New MOOC helps you shape and improve your school!

What is distributed leadership and why is it an effective leadership model for schools?

Effective school leadership has a positive impact on student achievement, teaching quality and staff motivation. Research evidence shows that if leadership is based on a vision that can be shared by all staff, parents and stakeholders, it also plays a crucial role for school development and innovation. Sharing leadership roles and responsibilities among a wider group of staff, and involving parents and pupils, has a positive impact on schools.

The Shared Leadership & School Development online course on Teacher Academy explores how school leaders, teachers, and others can support the development of a distributed leadership approach at school level. Join this MOOC* to gain key theoretical understanding about the concept of distributed leadership and its benefits as well as practical examples of how to implement it.

The course will start on 29 May, but enrollment is already open and free. You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. Find more information here and join us via social media on our Facebook group and via Twitter using #TAschoolsMOOC.

About Teacher Academy:

Teacher Academy allows teachers to discover a wide range of training opportunities and resources for their classroom. It consists of a central course catalogue with information on in-service onsite courses by independent course providers, School Education Gateway's own free online courses, and a selection of teaching materials developed by eTwinning teachers, EU institutions and other EU-funded projects.

About School Education Gateway:

The School Education Gateway is funded by Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. It is operated for the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission by European Schoolnet.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course, find out more about MOOCs.