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Action Plan

  1. 1. Applied Leadership Action Plan Edgar Jumper ELS 600
  2. 2. Math Talk <ul><li>My school division has adopted a new math curriculum and textbook which utilizes M a th Talk, a constructivist-oriented teaching strategy which is designed to activate students as active agents in their own learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Constructivism <ul><li>Piaget's theory of cognitive development proposes that humans cannot be &quot;given&quot; information, which they immediately understand and use. Instead, humans must &quot;construct&quot; their own knowledge. They build their knowledge through experience. Experiences enable them to create schemas - mental models in their heads. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Action Items <ul><li>1. Introduce my program to the staff at a regularly scheduled staff meeting. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Action Items <ul><li>2. Arrange for my teachers to observe the program being properly implemented in the neighboring school district. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Action Items <ul><li>3. The division math specialists come into the school. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Action Items <ul><li>4. Monitor student progress </li></ul>
  8. 8. Action Items <ul><li>5. Peer Assistance and Review </li></ul><ul><li>“ Districts that have implemented the Peer Assistance Review have found it an effective means to improving the quality of teaching.” (Goldstein & Noguera, 2006) </li></ul>
  9. 9. 7 Correlates of Effective Schools <ul><li>By implementing the Math Talk program, I am helping the students work on their mathematics as well as the social skills that are usually passed by in a teacher-centered curriculum. The students will have the opportunity to learn the valued math curriculum while gaining the social skills needed to succeed in later years. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Administrator Interview <ul><li>Professional development is the way to produce a positive change in the implementation of a new curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Praise the little steps that are being taken by those few hesitant individuals. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to assess my plan <ul><li>Monitor student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher input </li></ul>
  12. 12. In the end….. <ul><li>Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” -George Patton </li></ul>

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