Beyond Pocket of Excellence: How the Best School leaders Empower Transformation

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Beyond Pocket of Excellence: How the Best School leaders Empower Transformation

  1. 1. Beyond Pockets of Excellence Justin Reichbit.ly/edtechresearcher @bjfr
  2. 2. • Why Change?• What Kind of Change?• What Does Change Look Like?• How Do Leaders Support Change?• Did We Change?
  3. 3. WHY CHANGE?
  4. 4. Underpants Gnome iPad Theory of Theory of Change Change Give Learning iPads
  5. 5. At the end of a semester, or ayear, or four years, or twelve years, What do you wantstudents to be able to do?
  6. 6. WHAT KIND OF CHANGE?
  7. 7. Technical Change vs. Adaptive ChangeDoes promoting your learning goals requirethe application of well-establishedprocedures and technical skills?Or does it require a paradigm shift in culture,values and mindset (along with a shift inprocedures and technical skills)?Ron Heifetz, The Work of Leadership,http://mowgli.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/laurie-jump-off-balcony-leadership
  8. 8. NearPod: PowerPoint on Steroids
  9. 9. It’s the hardest work I ever undertaken in mycareer. We’re trying to effect change in scale,and we have to “play on two playing fields” atonce. We’re still being judged by the criteria for“Adequate Yearly Progress” and stateaccountability standards, while we are holdingourselves to a much higher standard. We haveto succeed at both. It’s hard work, but it’s theright work to be doing.- Jim Merrill, Superintendent of Virginia Beach Public Schools (inWagner, Global Achievement Gap)
  10. 10. WHAT DOES CHANGE LOOKLIKE?
  11. 11. Cycle of Experiment and Experience ExperimentFear - Growth+ Review Plan (Experience) Institutional Capacity+
  12. 12. WHAT DO SCHOOL LEADERSDO TO SUPPORT CHANGE
  13. 13. Be the Changeyou Wish to See in the World
  14. 14. I’m talkingto the Man in theMirror, I’masking him to make that change.
  15. 15. Empower your teachers asEdupreneur s
  16. 16. Nur turing Eduprenuers• Provide access to hardware• Provide time for planning and co-planning• Provide motivation for experimentation• Provide protection from the consequences of mistakes and failures• Celebrating and showcasing successful projects and lessons
  17. 17. Using Data to Address InstructionFurther Reading: Data Wise and Data Wise in Action
  18. 18. What doesawesome look like?

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