Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice out of Theory


February 4, 2021

17.30 - 19.30 (Thailand Time)

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(register by February 2, 2021)  

Baht 4500 (≈USD 150) per participant


Led by:

Dr. Peter DeWitt

Target Audience

School Leaders


Workshop Overview

Instructional leadership is one of the most researched forms of leadership, but very little practical insight into how to implement it exists, and many leaders struggle to put it into practice. When COVID-19 hit in 2020 instructional leadership became much more difficult to implement because leaders were separated remotely from teachers and students.


DeWitt, Ed.D. will take the research behind instructional leadership, and dive deeper into six areas that he found is crucial to practices that lead to instructional leadership regardless of whether leaders are in-person or remote.
That deeper dive involves breaking instructional leadership into six distinct parts, which are:

  • Implementation

  • Focus 4 learning

  • Instructional strategies

  • Student engagement

  • Efficacy

  • Evaluation of impact


Leaders need to understand these six areas of instructional leadership, but also need to be provided with time to consider practical ways to implement each one, which also includes understanding implementation science. This session will help meet that need.


Session Outcomes
Participants will learn:

  • About the research supporting instructional leadership which will help them think differently about the way they approach faculty meetings, PLC’s and learning walks

  • The importance of implementation using a program logic model

  • Where to focus their attention when it comes to learning using knowledge dimension research

  • The research around student engagement that leads to alienation.

  • About high leverage instructional strategies, and how use those strategies to model instruction during staff meetings

  • The role of efficacy in leadership practices

  • How to collect evidence of impact




Workshop Leader

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on leadership, coaching and fostering inclusive school climates.


Within North America, his work has been adopted at the university and state level, and he works with numerous districts, school boards, regional and state organizations where he trains leadership teams and coaches building leaders.

Peter is the author of several books including Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (Corwin Press/Learning Forward) and School Climate: Leading with Collective Efficacy (Corwin Press/Ontario Principals Council. 2017), Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership (Corwin Press. 2018), and Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out Of Theory (Corwin Press. 2019).

Workshop Coordinator

Sonthaya Chutisacha