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Kennedy Performance Review  / Growth Plan - June 2011

Kennedy Performance Review / Growth Plan - June 2011



Presentation used with the Board as an update on my Performance - June 2011.

Presentation used with the Board as an update on my Performance - June 2011.



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    • CHRIS KENNEDYSuperintendent, West Vancouver School District
      Superintendent PerformancePlanning and Review
      June 15
    • Procedure
      The Board and Superintendent shall implement the BCSTA’s “Performance Planning and Review for School Superintendents” model appended hereto as Schedule “C”.
      The performance review shall be reasonably related to the goals and objectives established by the Board and to the duties assigned to the Superintendent.
    • Be global leaders in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning
      Goal #1: Educational Excellence
    • Goal #1: Educational Excellence
      Expand supports for just-in-time teacher training leading to an increase in the number of teachers who feel comfortable using technology
    • “Just-in-time” solution
    • Goal #1: Educational Excellence
      Develop meaningful structures for parents to engage in their students learning and school / district community. This can include online forms, collaborative school websites and access to student learning.  Take steps to bring parents into the schools through technology in new and innovative ways (text messaging, alerts, e-forms, collaborative web spaces, etc).
    • School Connects (Synrevoice)Communicate via voice, email or text (SMS)
    • Communication and collaborationAt home and at school
    • Teachers help students manage the learningTasks, homework, assignments
    • Personalized web spacesDidn’t want social tool – kids want to stay focused
    • Goal #1: Educational Excellence
      Provide access for students to 21st century tools that include communication (email) collaboration (instant messaging) and the first student based dashboard / portfolio to archive, highlight and present student learning over time.
    • For all students, on any device, from anywhere
    • Goal #1: Educational Excellence
      Support / encourage / develop school leaders to align school and educational leadership with technology leadership
    • Continue to attract and retain high quality staff, develop plans for succession and support and promote work-life balance
      Goal #2: System Sustainability
    • Goal #2: System Sustainability
      Enshrine an ongoing teacher leadership program open to any interested teachers and administrators as part of “what we do” in West Vancouver
      • Assessment for Learning
      • Professional Development
      • Staff Collaboration
      • Technology to support learning
      Supporting teachers
    • Every teacher from K to Grade 12 has participated in digital literacy staff development
      Additional support for teachers looking to go beyond this
    • Goal #2: System Sustainability
      Establish clear roles for each member of an expanded District Leadership Team
    • District Leadership Team 2010/11
      Sandra-Lynn Shortall
    • District Leadership Team 2011/12
      (Contract)Warren Hicks
    • District Leadership Team 2012/13
      District PSandra-Lynn Shortall
    • Goal #2: System Sustainability
      Enhance opportunities available to WVMEA members for ongoing training
    • SEA education/skill development (SSEAC budget)
    • Goal #2: System Sustainability
      Develop a new teacher mentorship program to support teachers new to the profession and new to their roles
    • Goal #2: System Sustainability
      Formalize administrator growth plan model seeing administrators share progress on a monthly basis as part of principal and vice-principal meetings. 
      Administrators would also submit plans to the District Leadership Team, who would meet to review with each administrator.
    • Met with all administrators in district to review current growth plans
    • Promote our school district’s identity by communicating the achievements of our students and staff to our communities
      Goal #3: Community Connections
    • Goal #3: Community Connections
      Develop and expand our corporate use of social media to promote our achievements. Adopt new corporate protocols that meet our community’s expectations for us to communicate with speed via multiple/mobile channels.
    • Expanded use of SM tools from corporate only to schools, district programs, staff “ambassadors”
    • Summer enrichment programs staff will blog, tweet, and video blog this summer!
    • Goal #3: Community Connections
      Align our social media strategy with our existing communications and marketing strategies to provide consistent communications, maintain relationships, and differentiate ourselves in the market. Expand our brand to be “the premier place for teaching and learning” . . . a place of “educational excellence and vision.”
      • Updated websites (SharePoint 2010)
      • E-bulletin (weekly or bi-monthly)
      • Principal’s blog (celebrate student, school, staff, parent successes)
      • Centralized district/community news
      • Continued social media adoption
      New standardized school communications protocol
    • Goal #3: Community Connections
      Implement the Board’s new “Taking Action” web page to provide an open, transparent avenue for sharing information and engaging with stakeholders and the public. Support the Board’s Strategic Plan and other policies and current issues with this online communications tool.
    • Taking Action
      • Board of Education advocacy and news
      • New monthly feature in NS Outlook
      • First issue on Thursday, June 16, 2011
      • Also featured on district website
    • Goal #3: Community Connections
      Take our district website, school websites and internal portal to the next level of development; ensure that our district brand and social media strategies are embedded in all digital/online sites. Support staff with training, guidelines and administrative procedures.
    • Foster support for the importance of early learning with staff and the community
      Goal #4: Personal Stretch Area
    • Goal #4: Personal Stretch Area
      Create opportunities for staff and the community to engage with key personnel in the early learning area
    • Opening Day 2011/12
      Dr. Stuart Shanker
      Distinguished Research Professor, York UDirector, Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative
    • Goal #4: Personal Stretch Area
      Explore the expansion of early learning opportunities connected to our schools including pre-schools and StrongStartCentres
    • ChartwellStrongStart application
      New “early years” after school program (grant application with District of West Vancouver)
      • Hollyburn Elementary
      • Chartwell Elementary
      Not approved by Ministry
    • Goal #4: Personal Stretch Area
      Align the work of K teachers in the district with the new Full Day K program
    • Multiple Pro-D workshops for K teachers focused on play-based learning
    • Goal #4: Personal Stretch Area
      Refine assessments and interventions for primary aged learners to better early identify at-risk learners
    • New Grade 2 literacy assessment