Creating SynergyThrough Positive Culture and Purposeful Structures
What is Synergy?
Synergythe potential ability ofindividuals to be moresuccessful or productiveas a result of workingtogether.
in other words...
Accomplishingthings together   which oneperson could not  accomplish     alone.
Today’sObjectives1. Understand and be   able to use a key   strategy to enhance   relationships2. Develop tools to   incre...
Names
List the names ofall staff members   first and last
Names1. Abel Garcia2. Sue   Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
Think -
Think - Pair - Share
Professional   Names              Goal1. Abel Garcia2. Sue   Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
Professional   Personal   Names              Goal       Passion1. Abel Garcia2. Sue   Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski...
Professional                  Personal   Names                Goal                      Passion1. Abel Garcia    Develop m...
Professional                  Personal   Names                 Goal                      Passion1. Abel Garcia     Develop...
Mix - Think - Pair - ShareCheck an AssumptionSeek new Information
BetterTogether
BetterTogether   When the Whole 
is   Greater 
than the    Sum 
of its Parts
When trust goes up,productivity goes up      When trust goes down,      productivity goes down
• Employees are the biggest asset  of any company• Trust is initiated through positive  relationships• Trusting relationsh...
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"When children understand how to    connect the text they read to theirlives, they begin to make connections     between w...
“A serious problem largesystems face, one that becomesmore perplexing in an ever more complex, diverse world, is howto ach...
Effective change           leaders create             coherence.Michael Fullan– Leading in a Culture of Change
• We need vision and strategy• We need coherence• We need synergy generated by  strong positive relationships       In ord...
What do you want      students and staff    to know, understand     and be able to do?Articulating Your Vision
Awareness, Adaptation, PermeationGoal:By the end of three years, in thespring of 2006 ---  Students and staff will indepen...
For the following goal, what knowledgeandskillsdo adults need to hit this target?     • Students and staff will be able to...
What is Your Outcome Goal?• Take some time to clearly articulate your  outcome goal  – A year from now…2 or 3 years from n...
Create a Road Map/Plan• It’s hard to get where you want to go without a  road map.• Help staff know where they are going a...
Awareness, Adaptation, PermeationGoal:By the end of three years, in thespring of 2006 ---  Students and staff will indepen...
Keep the TargetVisible at all Times• Promote peer or offsite observations that can help  teachers “visualize” the target.•...
SBE Innovation Configuration
Professional Development ResearchTraining Components and Attainment of Outcome in          Terms of Percent of Participant...
Differentiate and Provide Choice• Just like good instruction, good staff  development should be differentiated to meet  th...
Awareness                                                                Synthesis                  Level                 ...
Monitor your Progress• Discover ways you can provide descriptive,  immediate feedback• Focus on your target during the eva...
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures
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Creating Synergy Through Positive Culture and Powerful Structures

  1. 1. Creating SynergyThrough Positive Culture and Purposeful Structures
  2. 2. What is Synergy?
  3. 3. Synergythe potential ability ofindividuals to be moresuccessful or productiveas a result of workingtogether.
  4. 4. in other words...
  5. 5. Accomplishingthings together which oneperson could not accomplish alone.
  6. 6. Today’sObjectives1. Understand and be able to use a key strategy to enhance relationships2. Develop tools to increase leadership capacity in order to accomplish set goals
  7. 7. Names
  8. 8. List the names ofall staff members first and last
  9. 9. Names1. Abel Garcia2. Sue Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
  10. 10. Think -
  11. 11. Think - Pair - Share
  12. 12. Professional Names Goal1. Abel Garcia2. Sue Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
  13. 13. Professional Personal Names Goal Passion1. Abel Garcia2. Sue Williams3. Mary Jones4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
  14. 14. Professional Personal Names Goal Passion1. Abel Garcia Develop more meaningful relationships w/ families2. Sue cake decorating Williams Increase quality of spending time with3. Mary Jones grandchildren expository writing4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai
  15. 15. Professional Personal Names Goal Passion1. Abel Garcia Develop more meaningful relationships w/ families2. Sue cake decorating Williams Increase quality of spending time with3. Mary Jones grandchildren expository writing4. Joe Lipinski5. Rena Mai6. Sari Silver7. Martin Zell8. Antoine Poh9. Shirley Shutt10.JosueToledo
  16. 16. Mix - Think - Pair - ShareCheck an AssumptionSeek new Information
  17. 17. BetterTogether
  18. 18. BetterTogether When the Whole 
is Greater 
than the Sum 
of its Parts
  19. 19. When trust goes up,productivity goes up When trust goes down, productivity goes down
  20. 20. • Employees are the biggest asset of any company• Trust is initiated through positive relationships• Trusting relationships are cemented by strategic actions tied to clear goals and actively monitored
  21. 21. =
  22. 22. "When children understand how to connect the text they read to theirlives, they begin to make connections between what they read and the larger world. This nudges them into thinking about bigger, more expansive issues beyond their universe of home, school, and neighborhood.”Harvey &Goodvis, Strategies that Work Strategies that Work, p. 68
  23. 23. “A serious problem largesystems face, one that becomesmore perplexing in an ever more complex, diverse world, is howto achieve a degree of cohesion and focus in an otherwise fragmented environment.” Michael Fullan, Six Secrets of Change
  24. 24. Effective change leaders create coherence.Michael Fullan– Leading in a Culture of Change
  25. 25. • We need vision and strategy• We need coherence• We need synergy generated by strong positive relationships In order to achieve sustained achievement
  26. 26. What do you want students and staff to know, understand and be able to do?Articulating Your Vision
  27. 27. Awareness, Adaptation, PermeationGoal:By the end of three years, in thespring of 2006 --- Students and staff will independentlybe able to use a toolkit of thinkingstrategies to actively monitor their owncomprehension. Students and staff willconsistently use six thinking strategies– making connections, questioning,visualizing, determining importance,inferring, and synthesizing – throughoutall content areas when accessing andcommunicating ideas and informationboth in written and oral formats. Students and staff will be able to usea variety of data to drive instruction andmeet personal learning needs.Students and staff will be able toactively monitor and direct their ownlearning, be able to articulatelycommunicate their own personal levelof learning in relation to a set ofexpressed expectations, and advocatetheir own next steps for learning.• The 15 character traits will serve as afoundation of the Conrad Ball MiddleSchool culture and climate. Studentsand staff will fully understand anddemonstrate the behaviors associatedwith each trait. Students and staff willbe able to monitor and adjust their ownbehaviors using the character traitexpectations.
  28. 28. For the following goal, what knowledgeandskillsdo adults need to hit this target? • Students and staff will be able to use a variety of data to drive instruction and meet personal learning needs. Students and staff will be able to actively monitor and direct their own learning, be able to articulately communicate their own personal level of learning in relation to a set of expressed expectations, and advocate their own next steps for learning. Knowledge& Understandings Skills
  29. 29. What is Your Outcome Goal?• Take some time to clearly articulate your outcome goal – A year from now…2 or 3 years from now…. What should students and staff be doing? – Then go deeper, what specific knowledge and skills will they need to go there? Knowledge& Understandings Skills
  30. 30. Create a Road Map/Plan• It’s hard to get where you want to go without a road map.• Help staff know where they are going and how they are going to get there.• When staff doesn’t know where they are going (or why) they can become confused, dissatisfied, uncomfortable, unmotivated and less trustful! (just like students, right?)
  31. 31. Awareness, Adaptation, PermeationGoal:By the end of three years, in thespring of 2006 --- Students and staff will independentlybe able to use a toolkit of thinkingstrategies to actively monitor their owncomprehension. Students and staff willconsistently use six thinking strategies– making connections, questioning,visualizing, determining importance,inferring, and synthesizing – throughoutall content areas when accessing andcommunicating ideas and informationboth in written and oral formats. Students and staff will be able to usea variety of data to drive instruction andmeet personal learning needs.Students and staff will be able toactively monitor and direct their ownlearning, be able to articulatelycommunicate their own personal levelof learning in relation to a set ofexpressed expectations, and advocatetheir own next steps for learning.• The 15 character traits will serve as afoundation of the Conrad Ball MiddleSchool culture and climate. Studentsand staff will fully understand anddemonstrate the behaviors associatedwith each trait. Students and staff willbe able to monitor and adjust their ownbehaviors using the character traitexpectations.
  32. 32. Keep the TargetVisible at all Times• Promote peer or offsite observations that can help teachers “visualize” the target.• Use the language every day, every way - strategically use your time to promote conversations, journaling, and sharing.• Embed matrices in evaluations, teacher self-reflection and goal setting, action planning, and informal conversations. (SBE Innovation Configuration)
  33. 33. SBE Innovation Configuration
  34. 34. Professional Development ResearchTraining Components and Attainment of Outcome in Terms of Percent of Participants OutcomesComponents Knowledge Skill Behavior TransferStudy of Theory 10 5 0Demonstrations 30 20 0Practice 60 60 5Peer Coaching 95 95 95 Joyce, B. & Showers, B. (2002). Student achievement through staff development,3rd Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASCD
  35. 35. Differentiate and Provide Choice• Just like good instruction, good staff development should be differentiated to meet the needs of individual learners.• A variety of opportunities should be available for teachers so they can choose what they think best fits their needs.• Use graphic organizers or other schematics to help teachers visualize their options and where specific ones might take them in their learning journeys…
  36. 36. Awareness Synthesis Level LevelHigher Risk – Small Group/ Lab Classroom Behavior Personal Peer Observations Teacher –Observation Observations & & Feedback Large group Feedback observations & feedback Learning Team Learning Team Learning Team Activities –Medium Risk – Activities – Activities – creating differentiated Skills analyzing student creating and units/lessons using a wide Practice data, instructional implementing range of assessment data and alignment and common differentiated instructional design assessments strategies Book Study – Book Study – Differentiated Literacy Strategies Assessment Classroom for Student Growth and + FOR Learning Achievement in Grades 7-12 Assessment forLower Risk – Video Series Student Learning (Stiggins is Prerequisite)Knowledge Building Differentiation/Assessment Staff Development Continuum
  37. 37. Monitor your Progress• Discover ways you can provide descriptive, immediate feedback• Focus on your target during the evaluation process• Teach teachers to analyze and monitor their own progress - use the asset maps and the teacher rubrics for self analysis• Create venues for staff to collaborate, embed this during the day - don’t make it an extra add on…
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