Our leadership programs adhere to research-informed principles that support the continued development of educational leaders as they support effective instruction and student learning, and focus on:

  • Incorporating current research and evidence-based pedagogy;
  • Recognizing teachers and administrators as professionals, and supporting their commitment to the continuous development of professional practice in all stages of their career;
  • Recognizing the impact of effective teaching and supportive leadership on the achievement of all students;
  • Enhancing teacher performance and student learning;
  • Supporting standards of professional practices, professional growth plans and the Teacher Growth and Evaluation process;
  • Integrating individual, regional and provincial priorities and initiatives;
  • Integrating student well-being and achievement in an integrated way within the Nova Scotia Inclusive Education Policy framework;
  • Incorporating inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive pedagogy and leadership practices;
  • Fostering individual and collective growth through collaborative inquiry with colleagues across Nova Scotia;
  • Building on teacher knowledge and skills to challenge attitudes, deepen understanding and transform practice;
  • Facilitating deeper knowledge and skills through application and reflection;
  • Addressing barriers to participation and enhancing access to professional learning options for all Nova Scotia educators;
  • Recognizing the value of formal and informal learning opportunities; and
  • Incorporating participant reflection and feedback to inform ongoing improvements in program offerings.

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