Principal as Professional Learning Leader

Dr. Mark Wilson has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in the middle level and high school arenas. His work as the Principal of Morgan County High School in Madison, Georgia led to his selection as the 2009 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year. In the video Dr. Wilson provides school principals with ideas on how to fulfill their role as a professional learning leader.

Video link: The Principal as a Professional Learning Leader - Dr. Mark Wilson (11:26) (mp4, 99.1 MB)
Alternative video link: Click here for MP4 (235.9 MB)

Guiding questions for discussion and reflection of the major concepts in the video

The role of the principal is changing as Georgia moves from a PLU system of counting units to one where professional learning is job embedded, often self-initiated and collaborative and has the singular goal of increasing student learning. Listen as Dr. Mark Wilson discusses the changing role of the principal
  1. How will the role of the principal change as we move to a more job-embedded and collaborative professional learning system?

  2. How will the principal support all teachers including those who have received evaluations of Level 1 or Level 2?

  3. How will the principal develop a culture of professional learning in his/her school?