Welcome – stand up, sit down 1 st timer, 10 or more first 2 years as an admin, 3-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31+ Mentoring program? Award winners?
Julianne - #1
Julianne - #1
Lisa - #2
Lisa - #2
Devin - #3
Devin - #3
Julianne - #4
Julianne - #4
Lisa #5 – who tends to do the worst? Why? Who tends to do the best? Why? What improves performance? What kills it? Shared experience, common language, prototyping facilitation
Julianne #6 Funny – The Dancing Guy and Leadership
Julianne #6 – Snowed in car
Julianne #6 – Shucking Corn, Clean Ears Every Time
Julianne #6 – Lost Generation
Devin– who tends to do the worst? Why? Who tends to do the best? Why? What improves performance? What kills it? Shared experience, common language, prototyping facilitation
Julianne - #8
Julianne - #8
Lisa - #9
Julianne - #10
Dream Big, Lead with Fun
Dream Big, Lead with FUN! Dr. Lisa Gonzales – Santa Clara COE Dr. Julianne Hoefer – Fountain Valley SD Dr. Devin Vodicka – Vista USD
AgendaOutcomes:• Experience new activities to be used withteams at school/district/parents/students• Add more pizzazz to meetings and improvework quality and communicationWHO’S IN THE ROOM?STAND UP, SIT DOWN…
Battle Scars Communication, teambuilding # of people – 6 to 200+; need to have groups of 3-4 10-20 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed? None
Battle Scars In small groups, have each person share the story behind a scar on their body. The “best” story shares out to the larger group.
Boggle Communication, brainstorming # of people – 6 to 200+ 10-20 minutes depending on what you need to brainstorm Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed? None
Boggle Instructions: This activity is intended to have group members brainstorm a topic of discussion in a staff meeting, retreat, or training. Begin with the “END” in mind – what do you want people to discuss in more depth? Let teams know that, in groups of 2-3, they have 1 minute to write down all the facts, opinions, and statements they know about a topic (such as Common Core, explicit direct instruction, or transitional kindergarten). Time them for 1 minute. Have groups count their suggestions. The group with the most should share their comments and have other groups chime in afterward.
How Quickly They Forget Getting to know you # of people – 8 to 100+ 2-5 minutes Materials Needed: Pen/Pencil and Paper
How Quickly They Forget Find a person that you do not know and introduce yourselves Stand back-to-back Use the paper and pen/pencil to write down answers to the questions After the questions, turn to your partner and check your responses
Song Battle Communication, teambuilding # of people – 6 to 200+; need to have teams of 5-10 people 10-20 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed: Select a word that is commonly found in songs such as love, baby, rain
Song Battle Goal: Brainstorm as a team as many songs as possible that contain the buzz word. Scoring: The team with the most songs, not duplicated by other teams, wins the challenge. In order to receive a point, a member of the team must SING the line of the song containing the buzz word. Duplicate songs are canceled out and do not count toward the team totals.
The Marshmallow Challenge Communication, creativity, teambuilding # of people – 12 – 800 but need teams of 4 45 minutes – more time needed to debrief and tie to your work in school/district Prep: 10 minutes Materials needed? Marshmallows, tape, string, uncooked spaghetti
The Marshmallow Challenge Instructions: In teams of 4, participants are given 20 sticks of spaghetti, one marshmallow, 1 yd of tape, 1 yd of string In 18 minutes, teams must build the tallest free- standing structure out of the materials provided. The marshmallow needs to be on top. You can break up, cut up, and otherwise alter your materials and use as many or as little as you need.
….AND NOW THE VIDEO… http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/837
Videos – The Spice of Life! Communication, creativity, connections # of people – limitless 2-8 minutes depending on the video Prep: 10 min (preview videos, unblock in filters) Materials needed? Computer, internet connection, speakers
Videos – The Spice of Life! http://youtu.be/fW8amMCVAJQ This video can be embedded in your ppt or presentation. Found on YouTube – The Dancing Guy and Leadership
Videos – The Spice of Life! http://youtu.be/kDyxdXzjF9s This video can be embedded in your ppt or presentation. Found on YouTube – “Snowed Down Car”
Videos – The Spice of Life! http://youtu.be/YnBF6bv4Oe4 This video can be embedded in your ppt or presentation. Found on YouTube – “Shucking Corn – Clean Ears Every Time”
Videos – The Spice of Life! http://youtu.be/aRG4ySdi_aE This video can be embedded in your ppt or presentation. Found on YouTube – “Lost Generation ”
Blind Polygon Communication, creativity, teambuilding # of people – 4 – 800 15 minutes – more time needed to debrief Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed? Long rope (20-50 ft) & blindfolds for each person
Blind Polygon Instructions: The team forms a circle and sits down. Participants put on blindfolds. The rope is placed in the middle of the circle with each member holding it. The group is instructed to form a perfect square with each team member holding on to the rope, no one can let go. When the members think the task is complete they take their blindfolds off and check the results. Variations: Mute random people. Change shape – triangle, star, etc.
Common Thread Communication, teambuilding # of people – 6 to 200+; need to have groups of 4-6 people 10-20 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed? None
Common Thread In small groups, have the members find 7-10 things they have in common. Challenge them to think creatively: places they have traveled, TV shows they watch, etc. Extra points for creativity.
The Cereal Business Communication, creativity, teambuilding # of people – 12+ split into 4-5 groups 30 minutes Prep: 30 minutes to purchase and organize Materials needed? 6 different kinds of cereal (bulk), bowls, creative containers, large labels, markers, instruction sheet
The Cereal BusinessACSA has decided to open a cereal division and needs your team to create is very first product. The cereal is going to be a blend which utilizes a combination of other cereals (at least 50% of which are brown). Although not as abundant, dried fruit and other options need to be part of the blend.Prizes will be awarded for: Best Cereal Most Creative Packaging & Logo The Best Sales Pitch
The Cereal Business - INSTRUCTION SHEETAppoint a team leader.The leader will evaluate the talents of the team and assign tasks:1. Blend the best cereal following the guidelines (at least 50% brown; some dried fruit and other random cereals2. Create a package and logo for the new cereal.3. Create a commercial for the cereal – each team will have 30 seconds to present. Have fun!
Adaptation to the Cereal Business is “Meritage Mission” Supplies needed: wine cups, 1 empty wine bottle/group, ½ bottle of each type of wine to be used (one per group), labels, markers, instructions ACSA has decided to open a wine division and needs your team to create itsvery first product. The wine is going to be a Bordeaux Blend which utilizes asmuch Cabernet Sauvignon as possible (at least 50%). Although not as abundantas Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot will need to be a part of the blend.Appoint a Team LeaderThe leader will evaluate the talents of the team and will assign tasks. Thefollowing tasks need to be accomplished:Blend the Best tasting wine following the Meritage guidelines.Create a label for the wine complete with winery name and logo.Create a commercial for the wine: Each team will have 30 seconds at the end ofthe hour to present their wine to the rest of the room. The team leader can dothis presentation, can delegate this to someone else, or the entire team canparticipate in the presentation.HAVE FUN!!!Prizes will be awarded for: Best Meritage Blend, The Most Creative WineryLabel & Logo, The Best Sales Pitch
Adaptation to the Cereal Business is “Meritage Mission” Meritage:In 1988, a group of American vintners formed The Meritage Association toidentify handcrafted wines blended from the traditional “noble” Bordeauxvarietals. Most American wines are labeled after the grape variety thatcomprises at least 75% of that wine. A label with “Cabernet Sauvignon”indicates that the wine is comprised of 75% or more of the grape varietyCabernet Sauvignon.“Meritage,” pronounced like “heritage,” was selected from more than 6,000entries in an international contest to name the new wine category. Meritage isan invented word that combines “merit” and “heritage” – reflecting the spirit ofmembers of The Meritage Association. While many wineries prefer to useproprietary names in addition to, or rather than, Meritage, to obtain a license anduse the term Meritage a wine must meet the following criteria: A red Meritage ismade from a blend of two or more of the following varieties: CabernetSauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, St. Macaire, GrosVerdot, and Carmenere. No single variety may make up more than 90 percentof the blend.
Call of the Wild Communication, teambuilding # of people – 10 to 50+ 5 minutes Prep: 5 minutes Materials needed: 2+ cards with the name of an animal written on them
Call of the Wild Each person receives a card with an animal name on it (participants should keep it a secret). Make sure at least 2 cards are distributed for each animal. Participants “call out” the animal noise and try to find the partner(s) with the same animal.