English Leadership Quarterly
English Leadership Quarterly helps department chairs, K–12 supervisors, and other leaders in their roles improving the quality of literacy instruction.
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Upcoming ELQ Themes
Sustaining Teaching and Leadership
Submission Deadline: November 20, 2018
Publication Date: February 2019
“Teaching through projects, interrogating the value of grades, attempting to make learning more meaningful and connected to young people’s lives and interests, thoughtful ways of using technology to amplify and share student work. These are just some of the ways teaching and learning are changing. But moving to these kinds of learning environments is a big shift for many teachers, schools, and districts; it’s hard to sustain change once the shiny newness wears off. That’s when people tend to slip back into old habits, relying on what they know best. The transformation requires a leader who understands how to manage the change process.
‘Sustained modes of change can be incredibly meaningful and yield for your community in huge ways, but you have to be incredibly intentional in order to make space for these things to happen,’ said Diana Laufenberg at an EduCon 2018 session about how to lead through change.”
Katrina Schwartz, KQED, April 1, 2018
What principles guide your work in sustaining change? What strategies do you consider when change loses momentum? How do you evaluate next steps in sustaining change? How do you support teachers during this process—and beyond?
Mixed Realities and Learning
Submission deadline: January 20, 2019
Publication date: April 2019
“Creativity is predicted to be one of the top three most desired skills by employers in 2020. With nine out of 10 teachers seeing creativity as central to future careers and 93 percent of students view technology as key, the two clearly go hand-in-hand . . .”
Alice Bonasio, CIO, 23 January 2018
How are mixed realities defined in today’s classrooms? How do options such as immersive learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, Breakout EDU, and more support the goals of the ELA classroom? How does learning change in a mixed reality environment? What is the function of critical thinking and creativity in this classroom? What types of approaches blend well to support this type of learning? How do we know?