District Level Leaders Please spread outamong school groups to facilitate "mixed group" conversations!!! Do you have the admin social next Monday afternoon on your calendar?? 3:30 - 6pm at Carbones!!
Learning communities: Where improvement is driven by thecommitment to improving students learning, well-being, and achievement; where the process ofimprovement is heavily informed by professional learning and inquiry into students learning and into effective principles of teaching and learning in general; and where any problems are addressed through organizational learning in which everyone in the organization learns their way out of the problemsinstead of jumping for off-the-shelf, quick-fix solutions. p 128
Form a TRIAD of mixed jobresponsibilities. Share yourresponses to the followingquestions: • How do you distribute your own time and energy across Quadrants I and II behaviors? • How do you recognize and stop the drift into Quadrant III behaviors? • What do you do when you notice a fellow leader drifting into Quadrant III behaviors?
At your tables: • Discuss where your CTs currently fall into place on the PLC Flow diagram. • How does this lens inform your planning work? • How will you address the needs of teams as they move around on this framework?"To keep your teams at a level of optimal performance, you must achieve the proper balance between their currentknowledge and skill level and the level of complexity for the new task actions or challenges." p 138
Leadership MetacognitionWhat commitments can and will you make to this team about how you will lead in ISD 191 this year? My Own Behaviors and My Leadership of Others Thinking (How I lead and direct others) (When no one is looking)
60 Second LectureJoin 2 - 3 schools into tablegroups, use the "60 SecondLecture" protocol to shareyour response to thefollowing questions: • How did you share the Strategic Roadmap with your staff or dept this fall? • What were some of the responses/reactions?
Connecting the Dots... Discuss and identify our next steps to develop: • Direct alignment of Improvement Plans, Vision Cards, and Roadmap • Common formative and summative assessments for Vision Cards that also serve as evidence for Improvement Plans • District-wide understanding of the direction, the purposes, and the pieces
"A rock-solid school visionacts as a constraint on actionsthat are inconsistent with it. It is designed to unleash and then focus the energies of the school in a common directionfor the greater good of student and adult learning. Although you need to understand your personal vision well, your ultimate goal is to merge thepersonal visions of all those inyour sphere of influence into asingle clear, concrete message about which adult actions will move your school closer to your desired future." Kanold, p 17 As we roll forward with a district vision, what do you see as our greatest challenge? How can we use the power of collaboration and partnership to overcome it?
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