West Vancouver Leadership Network 
Leading Learning 
Building Understanding for Leaders 
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Chatting at the table
What action have you taken at the classroom , school or district level to be an advocate for ...
The “Big 4” Outcomes
Explore attributes and opportunities of Leading Learning 
Connect with research on leadership, learni...
Ten Truths About Leadership Kouzes, Posner 2010
1. You make a difference
2. Credibility is the foundation of leadership
3....
Ten Truths About LeadershipKouzes, Posner 2010
6. Trust rules
7. Challenge is the crucible for greatness
8. You either lea...
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Important Questions
What is a connection you make to the word leadership?
What can you contribute to the learning of oth...
Leading Learning 
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Consider this statement
As much as the context of leadership has changed, the content of leadership has not changed at all...
Consider this statement
The best leaders are the best learners.  You have to believe that you and others can learn to lead...
Consider this statement
Learning however takes time and attention, practice and feedback, along with good coaching.  It al...
Powerful statement 
School of today must change or students will walk…or go elsewhere.
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Research 
What is the world like today?
For you?
For your students?
For your parents?
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Step into this article 
Collect yourselves into your group number!
Find and clarify your assignment with each other
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Focused Reading
  Individually, read assigned text
  Mark text as shown:
√xI know this   
!! Significant idea
?? Huh?/ I’d...
Focused Reporting 
  Collectively , be ready to report out on the 3 key ideas in each category below
  Record your ideas o...
Reflections and Thinking  Forward
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Reflections and Thinking  Forward
In what ways might I apply this learning to my work?
What leadership questions or action...
Reflections and Thinking  Forward
What support did I get from a learning partner, the district or others to achieve my goa...
Key Words
Individually:
  Reflect on this session and select a key word 
(e.g. important idea, concept, emotion)
Task Grou...
NEXT STEPS A COMMITMENT TO ACTION
What are you going to do?
Will you connect with a team or learning partner?
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Teacher Leadership Session 1

  1. 1. West Vancouver Leadership Network Leading Learning Building Understanding for Leaders 
  2. 2. 2 ………. Chatting at the table What action have you taken at the classroom , school or district level to be an advocate for putting students at the centre of learning? What actions have you taken to support a colleague or staff to move student learning forward? What teams are you leading, supporting and/or working on that are moving the learning agenda forward? Do you have any evidence that learning is moving forward ?
  3. 3. The “Big 4” Outcomes Explore attributes and opportunities of Leading Learning Connect with research on leadership, learning and teaching Apply Leading Learning concepts and skills to school culture Explore the role of leader as facilitator of learning 3
  4. 4. Ten Truths About Leadership Kouzes, Posner 2010 1. You make a difference 2. Credibility is the foundation of leadership 3.Values drive commitment 4. Focusing on the future sets leaders apart 5. You cannot do it alone 4
  5. 5. Ten Truths About LeadershipKouzes, Posner 2010 6. Trust rules 7. Challenge is the crucible for greatness 8. You either lead by example or you do not lead at all 9. The best leaders are the best learners 10. Leadership is an affair of the heart 5
  6. 6. 6 Important Questions What is a connection you make to the word leadership? What can you contribute to the learning of others What do you need to have happen in this learning environment What do you personally want to learn in this leadership series?
  7. 7. Leading Learning 7
  8. 8. Consider this statement As much as the context of leadership has changed, the content of leadership has not changed at all. The fundamental behaviours, actions and practices of leaders have remained essentially the same since we first began researching and writing about leadership over three decades ago Kouzes. Posner 2010 8
  9. 9. Consider this statement The best leaders are the best learners. You have to believe that you and others can learn to lead and that can become a better leader tomorrow than you are today…..Leaders are constant improvement fanatics and learning is the master skill of leadership Kouzes. Posner 2010 9
  10. 10. Consider this statement Learning however takes time and attention, practice and feedback, along with good coaching. It also takes willingness to ask for support Kouzes. Posner 2010 10
  11. 11. Powerful statement School of today must change or students will walk…or go elsewhere. 11
  12. 12. Research What is the world like today? For you? For your students? For your parents? 12
  13. 13. Step into this article Collect yourselves into your group number! Find and clarify your assignment with each other 13
  14. 14. Focused Reading Individually, read assigned text Mark text as shown: √xI know this !! Significant idea ?? Huh?/ I’d like to know more
  15. 15. Focused Reporting Collectively , be ready to report out on the 3 key ideas in each category below Record your ideas on a chart: √ I know this ! Significant idea ? Huh?/ I’d like to know more Groups at Work – Copyright MiraVia LLC – All rights reserved
  16. 16. Reflections and Thinking Forward √
  17. 17. Reflections and Thinking Forward In what ways might I apply this learning to my work? What leadership questions or action ( goals) will I commit to over the next 29 days? How will I know it will make a difference to improved adult or student learning? √
  18. 18. Reflections and Thinking Forward What support did I get from a learning partner, the district or others to achieve my goal What were the distracters? What will I talk about at the February session? What did I learn? What questions do I have? √
  19. 19. Key Words Individually: Reflect on this session and select a key word (e.g. important idea, concept, emotion) Task Groups: Share your words in a round-robin pattern ( the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ ) Choose one member to share his or her key word with full group
  20. 20. NEXT STEPS A COMMITMENT TO ACTION What are you going to do? Will you connect with a team or learning partner? 20

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