Principals’ Summer Workshop Illuminating Learners Presented by Dr. Doug Otto July 27, 2010
Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
Learning is what happens every day in your classrooms – ratings are what happen once a year. Getting students and all staf...
Principals as Learners <ul><li>Era of change </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability measures </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Norm” in pr...
Principals as Learners <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly meetings (iLead) </li></ul><ul><li>Core competencies </...
Era of Change <ul><li>Vision document </li></ul><ul><li>New principals </li></ul><ul><li>Federal and state influence </li>...
New Levels of Accountability <ul><li>Graduation requirements </li></ul><ul><li>TAKS to STAAR (State of Texas Assessments o...
New Levels of Accountability <ul><li>Continued </li></ul><ul><li>Parent data portal including classroom comparison data </...
“ New Norm” in  Principal Preparation <ul><li>Acknowledgement of problems in traditional university programs </li></ul><ul...
“ New Norm” in  Principal Preparation <ul><li>Continued </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between colleges of education and ...
External Influences <ul><li>“ Normalization” of alternative schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Charters: </li></ul><ul><li>460 in...
External Influences <ul><li>“ Normalization” of alternative schooling </li></ul><ul><li>On-line learning: </li></ul><ul><l...
2011 Texas Legislature <ul><li>Interim study committee on middle school grades and high school readiness and retention </l...
PISD’s Response <ul><li>Focus on instruction: </li></ul><ul><li>AVID at all secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Math Rocks...
PISD’s Response <ul><li>Focus on instruction continued: </li></ul><ul><li>Vision document as foundation for all district i...
http://k-12.pisd.edu/visioning.pdf Six Principles <ul><li>The New Digital Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>The New L...
Focus on Instruction <ul><li>Academy Visioning Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Meets weekly (September & October) </li></ul><...
New media and learning…. Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able Michael Wesch  Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University
Are You Ready? To reinvent, redesign and reshape the learning experience for your students and teachers?
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  1. 1. Principals’ Summer Workshop Illuminating Learners Presented by Dr. Doug Otto July 27, 2010
  2. 2. Illuminating Learners District Focus 2010 – 2011 Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
  3. 3. Learning is what happens every day in your classrooms – ratings are what happen once a year. Getting students and all staff “plugged into” learning
  4. 4. Principals as Learners <ul><li>Era of change </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability measures </li></ul><ul><li>“ New Norm” in principal preparation programs </li></ul><ul><li>External influences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Principals as Learners <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly meetings (iLead) </li></ul><ul><li>Core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring strong relationships between students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling national and global relationships between classrooms and schools </li></ul>
  6. 6. Era of Change <ul><li>Vision document </li></ul><ul><li>New principals </li></ul><ul><li>Federal and state influence </li></ul><ul><li>Research on importance of principal as leader </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Levels of Accountability <ul><li>Graduation requirements </li></ul><ul><li>TAKS to STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) </li></ul><ul><li>Post-secondary readiness </li></ul><ul><li>(beginning in 3rd grade) </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-course exams </li></ul>
  8. 8. New Levels of Accountability <ul><li>Continued </li></ul><ul><li>Parent data portal including classroom comparison data </li></ul><ul><li>Project Share (http://tea.epsilen.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial measures of competency </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ New Norm” in Principal Preparation <ul><li>Acknowledgement of problems in traditional university programs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-selection process </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient relevant experiences </li></ul><ul><li>No relationships between classes </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ New Norm” in Principal Preparation <ul><li>Continued </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between colleges of education and business </li></ul><ul><li>More significant internships </li></ul><ul><li>Training built around core competencies </li></ul>
  11. 11. External Influences <ul><li>“ Normalization” of alternative schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Charters: </li></ul><ul><li>460 in Texas – 120 in North Texas </li></ul><ul><li>2,400 Students – 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>120,000 Students - 2010 </li></ul>
  12. 12. External Influences <ul><li>“ Normalization” of alternative schooling </li></ul><ul><li>On-line learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Proliferation of on-line content </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in home school markets </li></ul><ul><li>University entry into K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>(Blurring of 11-12 and 13-14 grades) </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2011 Texas Legislature <ul><li>Interim study committee on middle school grades and high school readiness and retention </li></ul><ul><li>Financial reality – estimated $12-$18 billion deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Redistricting </li></ul><ul><li>Victory = Keeping what we have </li></ul>
  14. 14. PISD’s Response <ul><li>Focus on instruction: </li></ul><ul><li>AVID at all secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Math Rocks for eligible students from all elementary schools and one middle school </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional rounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilots in 2010-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build more capacity </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. PISD’s Response <ul><li>Focus on instruction continued: </li></ul><ul><li>Vision document as foundation for all district initiatives and organizational strategy </li></ul>
  16. 16. http://k-12.pisd.edu/visioning.pdf Six Principles <ul><li>The New Digital Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>The New Learning Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>A More Balanced and Re-Invigorated State/Local Partnership </li></ul>
  17. 17. Focus on Instruction <ul><li>Academy Visioning Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Meets weekly (September & October) </li></ul><ul><li>Community input session </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to Board of Trustees (December) </li></ul>
  18. 18. New media and learning…. Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able Michael Wesch Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University
  19. 19. Are You Ready? To reinvent, redesign and reshape the learning experience for your students and teachers?
  20. 20. Principals’ Summer Workshop Illuminating Learners Presented by Dr. Doug Otto July 27, 2010

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