ERIC Number: ED455593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Charter Starters Training Guide.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This guide is intended to assist the trainer in planning and conducting leadership training for charter-school founders and operators. There are five core content areas for leadership development: Start-Up Logistics, Regulatory Issues, Assessment and Accountability, Governance and Management, and Community Relations. Suggestions and activities for conducting training in these areas are provided here, as well as generic training tips. The guide suggests conducting a needs assessment of the charter founders/operators in the site area as part of the planning process. An appendix consists of a pre-assessment tool: the Charter School Leadership Training Needs Assessment. Once the needs of the local charter audience have been determined, the specifics of the training event can be planned. Each content area is relatively self-contained, and may or may not be combined with other areas, depending on need. Other major considerations include the total number of participants, location, number of sessions and possible concurrent sessions, and addressing the needs of heterogeneous groups versus splitting up participants into natural work groups (Will all participants be preoperational or will there be a mix of preoperational and operational? Will participants come in school teams or as individuals?). (RT)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3297. Tel: 800-547-6339 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For others in the Charter Starter series, see ED 447 575-579.