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overview of AI and the questions for LS teams

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  • 1. Appreciative Inquiry LearnScope teams in Victoria Strategic questions
  • 2. Appreciative Inquiry
    • Appreciate “What is” (What gives life?)
    • Imagine “What Might Be”
    • Determine “What Should Be”
    • Create “What Will Be”
  • 3. Ap-pre’ci-ate, v.,
        • valuing; the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past and present strengths, successes, and potentials; to perceive those things that give life (health, vitality, excellence) to living systems
        • to increase in value, e.g. the economy has appreciated in value.
          • Synonyms: VALUING, PRIZING, ESTEEMING, and HONORING .
  • 4. In-quire’ (kwir), v.,
        • the act of exploration and discovery
        • to ask questions; to be open to seeing new potentials and possibilities
  • 5. Discovery “ What gives life?” (The best of what is) Appreciating Dream “ What might be?” (What is needed) Envisioning Design “ What should be--the ideal?” ( What needs to change ) Co-constructing Destiny “ What will enable change?” (what needs to happen) Sustaining Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle LearnScope Project Outcomes
  • 6. Stage one: focus on the teacher and appreciate the strengths
    • Opening Interview
    • High point moment: discovery
      • What has worked well in LearnScope projects at your place? (manager)
      • What is the best thing about being in a LearnScope team? (team leader or participant)
    • Valuing: dream
      • What has LearnScope achieved for your teachers?
      • What could be improved in LearnScope at your place?
    • Continuity: design
      • What do you need to keep?
      • What needs to change?
    • Positive images of the future: destiny
      • What needs to happen for change to take place?
      • What will you do to manage the change?
    Strategies: TEN minute paired interviews.
  • 7. Finding common themes
    • Group discussion
    • Introduce highlights from interview with your partner
    • What are common themes in your:
      • High points
      • Evaluation
      • Continuity (things we want to keep)
      • Images of the future we share
    Twenty minute group interviews (3 x 2 pairs).
  • 8. Summary – continuous improvement
    • Publishing in the VELS wiki
      • Stories – high points
      • Strategies – continuity
    • Take forward to stage 2:
      • Evaluation
      • Vision
  • 9. Appreciative Inquiry: stage two
    • Dream: Build new capacity for learning
    • Build on earlier themes:
      • high point
      • continuity
      • vision
    • Create 3-5 great topics
      • Be Bold
      • Something Desired
      • Want to learn
      • Strategic/high leverage
      • Energizing (sometimes opposites together)
    • Ask empowering questions
  • 10. Creating the powerful questions:
    • Choose one of your topics
    • Create an AI set of questions for that one topic
    • E.g. Topic – Ready for change!
      • A. Question that elicits a powerful story
      • B. Question that helps envision future
  • 11. What makes AI questions powerful?
    • Language: questions & statements…
    • Focus attention
    • Heighten energy…drive to complete, to answer
    • Every creative act
    • Rapport and relationship (people are honored)
    • Fulcrum change: connect to strength, imagination
    • Break automatic thinking, essence of learning
    • Alter internal dialogue & storytelling
    • Specific positive future (the fairway)
  • 12. Appreciative Inquiry: stage three
    • Design: collaboratively create what could be
    • Consider the effectiveness of the four common approaches to change:
        • Top Down Strategies
        • Bottom Up Strategies
        • Representative Cross-Section Strategies
        • Pilot Strategies
    • Consider how to use your empowering questions for the:
        • Whole team
        • Whole department
        • Whole organisation
    • Collate and analyse the results
  • 13. Finding the most empowering questions:
    • Examples:
    • What possibilities exist that we have not thought about yet?
    • What’s the smallest change that could make the biggest impact?
    • What solutions would have benefits for all stakeholders?
    • What makes my questions inspiring, energizing, and mobilizing?
  • 14. Appreciative Inquiry: stage four
    • Destiny: Creating a Positive Change Network
    • As you imagine and think about “high leverage” ways that appreciative inquiry can add value and strength to you….what are the high potential things you could do?
    • What are the actions you could take at the:
      • whole system level: (important topics/issues/opportunities)?
      • smaller unit level…things I/we could do?
  • 15. Actions
    • The AI approach will assist in discovery, dream, design and destiny
    • The actions will ensure that you manage the change and achieve the vision you have for your organisation
    • Embed the AI approach by encouraging its use each year