Schule	
  koopera-v	
  gestalten




                                   !
Agenda
1.	
   The	
  Durham	
  Story
2.	
   The	
  Links	
  to	
  Germany
3.	
   The	
  Way	
  Ahead:	
  
  a.	
   Sustain...
The	
  Model	
  had	
  5	
  Essen-al	
  Components

     1.	
   Teachers	
  came	
  to	
  training	
  by	
  choice!!!

   ...
4.	
   Teachers	
  were	
  required	
  to	
  return	
  to	
  their
 	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  schools	
  and	
  try	
  a	
  new	...
5.	
   Training	
  was	
  to	
  be	
  a	
  process	
  over	
  ?me	
  
 and
 	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  not	
  an	
  event.	
  

 ...
Key	
  Educators	
  in	
  Durham’s	
  Success

1.	
   Norm	
  Green	
  -­‐	
  staff	
  development	
  officer
2.	
   Barrie	
...
Factors
   Affec-ng
Sustainability
1.	
  Leadership
...	
  absolutely	
  key	
  at	
  every	
  level	
  
  	
  	
  -­‐classroom,	
  school,	
  community	
  a...
2.	
  Ongoing	
  Training
  a.	
   You	
  need	
  to	
  review	
  the	
  basics	
  
   	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  to	
  stay	
  t...
3.	
  Communica-on	
  and	
  
       Communi-es	
  of	
  Learners
a.	
   It	
  is	
  absolutely	
  cri?cal	
  that	
  ever...
4.	
  Moral	
  Purpose




                         !
4.	
  Moral	
  Purpose
a.	
   The	
  reason	
  we	
  started	
  our	
  journey	
  of	
  learning	
  must	
  be	
  kept
 	
...
oh	
  -­‐	
  by	
  the	
  way	
  ...
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  1. 1. Schule  koopera-v  gestalten !
  2. 2. Agenda 1.   The  Durham  Story 2.   The  Links  to  Germany 3.   The  Way  Ahead:   a.   Sustainability b.  Lessons  from  Durham
  3. 3. The  Model  had  5  Essen-al  Components 1.   Teachers  came  to  training  by  choice!!! 2.   Teachers  had  to  come  to  training            in  teams  of  2-­‐4  teachers 3.   All  school  administrators  had  to  come          to  training  at  some  point  so  as  to          understand  the  innova?on,  thus          increasing  the  likelihood  that  they          would  support  it  with  resources.
  4. 4. 4.   Teachers  were  required  to  return  to  their          schools  and  try  a  new  structure  or  two  in          the  first  2  weeks  aEer  training.                They  would  do  this  with  the  support            of  their  CL  team.          Research  is  very  clear  that            if  this  new  learning  is  not  followed          by  applica?on  in  two  weeks,            it  likely  will  not  happen.                They  were  NOT  required  to  go  back            and  teach  other  teachers!!
  5. 5. 5.   Training  was  to  be  a  process  over  ?me   and          not  an  event.            The  first  level  1  training  was  3  days,            and  4-­‐6  weeks  later  it  was  followed            by  a  2  day  follow-­‐up  session.            Level  2  training  was  also  offered.
  6. 6. Key  Educators  in  Durham’s  Success 1.   Norm  Green  -­‐  staff  development  officer 2.   Barrie  BenneQ  &others  -­‐  trainers 3.   Michael  Fullan  -­‐  authority  on  change   4.   Pauline  Laing  -­‐  director,            supplied  resources  and  support  to  move  ahead
  7. 7. Factors Affec-ng Sustainability
  8. 8. 1.  Leadership ...  absolutely  key  at  every  level      -­‐classroom,  school,  community  and  district a.   Great  leaders  need  integrity,            intelligence  and  energy. b.   Once  an  innova?on  is  well  established,          replacing  leaders  with  like-­‐minded          leaders  is  absolutely  necessary,          otherwise  other  priori?es  will  take  over
  9. 9. 2.  Ongoing  Training a.   You  need  to  review  the  basics            to  stay  true  to  the  model. b.   Key  to  add  new  learning            (teaching  strategies)  and  varia?ons            to  keep  interest  high  and            teachers  engaged.
  10. 10. 3.  Communica-on  and   Communi-es  of  Learners a.   It  is  absolutely  cri?cal  that  everyone  involved  in  CL,          School  teams,  trainer  teams,  principal  groups,  keep          communica?ng  and  mee?ng  to  share  new  ideas,          new  challenges  and  to  keep  energy  high. b.   As  Norm  oEen  said,  “ Talking  is  thinking  out  loud”  and  this        exchange  is  essen?al  in  keeping  the  classroom  doors  open,        ideas  flowing,  and  the  silos  from  going  up  again  in  the        schools. c.   Time  is  a  precious  commodity  and  it  is  easy  to  get  busy  with          other  things,  thinking  that  CL  will  take  care  of  itself.          This  complacency,  thinking  that  things  will  remain  stable          without  aQen?on,  is  deadly  !!
  11. 11. 4.  Moral  Purpose !
  12. 12. 4.  Moral  Purpose a.   The  reason  we  started  our  journey  of  learning  must  be  kept          front  and  centre,  “ To  improve  the  learning  and  life  chances          of  all  students.”   b.   When  we  started  expanding  our  repertoire  of  skills  we  saw          the  results  we  read  the  research  and  we  knew  we  were  on          the  right  path. c.   Since  then  we  have  had  the  early  Pisa  analysis,  where  CL  is            the  only  teaching  strategy  men?oned,  and  the  recent          McKinsey  recommenda?ons  that  state  clearly  that  a  school          is  only  as  good  as  the  teachers  in  it!!! d.   We  need  no  more  convincing.  The  ?me  and  effort  put  into          sustaining  this  innova?on  will  be  worth  the  effort!!
  13. 13. oh  -­‐  by  the  way  ...

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