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ASE 270: Supervision and Leadership in ASE

Course Description

This course will focus on exploring the qualities and tasks associated with management, supervision, and leadership roles in after school education programs. Administrative standards will be applied in the development of sound policy and procedure. Emphasis will be placed on understanding leadership styles, differentiating between the skills and various roles of leaders and managers, and developing the skills needed to be an effective supervisor. (3 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite

  • ASE 255: Introduction to After School Care and Education

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of standards and best practice in regards to developing and implementing adminstrative systems in after school.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication, role identification, coaching, mentoring and the discipline of employees.
  3. Develop and implement a personal vision and articulate that vision to employees.
  4. Identify leadership styles and the traits of effective leadership.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussions - (Weeks 1-8)

45%

Written papers - (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)

30%

Midterm Portfolio – (Week 4)

10%

Final Portfolio – (Week 8)

15%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through our online bookstore.)

  • Sullivan, Debra R. Learning to Lead, Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children. Merrill Education/Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN-10: 0-13-172790-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-13-172790-8
  • Goldman, Daniel. Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School, 2013. ISBN-10: 1-4221-6803-4 or ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-6803-5
  • Peterson, Terry K. Expanding Minds and Opportunities. Amazon.Com, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0988833203

The following additional required resources are available free online:

  • The Connecticut After School Network Best Practice Guidelines for After School Programs
  • National After School Association Code of Ethics

Articles from but not limited to:

  • Connecticut After School Network
  • After School Magazine (formerly the NAA Journal)
  • National Institute on Out of School Time (NIOST)

Web Resources

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,2,3,4

Topic: Management Verses Leadership

Reading:
  • Learning to Lead Chapter 1
  • CT Guidelines for Best Practices 
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written paper on a supervisor that has inspired you
  • Week 1 professional resource file assignment

2

1,2,3,4

Topics: Administration and Management Skills

Reading:

  • Learning to Lead Chapter 2
  • CT Guidelines for Best Practices
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Week 2 professional resource file assignment

3

1,2,3,4

Topics: Adminstration and management Skills (cont..)

Reading:

  • CT Guidelines for Best Practices
  • Article
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written paper on developing after school activities for 4th and 5th graders
  • Week 3 professional resource file assignment

4

1,2,3,4

Topic: Leadership Skills

Reading:
  • Learning to Lead Chapter 3
  • Primal Leadership Part 1
  • Articles
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Week 4 professional resource file assignment
  • Submit Midterm Portfolio – 1st four assignments

Midterm Professional Resource File

Compile your first four professional resource file development assignments, including this week’s assignment, into one document. Create a cover page, table of contents, and properly cite all references.

5

1,2,3,4

Topic: Leadership Styles

Reading:

  • Learning to Lead Chapters 4 & 5
  • Primal Leadership Part 2
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written paper on an after school program
  • Week 5 professional resource file

6

1,2,3,4

Topic: Program Evaluation

Reading:
  • Primal Leadership Part 3
  • Article
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written paper on summary of Primal Leadership
  • Week 6 professional resource file assignment.

7

1,2,3,4

Topic: Situational Leadership

Reading:
  • Article
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written paper on Observations
  • Week 7 professional resource file assignment.
8

1,2,3,4

Topic: Professionalism in the field of after school.

Reading:
  • National After School Association (NAA) Code of Ethics
  • Read assigned material
  • Discussion Board questions
  • Submit written assignment
  • Final Professional Resource File – submit all assignments in one document.

Final Professional Development File

Submit completed portfolio including:
  • All seven portfolio assignments combined into one document. (Insert each file - one after the other - into one document).
  • Cover page.
  • Summary page describing the portfolio and noting how it will help you in your work in an after school program.
  • Table of Contents (order of contents may be different than order of assignments).
  • Bibliography of references used to compile the portfolio.

 

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