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  • funded by a grant from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Program to the Michigan Department of Education 0
  • What is ? MI-LIFE is a professional learning program for Michigan School Leaders that is stimulating, inspiring and challenging and will cause them to confront and question their current assumptions about administering, teaching and learning. 0
  • Yvonne Caamal-Canul Allyson Knox Dan Pappas Program Oversight 0
  • MI-LIFE Partners 0
  • Project Leadership Team
    • Marion Ginopolis
    • Ron Faulds
    • Jane Perzyk
    • J. Mark Rainey
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  • Curriculum Development Core Faculty Shug Brandell , Ricardo Briones , Walter Burt , Gus Calbert , Ron Collins , Nancy Davis , Alona Donerson , Christopher Dunbar , Elaine Howard , Gail Lewis , Pat McNeill , Pat Wilson O’Leary , Jim Rikkers , Dee Shaw , Jianping Shen , Linda Smith , Rossi Ray Taylor   0
  • Why do we need to question our current assumptions about administering, teaching and learning? The stakes have changed and our students will be competing with students from other countries for jobs. Are they ready? 0
  • High School Graduation rate in Michigan is ranked 27 th in the United States. Results of the scores for the graduating Class of 2006 on the MEAP tests showed decreases in all but one of the five assessments. Schools in Michigan not making AYP – 544/3500 schools ACT participation rate in Michigan – 69% 16th in the nation Consider this…. 0
  • Nationally, 40% of students entering four-year post-secondary and 63% entering two-year post-secondary institutions require remediation. Nationally, nearly 1 in 3 high school students in the Class of 2006 did not graduate last year with the picture worse for urban school districts, especially those serving poor students. 0
  • MI-LIFE Goal : “ Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is!” Wayne Gretzky 0
  • What provided the impetus to develop the MI-LIFE Program?
    • Michigan School Improvement Framework
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  • Funded by a Grant from… $ 0
  • Michigan School Improvement Framework 0 Strand II - Leadership INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP OPERATIONAL RESOURCE MNGT . SHARED LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION ASSESSMENT Strand I – Teaching & Learning Strand III - Personnel & Prof. Learning PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Strand IV - School/ Community Relations PARENT/FAMILY INVOLVEMENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Strand V - Data & Information Management DATA MANAGEMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • Aligned with 0
  • There is a relationship between leadership and student achievement — leadership matters.   There are 21 leadership responsibilities , each with statistically significant and positive relationships to student achievement.   Leaders perceived as strong do not always have a positive impact on achievement . Balanced Leadership Mid-Continent Research for Education & Learning Robert Marzano, Tim Waters & Brian McNulty 0 Aligned with
  • Courage Results Strategic Skills Organizational Skills Individual Excellence Operating Skills Education Success Factors 0 Aligned with Microsoft Education Competency Wheel
  • Completion will result in MDE Endorsement 0
  • 0 DIGITAL LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 1 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 4 DATA LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 3 YOUR LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 2 SHOWCASE & CELEBRATION Program is comprised of 4 Learning Units What is the “Right Work?” How do we do the “Right Work?” What are the “Right Tools?” What are the “Right Qualities?”
  • Balanced Leadership Mid-Continent Research for Education & Learning Robert Marzano, Tim Waters & Brian McNulty Microsoft Education Competency Wheel 0
  • 0 Collaborating Communicating Data Collecting Learning DIGITAL LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 1
  • Technology Tools & Applications 0 YOUR LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 2 Optimizing Leadership
  • Technology Tools & Applications 0 ONLINE COURSE Intersecting Data Aligning Systems DATA LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 3
  • ONLINE COURSE Technology Tools & Applications 0 Coherence Culture Capacity INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP Learning Unit 4
  • 0 Artifact Showcase School Leader Celebration of Successful Program Completion
  • 0 0 PROGRAM TIME COMMITMENT (tentative) Intersession requires time commitment for assigned work 10-11 Days TOTAL DAYS Face to Face February 2009 1 F 2 F Showcase/Celebration October 2008- January 2009 Yes 2 Blend Capacity October 2008-January 2009 Yes 2-3 Blend Culture October 2008 No Half F 2 F Tools #3 August-October 2008 Online Coherence May-June 2008 Online Aligning Systems April-June 2008 Yes 2 Blend Intersecting Data March 2008 No 1 F 2 F Tools #2 February-March 2008 Yes 2 Blend Your Leadership January 2008 No Half F 2 F Tools #1 January 2008 No Half F 2 F Overview Proposed start Intersession F 2 F Days Type Course
  • Ho-Hum – another Leadership Program….. NOT 0
  • From 1 st to 2 nd order change Source: McRel Balanced Leadership, Marzano, Waters, McNulty 0 Implemented by stakeholders Implemented by experts Neither problem nor solution oriented Problem and solution oriented Requires new knowledge and skills to implement Implemented with existing knowledge & skill A disturbance to every element of a system Marginal Nonlinear Linear Complex Incremental Unbounded Bounded Emergent Focused Conflicted with prevailing values and norms Consistent with prevailing values and norms Outside of existing paradigms Within existing paradigms A break with the past An extension of the past Second Order Change First Order Change
  • The MI-LIFE program distinguishes itself in four significant ways 0 Learner Centered Pedagogy Practical Application Innovative, creative Content Engaging, multi- dimensional, collaborative Delivery Time commitment recognizes the busy lives of school administrators
  • Learner Centered Pedagogy
    • "learner centered" refers to environments that pay careful attention to the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that learners bring to the educational setting
    • learners' prior knowledge and experiences serve as a foundation on which to build bridges to new understandings
    • learners construct their own meanings , beginning with the beliefs, understandings, and cultural practices they bring to the educational setting
    John Bransford, How People Learn http://newton.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/ch6.html 0
  • Prior Knowledge and Experiences Content Building bridges between the learner and the content 0
  • Learners construct their own meaning Personal beliefs, understandings, cultural practices Actively engaging learners to construct their own knowledge and make meaning of the content by individually and collaboratively considering their own explanations for phenomena, resolutions to problems, and/or formulation of questions 0
  • Practical Application Learning 0 To the school To the students To the staff
  • Innovative, creative Content 0 What is the “Right Work?” How do we do the “Right Work?” What are the “Right Tools?” What are the “Right Qualities?” THE RIGHT “ STUFF”
  • Just in time technology tools and applications Innovative, creative Content 0
  • Engaging, multi- dimensional, collaborative Delivery Multi-media Presentations Creating Personalized Scenarios Online Coursework Video Clips of Exemplary Practice Team Activities Online Discussion Forums Web-Research Real-life Case Scenarios Group Collaboration 0
  • Development Time Line 0 January 2008 Launch September-December 2007 Participant Recruitment & Selection Schedule Sessions December 2007 Curriculum in Final Format July- December 2007 Facilitator Selection & Training June-July 2007 Facilitator Curriculum Development thru June 2007 Curriculum Completion & Revisions December 11, 2006 Initial Curriculum Review and Feedback August-current Integration of technology into the curriculum in process August-current Curriculum/Course Development August 3, 2006 First draft of course descriptions and review by MDOE completed
  • Website www.mi-life.org 0
  • MI-LIFE BLOG http://milife.typepad.com 0
  • QUESTIONS 1980 North College Road, Mason, MI 48854 517-694-7158 Be sure to visit our website www.mi-life.org and the MI-LIFE Blog: http://milife.typepad.com 0