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CAP Conference Presentation - May 13, 2015

Presentation for the Canadian Association of Principals' Annual Conference in Whistler, BC

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CAP Conference Presentation - May 13, 2015

  1. 1. INNOVATIONTHAT STICKS Real Examples From Real Schools May 2, 2014 CHRIS KENNEDY Superintendent of Schools,West Vancouver School District Connecting Leaders – Inspiring Change #cap15 CAP 2015 National Conference
  2. 2. ALL ABOUT CULTURE
  3. 3. “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
  4. 4. A Culture of Innovation A Culture of Yes More than just trying stuff – disciplined inquiry Feeling permission takes time
  5. 5. Focus on a Few Things
  6. 6. Inquiry • No one “model” • It is more than just asking questions Self-Regulation • Start to focus at the younger grades • Looking across domains Digital Access • Start with teachers • Modernize classrooms • Embrace BYOD in the context of equity
  7. 7. Common secondary timetable • One District Campus • Joint Ownership of students and learning School Wide Signatures • Every school needs an elevator pitch • They don’t need to be the same but need to be part of a coherent network STRUCTURES
  8. 8. ALIGNING RESOURCES Learning Teams  Dedicated $100,000 for teams to use – micro-budgeting  Meet inside and outside the school day  Work with a mentor  Ends with a celebration ALIGNING RESOURCES
  9. 9. “So if you ever wondered if the innovation grants were making a difference – just take a look at what’s going on here! There is a massive shift in teaching and learning” Elementary School Principal
  10. 10. DISCUSSION What are the structures in your school and district that are promoting a culture of innovation?
  11. 11. NEW ROLE FOR PARENTS
  12. 12. Parents are part of the process not just observers of the polished product
  13. 13. INNOVATION IN ACTION Letter grade free assessment Maker movement iPads in elementary music class Reggio Emilia inspired programs Bienalle arts projects across schools Passion projects Heart rate monitors in PE
  14. 14. What is something that is “sticking” in your school and / or district that didn’t exist 3 years ago? DISCUSSION
  15. 15. What Does Support Look Like?CELEBRATE RISK TAKING
  16. 16. SHINE A LIGHT ON INNOVATION
  17. 17. MATTERS WHERE LEADERS SPEND THEIR TIME MATTERS
  18. 18. Teachers Schools Districts Governments • Will make it easier for students... • Will make it easier for teachers... • Will make it easier for schools... • Will make it easier for districts... To be FLEXIBLE
  19. 19. Yeah, but . . . ?How do you scale the work
  20. 20. YOU DON’T YOU CONNECT AND BUILD NETWORKS Think diffusion not replication
  21. 21. He says the problem with teachers is What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?
  22. 22. He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s true what they say about teachers: Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
  23. 23. . . . I mean, you’re a teacher, Taylor. Be honest. What do you make?
  24. 24. This is . . .
  25. 25. OUR WORLD
  26. 26. OUR LIVES
  27. 27. OUR CHILDREN
  28. 28. OUR CURRICULUM
  29. 29. OUR CHALLENGE
  30. 30. OUR WORK
  31. 31. OUR ART
  32. 32. OUR JOY
  33. 33. You want to know what I make? I make kids wonder,
  34. 34. I make them question.
  35. 35. I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it.
  36. 36. I make them write. I make them read, read, read.
  37. 37. I make them spell definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful, definitely beautiful over and over and over again until they will never misspell either one of those words again.
  38. 38. . . . and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you by what you make, you give them this.
  39. 39. . . . Here, let me break it down for you, so you know what I say is true:
  40. 40. Teachers make a goddamn difference! Now what about you?
  41. 41. Excerpts from poem: What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali Thanks for Leading Learning.
  42. 42. Where you can find me: ckennedy@sd45.bc.ca 604-202-4379 @chrkennedy Chris Kennedy cultureofyes.ca www.sd45.bc.ca

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