Share that while we will be developing norms today, there are some routines and procedures that will be part of our meetings. One routine involves bringing our group back together when we are engaged in collaborative learning. When we need to come back together, look for the “high five.” When you see it, know we will be coming back together—raise your hand. Another procedure is related to information that we share at our meetings. There is a shared folder in the continuous improvement file for administrative meetings. Look for the presentations, handouts, and notes from the meeting in dated sub-folders. A third procedure deals with cell phones and laptops. We will remind you of when and where meetings are, so if someone from your building needs to reach you by phone, have them call Judy Sherin at 707-62XX (when meetings are at DEC). She will let you or us know if you are needed during our meeting times. Have them call Jan Larsen at 707-XXXX when meetings are at ASC. Introduce number heads.
Use the appointments to develop relationships, gain multiple (varying) perspectives, promote movement, and encourage metacognition.
Insert text and graphic about continuous improvement
Make copies of quotes on different colors of paper.Robert Frost—every poem is figurative in two senses: a figure in itself and a figure for our time. The literal and the relevant.Click to each quote. Have someone record the key themes learned.
Copy excerpts from pages 30-31, 34 and 37, 39-40 (learning); 62, 66, and 71 (collaboration); and 93-94, 103 and 108
Provide list for each DLT
Chart paper needed for Y chart…provide mixed cluster groups with post-its/paper to document SEE, HEAR, or FEEL
TLT will work through defining data types—getting to the look fors for data sources…beginning the development of a rubric for the needs assessment
DLT August 2011 Retreat
District Leadership Team August 17-18, 2011
On Teacher Leadership…“In common withother leaders,teacher leadersseek challenge,change, andgrowth.” —M. Wilson
Meeting Procedures and Routines Meeting In Case of High Five Documents Emergencies• Go to subfolder • Look for the • For meetings at “DLT Meetings” “high five” as a DEC, have your in shared folder signal to come building’s for “Continuous back administrative Improvement” together—a assistant –look for signal to wrap contact Judy meeting date to up your final Sherin in locate materials point during a Teaching and and processes discussion as a Learning at ext. and protocols sign of 6279. transition
Key Objectives for August 17-18Review purposes and functions of DLT, BLTDevelop a collaborative cultureDeepen our understanding of continuous improvement processesDeepen our understanding of and extend our work on the SIP and PD plansDraft SMART goalsIdentify progress monitoring processesDiscuss revisions to q-compEngage in shared learning
Clock Partners: Schedule Your AppointmentsSchedule a 12 p.m., 3 p.m.,6 p.m. and 9 p.m.appointment with fourdifferent colleagues fromdifferent sites.First, introduceyourself…then…Share a hope that you havefor your students this year.
Focus on Continuous Improvement• Plan – Collect and analyze data – Identify goals – Identify strategies focused on improvement – Determine progress monitoring processes and timelines• Do – Implement strategies – Monitor and document progress• Study – Assess the impact of the strategies – Monitor results• Act – Use data to modify plan – Develop on-going efforts focused on improvement
The Continuous Improvement Cycle…The continuous improvement cycle is heart of being a resultsoriented learning organization. The cycle is an ongoing processfocused on determining specific measurable outcomes aligned tothe District Strategic Goals. On an established cycle (usually anannual cycle), outcomes are established based upon a needsassessment, evaluation procedures and action plans aredetermined, plans are implemented, and the work isassessed/measured. The cycle is continuous and revolutionsaround the cycle often overlap.
About the DLT……provides system-wide leadership and coordinationof processes and procedures related to professionaldevelopment, curriculum, instruction, assessment,and school and organizational improvementplanning.…meets throughout the year to engage in planningand provide site-level support in the above areas.
Functions of DLT Members• Share responsibility to align the work of the district with Effective Schools research• Model the 3 Big Ideas (focus on learning, collaboration, and results) at the building level to enhance learning and improve student achievement• Work in partnership with your principal to facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of continuous improvement processes
DLT Meetings and FocusMeeting Dates Meeting Focus Between MeetingsAugust 17-18 Work on SIP and PD plans Analyze multiple measures Engage in collaborative learning and Develop plan at site with sharing colleagues Monitor and document progressDecember 7 Share data and progress monitoring Monitor and document progress Deepen work with SIP and PD plans Continue plan development Study effective schools Engage in PD to support goalsFebruary 29 Share data and progress monitoring Monitor and document progress Deepen work with SIP and PD plans Continue plan development Study effective schools Engage in PD to support goalsJune 12-13 Share data and progress monitoring Develop long-range SIP plan Reengage SIP and PD plan Develop annual action plans development Document growth Study effective schools
Purposes of BLTWork with principal to…• Develop, implement and monitor continuous improvement processes (SIP, PD)• Focus building’s efforts on enhancing learning and improving student achievement• Foster a collaborative, results-oriented culture
A Moment For… • What idea(s) resounded Amen! within you? • What new idea or light bulb Ahaa! lit-up for you? • What questions are stillSay What? running around in your mind?
That’s What “They” Say…• Individually read the quote at the top of the page and respond to the reflective question.• When prompted, find your colleagues who have the same quote as you do (look for same color paper), introduce yourself, and then generate an agreed upon understanding of the quote. (Chart paper provided)
What We Said…• Record a summary statement about continuous improvement on chart paper that can be shared.
Appointment Reminder• Join your 9:00 p.m. appointment and discuss how the role of the DLT and BLT will positively impact our effectiveness with regard to student learning.
Guiding Our Efforts“If alignment is thecompass by which schoolleaders guide the schooldistrict’s journey tobecoming a professionallearning community, thenthe destination is bestrepresented by the threebig ideas of a PLC.” —Van Clay, Soldwedel, Many, 2011
The 3 Big Ideas of PLCs–Ensuring that all students can learn–Building a collaborative culture–Establishing a focus on results
From Excerpts to Experts1. Read the excerpts from Aligning School Districts as PLCs about learning, collaboration, or results.2. Document your responses on the reflection sheet.3. Join your group when prompted and share what you learned and what implications your learning may have for DLT.
Appointment Reminder• Please join your 12 p.m. appointment to discuss a summary of what you learned.• Take turns sharing what you learned.• Be prepared to share a key concept with our whole group.
3 Big Ideas of PLCs: Self-Assessment• Individually complete the self-assessments for FOCUS ON… collaboration, learning, and results. Collaboration Learning Results
What Did You Discover?• As a site DLT, discuss the self-assessments for each of the 3 Big Ideas.• Identify an agreed upon list of areas that need to be studied at your site for each of the ideas.• Record your lists on the school process data analysis form.
Getting to GoalsWhat do we have, What do we have,want, and/or need want, and/or needto accomplish over a to accomplish this3 year period? year?
Monitoring Our Work: DLT & BLT• Complete self-assessments as DLT in August• Have all collaborative teams complete in September• Have teams share results with principal/BLT• Bring tabulated results to October 13 principals’ meeting• Complete self-assessments in December at DLT• Administer (collaborative teams)in May for processing in June at DLT
Making “Sense(s)” of Your Learning• Join your cluster to create a “Y” chart.• Divide into 3 groups.• If there were a focus on learning, collaboration, and results, here is what we would… – SEE – HEAR and – FEEL (Each group from you cluster needs to address one of the “senses.” Record on a sheet of paper.)
Coming to “Con-Senses”… Join the SEE, HEAR or FEEL groups from the other two clusters. Generate a comprehensive list of behaviors that we expect to be present. Be ready to share with the other “senses.”
Appointment Reminder• Join your 3:00 p.m. appointment and discuss your commitment to making the behaviors on the “Y” chart a focus of your leadership.
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Lunch BreakBe back and ready to continue our learning at…
On Collaboration…"When groups, rather than individuals, areseen as the main units for implementingcurriculum, instruction, and assessment,they facilitate the development of sharedpurpose for student learning and collectiveresponsibility to achieve it." ~ Newmann & Wehlage, 1995
Appointment Reminder• Join your 6:00 p.m. appointment and discuss what you learned and/or discovered during the collaboration activity. Sorry, wrong time zone!
SIP: At-A-Glance Current Reality School Achievement Action Plans(Needs Assessment) Goals (PD Plans)Conduct needs Identify bold stretch Develop an actionassessment by goals—SMART, plan (coreaccessing, analyzing targeted, needs- instruction, system ofdata from multiple based, equity- interventions, culturemeasures focused goals & climate, community engagement)Student Achievement Create one-yearDemographic SMART goals to Determine what PDSchool Process, Program focus improvement is neededPerception efforts, get “quick” Determine progress wins monitoring
Current Reality• Read the bite-sized selections in the article, “Multiple Measures.”• Summarize and document the most essential learning from each bite.• When prompted, form two lines.
Current Reality• Join your cluster for 3 Burnsville High School Eagle Ridge rotations: MW Savage Harriet Bishop• West—Delonna Hidden Valley• East—Maggie Burnsville High School Gideon Pond• Central—TLT Nicollet Sky Oaks (Commons) Vista View E Neill Sioux Trail BAHS BHS Rahn W Byrne MJH