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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 in after school education programs. Administrative standards will be applied in the development of sound policy and procedure. Emphasis will be placed on understanding personal leadership, differentiating between the skills and various roles managers need when leading others, and developing the skills required to be an effective supervisor in out-of-school time programs and a leader in the community.  (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, 4, 7, 8)

30%

Midterm Exam (Week 4)

10%

Final Exam (Week 8)

15%

Total

100%

 

Required Textbooks

(Available through <div> <p>Available through <a href="https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/vb_home.php?FVCUSNO=35478" target="_blank">Charter Oak State College's online bookstore</a></p> </div> )

  • Kouzes, James and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge. 6th ed. Jossey-Bass Publishing. 2017. ISBN-13: 9781119278962
  • Sinek, Simon and David Mead. Find Your Why. Portfolio Publishing, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780143111726

 

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1,3,4

Topic: Leading Out-of-School Time Programs

Readings:
  • Find Your Why Intro - Chapter 1
  • CT Quality Self-Assessment Tool Intro – page 3
  • Supplemental Reading (Afterschool Alliance, 2012)
Video:
  • Start with Why, Sinek
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Submit written paper on your personal “Why”
  • Week 1 Leadership Journal Assignment
  • Watch YouTube Video “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” by Simon Sinek

2

1,2,3

Topic: Developing a Vision for Leadership

Readings:

  • Find Your Why Chapters 2-3
  • CT Quality Self-Assessment Tool pages 4 -11
  • Supplemental Reading (Durlak & Weissberg, 2013 article)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Week 2 Leadership Journal Assignment
  • Group Project 1: Refining Your “Why”

3

1,2,3,4

Topics: Leading Others: Administration and Management Skills

Readings:

  • Find Your Why Chapters 6 - 7
  • CT Quality Self-Assessment Tool pages 12 – 18
  • NAA Code of Ethics
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Submit written paper on an inspiring supervisor
  • Week 3 Leadership Journal Assignment

4

1,2,3,4

Topics: Leading Others: Policies and Procedures

Reading:
  • Kouzes and Posner Chapters 1 -3
  • CT Quality Self-Assessment Tool pages 19-23
  • Supplemental Reading (Yohalem and Granger, 2013)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Week 4 Leadership Journal Assignment
  • Submit paper on “Why” statement and group work process
  • Midterm – Leadership Journal Assignments Week 1 - 4

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

Topics: Program Evaluation and Observation

Readings:
  • Kouzes and Posner Chapters 7 - 10 
  • Supplemental Reading (McElvain, 2013)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Submit written paper on self-assessment and quality standards
  • Week 6 Leadership Journal Assignment

7

1,2,3,4

Topic: The Heart of Leading

Readings:
  •  Kouzes and Posner Chapters 11 - 13

  • Supplemental Reading (Anthony & Morra, 2016)

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

1,2,3

Topic:  Leading in the Community
 
Reading:
  • Supplemental Reading (Peterson, Fowler, and Dunham, 2013)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions and Blogs
  • Week 8 Leadership Journal Assignment
  • Submit Final Exam - Leadership Journal paper

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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