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School Leadership Exam Preparations

This review seminar is a personalized conversation about each question on the SBL and SDL examinations. The instructors are NYS examination assessors who will provide insight into extended and selected response questions as well as the reasons for responding in a particular way to each question. 

The Exams

SCHOOL BUILDING LEADER EXAM

An overview and discussion of the SBL examination requirements and strategies for success on the exam.

Part 1

  • Extended Performance Task — Instructional Leadership: Preparing for the School Building Leader Examination
  • Short Performance Tasks — Equity and School Culture: Preparing for the School Building Leader Examination

Part 2

  • Extended Performance Task — Developing Human Capital: Preparing for the School Building Leader Examination
  • Extended Performance Task — Developing Human Capital (Teacher Observation): Preparing for the School Building Leader Examination
  • Short Performance Task — Family Engagement: Preparing for the School Building Leader Examination
SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADER EXAMINATION

An overview and initial discussion about the School District Leader examination requirements and strategies for success on the exam. 

Part 1

  • Extended Performance Tasks: Developing, Communicating and Sustaining an Educational Vision; Supervising Districtwide Change and Accountability
  • Selected Responce Questions

Part 2

  • Extended Performance Tasks — Leading the District Educational Program: Analysis, and Managing District Resources and Compliance: Management Problem Solving
  • Selected Response Questions




The Results

"I can't express how grateful I am for their insights, and tips on how to do well on the assessments. Here is the truth: I know I wouldn't have done as well on the exams had I not taken the classes with them. I will be appointed as an Assistant Principal within the next two months!"  
-- Roger Ball LMSW, PhD 

 

The Course Materials

Course Packet

All students will receive a packet containing:

  • Teacher Observation Rubric
  • Teacher Observation Protocol
  • Long Human Capital Performance Task
  • Short Task – Family Engagement
  • Long Instructional Performance Task form
  • Short Performance Task – Culture
  • PowerPoint:  The New SBL Examination
  • Educating All Students – Test Design and Frameworks
  • Everything You Might Want to Know About the School District Leader Examination

The Instructors

Kenneth Forman

Dr. Kenneth Forman
Dr. Kenneth Forman is a lecturer and coordinator in the Educational Leadership Program at Stony Brook University. He has written a book,  Preparing for Educational Leadership , published by Pearson to help candidates prepare for the New York State School Building Leader examination. He has been an educational leader for over 39 years, working in a number of school districts and school environments in NYC and Long Island.

Terrance O'Connor

Dr. Terrance O'Connor

Dr. Terrance O'Connor is a lecturer in the Educational Leadership Program as well as several other post-graduate programs. He has worked as a consultant and educational administrator for more than 40 years. Throughout his career, he has worked in a number of school districts and for BOCES in a variety of leadership capacities.  


 

The Schedule

School District L eader (SDL) and  School Building Leader (SBL) Exam Preparations 

NCE 225 •  Fee: $180

This five and a half hour course meets on Saturdays from 9 am to 2:30  pm, with a forty-five minute break from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm. (Lunch is not included). 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday . April 14, 2018 from 9 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9 am to 2:30 pm
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Contact Us

Registration and Scheduling Information
Career Development Programs
careerdevelopment_spd@stonybrook.edu
631-632-7022
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