Ken Kay: Strategic Leadership & Partnership for Independent Schools of the Future

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Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, engages Los Angeles area independent school leaders on "Strategic Leadership & Partnership for Independent Schools of the Future." [Center for the Future of Elementary Education at Curtis School, 18 April 2012]

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Ken Kay: Strategic Leadership & Partnership for Independent Schools of the Future

  1. 1. Strategic Leadership & Partnership for Independent Schools of the Future Curtis School April 18, 2012 Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Worksheet #1
  3. 3. Questions for Discussion • What is a 21st century outcome “best practice” of your school? • What 21st century outcome should your school be more intentional and purposeful about?© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Overview • What is a 21st century education? • What are the 7 steps for becoming a 21st century school? • What is EdLeader21? • Question from conclusion on public/private partnerships.© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. What is 21st century education?
  6. 6. The P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning
  7. 7. The 3Rs and the 4Cs Fusing the 3Rs with the 4Cs
  8. 8. The 4Cs and 21st Century Education (The 4Cs are Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity)
  9. 9. Are the 4C’s a “nice to have” or a “must have?”
  10. 10. Take a look at this college-level biology question The creeping horizontal and subterranean stems of ferns are referred to as 1. Prothalli 2. Fronds 3. Stipes 4. Roots 5. Rhizomes 10
  11. 11. Now examine this college-level biology question H+ + HCO3 H20 + C02 The equation above shows a reversible reaction that occurs in blood. An Olympic marathoner training at high altitude in Colorado feels dizzy and begins hyperventilating while taking a run. Her blood pH is elevated, resulting in alkalosis. How will normal blood pH be restored? 1. An increase in 02 concentration in the plasma will lead to a decrease in H+ concentration 2. An increase in CO2 concentration in the plasma will lead to an increase in H+ concentration 3. A decrease in sweating will lead to an increase in HCO3 concentration 4. A decrease in respiration will lead to an increase in plasma O2 concentration 11
  12. 12. How do we shift from “Question #1”education to “Question #2” education?
  13. 13. What are the 7 steps forbecoming a 21st century school?
  14. 14. © 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Step 1: Adopt a vision Start with the 4C’s© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Leading examples Upper Arlington City School District (Upper Arlington, Ohio) www.uaschools.org
  17. 17. Leading exampleswww.mychesterfieldschools.com
  18. 18. Leading exampleswww.pvschools.net
  19. 19. Leading exampleswww.pvschools.net
  20. 20. Leading examples Trinity School, Atlanta www.trinityatl.org
  21. 21. Step 2: Create community consensus around the 4C’s© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Step 2: Create a community consensus • Design an appropriate process. • Have your board make the new framework official policy.© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Leading exampleswww.cfsd16.org
  24. 24. Leading examples Virginia Beach City Public Schools Compass to 2015 Critical and Creative Thinkers, Innovators, and Problem Solvers Critical Thinking  Creative/Innovative Thinking  Problem Solving Effective Communicators and Collaborators Information Literacy  Listening  Collaboration  Communication Globally Aware, Independent, Responsible Learners and Citizens Social Responsibility  Sustainability  Interdependence  Health Literacywww.vbschools.com
  25. 25. Step 3: Align your system • Integrate the whole system; • Use the MILE Guide; • Drive PD, curriculum and instruction and assessment toward your student outcomes.© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Step 3: Align your system www.p21.org/mileguide© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Step 4: Use the 4C’s to Build Professional Capacity Around the 4C’s© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Use the 4C’s as the principles of your PD redesign Does your PD challenge your educators to: • Think critically and reflect deeply on their practice? • Communicate and collaborate effectively? • Bring creative and innovative practices to their classrooms?© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Use the 4C’s as the content of your PD • Focus on critical thinking • Example: Upper Arlington (OH) • Example: Center for Authentic Intellectual Work (www.centerforaiw.com)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Step 5: Embed the 4C’s in Curriculum and Assessment© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Step 5: Focus on Curriculum • Focus on backwards design utilizing UbD Example: Catalina Foothills, AZ Example: North Salem CSD, NY) • Focus on PBL (www.bie.org) • Focus on “student work” (e.g. collecting and sharing exemplary work) Example: Expeditionary Learning (www.elschools.org)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Austin’s Butterfly
  33. 33. Austin’s Butterfly
  34. 34. Austin’s ButterflyAssignment Photo Draft 1 Draft 2 Draft 3 Draft 4 Draft 5
  35. 35. Austin’s Butterfly Final – Draft 6
  36. 36. Step 5: Embed the 4C’s into Curriculum & Assessment Focus on Assessment: • Benchmark assessments (Example: PISA, CWRA- www.cae.org) • Rubrics (Example: EdLeader21, www.edleader21.com) • Portfolios (Example: Envision Schools, www.envisionschools.org) • Capstone Projects (Example: Upper Arlington, OH) • Assessments for PBL (New Tech Network, www.newtechnetwork.org)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  37. 37. New Tech Assessment Tool© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  38. 38. Step 6: Use the 4C’s to Support Teachers© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  39. 39. Step 6: Use the 4C’s to Support Teachers • Engage your teachers. (Example: “Preparing Our Students for the 21st Century: An Educator’s Guide to the 4C’s” – 21stcenturyskills@nea.org) • Use 21st century teacher evaluation (Example: Odyssey School, Denver, CO; www.odysseydenver.org)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  40. 40. Step 7: Improve and Innovate Use the 4C’s as an Organizational Imperative© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  41. 41. Step 7: Continuously improve and innovate • Create a continuous improvement culture • Create accountability for things that really matter (21st century accountability) • Model innovation. (Example: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, by Tony Wagner, (Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2012)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  42. 42. Step 7: The 4C’s and Human Resources Hiring Compensation The 4C’s Evaluation Promotion© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  43. 43. What do the 4C’s Look Like? The Four C’s: Making 21st Century Education Happenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghx0vd1oEzM
  44. 44. Worksheet #2
  45. 45. Discussion Question • What was your “aha” moment watching the video? • What are the next 2-3 steps you will take to move 21st century education forward?© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  46. 46. What is EdLeader21?
  47. 47. EdLeader21 is a professional learning community of superintendents and district leaders committed to 21st century education.© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  48. 48. EdLeader21 has 87 districts from 29 states and Argentina representing 1.7 million students.
  49. 49. EdLeader21 Private School Members •Academy of Holy Angels (MN) •Curtis School (CA) •St. Gregory College Prep (AZ) •St. George’s Independent School (TN) •St. Andrew Scots School (Argentina)© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  50. 50. We are focused on: Networking PD • Social Network • Blogs • Annual Events • Webinar Series Tool Development • Tools • Special Projects© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  51. 51. EdLeader21 Tools •7 Step resource tools • Community outreach tools • 21st century outcomes resource documents© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  52. 52. EL21 Special Projects • 4C’s rubrics project • Criteria for 21st century district projects • Assessment pilots project© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  53. 53. For more information about EdLeader21, please: 1. Check out our website (www.edleader21.com) 2. Request an application and pricing schedule. 3. Request a virtual tour of our collaborative website. For more information, please contact: Mary Buckley mbuckley@EdLeader21.com© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  54. 54. Check out our new book “The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools and Districts” by Ken Kay and Valerie Greenhill Available from Pearson Summer 2012 http://www.allynbaconmerrill.com/© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  55. 55. Conclusion Why should we partner between private and public schools?© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  56. 56. Conclusion We will never have 21st century education in this century if we don’t support public and private schools in their efforts to implement 21st century education initiatives.© 2010 EdLeader21. All rights reserved.
  57. 57. For More Information Contact Us Ken Kay, CEO EdLeader21 177 North Church Ave. Suite 305 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 623-2466 kkay@EdLeader21.com Twitter: @kenkay21 Ll Ll

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