WASB January 2010: Re Culturing A Vision


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  • Twenty years ago, when I moved to Minnesota, the per capita income of Wisconsin and Minnesota were separated by a few dollars. Today, the gap is $4000 and grows wider every year. The population of the two states is similar which means that Wisconsin is significantly poorer in relation to Minnesota.
  • How do we develop trusting relationships? How do we manage conflict?
  • WASB January 2010: Re Culturing A Vision

    1. 1. Re-Culturing a Vision With Web 2.0 Technologies Presenters: Dr. Bradford G. Saron, District Administrator School District of Cashton Dr. Deb Gurke, Director of Board Governance, WASB
    2. 2. <ul><li>Dynamic Drivers of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Time of Perpetual Whitewater </li></ul><ul><li>No Clear Solutions or Answers </li></ul>A funny thing happened on the way to the 21 st Century . . .
    3. 3. The Context Is Changing <ul><li>The World, </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin, </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations of </li></ul><ul><li>Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Are Changing </li></ul>NCLB WKCE
    4. 4. Comparative Income Making Opportunity Affordable–Wisconsin, Planning Grant, October 2008 - September 2009
    5. 5. 10 Largest Districts-Elementary Schools
    6. 6. Expectations of public education have changed. <ul><li>From inputs to outputs </li></ul><ul><li>All children can learn </li></ul><ul><li>What children need to learn </li></ul>
    7. 7. 21 st Century Partnership <ul><li>Global awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Civic literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health literacy </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Effective Leader “ The ability to communicate across the various constituencies of the organization (both internal and external) is the key to effective leadership.” Margaret Wheatley
    9. 9. Organizational Effectiveness <ul><li>. . . depends on the relationships </li></ul><ul><li>between and among team members, </li></ul><ul><li>and the staff, </li></ul><ul><li>and the community. </li></ul>
    10. 10. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards http://www.nsba.org/MainMenu/Governance/KeyWork.aspx
    11. 11. The Board’s Promise
    12. 12. School Board Governance Vision -http://www.nsba.org/MainMenu/Governance/KeyWork.aspx “ Statements that identify the school district's future, intermediate, and short term goals, associated objectives, and supporting tasks.  Developing a shared vision for student achievement is the starting point for a school board and its community.”
    13. 13. The Beginning “ We must educate our students well and equip them with the skills to change and grow as the world changes and grows. We must educate them to compete locally, nationally, internationally, and virtually . The work of aiding the kids of the greater Cashton area to be globally and virtually competitive begins with a Plan.” -Charge Presented to School District of Cashton’s Board of Education
    14. 14. Web What? <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Software on the Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Singular </li></ul><ul><li>One Dimensional and Locked </li></ul><ul><li>Sit and Get </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Software accessed through the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Very Malleable and Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Entirely Interactive </li></ul>
    15. 15. 20 cashton 24 In 2024, today’s one-year-olds will graduate from Cashton Public Schools. How will we equip them?
    16. 16. Mindmeister Overview
    17. 17. Put Conversations to Work Focus on what matters Contribute your thinking Speak your mind and heart Listen to understand Link and connect ideas Listen together for insights Have fun planning for our future!
    18. 18. Methodology and Design Principles
    19. 19. Timeline
    20. 20. Community Vision Team <ul><li>What is emerging here? </li></ul><ul><li>If there was a single voice in the room, what would it be saying? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we notice any patterns and what do those patterns point to, or how do they inform us? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we now see and know as a result of these conversations? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Community Vision Team Development <ul><li>Board Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Five Nominated Community Members </li></ul>
    22. 22. Different Strategies for Different Stakeholders <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>VIPs </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors </li></ul>
    23. 23. Public Invitation
    24. 24. Parent Invite
    25. 25. Laissez-Faire Nomination System <ul><li>Each of the Community Vision Team Members personally invited five other community members. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Important Questions <ul><li>Capacity to talk and think deeply about critical issues facing our community, organization, state, nation, and planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Access the collective purpose and wisdom needed to create innovating paths forward. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Engagement Workshops <ul><li>Structure Cross Pollination </li></ul><ul><li>Record Keeping Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Night 1 </li></ul><ul><li>World is Changing </li></ul><ul><li>Our Common Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Night 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Kids are Changing </li></ul><ul><li>Our Common Future </li></ul>
    28. 28. Information Collection
    29. 29. Table Captains (CVT Members) <ul><li>Deeper Understanding of the Process </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Record Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Guide Off-Topic Tangents </li></ul>
    30. 30. Conversations = Data
    31. 31. Data Analysis
    32. 32. Themeseekr
    33. 33. Wordle
    34. 34. Spicy Nodes
    35. 35. How did the Vision Team Function? <ul><li>Data Presented </li></ul><ul><li>Tools Provided </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation Facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>Trust in the Process and in the Integrity of the Group. </li></ul>
    36. 36. Recommendations patterns trends themes elements insights
    37. 37. Board Decision/Adoption <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Value Statements </li></ul>
    38. 38. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards http://www.nsba.org/MainMenu/Governance/KeyWork.aspx
    39. 39. District Seal
    40. 40. District and School Goals <ul><li>District </li></ul><ul><li>High School/Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul>
    41. 41. Fostering the Future <ul><li>The Significance of Foresight </li></ul><ul><li>The Value of the Upshot (Forthcoming Projects?) </li></ul><ul><li>The Usefulness of Key Communicators </li></ul>
    42. 42. A Tale of Antonyms: Large/Small, Urban/Rural, Diverse/ Homogeneous Web 2.0 Training Potential Board Members Incentive for Positive Feedback Cycles Stakeholders Re-Branding Re-Culturing World Café
    43. 43. Capzles <ul><li>http://www.capzles.com/1a7192f4-d1fd-455d-ab9c-8a2ceb19a6bc </li></ul>
    44. 44. Questions
    45. 45. Contact Info <ul><li>Brad- [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Deb- [email_address] </li></ul>
    46. 46. List of Resources <ul><li>www.mindmeister.com Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowledgeworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.theworldcafe.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.spicynodes.com Graphic Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>www.themeseekr.com Research Tool </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordle.com Graphic Representations </li></ul><ul><li>www.capzles.com File Sharing Tool </li></ul>