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Paradigm shift.eirc.july 17.2013

  1. 1. Paradigm Shift:The Principal’s Evolving Role as Instructional Leader Spike C. Cook, Ed.D.
  2. 2. Please check in and continue in the back channel throughout our presentation. http://todaysmeet.com/Principal2013
  3. 3. Goals of the Workshop  How to model 21st Century Leadership  Encouraging staff to use tools to connect with parents and teachers  Redesigning staff meetings to meet the needs of the common core (and to model effective instructional practices)  Making sense of Digital Curricula and how it impacts teaching and learning  Using data to drive school culture and climate  Process Centered decision making
  4. 4. Introductions, please  Using an adjective with the same letter as your first name, go around the room and introduce yourself to as many people as you can
  5. 5. Lessons Learned  Who approached it with fun? Fidelity?  Would you ask your teachers to do something you wouldn’t do?  How do you build community?  Did you feel uncomfortable?  It’s about the next time… what would you do?
  6. 6. About Dr. Spike Cook ◦ Doctorate in Educational Leadership ◦ Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Coach, Executive Director at Rowan University ◦ Principal at RM Bacon since April 2011
  7. 7. Introduction to RM Bacon Elementary and Millville, New Jersey
  8. 8. About RM Bacon Millville, NJ 82% Economically Disadvantaged 335 students K – 5
  9. 9. RM Bacon…Connected  Chosen for the Classroom InstructionThatWorks 2nd Edition Video Series  Chosen for EnVision MathVideo Series  45% on Pintrest  50% of staff attends voluntary “Tech Fridays”  65% of the staff on Twitter  80% on facebook  100% on kidblog.org (Grades 3, 4, 5)  Teachers using Edmodo have connected with Wisconsin, and Illinois for reading groups  Voted “Most Connected” School in Millville Public Schools Spike Cook and Ceri Dean, lead author of CITWS 2nd Edition
  10. 10. Best Learning Experience  Individually think about it for 2 minutes  In groups of 2-4 share experiences and listen for common themes  Generalize with the group  Report out
  11. 11. The Guarantee  Meaningful  Hands-On  Teacher as Facilitator  How do we create this in a school and district?
  12. 12. PLN  What is a PLN?  Why would you want it?  How can you get it?  Where is it?
  13. 13. I was just like you http://drspikecook.com/2012/05/29/i-was- just-like-you/
  14. 14. “If you don’t tell your story, someone else will” Eric Sheninger
  15. 15. RM Bacon On Social Media  www.rmbaconweekly.blogspot.com  http://www.youtube.com/user/drspikecoo k?feature=watch  https://www.facebook.com/RMBaconElem entary  https://twitter.com/BaconElementary
  16. 16. What does it mean to be a Lead Learner? http://principalj.blogspot.com/2013/06/what- does-it-mean-to-be-lead-learner.html
  17. 17. Evaluating Digital Material  There are thousands of choices… how do you make sense of them all? ◦ Avoid the shiny new toy ◦ Develop a process ◦ Seek out the experts ◦ Take chances ◦ Reflect
  18. 18. Strategies for PD  Connect PD to teacher and student learning  Make it meaningful  “Tech Friday” concept  Let students teach PD  PLC – Everyone has a place and a voice First grade student “Panda” taught PD to teachers
  19. 19. Effective Technology Integration  Systems Approach  Long Term Needs  Invest in Infrastructure  Start Small  Coach, Coach, Coach  Model the Way!  Highlight and tell your story
  20. 20. Best Practices  Roll out the red carpet for those who push the envelope ◦ Acknowledge ◦ Encourage those who try ◦ Pay it forward ◦ Reward
  21. 21. Pitfalls  It’s hard work  Not everyone will embrace  It’s not about the devices, its about the learning  Digital Divide
  22. 22. Xtranormal Classroom Observations
  23. 23. Staff Meetings and the Common Core  “Just as media and technology are integrated in school and life in the twenty-first century, skills related to media use (both critical analysis and production of media) are integrated throughout the standards.” http://www.corestandards.org/resources/key-points-in-english-language-arts  “Focus, Coherence, Rigor”
  24. 24. Staff Meetings  Professional Learning Communities ◦ Based on data, have teachers work collaboratively in groups to identify problem areas ◦ Flipped Staff Meetings ◦ Modeling best practices – show your Instructional Leadership qualities
  25. 25. Professional Learning Communities Important aspects  Critical thinking  Communication  Collaboration  Creativity
  26. 26. Flipped Staff Meetings
  27. 27. Leaders in the 21st Century
  28. 28. How about we Liven this staff meting up? NAESP Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=796 484 Or Go to www.Livebinders.com Search NAESP Scroll down and select the one By: Ryan Hudson and Celese Nolan
  29. 29. Think, Pair, Share  Think about redesigning your staff meetings… what is one thing you would try this year and how will you implement it? ◦ PLC ◦ Flipped ◦ Backchannel
  30. 30. Using Data to drive school climate and culture
  31. 31. “You can expect what you inspect” Denning Lesson Planning Classroom Instruction What strategies are utilized? Monthly Data Review Yearly School WideTrends and Gaps Continuous Improvement
  32. 32. Process Development Train Implement Measure Analyze Data Reflect
  33. 33. Problem Solving Process www.transformschools.weebly.com 33 I D E A S Problem Statement Students in grade 4 have not attained AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for the past 3 years. Specific Measurable Objective Gap ~ Pain CRITERIA Plan Do Act Check
  34. 34. Problem Statement: McREL Walkthrough data shows that teachers are using the strategy Generating and Testing Hypothesis 1.85% of their observed instructional time as compared to McREL’s recommendation of 11% to ensure equal usage of all strategies. Failure to increase percentages in Generating andTesting Hypotheses contributes to a negative perception of RM Bacon School. SMART Goal: By May 2013, increase the observable use of the strategy Generating andTesting Hypotheses to 11% as evidenced by McREL Walkthrough data. Strategy/Activity How will it be Implemented? Time Frame Evidence of Success Parties Responsible Status Professional Development Refresher for Generating Testing Hypotheses Staff Meeting October 4, 2012 Pre Test Trek Team Provide follow up PD/Best Practices Grade Level Meetings October 26, 2012 Minutes from meeting Celese and Grade level teams Create PLN focused on “how do I fit this in?” Online viewing PLN setup by October 4, 2012 Edmodo survey Celese and Spike Conduct McREL Walkthroughs Random walkthroughs 40 times per month September 2012 – May 2013 McREL data Administrators Analyze McREL data to ensure GTH is occurring Trek team meetings First Fridays of every month beginning November 2012 McREL data Trek team Post Test GTH Staff Meeting April 18, 2013 Post Test results Staff RM BACON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Action Plan 2012-2013
  35. 35. Current CITW Data Overview Target 30 per teacher  519 walkthroughs to date  338 by Dr. Cook  181 by supervisors 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% On Target Not on Target 58% 42%
  36. 36. Context 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% Context
  37. 37. Affective Strategies 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% Affective Strategies
  38. 38. Blooms 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% Blooms
  39. 39. Technology 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Teacher Use Student Use 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
  40. 40. Primary Strategy 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% Primary Strategy 11% is goal for GTH 2012-2013
  41. 41. Learning Objective 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% Articulated Partially Could not 14.5% 2.8% 82.7%
  42. 42. 0 5 10 15 20 25 GeneratingTesting Hypothesis Generating Testing Hypothesis
  43. 43. Climate and Culture
  44. 44. Total Number of ODRs September 2011 – May 2012 Compared to September 2012 – May 2013
  45. 45. Total Number of Problem Behaviors Comparing May 2011, 2012, 2013 May 2011 May 2012 May 2013
  46. 46. Total Number of Problem Behaviors Comparing September 2012 – May 2013
  47. 47. Individual Problem Behaviors Comparing May 2011, 2012, 2013
  48. 48. Individual Problem Behaviors Comparing September 2012 – May 2013
  49. 49. Individual Locations Comparing September 2012 – May 2013
  50. 50. Classroom Referrals Comparing September 2012 – May 2013
  51. 51. Total Number of Grade Level Referrals From September 2012 – May 2013
  52. 52. RM Bacon Technology Integration Study 2013
  53. 53. Technology Change 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Teacher Use Student Use 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
  54. 54. Web 2.0 Tools 0 20 40 60 80 100 BLOGS iMOVIES PINTEREST PODCASTS TWITTER GOOGLE+ POLL EVERYWHERE KIDBLOG % of Respondents
  55. 55. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Survey Results
  56. 56. Qualitative Results  “Dr. Cook has been a great role model for technology integration”  “The Bacon Weekly keeps parents more informed”  “Prior to working with Dr. Cook, I did not understand the value of social media as a resource for PD”  “Through modeling with his weekly blogs, and endless enthusiasm to promote web 2.0 tools I am more confident in my ability to prepare student for a 21st century global marketplace”  “This year I started my own blog to keep parents informed!”  “He has encouraged us to try anything!”
  57. 57. Challenge the Process Model the Way Inspire a SharedVision Encourage the Heart Kouzes & Posner Emerging Themes Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5 Enable Others to Act - Enthusiasm - Encouragement - Modeling the way - Support - Providing opportunities for learning - Creative Thinking - Enhancing communication - Increased involvement - IncreasedTechnology Integration - Student involvement - Enhanced Student Learning - Staff is more confident - Leadership Enable Others to Act
  58. 58. Goals of the Workshop  How to model 21st Century Leadership  Encouraging staff to use tools to connect with parents and teachers  Redesigning staff meetings to meet the needs of the common core (and to model effective instructional practices)  Making sense of Digital Curricula and how it impacts teaching and learning  Using data to drive school culture and climate  Process Centered decision making
  59. 59. Let’s See how far you have grown  Everybody stand up and spread out at arms length  Take your right arm, point directly in front of you and rotate your body around to the right.  Now focus on that point.  With your arms down to your sides, turn just your head as far to the right and turn your eyes to the left.  Slowly, bring your head back to center.  Now look to the left and have eyes glance to right  Then…  Take your arm, point directly in front of you and rotate your body around to the right.  How far have you grown?
  60. 60. Contact Information  Twitter – https://twitter.com/DrSpikeCook  Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/spike.c.cook  Google + - https://plus.google.com/u/0/111474320222632498774/about  Personal Blog - www.drspikecook.com  School Blog - www.rmbaconweekly.blogspot.com

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