Oag District Intro Dec09


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  • Oag District Intro Dec09

    1. 1. Welcome to SD #60! “Our task is to provide quality education for the kids we have, not the kids we used to have, want to have, or kids that exist in our dreams.” Colleen Politano
    2. 2. Introductions... who we are....
    3. 3. School District #60 Regional Population - 31000 20 Schools 5700 students
    4. 4. School District #60 Regional Population - 31000 20 Schools 5700 students
    5. 5. some recent history philosophy and goals changes, innovation and realities
    6. 6. Kids don’t start on an even playing field... A study of 5 year olds...
    7. 7. Rural Schools - ESL, Aboriginal... International Students SWIS - Immigrant Youth NBCDES
    8. 8. The PLAN... (as presented to the Board in June 2006) • Flat model • Shared knowledge/duties • Built in succession • Strengths based delineation of duties • “Reculture through influence” (as opposed to restructuring through authority)
    9. 9. Model... collaboration trust and transparency group skills pro-activity and prevention high expectations optimism dignity, respect, and how we treat one another
    10. 10. OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
    11. 11. OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
    12. 12. Reactive and Punitive
    13. 13. Pro-active and Preventative
    14. 14. from “all” to “each”...
    15. 15. Appreciative PLC PBIS Inquiry Covey Ethical Fitness
    16. 16. Appreciative PLC PBIS Inquiry Covey Ethical Fitness
    17. 17. Achievement Contract... our goals 1. Social Responsibility 2. Student Engagement - School Improvement Plans - Internal Review Process
    18. 18. Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Goal 1: Improve the Wellness of all Aboriginal Students Goal 2: All Students will honour the Local Aboriginal Histories and Cultures Goal 3: To Improve the Academic Success and Graduation Rates of all Aboriginal Students
    19. 19. Some Background and The Three Legged Stool... Home School Community
    20. 20. Ministry Projections to 2017/18 nominal capacity capital challenges
    21. 21. Challenges into Opportunities.... How do we match a need for student space with the creation of our desired future?
    22. 22. Dogwood Completion Rate dilemma... a case for change? The “unique” North East
    23. 23. “Globe and Mail” article December 31, 2007 “Schools need to ‘rewire’ on behalf of kids...”
    24. 24. “Today and Tomorrow”
    25. 25. World Cafe Summit almost 400 people
    26. 26. Root Causes of Success •• Relationships (advocate/guidance support) •• Knowledgeable teachers who teachers motivate, inspires and values all students •• Multiple learning and teaching approaches, hands-on, project based •• Relevant curriculum •• High expectations, high challenges •• Safe environment where emotional needs are honoured •• Partnerships; multiple stakeholders, parents, students, staff with a shared vision •• Happy students with a sense of belonging who feel safe to take risks •• Organizational structures: alternate programs, smaller classes, extend beyond the walls •• Collaborative model; learning from and with each other (teachers, students, parents, community)
    27. 27. Action Teams for Today and Tomorrow Achievement and Engagement 1. Social Responsibility 2. Mentorship and Intergenerational Learning 3. Student Leadership / Voice 4. Secondary School Success 5. Inclusive Learning Restructuring 6. Staffing 7. Facilities and Transportation 8. Curriculum and Learning Resources
    28. 28. Social Responsibility... Code of Conduct... PBIS Coaches... Performance Standards... SWIS / Easy D
    29. 29. Mentorship and Intergenerational
    30. 30. Mentorship and Intergenerational
    31. 31. Student Voice... “Student Advisory Council”
    32. 32. The organization of time and space in our high schools needs to be enabling rather than restrictive by serving the learning agenda as opposed to driving it. Peter B. Drescher
    33. 33. Secondary School Success Inclusive Learning “alternate” “at promise class” “diversity vs inclusion”
    34. 34. Exploring Alternate Spaces... Neighborhoods of Learning... “in reverse”
    35. 35. So far... “Middle Years” Linear Programming for Gr. 8 Teacher Teaming (integrating subjects, few teacher transitions) Teacher Advisor Groups Student Mentorship/WEB, Linkcrew...
    36. 36. So far... “Middle Years” Linear Programming for Gr. 8 “Posts of Responsibility” Teacher Teaming (integrating subjects, few teacher transitions) job descriptions revised... Grade/ student oriented Teacher Advisor Groups vs subject oriented Student Mentorship/WEB, Linkcrew...
    37. 37. Together We Learn... Village of Taylor
    38. 38. Together We Learn... Village of Taylor Village of Hudson’s Hope
    39. 39. Early Interventions Reading Recovery Strong Starts WOW Bus Speech/Language ...
    40. 40. Wireless Writing Program boys behaviour Aboriginal
    41. 41. the realities... space - our numbers full time K / Strong Start / ECE future direction... budget / AFG and?? changing needs of students - schooling or learning?
    42. 42. Staffing challenges, Admin turn-over Pro-D Calendar, Leadership Academy, Posts of Responsibility, Collaboration Grants
    43. 43. Leadership Teams and Coaches Literacy, Numeracy, Social Responsibility
    44. 44. Communication... Board and Committee Meetings Exec Meetings, District Staff Meetings District Leadership Meetingsrr Aboriginal Ed Meetings PAC, DPAC, SUPAC, SPC’s, Parent Conference Website, Blog. Moodle
    45. 45. The ground is shifting under everyone’s feet as schools hustle to catch up to the changes in society. But those changes, although difficult, have brought school communities to a moment in time when they can rethink what they can be. Chris Lehmann
    46. 46. the move from “me” to “we”... and a call to quit “tinkering”
    47. 47. Our kids... THE BEST IN THE WORLD? or... THE BEST FOR THE WORLD?
    48. 48. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste...
    49. 49. "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."
    50. 50. We must be willing to change what we do in our classrooms so students can grow — not hope that students can grow so we don’t have to change what we do in our classrooms. Todd Whitaker
    51. 51. “The 21st century is a fundamentally different environment that is demanding completely new ideas for how things get done. These sweeping changes are occurring so rapidly and are of such magnitude that education must quickly adapt or face the very real prospect of becoming irrelevant.” Jukes, McCain, Kelly (2009:1)
    52. 52. Roosevelt’s High Schools.... built schools to keep teens from competing for jobs during the Depression Era...
    53. 53. “You’ll never solve a problem using the same thinking that caused the problem.”
    54. 54. “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, let me do and I understand.”
    55. 55. “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, let me do and I understand.”
    56. 56. 1.    Welcome to Fort St. John a. Introductions:  Trustees, Exec, District Admin - areas b. Community Context c. School Overview, Rural/Urban, Student population/breakdown d. Inner City e. International f. Immigrant g. Careers + Developments h. NBCDES   2.    District Goals / Focus a. Alignment b. Bricks i. Reculturalization ii. PBIS, Ethical Fitness, Covey, AI…. iii. Leadership Development (supervision of learning, Wellman, Conflict resolution….) c. Achievement Contract (the whole process, SIP, District Internal Reviews, Ministry Reviews) i. External Reviews, Audits d. Enhancement Agreement e. Today & Tomorrow i. Unified Vision Approach ii. Action Teams – Soc Resp, Secondary School Success, Mentorship/Intergenerational, Inclusive Learning iii. Reconfiguration iv. Middle Years v. Enerplex vi. Common Roots of Success