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  1. 1. Common  Core:   Transforma-on    Challenges   Analyzing the Whole System for Transformation © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  2. 2. Director of Performance Improvement Content-Processes-People Systems Thinking © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  3. 3. “Systems within the system must be considered to minimize the derailment of the transformation.” “An isolated view of transformation through the lenses of curriculum, teacher effectiveness or leader effectiveness without profound deconstruction of all the components of the system will simply render minimal improvements at best.” “Overlooking pertinent aspects of the domains or unintended avoidance gives rise to the challenges we face in our transformation.” Pg. 2 © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  4. 4. “..ensure that we are all functioning with the same understanding of our core…” Core Purpose, Goals, Principles Pg. 4 PURPOSE: why we exist GOALS: what we hope to accomplish PRINCIPLES: what we believe “A systems-thinking approach to change requires us to consider the core during decision making in all domains.” © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  5. 5. Pg. 5-6 Curriculum made PP integration challenge; critical thinking and higher order thinking was not clear; basic-skills focus Curriculum makes room for PP integration challenge; critical thinking and higher order thinking is explicit; AIW focus with A&S and LP frameworks Technical Domain Standards Instruction Curriculum Assessment © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  6. 6. Organizational+ Domain+ Personal+Domain+ Technical+Domain+ Core+Purpose,+ Goals,+Principles+ Standards( Instruction( Curriculum( Assessment( Leadership(&( Supervision( Professional( Development( Internal( Communication( Culture(&( Climate( Stakeholders( Technology( Accountability( Resource( Allocation( External(Environment( McREL,'2000' Pg. 7-11 © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  7. 7. -How do we avoid having novice or unwilling teachers lead other teachers? -To what extent should we expect leaders to take ownership of their learning and engage in self-regulated PD? -What measures are in place to ensure that internal communication is done with integrity and respectfully? -Do we value adult learning? How do we demonstrate our value of it for all academic and non-academic employees? -How does public policy relate to or shape our culture? -How do we hire to support our culture? -How do we ensure that our service providers provide services according to our needs and not their wares? -Given the requirements of the Common Core, how will we equip our libraries to ensure the type of research that is required can be supported? -What is the plan for ensuring that each school has the appropriate assistive technology for students with special needs? (e.g. Sounding Board, Talk Track, Dragon Naturally Speak, Tools for learners who experience dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, etc.) -What are the expectations for leaders to ensure that teachers apply what is taught in PD? © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  8. 8. Final Thought to Move Forward “We need to be cognizant of and have a process for analyzing our opportunity costs when making decisions.” Organizational+ Domain+ Personal+Domain+ Technical+Domain+ Core+Purpose,+ Goals,+Principles+ Standards( Instruction( Curriculum( Assessment( Leadership(&( Supervision( Professional( Development( Internal( Communication( Culture(&( Climate( Stakeholders( Technology( Accountability( Resource( Allocation( External(Environment( McREL,'2000' DPI à Systems Thinking Pg. 11 © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.
  9. 9. © 2011 by Sheron M. Brown sheronbrownphd.com EdSolutions by Design, Inc. drsbrown@edsolutionsbydesign.com For strategic planning, accountability coaching and consulting Accompanied by the Transformation Challenges document.

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