Unpacking the mission and vision

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Once a mission and vision is developed, stakeholders need to develop a shared understanding of what it means and how it relates to their work in the system. At this administrator retreat, leaders unpacked the mission, vision and collective commitments. They also considered viewpoints and implications for various stakeholders in the system.

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Unpacking the mission and vision

  1. 1. Dr. Cooley StoryDr. Marci Shepard August 2011 Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  2. 2. In little more than a decade, all staffhave developed a genuine need to be motivated from within for ameaningful purpose they can define. Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  3. 3. “…a meaningful purpose we can all define.” Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  4. 4. Learning Target and Success Criteria We are developing shared understandingof OSD’s mission, vision and collectivecommitments.Activating initial thinking and making connectionsUnpack Mission statementUnpack Vision statement and strategiesUnpack “In everything we do, we will…”Consider viewpoints and implications for various stakeholders Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  5. 5. Mission: All students prepared for college, careers and lifeVision: All students will receive the knowledge, skills and attitudes to besuccessful life-long learners and engaged citizens in a diverse, global society. Quality instruction in every classroom  Articulated, aligned curriculum and assessments across the system 21st Century teaching, learning and leadingIn everything we do, we will: Focus on learning, collaboration, results and continuous improvement Ensure data-driven decisions Provide equity of opportunities and resources Communicate with and engage students, families, staff, and communityCritical Questions that drive our work: What do students need to know? How will we know they have learned it? What will we do when they haven’t? What will we do when they already know it? Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  6. 6. Your Initial Response: 3-2-1  3 Thoughts/Ideas 2 Questions 1 analogy Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  7. 7. Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  8. 8. Mission: All students prepared for college, careers and lifeVision: All students will receive the knowledge, skills and attitudes to besuccessful life-long learners and engaged citizens in a diverse, global society. Quality instruction in every classroom  Articulated, aligned curriculum and assessments across the system 21st Century teaching, learning and leadingIn everything we do, we will: Focus on learning, collaboration, results and continuous improvement Ensure data-driven decisions Provide equity of opportunities and resources Communicate with and engage students, families, staff, and communityCritical Questions that drive our work: What do students need to know? How will we know they have learned it? What will we do when they haven’t? What will we do when they already know it? Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  9. 9. Unpack Mission 
  10. 10. Unpack Vision Strategies 3 groupsOne pen color per groupRotate vision strategies – add your thinkingPost and share Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  11. 11. Link Strategies toVision Statement  Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  12. 12. Unpack Vision 
  13. 13. Mind Map Mission: All students prepared for college, careers and lifeVision: All students will receive the knowledge, skills and attitudes to besuccessful life-long learners and engaged citizens in a diverse, global society. Quality instruction in every classroom Articulated, aligned curriculum and assessments across the system 21st Century teaching, learning and leadingIn everything we do, we will: Focus on learning, collaboration, results and continuous improvement Ensure data-driven decisions Provide equity of opportunities and resources Communicate with and engage students, families, staff, and community Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  14. 14. In Everything We Do – Chalk Talk Chalk Talk is a silent activity.You can comment on other people’s ideas simply by drawing a connecting line to the comment. key words  symbols  images  color Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  15. 15. Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  16. 16. Mission: All students prepared for college, careers and lifeVision: All students will receive the knowledge, skills and attitudes to besuccessful life-long learners and engaged citizens in a diverse, global society. Quality instruction in every classroom  Articulated, aligned curriculum and assessments across the system 21st Century teaching, learning and leadingIn everything we do, we will: Focus on learning, collaboration, results and continuous improvement Ensure data-driven decisions Provide equity of opportunities and resources Communicate with and engage students, families, staff, and communityCritical Questions that drive our work: What do students need to know? How will we know they have learned it? What will we do when they haven’t? What will we do when they already know it? Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  17. 17. Circle of Viewpoints  Central Office Administrator Classified Staff Community/Family Principal/Dean Student Teacher I THINK…describe the topic from your viewpoint. Be an actor--take on the character of your viewpoint A QUESTION I HAVE IS…ask a question from this viewpoint WRAP UP: What new ideas do you have about the topic that you didn’t have before? What new questions do you have? Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  18. 18. Your New Response: 3-2-1  3 Thoughts/Ideas 2 Questions 1 Analogy Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  19. 19. Bridge 3-2-1Share your initial and  new thinking, explaining to partners how and why your thinking shifted.Your initial thinking is not right or wrong, it is just a starting point.New experiences take our thinking in new directions. Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011
  20. 20. All students prepared forcollege, careers Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning & Assessment  2011

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