Winona State University has announced a partnership with the Byron Public School District.
Byron's Director of Information and Learning Technology, Jen Hegna, says the partnership is being used to create a Certificate of Innovative Instructional Leadership.
Hegna says teachers need wide-ranging skills to be successful in today's learning environments, and the partnership with WSU is not only investing in student learning, it's investing in its teachers.
Participants are provided with constructive and innovative ways to guide student learning. The certificate program includes five courses, each with a specific goal, such as blending technology into a classroom with face-to-face interaction and ways to empower minds in the classroom. Upon completion, participants will have completed part of the elective requirements for WSU's master's degree in Education Leadership.
The instruction for the program is offered on-site, according to WSU Associate Professor of Leadership Education Robert Howman. Byron teachers have class sessions in Byron, and are taught by a Byron administrator.WSU provides guidance, support and other resources from start to finish......