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Action Plan

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  • 1. Applied Leadership Action Plan Edgar Jumper ELS 600
  • 2. Math Talk
    • My school division has adopted a new math curriculum and textbook which utilizes M a th Talk, a constructivist-oriented teaching strategy which is designed to activate students as active agents in their own learning.
  • 3. Constructivism
    • Piaget's theory of cognitive development proposes that humans cannot be "given" information, which they immediately understand and use. Instead, humans must "construct" their own knowledge. They build their knowledge through experience. Experiences enable them to create schemas - mental models in their heads.
  • 4. Action Items
    • 1. Introduce my program to the staff at a regularly scheduled staff meeting.
  • 5. Action Items
    • 2. Arrange for my teachers to observe the program being properly implemented in the neighboring school district.
  • 6. Action Items
    • 3. The division math specialists come into the school.
  • 7. Action Items
    • 4. Monitor student progress
  • 8. Action Items
    • 5. Peer Assistance and Review
    • “ Districts that have implemented the Peer Assistance Review have found it an effective means to improving the quality of teaching.” (Goldstein & Noguera, 2006)
  • 9. 7 Correlates of Effective Schools
    • By implementing the Math Talk program, I am helping the students work on their mathematics as well as the social skills that are usually passed by in a teacher-centered curriculum. The students will have the opportunity to learn the valued math curriculum while gaining the social skills needed to succeed in later years.
  • 10. Administrator Interview
    • Professional development is the way to produce a positive change in the implementation of a new curriculum.
    • Praise the little steps that are being taken by those few hesitant individuals.
  • 11. How to assess my plan
    • Monitor student progress
    • Frequent classrooms
    • Teacher input
  • 12. In the end…..
    • Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” -George Patton