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    • Designing  the  Junior  Program   North  Surrey  Secondary   March  1st,  2011   Faye  Brownlie  &  Leah  Christensen  
    • 21st Century Learning Skills•  CriBcal  thinking  •  CollaboraBon  •  Problem  solving  •  Rotherham  &  Willingham,  2009  
    • How  the  world’  best  performing   school  systems  come  out  on  top  –   Sept.  2007,  McKinsey  &  Co.  1.  GeRng  the  right  people  to  become  teachers  2.  Developing  them  into  effecBve  instructors  3.  Ensuring  that  the  system  is  able  to  deliver  the   best  possible  instrucBon  for  every  child  
    • McKinsey  Report,  2007  •  The  top-­‐performing  school  systems  recognise   that  the  only  way  to  improve  outcomes  is  to   improve  instrucBon:    learning  occurs  when   students  and  teachers  interact,  and  thus  to   improve  learning  implies  improving  the  quality   of  that  interacBon.  
    • •  Coaching  classroom  pracBce  •  Moving  teacher  training  to  the  classroom  •  Developing  stronger  school  leaders  •  Enabling  teachers  to  learn  from  each  other  
    • Individual  teachers:  •  Become  aware  of  areas  to  grow  in  their  pracBce  •  Gain  an  understanding  of  best  pracBce  –  most   effecBve  when  demonstrated  in  an  authenBc   seRng  •  Are  moBvated  to  improve   –  Teachers  have  high  expectaBons   –  Share  a  common  purpose   –  Have  a  collecBve  belief  in  their  ability  to  make  a   difference  
    • •  How  the  world’s  most  improved  school   systems  keep  geRng  be]er   –  Mourshed,  Chijioke,  Barber   –  McKinsey  &  Co.   –  Nov.,  2010  
    • Good  to  Great  Systems  •  Focus  on  the  professionalism  of  teachers  •  The  values  and  behaviors  of  the  educators   propel  the  system  forward  (not  centrally   controlled)  •  Develop  common  language  about  the  craa  of   teaching  •  Teacher  and  administrator  coaches  
    • Great  to  Excellent  Systems  •  Learning  communiBes:    peer-­‐led  support  and   accountability  •  Focus  on  student  learning    •  Move  to  school  and  teacher  self-­‐evaluaBon,  away   from  standardized  tests  •  Open  up  classroom  pracBce  –  de-­‐privaBze  •  AcBon  research  •  CollaboraBve  pracBce  among  educators  •  Encourage  innovaBon  in  teaching  
    • Model Guided practice Independent practice Independent application  Pearson  &  Gallagher  (1983)