The benchmark assignment is a compilation of the skills and knowledge gained in this course. This is an
opportunity to convey what you have learned and reflect upon your growth. You have presented your revised
professional development session and received feedback from the participants. It is important in professional
practice to reflect on that experience.
In 750-1,000 words reflect on your experiences. Include the following in your reflection:
A summary of the presentation, including the feedback you received, and improvements made based on that
School-based data and evidence-based research used to substantiate presented strategies and ensure
How the professional development session increases the capacity of faculty in a way that aligns to the school
vision and mission and promotes student learning.
Next steps you would take as a principal to ensure the skills in the PD are embedded in classroom instruction.
How you plan to anticipate and assess emerging trends and initiatives to adapt school-based leadership
strategies in the future.
How you prepared for your presentation and your level of confidence during the presentation.
Support your next steps and emerging trends and initiatives with at least 2-3 scholarly resources.
Submit the final professional development presentation along with your reflection.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and intext citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in
the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:
MEd in Educational Administration
MEd in Educational Leadership
1.1: Collaboratively develop, articulate, implement, and steward a shared vision of learning for a school. [ELCC
1.1; NELP 1.1; PSEL 1a; InTASC 1(b), 1(c), 1(d), 4(c), 4(e), 7(e), 10(d); GCU Mission Critical 1, 3, 4, 5]
6.3: Anticipate and assess emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt school-based leadership strategies.
[ELCC 6.3 PSEL 10f; GCU Mission Critical 2, 4]
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