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Leadership Framework

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Leadership is the exercise of influence on organizational members and diverse stakeholders toward the identification and achievement of the organization’s vision and goals. The following sets up the ideal framework for school leaders to move their schools towards a deeper understanding of Financial Literacy. See here for a placement version of the following.

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Setting Directions

School and system leaders set direction for financial literacy learning in a number of ways, including

  • working with stakeholders to identify specific school and system financial literacy goal(s)
  • ensuring financial literacy goals are clearly communicated
  • encouraging staff to evaluate their progress as they work toward the financial literacy goal(s)
  • referring frequently to financial literacy goals when making decisions about programs and directions
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Supporting Documents

Principals Want to Know #23: A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools (PDF)
A tip sheet for principals to support the implementation of Financial Literacy Education in their schools.

School Effectiveness Framework, K-12
The School Effectiveness Framework (K-12) is a self-assessment tool for schools to support educators in their ongoing pursuit of improved student achievement and well-being. PDF

Ideas Into Action for School and System Leaders: Setting Goals: The Power of Purpose
This issue of Ideas Into Action explores the research evidence for the CLC “setting goals” as a critical component of educational leadership that can have a significant impact on student achievement, both directly and indirectly.

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Supporting Videos

Elementary: Grade 4 Mathematics and Language 
Video clip of a Principal showcasing : 21st century learning skills, developing curiosity, reflection about personal beliefs and values, decision-making, and problem-solving.

Secondary: Grade 12 Guidance and Career Education 
Video clip of a Principal showcasing all staff working together to support student learning

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Building Relationships & Developing People

School and system leaders work to improve the instructional program in a number of ways, including

  • lead discussions about the relative merits of current and alternative practices related to financial literacy
  • facilitate opportunities for the staff to learn from one another
  • have frequent, meaningful interactions with teachers, students and parents in order to further the school’s financial literacy goals
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Elementary: Grade 6 Language and The Arts (drama, music) 
Video clip of a Principal supporting teachers through professional learning communities and building social responsibility.

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Secondary: Grade 10 Career Studies 
Video clip of a Principal supporting teacher co-planning and collaboration.

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Developing the Organization to Support Desired Practices

School and system leaders work to improve the instructional program in a number of ways, including

  • help develop clarity about goals and roles related to collaborative work, including those connected to financial literacy improvement
  • provide regular opportunities and structures that support teachers in working together on instructional improvement related to financial literacy, and establish a system for monitoring their collaborative work
  • establish a structure of teams and groups that work together on problem-solving related to financial literacy instruction

Ideas Into Action for School and System Leaders: Promoting Collaborative Learning Cultures: Putting the Promise into Practice (PDF)
This issue of Ideas Into Action explores research foundations supporting collaborative learning cultures, and present a sampling of current findings and resources.

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Elementary: Grade 8 Geography and Language 
Video clip of a Principal showcasing: the importance of modelling and supporting students, providing resources for learning, job-embedded learning, mentoring, meeting the needs of all students.

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Secondary: Grade 9-12 Business Studies and School-wide Leadership 
Video clip of a Vice Principal describing school-wide fundraising activity used to raise money but also build community and cohesion.

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Improving the Instructional Program

School and system leaders work to improve the instructional program in a number of ways, including

  • providing support and time for collaboration focused on financial literacy learning
  • observing classroom instruction, including financial literacy, and providing constructive feedback to teachers
  • participating with staff in instructional improvement work related to financial literacy to those trends

School Effectiveness Framework, K-12
The School Effectiveness Framework (K-12) is a self-assessment tool for schools to support educators in their ongoing pursuit of improved student achievement and well-being.

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Elementary: Grades 5 and 6 Language and The Arts (visual arts)
Video clip of a Principal supporting teachers to implement financial literacy.

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Secondary: Grade 9-12 Business Studies and School-wide Leadership 
Video clip of a Vice Principal showcasing learning across the curriculum and opportunities in co-curricular activities.
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Securing Accountability

School and system leaders work to improve the instructional program in a number of ways, including

  • engaging staff in analyzing data, including those related to financial literacy learning of all students, helping staff make connections between school goals related to financial literacy with system and ministry goals
  • providing clear and accurate information about financial literacy learning to system, board, parents and community

Ideas Into Action for School and System Leaders: Using Data: Transforming Potential into Practice (PDF)
In this issue of Ideas Into Action explores a sampling of the research evidence for data use as a Core Leadership Capacity (CLC), and many of the ways in which data have the potential to inform teaching, learning and leadership.

Principals Want to Know #18: Using Data (PDF)
A tip sheet for principals that focuses on the effective use of data for school improvement planning.

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Elementary: Grade 6 Science and Technology and Language 
Video clip of a Vice Principal demonstrating financial literacy within the existing curriculum.

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Secondary: Grade 12 Canadian and World Studies 
Video clip of a Vice Principal applying the learning to real life.

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