Vernon Township School District Strategic Planning Community Event 2.24.2014

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Dr. William Adams outlines the strategic planning process as Vernon Township School District begins to look towards the future.

Dr. William Adams outlines the strategic planning process as Vernon Township School District begins to look towards the future.

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  • 1. Strategic Visioning & Facilities Review: Vernon Township Community Launch W.H. Adams & Associates, LLC February 24, 2014
  • 2. The Four “W’s”  Who?  Why?  What?  When? 2
  • 3. WHO: W.H. Adams & Associates, LLC  An Education Resource Organization  Working in the Present. Planning for the Future.  Research Based.  Customization. 3
  • 4. Why? Why Conduct a Strategic Vision?  Increasingly Difficult Economic Times with Continuing High Expectations  Improve organizational performance by measuring what matters.  Prioritize Initiatives.  To Foster Proactive Planning  Focus on the drivers of future performance.  To Maximize Allocation of Resources that Directly Impact Student Success  Align organization strategy with the work people do on a day-to-day basis.  Expand District Brand  Stay competitive in challenging times. 4
  • 5. To Address District Challenges:  Declining Enrollments  Declining Resources  Per Pupil Cost  Changing Demographics  Changing Community Needs  Facilities  Other 5
  • 6. What: Strategic Vision to Pursue A Successful 21st Century  What is a Strategic Vision? (GPS 2 Future)  GPS for Future Decisions and For the Allocation of Resources  GPS for Annual or Biennium Goal Setting  GPS for Assessment of Annual or Biennium Goals and Implementation Plans 6
  • 7. What continued… What Will Be Accomplished? OUTCOMES! (results, results, results)  SWOT Analysis  Introduction of 21st Century Skills and Futurist Theories and Projections  Thorough Review of District Data including:  Demographics  Enrollment  Student Achievement  Staffing  Fiscal  Written District Analysis and Vision  Recommendations for Plan  Determine Monitoring Process for Continuous Improvement and Results. 7
  • 8. Strategic Vision vs. Plan  Vision: Guide to the future with annual or biennium plans on how to get to target goals.  Plan: Three to five year prescriptive plan to reach targeted goals. 8
  • 9. Strategic Vision Definition: “The process requires the systematic creation of visions of a desirable future for an organization or an individual. Typically, this procedure starts with a review of past events and the current situation, moves on to envision desirable futures, and concludes with the identification of specific ways to move toward the desired future. A visioning procedure often prepares the way for more formal goal setting and planning.” World Future Society, 2012 9
  • 10. A Look into the Future Creating the Future Vision for Learning
  • 11. Take a Look at This ….. 11 By Joe Bush
  • 12. Moore’s Law “The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school.” Gordon Moore.
  • 13. Moore’s Law (Doubling every 18 months!) Year 1979 1984 2010 2022 RAM 8K 128K 2GB 208TB Storage 128K 400K 350GB 40TB Speed 2MHz 10MHz 2.5Hz 1.2THz Cost $5,000 $3,900 $400 $1.37 1024K = 1MB 1024MB = 1GB 1024GB = 1TB Jukes, 2010
  • 14. Moore’s Law (Doubling every 12 months!) Year 2010 2018 RAM 2 GB 2,097,152 GB Storage 350 GB 209,715,200 GB Speed 2.5 GHz 524,288,000 GHz Cost $400 3 cents 1024K = 1MB 1024MB = 1GB 1024GB = 1TB Jukes, 2010
  • 15. The Future  POWER INDUSTRY  Manufacturing power generation units the size of ac units will go into full production.  Installation crews will begin to work around the clock.  The entire national grid will need to be taken down (a 20 year project). Much of it will be recycled and the recycling process alone will employ many thousands of people.  Micro-grid operations will open in every community requiring a new breed of engineers, managers, and regulators. 15
  • 16. The Future  AUTO TRANSPORTATION – GOING DRIVERLESS  The first wave of driverless vehicles will be luxury vehicles that allow you to kick back, listen to music, have a cup of coffee, stop wherever you need to along the way, stay productive in transit with connections to the Internet, make phone calls, and even watch a movie or two, for substantially less than the cost of today’s limos.  Driverless technology will initially require a driver, but it will quickly creep into everyday use much as airbags did. First as an expensive option for luxury cars, but eventually it will become a safety feature stipulated by the government.  The greatest benefits of this kind of automation won’t be realized until the driver’s hands are off the wheel. With over 2 million people involved in car accidents every year in the U.S., it won’t take long for legislators to be convinced that driverless cars are a substantially safer and more effective option. 16
  • 17. The Future  AUTO TRANSPORTATION – GOING DRIVERLESS  Delivery dispatchers  Traffic monitoring systems, although automated, will require a management team.  Automated traffic designers, architects, and engineers  Driverless “ride experience” people.  Driverless operating system engineers.  Emergency crews for when things go wrong. 17
  • 18. The Future: BOTS Jobs Going Away Fishing bots will replace fishermen. Mining bots will replace miners. Ag bots will replace farmers. Inspection bots will replace human inspectors. Warrior drones will replace soldiers. Robots can pick up building material coming out of the 3D printer and begin building a house with it. New Jobs Created Robot designers, engineers, repairmen. Robot dispatchers. Robot therapists. Robot trainers. Robot fashion designers. 18
  • 19. The Future: Shopping ON DEMAND SHOPPING! 3-D “PRINTER” IN EVERY HOME New Jobs Created * 3D printer design, engineering, and manufacturing * 3D printer repairmen will be in big demand * Product designers, stylists, and engineers for 3D printers •3D printer ‘Ink’ sellers 19
  • 20. Some Thoughts …. “Certainly there’s a downside to all this. The more technology we rely on, the more breaking points we’ll have in our lives.  Driverless drones can deliver people. These people can deliver bombs or illicit drugs as easily as pizza.  Robots that can build building can also destroy buildings.  All of this technology could make us fat, dumb, and lazy, and the problems we thought we were solving become far more complicated.  We are not well-equipped culturally and emotionally to have this much technology entering into our lives. There will be backlashes, “destroy the robots” or “damn the driverless car” campaigns with proposed legislation attempting to limit its influence. Thomas Frey 20
  • 21. Sample of 21st Century Skills and Futurists  Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow. (2010)     21 Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, Lee Crockett Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering For Real Learning. (2010) Marc Prensky The Singular Is Near (2005) Ray Kurzweil The World Future Society, www.wfs.org The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, www.p21.org
  • 22. 21st Century Fluencies & P21 Definitions (or, what will students need to be able to do in the latter 21st Century)       Solution Fluency: This is about whole-brain thinking – creativity and problem-solving skills applied in real time. Solution fluency is at the core of “just-in-time” learning. Creativity Fluency: The process by which artistic proficiency adds meaning through design, art, and storytelling. It is no longer enough to have functional product. Creative fluency extends beyond visual creative skills to using the imagination to create stories, and to create products which tell stories. Collaboration Fluency: The teamworking proficiency that has reached the subconscious ability to work cooperatively with virtual and real partners in an online environment to create original digital products. Media Fluency: There are two components to media fluency. The first component is the ability to look analytically at any communication media to interpret the real message, determine how the chosen media is being used to shape thinking, and evaluate the efficacy of the message. The second component is the ability to create and publish original digital products, matching the media to the intended message by determining the most appropriate and effective media for that message. Information Fluency: There are two parts to information fluency. Being able to access raw information from the most appropriate high-tech and low-tech sources is the first part. This may be from a textbook, but may just as easily be a cell phone, wiki, social network, other digital or nontraditional source. Secondly, information fluency is the ability to critically evaluate the data. Information fluency is also the ability to determine bias in the information we retrieve, assessing the accuracy of the data by analyzing the methodology of how it was gathered and crossreferencing it to multiple sources that verify and support the specific information that is found. Source: Jukes, I., McCain T., & Crockett, L. (2010). Living on the Future Edge. Kelowna BC, Canada: 21st Century Fluency Project and Corwin Press, p. 115-116. 22
  • 23. Review of 21st Century Fluencies Solution Fluency Information Fluency Solution Fluency Creativity Fluency Media Fluency Digital Citizen Creative Fluency Collaboration Fluency Media Fluency Collaboration Fluency Jukes, 2010 Information Fluency
  • 24. Strategic Vision Definition: “The process requires the systematic creation of visions of a desirable future for an organization or an individual. Typically, this procedure starts with a review of past events and the current situation, moves on to envision desirable futures, and concludes with the identification of specific ways to move toward the desired future. A visioning procedure often prepares the way for more formal goal setting and planning.” World Future Society, 2012 24
  • 25. “Full Throttle” 10-Step Model  Highly collaborative, 10-step process integrating all stakeholders  Thorough review of data: district demographic, achievement, fiscal,        technology and staffing. SWOT Ongoing Blog Communication/Discussion Steering Committee of Internal & External Stakeholders Action Teams write Initial Implementation Plans 5-6 months (approximately 6-7 Face 2 Face meetings/additional electronic meetings, if necessary) Customized Surveys: Community, Staff, Student Outcomes:  Written District Analysis & Vision  Recommendations for Plan 25
  • 26. Strategic Visioning: Ten Steps Board & Leadership Team * Present, Discuss & Customize Model *Interview Board Members * Identify Steering Committee Presentation of Results Stakeholder Input * Surveys of Stakeholders for perceptions of district's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats Collect Review and Analyze Data Steering Committee Reviews Data And Develops Vision Core Committee Blog for Ongoing Communication 26 Steering Committee Identifies Target Areas & Goals
  • 27. Strategic Visioning: Ten Steps Action Teams Prioritize Goals & Develops 1-2 Year Action Plans Steering Committee Review Plans & Make Recommendations BOE Review, Input, Modification and Approval Stakeholder & Community Announcement Core Committee Blog for Ongoing Communication 27 District Team Review & Follow-up
  • 28. Step #1: The Board  Present, discuss and customize model.  Interview board members  Identify Core Committee  Identify Internal District Project Manager/Liaison –  Fred Podorf  Customize survey  Completed January, 2014 28
  • 29. Step #2: Stakeholder Input #1 Face-2-Face Input  Survey of stakeholders for perceptions of district’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. #2 Customized Online Surveys  Survey to be 10-20 questions, online.  Community – Launch February 22; Close March 12  Staff – Launch February 26; Close March 7  Student (High School and Grades 7 & 8) –Week of March 3 29
  • 30. Step #3: Collect, Review and Analyze Data  Survey  Enrollment  Staffing  Budget  Student Achievement  Demographic (birth rates, etc.) – Update 2011 Study  Technology Plan  Facilities Use and Grade Transitions 30
  • 31. Step #4: Presentation of Results ~ Steering Committee Develops Vision, Identifies Target Areas & Goals  Weeks of April 7 & 14, 2014: (4 meetings)  Usually 5-8 target areas  May include:  Instruction  Curriculum  Facilities  Communication  Technology 31
  • 32. Step #5: Action Teams in-depth review of target areas  At least one member of Steering Committee in each Action Team  At least one member of Administrative Council in each Action Team. It is recommended that Admin Council member chair each committee, as appropriate.  Deep dive into Data & SWOT Analysis  Timeline:  Action Teams Commence Meetings Early May 2014  Initial Action Plans Due July 25 – August 1, 2014 32
  • 33. Step #6: Steering Committee Review and Recommendations  Planned meeting where each Action Team Chair presents recommendations from investigation to Steering Committee.  Steering Commitee offer input and compile recommendations. 33
  • 34. Step #7: BOE Review, Modifications & Approval  Action Team Committee Chair presents recommendations to Board of Ed.  BOE make modifications and approves. 34
  • 35. Step #8: Stakeholders & Community Announcement
  • 36. Step #9: Implementation of 1-2 Year Plans 36
  • 37. Step #10: District Team Review & Follow-up 37
  • 38. Timeline: January 27 & 28 Interview Board Member & Steering Committee (Vernon Leadership) February 22 Launch Community Survey Online February 24 Strategic Vision Community Launch Meeting February 24 First Meeting with Steering Committee: Explain Process & Introduce 21st Century Futurist Thoughts February 26 Launch Staff Survey – Close March 5 March 3 Launch Student Survey – Close March 7 March 12 Close Community Survey Week of April 7TH 2 Meetings with Steering Advisory Committee – Data Download Week of April 14TH 2 Meetings with Steering Advisory Committee – Data Download Cont., Vision Creation & Target Areas Determined Week of May 5/12 Steering Advisory Committee – Goals Determined Week of May 19th Action Teams commence work on Action Plans Week of August 4th Action Teams presented to Steering Advisory Committee August 21* Present Vision, Demographic Update & Action Plans to BOE NOTE: Spring Break April 18 - 24, 2014 38 *Presentation of Vision tentative date
  • 39. Questions?