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    Blending the best acsa workshop   11 8 13 Blending the best acsa workshop 11 8 13 Presentation Transcript

    • Blending  the  Best  Ingredients   ACSA  Leadership  Summit  –  2013   San  Jose,  CA  
    • Introduc?ons   •  Cary  Matsuoka,  Superintendent   •  Cheryl  Jordan,  Asst  Supt  of  HR   •  Damon  James,  Principal   •  Milpitas  Unified  School  District   –  Milpitas,  CA   –  Santa  Clara  County   –  PK-­‐12,            10,100  ADA  
    • Weller  Elementary  School     •  En?re  school  conversion  to  blended  learning   •  Started  in  2012-­‐13,  now  in  their  second  year   •  Damon  James,  Principal   http://westchesterta.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ Rotational_Model.png
    • Weller’s  Learning  Lab  Model   (simplified)  -­‐  Damon   •  Teachers  specialize,  ELA  or  math   •  Students  have  two  blocks  of  instruc?on,  am   and  pm   •  Three  learning  sta?ons  for  a  student   –  Direct  instruc?on  with  a  teacher  in  a  classroom   –  Independent  collabora?ve  learning  in  a  classroom   –  Online  instruc?on  in  a  lab      
    • Why  Blended  Learning?  -­‐  Damon   ●  Increase  Student  Engagement.     ●  Create  Small  Learning  Environments.   ●  Increase  Student  Achievement.   ●  Encourage  Teacher  Collabora?on  &  Innova?on.   ●  Accelerate  Learning.   ●  Decrease  Discipline  Incidents.   ●  Common  Core  Standards     ●  Build  Community.  
    • How  Did  We  Change  a  School?   •  Three  different  perspec?ves   –  Superintendent   –  Human  Resources   –  Principal  
    • Superintendent  Perspec?ve   •  Blending  old  and  new  tools   •  Design  thinking   •  Defined  autonomy  
    • Design  Thinking - Learning by Doing     Empathy - Define - Ideate - Prototype - Test A bias towards action, faster planning cycles
    • Defined  Autonomy   •  Leaders  define  the  broad  design  principles   •  Our  4  principles:   –  Integrate  the  4  C’s   –  A  more  student-­‐centered  learning  experience   –  Flexible  use  of  ?me,  space,  and  grouping  of  students   –  Collect  and  use  data  more  effec?vely   •  Then  lead  with  ques?ons  –  “if  you  could  design  a   school  of  the  future,  what  would  it  look  like?”   •  Resist  the  tempta?on  to  answer  the  ques?on  for   staff  
    • Posi?ve  Outcomes   •  We  moved  really  fast   –  designed  the  plan  in  3  months  in  spring  2012   –  Implemented  in  August  2012   •  We  learned  from  our  mistakes,  year  2  is  beder   •  Teachers  stayed  the  course,  it  was  their  plan  
    • Impact  on  the  District   •  In  2012-­‐13,  two  elementary  schools  used  BL  (900   students)   •  In  2013-­‐14,  we  have  about  66%  of  our  elementary   students  in  a  BL  classroom  (3,500  students)   •  We  have  7,000  students  (K-­‐8)  using  iReady  for  online   learning   •  Our  students  have  completed  200,000  lessons  in  the  first   10  weeks  of  school   •  We  are  almost  done  collec?ng  benchmark  assessment   data  on  7,000  students  this  week  
    • Human  Resources  Perspec?ve       Change  the  Paradigm…     HR  as  Partner  in     Instruc?onal  Leadership.  
    • Human  Resources  Perspec?ve   Professional  Capital   Social ❖  Collaborative ❖  Push/Pull ❖  Trust Human ❖  ❖  ❖  ❖  Skills Knowledge Application Synthesis Decisional ❖  Evidence ❖  Data ❖  Judgement  Resource:  Professional  Capital   Andy  Hargreaves  and  Michael  Fullan  
    • Human  Resources  Perspec?ve       M       aking  it  work:        T           rust  &  Teamw ork  
    • Principal’s  Perspec?ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Instruc2onal  Leadership  was...   https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcQZARc1SQXFNFM6navZ7vyBJq0BbvWF9KSb PL6gfR02a05gOyjT Single Plans Yard Duty Supervision Evaluations Family Night Events SARC Meetings Conferences Time Cards Email messages Letters
    • Principal’s  Perspec?ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Instruc2onal  Leadership   is...   ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  Learner Collaborator Facilitator Delegator Shared Leadership hdps://encrypted-­‐tbn1.gsta?c.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcTgQUiotwouuZpYqbQmERThhOLPoFsFgzEV48cNt S5aE1i9QZxm  
    • Principal’s  Perspec?ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   What we are taught in school? What happens in real life? Mistakes are punished. Mistakes are learning experiences. Failure is not tolerated. Failure breeds success. Given the questions; find the right answers. Ask great questions; find the best answers. Knowledge and certainty foster confidence. Intuition and imagination create potential for using knowledge.
    • Principal’s  Perspec?ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Empathize Define Test Prototype Ideate
    • Principal’s  Perspec?ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Empathy     ➢ Observe,  Engage,  Immerse   Do  research.   ●  20th  Century  versus  a  21st   Century  Educa?on   ●  Blended  Learning  Training   ●  Book  Studies   ●  Design  thinking.   https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcSaEJxuYZnXFjWVCH9EUvNI1CAM82TE-e-1f8Cq-GFsGJnNN5bQg
    • Communica2on  Skills   ➔ Coaching  and  Support   ➔ PLC  with  Admin  Peers   ➔ Teacher  Leaders   ➔ PLC  for  Teachers   ➔ Regular  Mee?ng  Structure   ➔ Union  Problem-­‐Solving  Mtg.   ➔ Board  Updates   http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QEWBvaLv1vI/ TGphFk9R70I/AAAAAAAAAjA/QcUeYrlihlM/ s320/the+3+circles.png
    • Principal’s  Perspec2ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   ❖  Explicitly  expresses  the  problem   you  are  trying  to  fix.   ➢  Ex)  All  students  are  not  being  given   the  opportunity  to  learn  what  is   needed  due  to  varying  needs.   https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcSuJrTps5GmK9gfoMplGC5fSrm7UFuPH FFU2rQMYPuH1V1Je-onFA
    • Principal’s  Perspec2ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Brainstorming   ➔  Provide  focus.   ➔  Defer  judgment.   ➔  Build  on  the  ideas  of  others.   ➔  Encourage  wild  ideas.   ➔  One  conversa?on  at  a  ?me.   ➔  Go  for  quan?ty  not  quality.   http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oVAtN7rLUA8/TR5aKxx4O3I/AAAAAAAACKw/ kbCxZMitxj4/s1600/Ideate2011.jpg
    • Principal’s  Perspec2ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   Build.        Visualize.      
    • Principal’s  Perspec2ve  -­‐   Change  and  Design  Thinking   ❖  To refine our prototypes and solutions. ❖  To learn about our user. ❖  To test and refine our Point of View.
    • Be  Visible  &  Accessible   ❖ Positive ❖ Vibrant ❖ Visible
    • L D UI B Site  Visits     ❏  ❏  ❏  Validates  work.   Allow  for  more   reflec?ve  insight.   Honor  risk-­‐taking.  
    • Instruc?onal  Resources   ★ Superintendent  Vision  and  Coaching   ★ Assistant  Superintendent  HR  Coaching   ★ Director  of  Technology  Chats   ★ Pearson  Conference  Tech  &  Innova?on   ★ Innosight  (Christensen)  Cohort   ★ Charter  School  Visits  (Rocketship,  Aspire)   ★ Literature  (5  Principles  of  PLC  Leaders,  Switch,   21st  Century  Skills,  Ethic  of  Excellence,  What   Great  Principals  Do  Differently,  DisrupEng  Class,   Good  to  Great  ,  Drive,  Professional  Capital)  
    • Ques?ons?