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  • Thank you for sharing. The clear delineation of the 'What' and 'How' phases and teams sounds helpful to keeping on course, even as other elements are situationally driven.
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  • Smcsba ppt

    1. 1. Strategic Planning Portola Valley School District Dr. Lisa Gonzales, Superintendent Monday, January 27, 2014 - San Mateo County School Board Association http://bit.ly/pvsdsmcsba 1
    2. 2. Outcomes…. • Establish reasonable timelines • Suggestions on selecting the lead team • Steps for staff and community input • Move from final version to • Successes & pitfalls Questions & answers 2
    3. 3. Gaining Agreement/The Start • Refresh the prior 5 Year Strategic Plan • New Leadership Team • Desire for educational innovation in the community • Charter school rumblings • Preparation for Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments • Creation of cross-functional teams • Team selection of facilitator 3
    4. 4. Selecting the “Teams” The “WHAT” Team The “HOW” Team • 21 members led by facilitator • 2 board members, Foundation members, parents, teach ers • Charter proponents, dissentin g perspectives • 15 members led by facilitator • Staff only • Team included Superintendent, Principals, Directors, Special Ed Coordinator, 10 teachers 4
    5. 5. Timeline • • • • • • • • • • • September 2012 – made decision on planning process October – interviewed/selected external facilitator November/December – outreach, events, book reads January – parent/staff input and surveys February/March – vision, values, strategic directions, draft #1 April – parent/teacher feedback, draft #2 May – parent/teacher feedback, final draft, board meeting to discuss (introduction, feedback) June – board study session, priorities August – board approve vision & strategic direction, the “how” team meets for 2 full days, staff/Strategic Plan feedback September – board discussion of “how” plan, revisions, more feedback and revisions, timelines and priorities October 2013 – board approves the plan and work begins 5
    6. 6. Gathering Stakeholder Input • Online surveys • Interviews • Community input meetings: before, during, and after draft development • Staff input meetings: before, during and after draft development 6
    7. 7. 21st Century Learning Considerations • Team visitations of our own classrooms • Internal “learning tours” of our schools (what we were doing) • 9 External learning tours – Nueva School, Bullis Charter, Egan Jr High (Los Altos), Gideon Hausner, High Tech Middle & Elementary schools, Ohlone (Palo Alto), SF Friends, Synapse • Innovations in Education team: • Events: Stanford’s Debra Stipek on “school change and student motivation,” Tim Brown on “design thinking,” Sal Khan/Ted Mitchell on the “role of technology” • Outreach – promoted events, surveys, progress • Book discussions - Global Achievement Gap • “Spotlight on Innovation” event to highlight innovative practices • Corte Madera School – focus group of graduates 7
    8. 8. The Final Product 8
    9. 9. What We Learned Successes included... • Community outreach & involvement • Learning tours to other schools & best practices • Opportunities to showcase what we do well • Collaborative board study sessions • Importance of educating the community along the way – what it is to be “innovative” in education today And the pitfalls… • Setting the expectation that the team was “advisory” to the Board • Missing involvement of classified staff • The turnover of leadership was a challenge • Time needs to be built-in for glitches along the way 9
    10. 10. Next Steps • Regular check-ins on progress • Staff teams (professional learning communities) in focus areas of the Strategic Plan • Reports at board meetings • Updates to the school community • Working groups on special projects that involve parents and students/meet deliverables of the plan • Align budget with priority areas in Strategic Plan 10
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