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  1. 1. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow history mission culture inclusion resistance analysis
  2. 2. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is a community charter school based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is sponsored by the Lucas County Educational Service Center (LCESC) in Toledo, Ohio. ECOT was founded in 2000 by William Lager, under an agreement with the Lucas County Educational Service Center and it is managed by his company, Altair Learning Management aka IQity. Mr. Lager had a disabled child in the public schools. The brick and mortar schools were unable to assist his child academically. Therefore, Mr. Lager decided to establish an online cyber school where all children had an opportunity to learn in Ohio. history mission culture inclusion resistance analysis history
  3. 3. ECOT offers an effective alternative to provide students with the academic skills and experiences to be successful in the 21st century. Goals: 1.To improve the academic achievement of all students in all areas with focus on math and reading 2.To improve engagement with a 20% increase in passing core courses history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission
  4. 4. ECOT is organized in a hierarchy five layers of vertical managerial administration followed by a layer of teaching professionals. Initial form of communication is informal; Elluminate live whiteboard meetings, phone conversations, and emails are generally addressed on first names basis. Beyond immediate supervision, communication is formal. Teachers operate within their homes and communicate professionally with students and parents through the following: virtual Elluminate live white board classroom sessions, classroom announcements, phone contacts, chats, postings, drop box, and threaded discussion. Teaching staff and all levels of management meet six times a year for professional development . history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission
  5. 5. history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission EXTERNAL FORCE Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Individual Education Plan (IEP) Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) STAKEHOLDERS External and internal RESTRUCTURING PLAN Inclusion, reading, writing and math interventions Reassigned positions for associate principals and teaching teams Tim Schmid is Special Education Associate Principal for ECOT. (personal communication, September 27, 2010)
  6. 6. history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission CULTURAL IMPACT Productivity Absenteeism Moral Frustration Danielle Hier is English Associate Principal for ECOT. (personal communication, September 28, 2010) ADDITIONAL TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Co-teaching 2. Teacher/student ratio 50% increase 3. Progress monitoring 4. Mandatory overtime
  7. 7. history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission STUDENT FOCUS Poor communication for students and parents LEADERSHIP STYLE Transactional leadership INTERNAL FOCUS Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA) Inclusion i professional development Weekly team meetings Evaluation review per month Short cycle assessments Rewards and bonuses Dr. Bert Wiser is Director of Accountability for ECOT. (personal communication, October 11, 2010)
  8. 8. history structure vision mission culturemission culturevision mission culturestructure vision mission culturemissionvision culturestructure vision culturehistory structure vision culturehistory culture inclusion resistance analysismission RESPONSE TO INNOVATION AND CHANGE 1. Hire outside consultant 2. Teachers on Special Assignments (TOSAs) 3. Additional professional development training 4. Weekly team meetings with principals and co-teachers 5. Efficient job analysis and evaluations per month MaryAnn Latimer is Director of Special Education and Intervention for ECOT. (personal communication, October 20, 2010)
  9. 9. Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow Anderson. D.L. (2010) Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change Sustaining Change, Evaluating, and Ending an Engagement, Chapter 13 (pp 304-309) Sage Publications, Inc. reproduced with permission of Sage Publications, Inc. in the format electronic usage via Sage Publications, Inc. Beach, L. R. (2006). Leadership and the art of change: A practical guide to organizational transformation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Assessment: Chapter 4, "Plans: Mapping Change" (pp. 69–90) Chapter 6, "Follow-Through: Institutionalizing Change" (pp.113 - 131) Sage Publications LTd., Bligh, M. (2010). Leadership in organizations. [Podcast]. Retrieved September15, 2010 from http://sylvan.live.ecollege.com Bligh, M. (2010). Organizational Change. [Podcast]. Retrieved September 20, 2010 from http://sylvan.live.ecollege.com Rogers, E(1995). Diffusion of Innovation. Retrieved October 10, 2010 form http://www/stanford.edu/class/symbsys205/Diffusion%20of%20Innovaitons.htm Kotter, J. P. (2006). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail (chap. 10, pp. 239–251). In Gallos, J. V. (Ed.), Organization development: A Jossey-Bass reader. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader by Gallos, J. V. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Schermerhorn, J. R., Hunt, J. G., & Osborn, R. N. (2008). Organizational behavior (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. (2007). Idea regulations: secondary transition Retrieved October 1, 2010 from http://www.ode.state.oh.us/reportcardfiles/2009- 2010/BUILD/133413.pdf

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