important? What results did you see? Looking forward, explain the various ways you will communicate with families and the community and how you will specifically encourage their involvement in school decision making through collaborative processes. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Section #5: Ethics CPSEL STANDARD 5: Ethics and Leadership Capacity- A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by modeling a personal code of ethics and developing professional leadership capacity PLO #5: Ethics – Construct and model a professional code of ethics and develop professional leadership capacity. Writing Prompt: Provide your personal/professional code of ethics (5-7 key ethical principles in bulleted format) that will guide you in your role as a leader. Cite the sources that have inspired these principles. Describe an ethical dilemma you have encountered as an aspiring leader where you have been guided by your code of ethics. What actions did you take? What were the results? Looking forward, How do you plan to model your personal and professional ethics and demonstrate integrity on a daily basis? _____________________________________________________________________________________ Section #6: Leadership CPSEL STANDARD 6: Political, Social Economic, Legal and Cultural Understanding A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. PLO #6: Leadership – Advocate for the success of all students by influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of schools. Writing Prompt: Describe a current or proposed educational reform, policy, or law that is politically charged such as charter schools, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), unions, collective bargaining, tenure, merit pay, teacher evaluation, Race to the Top, etc. Explain the positive and negative impact of the reform, policy, or law on the educational system and where you stand on the issue. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Section #7: Educational Leadership Reflection The reflection should be 3-5 pages in length and demonstrate your ability to be a reflective practitioner. Leadership Reflection Becoming a leader is a journey, not a destination. Please describe your personal leadership journey and growth while working toward your degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. How have you changed as a person and educational leader? Who inspired those changes (cite authors, speakers, instructors, role models that influenced you)? Include experiences, accomplishments, and other essential learning that contributed to these changes and your proficiency as an educational leader and scholar. Where do you see yourself in five years? What personal characteristics are likely to hinder your progress? What personal leadership characteristics do you believe will help you achieve these goals? What is your personal assessment of the changes you have experienced?