Print Resources

LSA: A History (2005–2016) January, 2016

LSA HistoryLSA Steering Team member, Bev Miller, created this detailed history of the Leading Student Achievement: Networks for Learning (LSA) project. The document highlights how the project began, and gives an overview of how the project has evolved and grown since its inception. The purpose of the document is to assist district teams in understanding the focus and directions of the project over the years, and how that has shaped LSA's current Priorities in Year 11.


Characteristics of Effective Leadership Networks: Summary of Results and Implications (2014–2015)

LSA Characteristics of Effective Leadership NetworksDr. Ken Leithwood – Professor Emeritus, OISE/UT
Dr. Vera N. Azah


During the 2014–15 school year, as part of the Leading Student Achievement: Networks for Learning (LSA) project's annual evaluation, this study was developed for three purposes:
  • To identify the characteristics of effective Leadership Networks/Principal Learning Teams;
  • To determine the contributions of each such networks to the capacity development of individual members; and
  • To assess the relative contribution to individual capacity development of networks, as compared with other typical sources of such development.



Brochure

LSA BrochureA brief overview of the LSA Project highlighting the multi-level approach, LSA Priorities, Theory of Action, Research, Expectations of Participants, and LSA Supports provided.

Finished size 8.5" x 14".


Real Stories: How LSA Participation Has Improved Leadership, Teaching and Student Achievement

LSA Real StoriesThis publication presents stories written by superintendents, principals, and teachers. The stories recounted in this volume aim to shed some insight on what it is about the project that has motivated so many busy school and district leaders to join and remain in the project over an extended period. These are all "success stories." They describe how the ideas and concepts encountered through LSA project participation have been adapted and used in widely varying local circumstances with considerable effect. And while each story is unique, together they tell a larger story about a powerful approach to large-scale change.


More Real Stories: How LSA Participation Has Improved Leadership, Teaching and Student Achievement

More LSA Real StoriesThis second volume presents stories written by superintendents, principals, and teachers as they extend and deepen their learning. The stories recounted in this volume and its predecessors aim to shed some insight on what it is about the project that has motivated so many busy school and district leaders to join and remain in the project over an extended period. These are all "success stories." They describe how the ideas and concepts encountered through LSA project participation have been adapted and used in widely varying local circumstances with considerable effect. And while each story is unique, together they tell a larger story about a powerful approach to large-scale change.



Strong Districts and Their Leadership

Strong Districts and Their LeadershipCommissioned by The Council of Ontario Directors of Education and The Institute for Education Leadership, this paper shares evidence of leadership practices, personal leadership resources, and characteristics of school systems, boards or districts that are successful at improving the learning of their students, as well as a possible vision of strong future districts.



participating groups

A project developed by the provincial principals' associations (ADFO, CPCO and OPC)
in partnership with and funded by the Student Achievement Division, Ontario Ministry of Education, and supported by Learnography.