Dr. Shackett's Opening Presentation (08-21-2012)


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Dr. Shackett's Opening Presentation (08-21-2012)

  1. 1. Please Turn off Cell PhonesDon’t let this happen to you!
  2. 2. State Legislators City Council Members• Senator Dean Mortimer • Sharon Parry• Senator Bart Davis • Thomas Hally• Representative Janice McGeachin • Michael Lehto• Representative Jeff Thompson • Karen Cromwell• Representative Erik Simpson • Kenneth Taylor• Representative Linden Bateman • Russell Slack • Brian Powell Mayors • Lee Bean• Mayor Brad Anderson • Sean Coletti• Mayor Jared Fuhrman • Rex Thompson• Mayor David Blain • Dennis McArthur• Mayor Steve Fuhrman • Jane Shaw • Dan Gubler City Council Presidents • Bruce Case• Council President Ida Hardcastle • Vernon Hill• Council President John Brasier • Nadine Ball• Council President Dana Kirkham • Terry Hansen
  3. 3. Local MediaPost Register Riverbend Communications • Nate Sunderland News Talk 690 and 1260 ~KID radio 590 • Tim Lewis • Neal Larsen • Jolyn ThomasKIFI Channel 8 • Mark RichardsonKIDK Channel 3 KPVI Channel 6
  4. 4. Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Board of Trustees Annette Wendy Horman Craig Lords Winchester Trustee Chairman Vice Chairman Kip Nelson DeVere Hunt Valerie Messick Treasurer Trustee Clerk
  5. 5. 133 New District Employees Certified 88 Ancillary 6 Classified 35 Admin 4Teachers new to the profession 58!
  6. 6. Bonneville Joint School District No. 93• 5th Largest of 115 School Districts in Idaho• 4th Largest Business in the Idaho Falls Area• Approaching 11,000 Students Being Served• Employs Over 1,400 Classified and Certified Staff
  7. 7. Bonneville Joint School District No. 93• 6-year Enrollment Growth Rate of 250-500 Per Year• Projected 2016 Student Enrollment of 14,000• By Fall 2013, Six New Elementary Schools in 8 Years• Our Community Approved the Past 9 of 10 G.O. Bonds, Supplemental Levys, and Plant Facility Levys with a Majority or 2/3 Super-majority Vote!!
  8. 8. Bonneville’s Demographics Ethnicity83.44% White 11.97% Hispanic0.74% African American 0.60% Asian0.48% Native American 2.47% Multi-race0.30% Pacific Islander Economically Disadvantaged 42.82%
  9. 9. Student Instruction Occurs in 25 School Locations: • Two developmental kindergarten• Two preschool programs programs• Two all-day kindergarten • Thirteen elementary schools (K-6) programs• Two middle schools (7-8) • K-6 virtual elementary school• Two comprehensive 9-12 high • 8-12 virtual middle and high schools school• Trades and Careers High • Two alternative schools (middle School school and high school)• Behavioral Health Center • District eCenter – Online courses satellite program for in-house allow students to return to school students (K-12 ) and earn a high school diploma
  10. 10. My 12th Year as Bonneville’s SuperintendentWe’ve Done Great Things Together… …and I LOVE MY JOB!
  11. 11. Casey Stengel– Yankee Manager with the most World Series ChampionshipsIn response to the question: “What was the key to greatmanagement and leadership of your winning teams? “To keep the 5 that hate me… …away from the 4 that are undecided!” Casey Stengel
  12. 12. Chairman of the Board Craig LordsCraig Lords is a native of Idaho Falls and a graduate of Skyline High School. Mr. Lords received his Masterof Public Administration and Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University. He has been employedby the City of Idaho Falls for the past thirty years. Craig is currently the municipal services director. He isa member of the Idaho School Board Association, Past-President of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasures andFinance Officers Association. He is married with six children and eleven grandchildren. He representsZONE 3-Falls Valley Elementary School, Tiebreaker Elementary School, Rocky Mountain Middle School,Sandcreek Middle School, Hillcrest High School, and Bonneville High School. His term expires in 2013.
  13. 13. WELCOME!
  14. 14. Craig’s List• I’ve learned that people are not that interested in what I have to say.• I’ve learned it takes years to build trust and only seconds to destroy it.• I’ve learned you never lose a true friend.• I’ve learned it is not what you have in your life that counts but who you have in life.• I’ve learned you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved.• I’ve learned you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.• I’ve learned never to pass up a bathroom.• I’ve learned we should not compare our weaknesses to someone else’s strengths.• I’ve learned you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
  15. 15. Craig’s List• I’ve learned you can keep going long after you think you can’t.• I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it will control you.• I’ve learned that if it’s worth doing it’s worth doing right.• I’ve learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.• I’ve learned it is best to leave the toilet seat down.• I’ve learned that no one wants to hear about the labor pains, they just want to see the baby.• I’ve learned that sometimes when I am angry, I have the right to be angry, but it doesn’t give me the right to be mean or vindictive.• I’ve learned that when I forgive I feel better.
  16. 16. Craig’s List• I’ve learned that you always have two choices.• I’ve learned happiness is a choice.• I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see it totally different.• I’ve learned that we should be kind to everyone as you never know what burdens they bare.• I’ve learned that people appreciate a thank you.• I’ve learned that teachers and others who work with children can make a difference.
  17. 17. Craig’s List I’ve learned that success in education is not based ontechnology or the latest educational theory.
  18. 18. Craig’s List I’ve learned that success in theclassroom is and always has been: caring teachers. Knowledgeable,enthusiastic, instructors who don’t give up on their students.
  19. 19. Craig’s List I’ve learned that success in theclassroom is and always has been: caring teachers. Knowledgeable,enthusiastic, instructors who don’t give up on their students.
  20. 20. I’ve learned that you do make a difference! You are loved! Thank you!
  21. 21. So, what’s been happening since we last met? A LOT OF LEARNING! Teaching Professionals taking their own time toimprove themselves through continuous learning. Teachers Being Great Learners!
  22. 22. Bonneville Teachers areGreat Learners!
  23. 23. “In times of change, learners inherit theEarth, while the learned find themselvesbeautifully equipped to deal with aworld that no longer exists.” ~Eric Hoffer, American Philosopher~
  24. 24. Teams of Teachers and Administrators haveSpent Time this Summer Getting Very ExcitedAbout What They Have Learned! Please smile when you see them: They will probably stand out by THEIR ENTHUSIASM! *
  25. 25. *
  26. 26. TIA Where We Are… We’ve produced Cross-walkWhere We Have Been… Curriculum Blueprints thatFor the past 3 years the district has align to the CCSS for teachersparticipated in the Total Instructional to begin the implementationAlignment Summer Working process.Conference in preparation for Where We Are Going…implementing the new Common Core • Incrementally implement theState Standards. Math Common Core State These TIA Documents Identify: Standards this fall. • What do we want students to know • Build Units that correlate to and be able to do? Common Core Standards in • How will we know if they have all core areas. learned it? • Decompose English • What will we do if they have or have Language Arts Standards not learned it? from TIA documents. *
  27. 27. So, What is a PLC?A Collaborative Culture with a Focus on Learning for All
  28. 28. The 3 Big Ideas ofProfessional Learning Communities • Ensuring That All Students Learn • Creating a Culture of Collaboration • Having a Focus on Results
  29. 29. 4 Key Questions of PLC’s• What exactly do we want all students to learn?• How will we know if they’ve learned it?• How will we respond when some students don’t learn?• How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
  30. 30. A PLC is a Commitment toContinuous Improvement
  31. 31. Participation in the PLC process isnot reserved for those designatedas leader.Rather, it is a responsibility ofevery member of the organization.
  32. 32. “A team can make better decisions, solve morecomplex problems, and do more to enhancecreativity and build skills than individualsworking alone. . . . Teams are not just nice to have.They are hard-core units of the production.” (Blanchard, 2007, p. 17 as quoted in Learning By Doing) *
  33. 33. “Teams bring together complementary skills andexperience that exceed those of any individual onthe team. Teams are more effective in problemsolving, provide a unique social dimension thatenhances work, motivates, and fosters peer andinternal accountability. (Katzenbach & Smith, 1993, p. 18 as quoted in Learning By Doing) *
  34. 34. First Item of Business for Your School PLC’s:School Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
  35. 35. District MissionLearning Together—Achieving Excellence
  36. 36. District VisionLeaders of Innovation—Preparing All Learners for a Successful Future
  37. 37. Values• Students are the center of the learning process.• All individuals can learn and meet high expectations.• Quality educators make a difference.• Emotional and physical safety is essential to the educational process.
  38. 38. Values• Everyone in the school community is valued and treated with dignity and respect.• Parents are welcomed partners in the education of their children.• The community is a valued contributor to our success as a high-performing school district.
  39. 39. 2012-13 Board Goals Improve Student Achievement• High Functioning Professional Learning Community’s (PLCs) at Both the District and School Levels• Monitor Performance Data and Set Academic Goals √ ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER √ ISAT, IRI √ STAR Benchmark Testing and Progress Monitoring √ Enhanced Learning Opportunities for Students  Encourage Participation in Dual Credit and AP Courses  One-to-One Devices  Neos  Bonneville On-Line High School  Bonneville Trades and Careers High School  IEN
  40. 40. 2012-13 Board Goals Respect Everyone in Our School Community• Show Mutual Respect for Everyone• Send a Clear Message That the School Environment is Safe and Respectful• Focus on Eliminating Incidents of Bullying in the Schools √ Educate the Principals that Disrespect and Bullying Will Not Be Tolerated √ Teach Expectations to Staff and Students √ Treat Students with Kindness and Respect √ Treat All Adults In the School Community With Kindness and Respect √ Hold Adults and Students To a High Level of Accountability  Incorporate a Violence Prevention Program in Our Middle and High Schools. “Coaching Boys into Men”  Focus On Positive and Respectful Bus Driver Interactions With Students and Parents
  41. 41. 2012-13 Board Goals Welcome and Involve Parents in Our Schools• Create an Environment of Openness and a Feeling That Parents are Welcome and Valued Whenever They are in the Schools √ Focus on Presenting a Positive and Welcoming Atmosphere in the Front Office √ Focus on Positive and Helpful Interactions Between Teachers and Parents √ Engage the Hispanic Community
  42. 42. As each PLC considers theirSchool Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals: Ask…
  43. 43. What are we about in Public Education? What is our Moral Imperative?
  44. 44. A Moral Imperative is:• Something that must happen because it is the right thing.• A categorical imperative.• The dictates of one’s conscience.• A principle originating inside a person’s heart and mind that compels that person to act.
  45. 45. Moral Imperative Realized ~Michael Fullan ~Making a difference in students’ and teachers’ lives, as well as making a difference at the school, district, and societal levels.
  46. 46. Michael Fullan’sEducational Core Beliefs • Hope is Not a Change Strategy. • Don’t Blame the Students. • It’s All About the Learning Not the Teaching.
  47. 47. • Student’s Come First: •1:1 Computing Device
  48. 48. Technology Has Dramatically Affected EverySector of Society…Now, Finally – EDUCATION • Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Knowledge is Fundamentally Liberating. • It is Disruptive Innovation. *
  49. 49. New Learning With Technology: Learning Experiences for All Students Need to Be: • Irresistibly Engaging for Both Students and Teachers. • Elegantly Efficient and Easy to Use. • Steeped in Real-life Problem Solving. • Technology Must Be Used as Transformational Not Substitutional.
  50. 50. In Dealing With New Technology:“People only see what they are prepared to see.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ *
  51. 51. “Technology is only technology for those thatwere born before technology. For those born intechnology, it is the way of life, not a tool”
  52. 52. “The future arrives too soonand in the wrong order.” ~Alvin Toffler, American Author~
  53. 53. Michael Fullan’s Advice is: Have Passion, Purpose, and Play Must Start with Something Must Create the Minimal Viable ProductDisruptive Innovation—The Technological Paradigm Shift:Monks Transitioning from the Scroll to the Beek!
  54. 54. When Challenged withInnovation and Change We must: Ready-Fire-Aim
  55. 55. Innovation and Change Failure is okay—Get over it! Find Out What Others Are DoingTry It On For Size—Maybe It Will Fit Ready-Fire-Aim: Stop Planning, Start Doing!Sometimes Things Break—Just Fix ‘em!
  56. 56. “If you set your goalsridiculously high and it’s afailure, you will fail above everyone elses success.” ~James Cameron, film director~
  57. 57. “The greater danger for mostof us lies not in setting our aimtoo high and falling short; butin setting our aim too low, andachieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo~
  58. 58. *
  59. 59. Remember . . . With Resistance Mindsets:You Can’t Make People Change…Even If You’re Married to Them!But You Can Do Many Other Things That Might Cause Them to Change:Love ThemSurround Them with Support and HelpBe Tough without Losing Your TendernessHold Them Accountable
  60. 60. IT’S YOUR DECISION You: Control Your Own Destiny You: Choose to Enjoy What You Do You and You Only :Determine The Joy Your Day Will Bring! *
  61. 61. President -Great Midwestern Ice Cream Co.Proclaimed by People Magazine to Jamie Vollmermake the “Best Ice Cream in America!”Once a harsh critic, Vollmer has become an articulate friend of America’s public schools.
  62. 62. Four Prerequisites of Progress1. Community Understanding2. Community Trust3. Community Permission to Change4. Community Support
  63. 63. Community UnderstandingDoes our community understand the everincreasing burdens that have been placedon America’s Public Schools over the pastcentury? They might be quite surprised! *
  64. 64. Because of copy write restrictions,The Ever Increasing Burden on America’s Public Schools video by Jamie Vollmer has not been published with this presentation but, can be checked out from Superintendent Shackett at the District Office.
  65. 65. Community Understanding• What is good for schools is good for them.• Connecting the dots between their quality of life and the success of their schools.• Ideology must change. We are in a different world and must teach our children differently.
  66. 66. What is Driving the Public Away from Public Schools?• We are compared to not just each other, but everyone in the world.• International test scores do not compare Apples to Apples.
  67. 67. What is Driving the Public Away from Public Schools?• It was Japan. Now it is Finland. 54,300,000 students in the USA 737,000 students in Finland• So, what’s the problem? Finland has 1.3% the student population of America In Finland, their students are all native from Finland. In America, students are from all over the world.
  68. 68. What is Driving the Public Away from Public Schools?When TIMSS scores were disaggregated, USA’swhite, upper middleclass students from schoolswith less than 5% free and reduced lunch— The United States of America OUTSCORED ALL NATIONS of the World! ~Jamie Vollmer~
  69. 69. “Idaho High School Graduates Score in the Bottom Quartile in Finishing College in a Timely Manner!”• Idaho Graduation Rate is Very High—91.7% (SDE 2010)• Idaho Ranks 40th Nationally for Students Who Progress from 9th Grade Through College (NCHEMS).
  70. 70. Does it matter if it takes 5, 6, or 7 years to graduatewith a Bachelor’s Degree?Does it mean public schools are failing?Who asks you after you tell them where you graduatedfrom college: “Well, how many years did it take you?”
  71. 71. Which Quartile Is Your Superintendent In?It took me 8 years to earn my Bachelors Degree! 3 years for A.A. in California 1 year BYU 2 years Japan 2 more years BYU = Finished B.S. Degree at 26 years oldSo what? Earned M.Ed. 6 years later Ed.D. 14 years after that
  72. 72. Community UnderstandingAs Educators:We Have To Do A Better Job OfTelling Our Story!
  73. 73. *
  74. 74. Because of copy write restrictions, the 5 S’s video by JamieVollmer has not been published with this presentationbut, can be checked out from Superintendent Shackett atthe District Office.
  75. 75. “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.Consequently, he who molds publicsentiment—goes deeper than he who enactsstatutes or pronounces decisions—and carriesthe day.” Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858
  76. 76. WE ARE BLESSED TO BE IN EDUCATION “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and found that life was duty. I acted, and behold, duty was joy.” ~Rabindranath Tagore Indian Poet and Statesman~
  77. 77. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of Gods kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”Mother Teresa