• Principals Understanding How to Lead Special Education (PULSE)

    Principals Understanding How to Lead Special Education (PULSE)

    As a building administrator are you looking to enhance your knowledge of:
       • The educational and legal requirements for students with disabilities?
       • Effective instructional practices in a standards-aligned system?
       •Creating and maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all students?

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE ) and Bureau of Special Education (BSE) are pleased to announce professional development targeted specifically for principals and assistant principals in improving practices related to students with disabilities. The training series is called “Principals Understanding How to Lead Special Education” (PULSE).

    This multiple-day experience is designed to prepare school leaders to exercise strategic and systematic leadership in inspiring, mentoring, and mobilizing faculty and staff to address the learning needs of students with disabilities. Participants will work to design and develop continuous professional learning systems for faculty with a focus on supporting all students, including inclusive practices for students with disabilities.

    During this training experience, school leaders will understand their need to have a clear vision for their schools that ensures teachers and students meet individual and school goals for improvement. Schools need principals who, as instructional leaders, strive for quality instruction in their schools and communicate that to all of their constituents.

    This program will focus on three main topics-all with improved instructional and leadership practices at the core:
       •Creating a culture of change
       •Being an instructional leader
       •Ensuring safe and supportive schools
    Aside from on site-work, participants are required to complete a culminating project that will be presented on the October meeting date.

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