M1 Ol Sec 3 Building Faculty Involvement


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  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: PBS requires at least 80% faculty involvement in schools before successful implementation can be achieved. Teams should focus considerable energy toward ensuring that your faculty is aware of and in favor of (80%) PBS implementation at the school. Whenever you get stuck as a team, look to the staff involvement first before you seek elsewhere. This section will cover strategies for building faculty involvement. Explanation of Terms or Ideas Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: Today we will talk about… why faculty involvement is important. It can make your implementation more sustainable. four approaches to achieving faculty involvement. Methods vary according to your current school climate develop a plan of your own to get it. Have a measurable, objective plan to involve faculty. Explanation of Terms Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: Faculty involvement increases consistent implementation because more people have had a say in the development of strategies and can more readily commit to doing them Change is sustained because more people are owning it as how they do things, rather than a new ideas someone told them to do When we have choice about how to implement we feel the changes made are really needed and helpful When we enjoy going to work and being with our colleagues and students we are more open to change Explanation of Terms or Ideas: Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: 1. Using the existing database to build faculty involvement. The available data can be presented at staff meetings to discuss whether there are problem areas that need further attention or whether the data accurately reflect the problems encountered at the school. This information may not only build faculty participation but provide the team with an established baseline to compare across years. 2. Using a school-wide vision process . Each team must select a process that addresses their needs and goals. Quality tools and other strategies that facilitate hard discussions and foster team development as they move toward achievement of overall goals and objectives. The process also assists school personnel to discuss how they feel about their schools’ current behavior plan and other issues. 3. Ensure opportunities for input from all stakeholders. All staff must feel they have had a voice in the process of developing a school wide plan in order to achieve sustained change. 4. Support and reinforce staff. Ongoing feedback and support for trying new practices makes it easier for staff to keep going even when it is hard. Behavior is repeated when we reinforce it! Explanation of Terms or Ideas: Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Handout 16: Data Sources for Building Faculty Involvement Key Points not Included on the Slide: Data is powerful in that it shows without bias information to faculty/staff for their interpretation. How to look at data initially: You don’t need data to be formalized yet, you can use what you already have to begin the process of looking at current practices. Things to look at could be: office referrals, suspensions, working conditions survey, achievement data, student or parent surveys etc. We will talk more about this later. Explanation of Terms Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Handout 17: Building Faculty Involvement Examples Key Points not Included on the Slide: Discuss the handouts, like the Bone Diagram, to demonstrate how a team can conduct a vision process. Not every school needs to use this strategy, but some will not be able to move forward without it. Teams should spend some time early on to assess if this could be helpful. Things to consider: Do you have a lot of big picture thinkers on your staff that won’t be able to move forward without a broad vision of where they are going? Was PBS really accepted by all staff before becoming a PBS school or were a few key people instrumental in deciding to take this on? Either of these situations are examples when you should spend time working on a vision as a school. Video clip: Refer to handouts for examples
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: Developing a process for equitable participation in the discussion. Effective communication processes include action plans, plus/deltas, ground rules, etc. This strategy is important for getting commitment to the school-wide PBS plan. Between the initial commitment and final approval of a plan, it is important to take the time to get feedback and respond to it. It can seem time consuming to do this, but without it you will have to go back and re-do things. Remember the goal of 80% buy-in!! This is not 100% There will always be individuals who won’t come with you at first and you shouldn’t worry too much about forcing them. Give them the opportunity to pass or disagree and commit if they will. Explanation of Terms Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Handout 18: PBS Survey Graphs Key Points not Included on the Slide: The most comprehensive way to get staff feedback is to use the Self-Assessment on www.pbssurveys.org. This tool will give you clear information about what the staff sees as currently in place and not in place. It will also highlight the issues that staff see as high priority for improvement. We want all teams to have staff complete this survey annually in the fall to track staff perception of PBS implementation. Show them how to access www.pbssurveys.org. In addition teams have developed shorter, simpler surveys to get information about something specific such as: needs for staff development, how a recently implemented strategy is working, what areas should the team address next, ideas for future etc. Talk about PBS Surveys.org. Action button is hyperlinked to pbssurveys.org Log in as respondent to Middle Creek HS to demonstrate ease of completing staff survey. Login # for MCHS survey: 531126 Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: It is important to reinforce staff behaviors that you want to see repeated. Similarly to student expectations, we should support staff and faculty in their attempts. The team should exercise every opportunity to model behaviors and extend their learning to their departments, grade levels and colleagues. Develop a system of staff reinforcement that addresses the needs of the staff. Parking passes, select parking spaces, duty-free lunch, coverage for a class by the administration, public recognition of efforts to showcase PBS principles. Now lets look at some examples of this. Explanations of Terms or Ideas Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Key Points not Included on the Slide: Some ideas for dealing with challenges, emphasize that the team needs to anticipate challenges and have a plan for addressing them. Up front work will generate more instructional time later. Listen to vents or concerns and minimize defensiveness. Being afraid of change is normal. Team leaders must be able to counsel and coach staff members through a transition Ask if what is being done right now is working? Explanations of Terms or Ideas: Video clip:
  • Handouts and Activities: Desired outcome: To reflect upon what is currently happening with faculty involvement and generate ideas to share with the rest of the team: 15 mins. Key Points not Included on the Slide: Have team think about the unique issues at their own schools regarding faculty buy in, and where might challenges arise. What would be effective solutions for your school? Share any creative ideas. Explanations of Terms or Ideas: Video clip:
  • M1 Ol Sec 3 Building Faculty Involvement

    1. 1. Systems: Building Faculty Involvement
    2. 2. Building Faculty Involvement <ul><li>In this section: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four approaches to gain faculty involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A plan to foster faculty involvement </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Faculty Involvement: Rationale <ul><li>When everyone is involved in the process… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>practices are more consistently implemented. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>change is sustained more over time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interventions are more meaningful and relevant. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>positive overall school climate inspires others to invest in new practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The goal is to achieve ownership in which all faculty and staff view themselves as the PBS team. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Building Faculty Involvement: Four Strategies <ul><li>Use the existing data. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize school-wide vision process. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure opportunities for input. </li></ul><ul><li>Support and reinforce staff. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Building Faculty Involvement: Use the Existing Data <ul><li>The use of data helps to build faculty involvement by… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creating a common awareness of what is working and what needs to change. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building a climate of openness and trust. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encouraging dialogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>committing everyone to the same cause. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>showing results of efforts. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Building Faculty Involvement: Use a School-Wide Vision Process <ul><li>Building a common vision ensures faculty involvement by… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allowing everyone to imagine the kind of school they want to have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating clarity about what needs to change so that you can meet goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>giving a different viewpoint for understanding why change is needed. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Building Faculty Involvement: Strategies for Increasing Input <ul><li>Have a process to ensure equitable participation in the discussion. Consider including the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective communication processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff review of draft documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for dissent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to “opt out” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff surveys </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Building Faculty Involvement: Strategies for Increasing Input <ul><li>Conduct staff surveys to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>obtain staff feedback to set priorities for PBS implementation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create involvement without holding more meetings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>generate new ideas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build a sense of faculty ownership. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Building Faculty Involvement: Support and Reinforce Staff <ul><li>Remember to support staff efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone needs encouragement to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Model ways to focus on the positive. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate understanding of why reinforcement works. </li></ul><ul><li>When people feel good about what they are doing, they keep doing it! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Key Points for Building Faculty Involvement <ul><ul><li>Emphasize benefits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation of time/effort </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greater professional accountability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect, respect, and respond to resistance (encourage questions and discussion). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlist leaders with integrity, authority, resources and willingness to assist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify how changes align with other initiatives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize what will happen if change does not occur. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Activity 1: Planning for Faculty Involvement <ul><li>How has the PBS team worked to build faculty involvement in the past? </li></ul><ul><li>List challenges for obtaining 80% of faculty involvement at your school. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ideas to address challenges with faculty involvement. </li></ul>