AACTE Releases New Podcast Series: The University Principal Preparation Initiative
AACTE has released a new podcast series that chronicles the multi-year principal program redesign initiative undertaken by the Wallace Foundation: The University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI). This podcast is designed to inspire learning opportunities and educational partnerships among AACTE members and stakeholders and to create highly trained and qualified principals who will influence and shape their learning communities.
In the first episode, AACTE interviews Rochelle Herring, senior program officer at the Wallace Foundation, to introduce the initiative, though which seven principal preparation programs were selected to partner with district and state leaders in their redesign efforts, as well as investigate how state policy could be leveraged to improve the quality of principal preparation statewide. Throughout the conversation, Herring cites research proving that the principal is a multiplier of good teaching and therefore, improved learning.
In this premiere episode of a seven-episode series, AACTE and the Wallace Foundation lay out the why and how of improving the principalship, so these educator leaders are prepared to design for equitable outcomes, build communities both in and outside the school, build positive school culture, use data to drive design of the school, facilitate productive collaboration and professional learning, and manage personnel and resources strategically. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes.