The purpose of the Center of Pedagogy Leadership Associates Program is to work toward developing a critical mass of leaders from the public schools, from the arts and sciences, and from teacher education who understand and are committed to the goals of simultaneous renewal of schools and to the education of educators.
Leadership Associates will work to deepen their understanding of the moral dimensions of teaching—stewardship, access, nurturing pedagogy, and democracy—and to collaborate with P-12 faculty and administrators and university education and arts/science faculty toward the renewal of schools and the preparation of educators. We will examine our roles in our respective institutions to become more effective agents for change and propose and undertake an inquiry project to work towards these ends.
The Leadership Associates program will be held at Montclair State University July 13th - July 17th. The agenda will run from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. We will also have a planning meeting on June 2, 2020. In addition, there will be at least 3 mandatory meeting, usually held in fall, winter, and spring during the 2020-2021 academic year to maintain continuity and collegiality among members of the cohort. Additionally, all participants will be required to present their inquiry project at Summer Conference 2021 (Date TBD).
The compensation for full participation in the program during the summer and academic year will be $500 per participant. In addition, all educational materials and food (light breakfast and full lunch) will be provided.
Participants will be selected for the program by a screening committee and great efforts will be made to achieve a balance among faculty and administrators from the university and the public schools. Every attempt will be made to achieve as wide a district representation as possible. Administrator/teacher teams are encouraged to apply.
Individuals selected for this program will:
Be in a position to contribute to the goals of the program as a faculty or administrator affiliated with Montclair State University and the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal (MSUNER);
Demonstrate a deep belief in the moral imperatives of educating the young for citizenship in a democracy;
Serve in an institutional leadership role, or have the potential for assuming a leadership role in that setting;
Demonstrate their dedication to the vision of simultaneous renewal of the schools and the education of educators;
Recognize the nature and challenges inherent in bringing about institutional change and be willing to become agents for change;
Desire to engage in critical inquiry, to examine the moral dimensions of teaching in a democracy, to reflect upon practice, and to dialogue with colleagues.