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Powerful Educational Leadership Speaker Series Continues Virtually on March 23


Join Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, Ed.D., GSE assistant professor, as she tackles the issue of District Leadership for Instructional Improvement: Developing Collaborative Leadership Among Principals and Instructional Leadership Team Members. The event will take place virtually on Tuesday, March 23 at 5 p.m.

In 2018, the Fordham Graduate School of Education launched a speaker series to address some of the most relevant matters facing today’s school leaders. The goal is to connect with current students, educational leaders, and alumni, as well as prospective educational leadership degree candidates through conversation on current faculty research and how it connects to the work of educational leaders today. The sessions include a brief lecture and discussion and are led by different faculty members each time who present their recent research.

The idea grew out of two needs: one was the opportunity to serve the educational community with knowledge on timely topics coming out of current research; the other was to help those looking to further their own education with insight on the exciting work they will undertake as a student at Fordham GSE.

For example, Stosich will present research from her current study on how educational leaders can collaborate to strengthen instructional quality and student learning in schools, especially high poverty schools. This is proving to be a promising approach, as more school district leaders change the way they are working with principals by taking a side-by-side teaching and learning approach, versus simply focusing on supervision. She will present her findings from research conducted in California on how district leaders can develop instructional leadership capacity broadly in schools, by supporting not only principals but also  instructional leadership teams in schools. At the end of the program, prospective candidates will be provided the opportunity to ask questions regarding the masters, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs.

The 2021 Speaker Series kicked off with Tiedan Huang, Ed.D., GSE assistant professor, discussing Principal Time Use: What Can We Learn from Singapore?

It will conclude on April 21, 2021 with a lecture by Elizabeth Gil, Ph.D., GSE assistant professor, discussing Students Moving Forward as They Watch and Gain from Their Family Members’ Learning: Implications for Leadership.

More information on the Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy’ division’s programs at the Fordham Graduate School of Education can be found here.


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