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Te Uku Vision Driven Leadership

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Te Uku Vision Driven Leadership

  1. 1. Vision Driven Leadership in the Year One of ICT Contract Te Uku School 2008
  2. 2. Presenters <ul><li>Lee Clarkson – ICT Lead Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Gina Kennings – Deputy Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Allan - Principal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Te Uku School <ul><li>Full Primary, Decile 5 </li></ul><ul><li>10KM west of Raglan </li></ul><ul><li>160 students </li></ul><ul><li>7 fulltime classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Professional learning focus – ICT & Student Mental Health & Well-being Contracts </li></ul>Expanding Hearts & Minds
  4. 4. Vision Driven Leadership <ul><li>Teacher professional learning is commonly… </li></ul><ul><li>“ intellectually superficial, disconnected from deep issues of curriculum and learning, fragmented and non-cumulative” </li></ul><ul><li>(Phillips, 2003, p. 258). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vision Driven Leadership <ul><li>PLANNED </li></ul><ul><li>annual plan linked to strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Lead Teacher & ICT team </li></ul><ul><li>professional learning schedule </li></ul><ul><li>hardware in place </li></ul><ul><li>resourcing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vision Driven Leadership <ul><li>RESPONSIVE </li></ul><ul><li>reviewing progress </li></ul><ul><li>asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>keeping connected </li></ul><ul><li>promoting leadership </li></ul><ul><li>“ What’s the worst thing that can happen?” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vision Driven Leadership <ul><li>VALUES BASED </li></ul><ul><li>honesty </li></ul><ul><li>trustworthiness </li></ul><ul><li>fairness </li></ul><ul><li>UNDERSTANDING - CHANGE PROCESS </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement is a result of change </li></ul>
  8. 8. Coffee Club- engaging in professional dialogue <ul><li>Optional and informal </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Institutionalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation of our practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Action Research <ul><li>The teachers needed to see for themselves the process of Inquiry and to put themselves in the ‘learner’ situation. </li></ul><ul><li>So that the teachers could focus on what interested them as teachers at a level appropriate to them. </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers to challenge and/or confirm their beliefs and assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence based </li></ul>
  10. 10. Two examples of Action Research <ul><li>To develop a shared vision for student learning in the Senior Syndicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement in Learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next Steps <ul><li>Support structures in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need time out from the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Link this to the appraisal system </li></ul><ul><li>For staff to find readings relating to their topic </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule meetings to share and discuss projects </li></ul><ul><li>To reflect on the process in our reflective journals. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Coming up! <ul><li>How I came to be lead teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry – an example </li></ul><ul><li>Where to next? </li></ul>
  13. 13. How I came to be lead teacher <ul><li>Teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity knocks </li></ul><ul><li>My role </li></ul>
  14. 14. Professional development <ul><li>Getting out of those comfort zones </li></ul><ul><li>Making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Improving teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering the teacher </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pedagogy <ul><li>John Hattie: Teachers make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Atkin: Values and vision driven development </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Frangenheim: Thinking Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Ted McCain: Teaching for Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Jay McTighe: Backwards Design </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inquiry – an example <ul><li>Being a leader </li></ul><ul><li>The problem </li></ul><ul><li>How to solve it? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Setting it up <ul><li>Learning we wanted to see </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘model’ </li></ul><ul><li>An example </li></ul>
  18. 18. Learning outcomes <ul><li>Student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul>
  19. 27. Where to next? <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained development </li></ul><ul><li>Developing leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry: is it worth it? </li></ul>
  20. 28. Where To Next? <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Process of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Going with Action Research </li></ul><ul><li>Support Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Open Days </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Library </li></ul>

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