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What Type of Change? Developmental Change Increasing skills of staff and leadership. Improving the performance of a team or group. Improving the quality of services. Transitional Change Doing something differently. Dismantling the old way of doing things and putting into place the new, desired state. Transformational Change A fundamental shift in the way stakeholders views themselves and their world that results in changes in how they operate and interact with others.
Roadmap – pt. 1-2 Step 1: Prepare for Change Build a case for change Assess organization readiness for change Step 2: Develop a Change Strategy Consider different strategies for different types of change
Develop a Communications Strategy
Change Strategies, Target, Tools
Roadmap pt. 3-4 Step 3: Conduct a Needs Assessment Assess Current State Determine technical requirements Assess staff and other stakeholders’ skills and attitudes Conduct a risk analysis Step 4: Design Desired State/Outcome Confirm the old way is going away Assess the impact of the desired change on all aspects of the organization Gather and respond to feedback from key stakeholders Ensure managerial alignment and commitment to support the new state
Roadmap Pt. 5-6 Step 5: Develop an Implementation Plan Build a Project Plan Develop a Human Resource Plan Develop a Process for Monitoring and Evaluating Develop a Communications Plan Step 6: Implement the Change Implement the project action plan(s) Monitor and acknowledge progress toward milestones Monitor and manage risks Communicate with key stakeholders
Roadmap pt. 7-8 Step 7: Evaluate and Course Correct Monitor desired outcomes Make course corrections Evaluate impact to business, technology and human systems Capture “lessons learned” for future efforts Establish a process for continuous improvement Step 8: Celebrate and Integrate the New State Declare and celebrate completion of the implementation phase Acknowledge and reward extra effort and achievements Share “lessons learned” with key stakeholders Reinforce desired state in performance reviews, policies and procedures
Multiple Purposes from Hidden Assumptions What are yours? • Showcase • Assessment • Learning • http://www.rsc-northwest.ac.uk/acl/eMagArchive/RSCeMag2008/choosing%20an%20eportfolio/cool-cartoon-346082.png
1 paragraph! What is your “elevator Speech” describing your Vision for ePortfolios?
A California School District K-12 Vision Electronic portfolios foster meaningful learning by allowing all students to evaluate their growth over time, to share their achievements and strengths with others, and to improve their own skills through reflection and goal setting.
One NYC school’s Vision An electronic portfolio will allow students to create a collaborative, portable, personal space that fosters self-reflection, promotes academic accomplishments, and highlights individual growth. Through the integration of technology and the collection of digital artifacts, students will be able to showcase their achievements to peers and educators, while helping envision their future goals.
Dual Skill Development Students Collection/ Digitizing Selection/ Organizing Reflecting Goal-Setting Presentation Teacher/Faculty/Mentor Pedagogy – Facilitate portfolio processes Role of Reflection Assessment Model own Portfolio Learning + Technology Skills
Reflection Source: http://peterpappas.blogs.com/copy_paste/2010/01/taxonomy-reflection-critical-thinking-students-teachers-principals-.html Based on Bloom’s Taxanomy (Revised)
Tools, Tools, Tools! Recommendations Commercial Vendors: keep up with current technology trends – interactivity & mobile! Institutions: Value student learning as much as data collection or accountability Schools: Recognize/incorporate students’ out-of-school technology experiences – Don’t block! Educate about Digital Citizenship! Web 2.0 Tool Providers: Don’t pull a “Ning”
Groups Docs Video Sites Mail Calendar Wave Oregon, Colorado, Iowa States Adopt Google Apps for K-12 Schools
Add-ons to Google Apps by Fall Additional Google Applications soon to be included inside GoogleApps Education domains:
Components of Action Plan Vision Skills needed Students Teachers/Faculty Resources needed Human Systems Technological Systems Incentives Leadership Prepare for Change Develop Change Strategy Needs Assessment Design Desired Outcome Implementation Plan Implement Evaluate and Course Correct Celebrate New Outcome
Some Questions to Ask at Beginning: What is the context for ePortfolio development? What is the organization’s readiness for change? Who are the various stakeholders? What is the leadership’s commitment to the process? What is the vision for ePortfolios in the organization?
Opportunity Cost The alternative you give up when you make a decision… The cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action What is the opportunity cost of emphasizing accountability/compliance in ePortfolios over improvement/reflection and deep learning?
Portfolios can help learners find their Voice… and explore their Purpose and Passions through Choice!
ePortfolios should be more Conversation than Presentation (or Checklist) Because Conversation transforms!
A Reminder… Reflection &Relationships … the “Heart and Soul” of a Portfolio… (and Social Networking) NOT the Technology!
My Final Wish… dynamic celebrations stories of deep learning across the lifespan
Dr. Helen Barrett Researcher & ConsultantElectronic Portfolios & Digital Storytelling for Lifelong and Life Wide Learning firstname.lastname@example.org http://electronicportfolios.org/ Twitter: @eportfolios http://slideshare.net/eportfolios