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Reviving an Ancient Change Model


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Final version, presented at the COSA Proficiency Conference, April 30, 2012 by members of Arlington Community Charter School and North Central ESD.

Final version, presented at the COSA Proficiency Conference, April 30, 2012 by members of Arlington Community Charter School and North Central ESD.

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  • 1. Reviving an AncientChange Model: ModernApplications to Age-OldPractices Steve Boynton, Superintendent, Arlington Community Charter School Travis Reeser, Principal, Arlington Community Charter School Lorena Woods, Teacher, Arlington Community Charter School Rinda Montgomery Conwell, Assistant Superintendent, North Central ESD
  • 2. This presentation can be found online at:BIT.LY/
  • 3. Traditional Teaching
  • 4. School Systems• What is the role of a school?• How would you prioritize the steps in the change process?• How would you restructure your system to meet expectations for the 21st century?
  • 5. School Systems, continued• What is the role of the educational system in the 21st century?• What are the difference between what we expect the system to accomplish and what we actually do?• How would you change the system to meet the expected outcomes?
  • 6. The Role of a Leader• What are the primary responsibilities of an education leader?• Compare those responsibilities with how you/your leader’s time is spent.• What would be the result if your time investment changed to reflect your primary responsibilities?
  • 7. The Role of a Leader, continued• What is the problem/barrier in your school system/ structure which keeps you from making this change of time investment?• What would you suggest to change your school’s system to refocus school leadership efforts?• How would you generate a plan to implement these needed systemic changes?
  • 8. Culture and Discipline• How would you outline effective discipline?• What is the desired outcome from an effective discipline plan?• How is learning connected to discipline?
  • 9. Culture and Discipline, continued• What motivates students to be “well disciplined”?• Except for those incidences where students must be removed (violence), how do you approach your teachers to elicit their ideas on how issues could be resolved differently in the following areas? – Character Education/Positive Interventions – De-escalation – Relationship
  • 10. The Role of a Teacher• How would you recognize a teacher in a classroom?• What words would you use to characterize a teacher?• What modifications would you implement to make teachers more effective?
  • 11. The Role of a Teacher, continued• How would you correlate engagement of students and the effectiveness of teachers?• What criteria would you use to evaluate the effectiveness of teachers?• Formulate an analogy of the relationship between effective teachers and engaged students that best represents this model.
  • 12. Professional Development• Who is the target of PD?• Explain (to someone or the group) how to target the teacher.• How would you change current PD practice to accommodate teacher need?
  • 13. Professional Development, continued• How would you explain to a colleague the purpose of changing the PD model?• List three ways you can know that a PD was effective.• How will you redesign your PD evaluation model based on this?
  • 14. Naomi and Sadie
  • 15. Jonah
  • 16. Sylas and Douglas
  • 17. Sara
  • 18. The Lemon Battery
  • 19. Questions