August 9

School Leadership Structure – Brainstorming Session 1

Inspired by my classmate Liz’s post  where she started to get out her ideas for the first ETL504 Assessment, I think I will start some brainstorming of my own.

Icon: Brainstorm by Simon Child from the Noun Project

Brainstorm by Simon Child from the Noun Project

My understanding of our task is:

Using what you have learned in Module 2 and 3 – design the ideal 21st Century Learning change-oriented school leadership structure, including the TL/Library within that structure.
Pick 15 – 20 key concepts to portray that leadership structure visually in a concept map.
Write an argument that critically analyses your leadership structure – referring to your concept map and the literature.

Here are some potential concepts:

Participants and Stakeholders:

  • TL
  • Principal/Head of School
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Managers
  • Non-teaching staff: Admin/Exec/Other
  • External Context – School System / Community / Other Government Agencies / Local Business / etc

Processes, Programs etc:

  • Collaboration
  • Inquiry Learning
  • Constructivist Pedagogy
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Authentic, contextualised learning
  • Evidence basis / Data-driven / Action research
  • Core business – teaching and learning
  • Iterative process

Leadership styles/ elements / buzzwords:

  • Transformational
  • Instructional
  • Distributed
  • Trust
  • Shared Vision and Goals
  • Time
  • Relational Investment
  • Communication

Ah… good to know that I am going to need to cut like Edward Scissorhands before I even get properly started :).


Child, S. (n.d.). Brainstorm [Image]. Retrieved from

Parnell, E. (2019). Thinking out loud [Blog post]. In Liz at the Library. Retrieved August 9, 2019 from




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Posted August 9, 2019 by marikamum in category ETL504, Planning and Organisation, Reflection

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