Kaohsiung School of the Future: School Development Center Project  Mike McMann PanGaia Consulting LLC
Kaohsiung SOF project <ul><li>Network of Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of School Reform Elements </li></ul><ul><li...
Integration of School Reform Elements <ul><li>Education Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Space Design and Innovative Tech...
Systematic Solution Deployment <ul><li>Structured progression through project management phases </li></ul><ul><li>Every sc...
Coordination of Work Kaohsiung SOF Working Committee Individual School Core Teams Schedule & Execution Education  Technolo...
School Development Centers <ul><li>An organizational development strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating teacher developme...
School Development Centers <ul><li>One SDC in each school </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative teacher teams supported by exper...
SDC: Collaborative Teacher Teams <ul><li>Shared grade level, subject area, or ICT integration interest </li></ul><ul><li>C...
SDC: Work Week Process <ul><li>Host Teacher interviews team </li></ul><ul><li>Host Teacher prepares resources and agenda t...
SDC: Sample Work Week Agenda <ul><li>Monday: Read; practice ICT skills, examine best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: ...
SDC: Classroom Observations <ul><li>Host Teacher + BoE make arrangements for observations </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for pr...
SDC: Work Week Resources <ul><li>PBL training materials </li></ul><ul><li>“ 101 Ideas” book </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teaching w...
SDC: Host Teacher Room Specifications
SDC: Implementation Timeline Begin SDC Planning Select Host Teachers Train School Core Teams Select Collaborative Teacher ...
SDC: Example Schedule Week 1: Host Teacher interviews Collaborative Team #1 Week 2: SDC Work Week for Team #1 Week 3: Host...
SDC: Three Stages of Support <ul><li>Initial training </li></ul><ul><li>  SDC Team Work </li></ul><ul><li>  Ongoing Peer C...
SDC Community Engagement Strategies <ul><li>Future Teaching Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For all SOF professionals from all...
Discussion <ul><li>Roles and responsibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling, materials, other logistics? </li></ul><ul><li...
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Taiwan School of the Future

  1. 1. Kaohsiung School of the Future: School Development Center Project Mike McMann PanGaia Consulting LLC
  2. 2. Kaohsiung SOF project <ul><li>Network of Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of School Reform Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic Deployment of Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of Work </li></ul><ul><li>School Development Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement Strategies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Integration of School Reform Elements <ul><li>Education Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Space Design and Innovative Technology </li></ul><ul><li>School Management and Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Knowledge Management </li></ul>
  4. 4. Systematic Solution Deployment <ul><li>Structured progression through project management phases </li></ul><ul><li>Every school is addressing every level of the pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of suitable local solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for systematic growth and development over time </li></ul>School Leadership Skills Instructional Skills Teacher Skills Student Skills Technical Infrastructure Sustainability Vision Framework Blueprint Roadmap Execution
  5. 5. Coordination of Work Kaohsiung SOF Working Committee Individual School Core Teams Schedule & Execution Education Technology Kaohsiung BoE Education Innovations Advisors International Research & Benchmark
  6. 6. School Development Centers <ul><li>An organizational development strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating teacher development and community connections </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a network of innovation and support </li></ul>H H H H H T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T
  7. 7. School Development Centers <ul><li>One SDC in each school </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative teacher teams supported by expert “Host Teachers” </li></ul><ul><li>One continuous “Work Week” of professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Teams work on four goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional ICT skill improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study of best pedagogy for ICT integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer observation of proven and promising practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Design/Improvement for immediate classroom application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SDCs work together to share knowledge and innovation </li></ul>
  8. 8. SDC: Collaborative Teacher Teams <ul><li>Shared grade level, subject area, or ICT integration interest </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to try something new with their students, right away </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to help each other, during the Work Week and afterwards </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement to open their classrooms for others to observe </li></ul>
  9. 9. SDC: Work Week Process <ul><li>Host Teacher interviews team </li></ul><ul><li>Host Teacher prepares resources and agenda to support team goals </li></ul><ul><li>Team works with Host Teacher for one week </li></ul><ul><li>Team returns to school and tries out new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Host Teacher follows up with team in their classrooms later </li></ul>
  10. 10. SDC: Sample Work Week Agenda <ul><li>Monday: Read; practice ICT skills, examine best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday: Observe classroom; reflect; read; practice ICT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday: View video/Internet examples; begin lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday: Observe classroom; reflect; continue lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Friday: Finish lesson plans; prepare for next steps; evaluate </li></ul>
  11. 11. SDC: Classroom Observations <ul><li>Host Teacher + BoE make arrangements for observations </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for promising examples of effective pedagogy and ICT integration </li></ul><ul><li>Use “STAR Observation Protocol” </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Teacher Teams become observation classrooms after their Work Week is finished </li></ul>
  12. 12. SDC: Work Week Resources <ul><li>PBL training materials </li></ul><ul><li>“ 101 Ideas” book </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teaching with Technology” book </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Coaching Web site and training materials </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Improvement Process materials </li></ul><ul><li>Other: </li></ul>
  13. 13. SDC: Host Teacher Room Specifications
  14. 14. SDC: Implementation Timeline Begin SDC Planning Select Host Teachers Train School Core Teams Select Collaborative Teacher Teams Identify Observation Classrooms Create Year-Long Work Week Schedule School SOF Plan Refinement Student Showcase KSOF Kick-Off Sept Nov Dec Jan Apr Jun Implement SOF SDC Continue SOF SDC Parent School SOF Culminating Conference Share Fair Future Teaching Forum
  15. 15. SDC: Example Schedule Week 1: Host Teacher interviews Collaborative Team #1 Week 2: SDC Work Week for Team #1 Week 3: Host Teacher continued training and collaboration Week 4: Host Teacher gives follow-up to Team #1 Week 5: Prepare for Future Teaching Forum, Showcase, etc. Week 6: Host Teacher interviews Collaborative Team #2 Week 7: SDC Work Week for Team #2 Week 8: Host Teacher continued training and collaboration Week 9: Host Teacher gives follow-up to Team #2 Week 10: Future Teaching Forum Et Cetera…
  16. 16. SDC: Three Stages of Support <ul><li>Initial training </li></ul><ul><li> SDC Team Work </li></ul><ul><li> Ongoing Peer Coaching </li></ul>
  17. 17. SDC Community Engagement Strategies <ul><li>Future Teaching Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For all SOF professionals from all the schools together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job-alike groups: principals, grade-level teachers, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions about progress towards SOF goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for school professionals to share resources and innovations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Showcase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations and displays by students of school ICT use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents and public are invited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student opportunity to share progress and accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT workshops for parents at the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught by parents and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on use of ICT for learning everywhere, all the time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for the community to share knowledge and skill </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Discussion <ul><li>Roles and responsibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling, materials, other logistics? </li></ul><ul><li>Budget? </li></ul><ul><li>Other: </li></ul>

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