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Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement

This course is designed to meet New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. By combining a field placement and ongoing advisement, the course integrates theory and practice. The internship is aligned with national ISLLC Standards and the New York City School Leadership Competencies, with an emphasis on instructional leadership. Interns work with a site supervisor as well as their Bank Street advisor, and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that increase over time in amount and complexity and involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, parents, and community leaders. They put into practice competencies developed in courses and conference groups, including communication, research and analytic skills. Through these experiences, they develop the capacity to develop and support a positive school culture; build teams and enlist collaboration; and plan and sustain change efforts. Students in advisement participate in biweekly small group conference sessions with their advisors over the 18 months of the program. Students also serve in a summer internship at a different educational level or in a site whose student population differs from the population at their usual work site.