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Learning by Doing: The Power of Professional Learning Communities 11.01.08 Rosemary Seitel Facilitator Foundation: Work of...
Outcomes/Objectives <ul><li>Participants will: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the elements of Professional Learning Communities...
Conceptual Framework A solid foundation of collaboratively developed and widely shared mission, vision, values and goals. ...
Six Essential Elements of A  Professional Learning Communities <ul><li>Focus on Learning for Each Student; Shift from Teac...
If visitors came to your school for the very first time, what behaviors would they observe that would indicate learning wa...
Vision, Mission, Values and Goals
Through New Eyes
Wrap-Up
Is every teacher in your school clear on what each student should know and be able to do as a result of each grade level, ...
Professional Development Professional Learning
http://www.spike.com/video/cat-herding/2666557
Factory Model: Focus on Procedures Rather Than Results
N   S    D  C NSDC’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so th...
N   S    D  C From the Editor: Enabling teachers to meet together everyday does not make them a professional learning c...
N   S    D  C SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING via PLC MODEL CURRICULUM AND ASSE...
THE VISION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING <ul><li>Results-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>Job-embedd...
<ul><li>All educators can make a difference with all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Our schools will be more effective learni...
<ul><li>acher behaviors that ensure student achievement?  What do we mean when we say we are committed to high levels of l...
<ul><li>Collaborative professional learning:  learning for educators based on common core principles that guide the expect...
<ul><li>Professional  LEARNING  -- what individual educators engage in to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ improve the learning of...
Principles shape our thoughts, words, and actions.  They influence our decisions.  They guide us in problem-solving.  They...
What is a Professional Learning Community? The purposes of this session are: <ul><li>To introduce the professional learnin...
Professional Learning Communities <ul><li>Student learning focused </li></ul><ul><li>Honest assessment of current reality ...
<ul><li>Professional  LEARNING  -- what individual educators engage in to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ improve the learning of...
“ Schools have traditionally operated from the premise that educators have a responsibility to provide students with the o...
“ A professional learning community is an ethos that influences every single aspect of a school’s operations. When a schoo...
Quotes <ul><li>“ The ability to collaborate—on both a large and small scale—is one of the core requisites of post modern s...
Quotes <ul><li>“ Great urban teachers share a common belief: It’s their job to make sure that all students achieve.”  Corb...
Outcomes <ul><li>Participants will: </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen their understanding of collaboration as the context for schoo...
Agenda <ul><li>12:30  Opener: Corners Quotes and Quiet    Signal </li></ul><ul><li>12:50  Outcomes, Agenda, Establish Norm...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that d...
A Focus on Results-facilitator’s manual pg. 4 What kind of data do we receive at our school?” questions on page 5
Tracking and Assessing Cultural Shifts-Where do our schools currently stand on these issues?-pg 5
 
A Shift in the Response When Students Don’t Learn <ul><li>From individual teachers determining the appropriate response th...
A Shift in the Work of Teachers <ul><li>From isolation…to collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>From each teacher clarifying wha...
The Charles Darwin School “We believe all kids can learn…
A Shift in the Work of Teachers <ul><li>From individual teachers attempting to discover ways to improve results…to collabo...
A Culture of Collaboration How teams work in a professional learning community: how they are organized what their purpose ...
Collaboration or Coblaboration?
Collaborative team: A group of people working interdependently to achieve a common goal for which members are mutually acc...
<ul><li>The fact that teachers collaborate will do nothing to improve a school. The pertinent question is not, “Are they c...
Team norms: Protocols or commitments developed by each team to guide members in working together. Norms help team members ...
Mission Statement <ul><li>The Mission of the Englewood School District is to provide educational excellence by creating a ...
 
 
 
Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Mathematics:  PK – 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At lea...
Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Language Arts:  PK – 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At l...
Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Student Behavior:  PK-12  (Average 2006-2008 as base line) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011 ...
Task Forces <ul><li>One per goal </li></ul><ul><li>District-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Cross role participation </li></ul><ul>...
PLC <ul><li>Small problem solving group </li></ul><ul><li>Designers are implementers </li></ul><ul><li>Problems and soluti...
Goal Execution <ul><li>Structure the process </li></ul><ul><li>Establish measurable goals </li></ul><ul><li>Design plan </...
Structure <ul><li>Top Down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District sets goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District leadership organi...
Our Model District Leadership Team Math Task Force St. Behavior Task Force LA/L Task Force School PLCs Task force leaders ...
Critical Understanding <ul><li>Enabling teachers to meet together everyday does not make them a professional learning comm...
Goals Distribution <ul><li>All Goals belong to all schools even if they are not in the statement. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To...
Suspension Reduction <ul><li>Below middle school there were just 37 suspensions PK-5.  Why should the elementary schools w...
Algebra 1 in 8 th  Grade <ul><li>Students cannot learn algebra if they do not have a command of arithmetic. </li></ul><ul>...
PLC Design <ul><li>Designated leader* (appointed or group selected) </li></ul><ul><li>Designated data expert* </li></ul><u...
Process - Formation <ul><li>District Goals broken into annual goals </li></ul><ul><li>School leadership team breaks each g...
Process – Getting It Done <ul><li>Each PLC defines its project and its lag indicator </li></ul><ul><li>Each PLC identifies...
Process  - Communications <ul><li>Each PLC reports to the task through its designated person on a monthly basis </li></ul>...
Process - Outcomes <ul><li>SLCs assess lag indicator and reflect on process, outcome, and next steps </li></ul><ul><li>SLC...
Meaning for You - 1 <ul><li>Create a school leadership team that will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply district goals to progra...
Meaning for You - 2 <ul><li>Use the process to educate your faculty on the PLC as its avenue to school improvement. </li><...
Summary <ul><li>Every school will use the PLC model to involve staff members in addressing the district goals. </li></ul><...
“ 4 Disciplines of Execution” and Professional Learning Communities aligned district-wide using the task-force organizatio...
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  • Sharing of What Are PLCs document…use the logging sheet. Share out of questions
  • Sharing of What Are PLCs document…use the logging sheet. Then move around the room writing on the large post-its
  • Large Post-Its Discuss (write) the ways in which the essential element is evident in your school.
  • Mission, Vision, Values, Goals
  • If school improvement is the umbrella for improving student achievement, then the handle and central tubing (the core support) is effective professional learning that focuses on the enhancing the learning of adults in order to increase student achievement – student success in life. None of the _______can be fully successful without sustained and supported professional learning opportunities that build the capacity of the “community” to improve, to change,
  • Reform often characterized by random starts and stops
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    1. 1. Learning by Doing: The Power of Professional Learning Communities 11.01.08 Rosemary Seitel Facilitator Foundation: Work of DuFour & Eaker
    2. 2. Outcomes/Objectives <ul><li>Participants will: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the elements of Professional Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen their understanding of collaboration as the context for substantive school improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Have new leadership tools and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in powerful learning strategies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Conceptual Framework A solid foundation of collaboratively developed and widely shared mission, vision, values and goals. Collaborative teams who work interdependently to achieve common goals linked to the purpose of learning for all. A commitment to continuous improvement and a constant focus on results.
    4. 4. Six Essential Elements of A Professional Learning Communities <ul><li>Focus on Learning for Each Student; Shift from Teaching to Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Culture with Focus on Learning for All </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Inquiry into Best Practice and Current Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Action Orientation: Learning by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>A Commitment to Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Results Orientation </li></ul>
    5. 5. If visitors came to your school for the very first time, what behaviors would they observe that would indicate learning was indeed the central, overriding purpose of the school? Large Post-Its Discuss (write) the ways in which the essential element is evident in your school.
    6. 6. Vision, Mission, Values and Goals
    7. 7. Through New Eyes
    8. 8. Wrap-Up
    9. 9. Is every teacher in your school clear on what each student should know and be able to do as a result of each grade level, course, or unit of instruction?
    10. 10. Professional Development Professional Learning
    11. 11. http://www.spike.com/video/cat-herding/2666557
    12. 12. Factory Model: Focus on Procedures Rather Than Results
    13. 13. N  S  D  C NSDC’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so that every student achieves. Creating the Building Blocks for Professional Learning
    14. 14. N  S  D  C From the Editor: Enabling teachers to meet together everyday does not make them a professional learning community. Becoming a professional learning community requires intention , a focus on learning , a focus on results , a commitment to collegiality , an a willingness to reshape the school’s culture . Tracy Crow, JSD, Summer 2008
    15. 15. N  S  D  C SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL LEARNING via PLC MODEL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT QUALITY TEACHING SCHOOL CULTURE SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DATA INTERVENTIONS VISION AND GOALS
    16. 16. THE VISION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING <ul><li>Results-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul><ul><li>Job-embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional </li></ul>N  S  D  C
    17. 17. <ul><li>All educators can make a difference with all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Our schools will be more effective learning environments when we commit to learning about and improving upon our teaching practices and intervention structures. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and helping educators to improve should be a key function of leadership in the schools. </li></ul><ul><li>School-wide collaboration focused on improvement and the needs of students will have a significant impact on teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN TO HIGH LEVELS. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>acher behaviors that ensure student achievement? What do we mean when we say we are committed to high levels of learning for all students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the school leader behaviors that ensure student achievement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the teacher behaviors that ensure student achievement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the student behaviors we expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can commitment for high levels of student learning be demonstrated (by teachers, leaders, and policymakers) ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the student behaviors we expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can commitment for high levels of student learning be demonstrated (by teachers, leaders, and policymakers) ? </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Collaborative professional learning: learning for educators based on common core principles that guide the expectations for the learning of all students </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of practice: teams of educators (in or across schools) focused on continuous school improvement efforts based on the needs of students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional learning communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning teams </li></ul></ul></ul>N  S  D  C
    20. 20. <ul><li>Professional LEARNING -- what individual educators engage in to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ improve the learning of all students” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional DEVELOPMENT – the plan or system created by the district or school to facilitate professional learning </li></ul>
    21. 21. Principles shape our thoughts, words, and actions. They influence our decisions. They guide us in problem-solving. They serve as touchstones that we continually return to when we face conflict, dilemmas, or challenges. They set a common foundation shared by members of a community. The Learning Educator, Stephanie Hirsh and Joellen Killion, NSDC, 2007 What are the principles that should guide the learning experiences of the educators in the district?
    22. 22. What is a Professional Learning Community? The purposes of this session are: <ul><li>To introduce the professional learning community concept, and </li></ul><ul><li>To show the cultural shifts that must occur when a school decides to take action to ensure all kids learn by becoming a PLC. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Professional Learning Communities <ul><li>Student learning focused </li></ul><ul><li>Honest assessment of current reality </li></ul><ul><li>Shared values and norms </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Making practice public </li></ul><ul><li>Better, more gratifying way to approach our work </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Professional LEARNING -- what individual educators engage in to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ improve the learning of all students” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional DEVELOPMENT – the plan or system created by the district or school to facilitate professional learning </li></ul>
    25. 25. “ Schools have traditionally operated from the premise that educators have a responsibility to provide students with the opportunity to learn. Whether or not students actually learn depends on factors educators cannot influence, such as innate ability, student motivation, a home environment that supports and encourages learning, student work habits, and so on.”
    26. 26. “ A professional learning community is an ethos that influences every single aspect of a school’s operations. When a school becomes a professional learning community, everything in the school looks different than it did before.”-Andy Hargreaves
    27. 27. Quotes <ul><li>“ The ability to collaborate—on both a large and small scale—is one of the core requisites of post modern society.” Fullan </li></ul><ul><li>“ The most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement is developing the ability of school personnel to function as professional learning communities.” DuFour & Eaker </li></ul><ul><li>The most crucial questions educators can ask themselves are ‘What do we truly believe about our selves and our students?” and “Do our practices match our beliefs?” </li></ul><ul><li>The moment teachers begin to closely examine their lessons and the results of those lessons, instruction improves and competence increases. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sometimes we forget that the purpose—the real agenda—of a team meeting is not to cover a set of topics, but more importantly to continuously generate solutions to instructional problems in order to get better results.” Mike Schmoker from Results Fieldbook , 2001 </li></ul>
    28. 28. Quotes <ul><li>“ Great urban teachers share a common belief: It’s their job to make sure that all students achieve.” Corbett, Wilson & Williams, Education Leadership , March 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>“ In essence, the message is that our schools need to teach learning processes that better fit the way work is evolving. Above all, this means teaching the skills and habits of mind that are essential to problem-solving, especially where many minds need to interact.” Elmore, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The image of the future would be a group of teachers sitting around a table talking about their student’s work, learning and asking, what do we need to do differently to get the work we would like from the kids?” Sparks, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Doesn’t anyone know what works? Well yes, someone does. After decades of tracking school reform efforts and producing millions of pages of reports, researchers all over the country have emerged with answers about what does and does not work in improving student achievement.” American School Board Journal, April 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Culture is the underground stream of norms, values, beliefs, traditions, and rituals that build up over time as people work together, solve problems, and confront challenges. This set of informal expectations and values shapes how people think, feel, and act in schools.” Dean and Patterson, 1998 </li></ul>
    29. 29. Outcomes <ul><li>Participants will: </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen their understanding of collaboration as the context for school reform </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the elements of Professional Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in powerful learning strategies </li></ul>
    30. 30. Agenda <ul><li>12:30 Opener: Corners Quotes and Quiet Signal </li></ul><ul><li>12:50 Outcomes, Agenda, Establish Norms, </li></ul><ul><li>Parking Lot, and Triple-Track Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>1:10 Professional Learning Communities: </li></ul><ul><li> The Context for School Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 Backwards Planning Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>1:50 Connections to Relationship, Relevance, and Rigor </li></ul><ul><li>2:15 Summarize Strategies </li></ul>
    31. 31. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that does. -Margaret Mead
    32. 32. A Focus on Results-facilitator’s manual pg. 4 What kind of data do we receive at our school?” questions on page 5
    33. 33. Tracking and Assessing Cultural Shifts-Where do our schools currently stand on these issues?-pg 5
    34. 35. A Shift in the Response When Students Don’t Learn <ul><li>From individual teachers determining the appropriate response that ensures support for every student. </li></ul><ul><li>From fixed time and support for learning…to time and support for learning as variables </li></ul><ul><li>From invitational support outside of the school day…to directed (that is, required) support occurring during the school day. </li></ul><ul><li>From one opportunity to demonstrate learning…to multiple opportunities to demonstrate learning. </li></ul>
    35. 36. A Shift in the Work of Teachers <ul><li>From isolation…to collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>From each teacher clarifying what students must learn…to collaborative teams building shared knowledge and understanding about essential learning. </li></ul><ul><li>From each teacher assigning priority to different learning standards…to collaborative teams establishing the priority of respective learning standards. </li></ul><ul><li>From each teacher determining the pacing of the curriculum …to collaborative teams of teachers agreeing on common pacing. </li></ul>
    36. 37. The Charles Darwin School “We believe all kids can learn…
    37. 38. A Shift in the Work of Teachers <ul><li>From individual teachers attempting to discover ways to improve results…to collaborative teams of teachers helping each other to improve. </li></ul><ul><li>From privatization of practice…to open sharing of practice </li></ul><ul><li>From decisions made on the basis of individual preferences…to decisions made collectively by building shared knowledge of best practice. </li></ul><ul><li>From “collaboration lite” on matters unrelated to student to student achievement…to collaboration explicitly focused on issues and questions that most impact student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>From an assumption that these are “my kids, those are your kids”…to an assumption that these are “our kids.” </li></ul>
    38. 39. A Culture of Collaboration How teams work in a professional learning community: how they are organized what their purpose is, & what steps will help a group of teachers become a collaborative team.
    39. 40. Collaboration or Coblaboration?
    40. 41. Collaborative team: A group of people working interdependently to achieve a common goal for which members are mutually accountable. “ These are my kids, my room, and I am the ruler of my room.”
    41. 42. <ul><li>The fact that teachers collaborate will do nothing to improve a school. The pertinent question is not, “Are they collaborating?” but rather, “What are they collaborating about?” </li></ul><ul><li>Building a collaborative culture is a means to an end, not the end itself. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of collaboration-to help students achieve at higher levels-can only be accomplished if the professionals engaged in collaboration are focused on the right things. </li></ul>
    42. 43. Team norms: Protocols or commitments developed by each team to guide members in working together. Norms help team members clarify expectations regarding how they will work together to achieve shared goals.
    43. 44. Mission Statement <ul><li>The Mission of the Englewood School District is to provide educational excellence by creating a learning environment that empowers all students to achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and to master the academic and social skills necessary for success as individuals and as members of a global community. </li></ul>
    44. 48. Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Mathematics: PK – 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 60% of 8 th grade students will pass HS algebra I exam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 75% of the remaining students will be ready for algebra I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 75% of 8 th grade students will pass HS algebra I exam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remainder of 8 th grade students will be ready for algebra I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring State Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average mathematics score per grade level will exceed 235 or rise by at least 5 points for each cohort . (Same students year to year) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2014 at least 45% of the students in grade 3-5 and 35% in grades 6-8 will score Advanced Proficient </li></ul></ul></ul>
    45. 49. Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Language Arts: PK – 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 70% of 8 th grade students read at or above grade level* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 70% of 8 th grade students will complete a research paper scoring at least a 6 on an 8 point standards-based rubric. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 85% of 8 th grade students read at or above grade level* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least 80% of 8 th grade students will complete a research paper scoring at least a 6 on an 8 point standards-based rubric. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring State Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average LA/L score per grade level will exceed 230 or rise by at least 3 points for each cohort . (Same students year to year) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2014 at least 18% of the students in grade 3-5 and 20% in grades 6-8 will score Advanced Proficient *DRA2 assessment </li></ul></ul></ul>
    46. 50. Priorities to Goals <ul><li>Student Behavior: PK-12 (Average 2006-2008 as base line) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce all suspensions by 50% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce teacher perception of classroom disruptive events by 35% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce student unexcused absences (daily and Pd-by-Pd) by 20% at each school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce student passive resistance indicators by 30% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By June 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce all suspensions by 70% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce teacher perception of classroom disruptive events by 50% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce student unexcused absences (daily and Pd-by-Pd) by 50% at each school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce student passive resistance indicators by 50% </li></ul></ul></ul>
    47. 51. Task Forces <ul><li>One per goal </li></ul><ul><li>District-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Cross role participation </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving focus </li></ul>
    48. 52. PLC <ul><li>Small problem solving group </li></ul><ul><li>Designers are implementers </li></ul><ul><li>Problems and solutions reflect the group and its priorities </li></ul>
    49. 53. Goal Execution <ul><li>Structure the process </li></ul><ul><li>Establish measurable goals </li></ul><ul><li>Design plan </li></ul><ul><li>Establish leading indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Implement plan </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and maintain accountability to indicators and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Helping process </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent updates and leading indicator review </li></ul>
    50. 54. Structure <ul><li>Top Down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District sets goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District leadership organizes and monitors progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District leadership team connects task force work to district operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District sets reporting structure for WIGS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bottom Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School based PLC address components of WIGS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task forces create district level PLC to address components of WIGS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task forces organize and monitor work of PLCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports up to district team </li></ul></ul>
    51. 55. Our Model District Leadership Team Math Task Force St. Behavior Task Force LA/L Task Force School PLCs Task force leaders & Rep from each school
    52. 56. Critical Understanding <ul><li>Enabling teachers to meet together everyday does not make them a professional learning community. Becoming a professional learning community requires intention , a focus on learning , a focus on results , a commitment to collegiality , and a willingness to reshape the school’s culture . </li></ul><ul><li>Tracy Crow, 2008 </li></ul>
    53. 57. Goals Distribution <ul><li>All Goals belong to all schools even if they are not in the statement. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To get to the goal, all schools need to contribute. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key Question: For the district to reach its goal, what must we do in our building and on our team to advance the work? </li></ul>
    54. 58. Suspension Reduction <ul><li>Below middle school there were just 37 suspensions PK-5. Why should the elementary schools work on this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From grades 6-12 there were 246 out-of-schools suspensions and about double that for in-school and suspension alternatives removals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can the lower grades do to prepare students to avoid the negative behaviors later? </li></ul></ul>
    55. 59. Algebra 1 in 8 th Grade <ul><li>Students cannot learn algebra if they do not have a command of arithmetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Student cannot conceptualize algebraic formulas if they do not have basic numeracy concepts and relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the standards for algebra 1 in the high school and how do we verify that students have really met the goal, not just covered the book? </li></ul>
    56. 60. PLC Design <ul><li>Designated leader* (appointed or group selected) </li></ul><ul><li>Designated data expert* </li></ul><ul><li>Designated record keeper* </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 4 other members </li></ul><ul><li>* Training will be provided for these specific roles </li></ul>
    57. 61. Process - Formation <ul><li>District Goals broken into annual goals </li></ul><ul><li>School leadership team breaks each goal into its grade level terms </li></ul><ul><li>School forms PLC’s to address the school level description </li></ul><ul><li>Each PLC designates individuals for the specific roles </li></ul>
    58. 62. Process – Getting It Done <ul><li>Each PLC defines its project and its lag indicator </li></ul><ul><li>Each PLC identifies its lead indicators and designs its reporting graphic(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Each PLC designs and implements its plans with the target population </li></ul><ul><li>Each PLC monitors its progress through lead indicators on a weekly basis and takes appropriate action </li></ul>
    59. 63. Process - Communications <ul><li>Each PLC reports to the task through its designated person on a monthly basis </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force monitors progress of all reporting PLCs and provides feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Task Force leader reports to District leadership team on status </li></ul><ul><li>District team reviews reports and provides support as needed. </li></ul>
    60. 64. Process - Outcomes <ul><li>SLCs assess lag indicator and reflect on process, outcome, and next steps </li></ul><ul><li>SLCs report to school leadership team </li></ul><ul><li>School leadership team reports to task forces on outcomes and reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Task Forces reports district outcomes and summarized reflections to District leadership tem </li></ul>
    61. 65. Meaning for You - 1 <ul><li>Create a school leadership team that will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply district goals to programs and grades in your school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish PLCs to address these goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurture PLCs and implement the Covey reporting structure on leading indicators (predictive, visible, frequent) and reflective processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the groups on task and meeting regularly. </li></ul></ul>
    62. 66. Meaning for You - 2 <ul><li>Use the process to educate your faculty on the PLC as its avenue to school improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Made the process and final data public within the school. </li></ul>
    63. 67. Summary <ul><li>Every school will use the PLC model to involve staff members in addressing the district goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Every district goal related PLC will implement the “4 Disciplines of Execution” methodology. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting schedules are to be implemented at the building and district level to make the leading indicator reports routine and frequent. </li></ul>
    64. 68. “ 4 Disciplines of Execution” and Professional Learning Communities aligned district-wide using the task-force organizational structure Your choice in how you address your schools other improvement goals and urgent tasks.
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