What is professional learning? Given the complex, array of expectations for schools to improve and, for teachers and principals to learn to do new, work, a necessary skill is continuous inquiry with, school leaders in the role of "lead learner,", figuring out new and often unknown practices. This, course cultivates learning-focused leadership by, examining multiple forms of inquiry for, leadership, school reform, instructional practice,, and evaluation. Students will understand research, on professional learning and evaluate the efficacy, of the current models for professional development, for accomplishing a variety of professional, learning needs. Topics include research on adult, development, learning theory, instructional, theory, and comprehensive programs for at-risk, students. This research provides a basis for, developing systematic professional development, programs that are sensitive to changing school, cultures and that cultivate staff and student, diversity and continuous learning.