Creating a college-prep elementary school culture<br />Prepared for LEARN South Chicago | Summer 2010 Induction<br />
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS<br />Your Name<br />Your role at LEARN South Chicago<br />Favorite thing to do in Chicago during...
OVERVIEW<br />What creates school culture?<br />Defining LEARN South Chicago’s Culture <br />BREAK<br />Snapshots of Best ...
A TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS<br />
BIG IDEA<br />Values + Expectations + Consequences  Culture<br />
BRAINSTORM<br />Signs that an elementary school IS college-prep:<br />Signs that an elementary school IS NOT college-prep:...
BRAINSTORM  (continued)<br />Signs that an elementary school IS college-prep, specifically:<br /> Student behavior<br />...
VALUES EXTRACTION<br />PARENTS<br />STAFF<br />STUDENTS<br />
CULTURE AS AN ICEBERG<br />
CULTURE FRAMEWORK<br />VALUES & BELIEFS<br />UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS<br />VISIBLE INDICATORS<br />Daily Rituals (School Cre...
CULTURE FRAMEWORK<br />VISIBLE INDICATORS<br />VALUES & BELIEFS<br />UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS<br />
BRAINSTORM<br />What qualities made you successful in college?<br />
BRAINSTORM  (continued)<br />What qualities made you successful in college?<br />What might those qualities look like at t...
THINK ABOUT IT….<br />Student Culture<br />How will students interact with each other?	<br />How will students respond to ...
VALUES  ACTION<br />Because LEARN South Chicago values _________, our students______________________________<br />Because...
BEST PRACTICES OF COLLEGE-PREP K-8 SCHOOLS<br />
Student Profiles<br />Public Displays<br />College Trips<br />100 Million Words<br />College Events<br />College Tutors<br...
REFLECTION<br />What stood out?  <br />Which would you want to adopt?<br />Were any core values represented that we haven’...
IMPLEMENTATION <br />WILL IMPLEMENT SCHOOLWIDE<br />MIGHT IMPLEMENT SCHOOLWIDE<br />WILL IMPLEMENT IN MY CLASSROOM<br />
ACTION PLANNING <br />
CLOSING<br />“Students’ confidence that they can control their destiny has a stronger relationship to achievement than all...
Creating a college-prep elementary school culture<br />leahkmarshall@gmail.com<br />Leah Marshall<br />
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Creating A College-Prep Elementary School Culture

  1. 1. Creating a college-prep elementary school culture<br />Prepared for LEARN South Chicago | Summer 2010 Induction<br />
  2. 2. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS<br />Your Name<br />Your role at LEARN South Chicago<br />Favorite thing to do in Chicago during the summer!<br />
  3. 3. OVERVIEW<br />What creates school culture?<br />Defining LEARN South Chicago’s Culture <br />BREAK<br />Snapshots of Best Practices<br />Defining LEARN’s College-Prep Values<br />Action Planning<br />
  4. 4. A TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS<br />
  5. 5. BIG IDEA<br />Values + Expectations + Consequences  Culture<br />
  6. 6. BRAINSTORM<br />Signs that an elementary school IS college-prep:<br />Signs that an elementary school IS NOT college-prep:<br />
  7. 7. BRAINSTORM (continued)<br />Signs that an elementary school IS college-prep, specifically:<br /> Student behavior<br /> Staff behavior <br /> Parent behavior<br />Signs that an elementary school IS NOT college-prep, specifically:<br />Student behavior<br /> Staff behavior <br /> Parent behavior<br />
  8. 8. VALUES EXTRACTION<br />PARENTS<br />STAFF<br />STUDENTS<br />
  9. 9. CULTURE AS AN ICEBERG<br />
  10. 10. CULTURE FRAMEWORK<br />VALUES & BELIEFS<br />UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS<br />VISIBLE INDICATORS<br />Daily Rituals (School Creed, Hall Passing Procedure)<br />Traditions (School Uniforms, Take Your Parent to School Day)<br />Symbols (Posting College Pennants in the Halls, Displaying “A” work on bulletin boards) <br />Ceremonies (ACT Pep Rally, Perfect Attendance Pizza Party)<br />
  11. 11. CULTURE FRAMEWORK<br />VISIBLE INDICATORS<br />VALUES & BELIEFS<br />UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS<br />
  12. 12. BRAINSTORM<br />What qualities made you successful in college?<br />
  13. 13. BRAINSTORM (continued)<br />What qualities made you successful in college?<br />What might those qualities look like at the K-3 level?<br />What school policies might help cultivate those qualities?<br />
  14. 14. THINK ABOUT IT….<br />Student Culture<br />How will students interact with each other? <br />How will students respond to teachers? <br />How will students be celebrated?<br />How will students describe the school to others?<br />How will students treat school property?<br />Professional Culture<br />How will teachers interact with each other?<br />How will teachers work together?<br />How will teacher successes be celebrated?<br />How will teachers talk about their school and their students?<br />How will teachers treat school property?<br />
  15. 15. VALUES  ACTION<br />Because LEARN South Chicago values _________, our students______________________________<br />Because LEARN South Chicago values _________, our teachers_____________________________<br />Because LEARN South Chicago values _________, our parents______________________________<br />
  16. 16. BEST PRACTICES OF COLLEGE-PREP K-8 SCHOOLS<br />
  17. 17. Student Profiles<br />Public Displays<br />College Trips<br />100 Million Words<br />College Events<br />College Tutors<br />Career Day<br />Adopt a Classroom<br />Undergrad Interview/ Alumni Panel<br />College-Themed Exercises/Chants <br />Parent Prep<br />School Creed<br />
  18. 18. REFLECTION<br />What stood out? <br />Which would you want to adopt?<br />Were any core values represented that we haven’t yet touched on?<br />What other college-prep activities would you suggest?<br />
  19. 19. IMPLEMENTATION <br />WILL IMPLEMENT SCHOOLWIDE<br />MIGHT IMPLEMENT SCHOOLWIDE<br />WILL IMPLEMENT IN MY CLASSROOM<br />
  20. 20. ACTION PLANNING <br />
  21. 21. CLOSING<br />“Students’ confidence that they can control their destiny has a stronger relationship to achievement than all school-related factors put together…”<br />
  22. 22. Creating a college-prep elementary school culture<br />leahkmarshall@gmail.com<br />Leah Marshall<br />

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