Creating A Culture Of Learning for Principals

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Creating A Culture Of Learning for Principals

  1. 1. Creating A Culture Of Learning Jim Peterson Director of Secondary Instruction and Technology Holland Christian Schools Integral Faith Instruction and Technology jpeterson@hollandchristian.org @weathertation weathertation.posterous.comMonday, March 25, 13
  2. 2. Holland Christian Schools • Founded in 1902, organized and run by parents. • 1700 student district, 800 in the High School. • One to One starting in 2006. • Apple Distinguished Program 3 of the last 4 years.Monday, March 25, 13
  3. 3. Praxis Leads TheoryMonday, March 25, 13
  4. 4. Partnership for 21st Century Skills - p21.orgMonday, March 25, 132. Learning and Innovation Skills 1 Creativity and Innovation 2 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 Communication and Collaboration
  5. 5. Analytical & Creative Thinking – Problem Solving Complex Communication – Oral and Written Leadership and Teamwork Digital and Quantitative Literacy Global Perspective Adaptability, Initiative, and Risk Taking Integrity/Ethical Citizenship/Faith Applications Personal AccountabilityMonday, March 25, 13
  6. 6. The skills are not new.Monday, March 25, 13
  7. 7. The conditions are.Monday, March 25, 13
  8. 8. How do you create a culture of learning? Step 1: Pick one condition by listening to: data, research, observations, and people. Step 2: Collaboratively design systems to implement new ideas that show you believe it.Monday, March 25, 13The design phase is where you get people on the bus.
  9. 9. http://goo.gl/J0fkvMonday, March 25, 13
  10. 10. Everyone knows what they don’t know.Monday, March 25, 13
  11. 11. “Obviously, there are times when we must speak out on an issue publicly. We may have particular expertise on a matter, or it may affect people we are responsible for, or our conscience may be provoked in a powerful way.” -Kevin DeYoung http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ kevindeyoung/2013/03/22/say-something- right-now-or-else/Monday, March 25, 13
  12. 12. Minor BirdMonday, March 25, 13Celebrations acknowledge what people know and do not know. Celebrate what they do byasking them about it, celebrate what they don’t by asking them how they got there andputting them in groups where they can.
  13. 13. Everyone shares. “I had the power of the school culture on my side. Students... have shared their work with pride since they were four years old.” Ron BergerMonday, March 25, 13
  14. 14. Everyone Shares Dean Shareski Sharing: The Moral Imperative Online PD http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=610Monday, March 25, 13
  15. 15. Department ConferringMonday, March 25, 13everyone shares
  16. 16. Everyone has to manage their connections. “But all of you are likely spending more time than you realize selling in a broader sense—pitching colleagues, persuading funders, cajoling kids. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now.” Dan PinkMonday, March 25, 13
  17. 17. Success: Collaboration ToolsMonday, March 25, 13
  18. 18. Fail: Collaboration1. Bring clarity among staff (and then students) about HCs meaning of "collaboration." Have guided dialog to expose the varied definitions of collaboration that are present among staff.  Work toward a common definition and provide distinction from "sharing." 2. Bring clarity among staff (students) on the value of collaboration.3. Grade/content teams review on current assignments to see if they are "collaborative" as defined and make plans to enrich as needed.Monday, March 25, 13
  19. 19. Everyone leads.Monday, March 25, 13He talks about decisions and that is not important what direction you go, but that you choose and do. He bases this on the idea that the project you choose now will end so it makes thechoices less important than getting started and seeing what happens.
  20. 20. Monday, March 25, 13Everyone leads - teachers paint walls green, sups build coffee shops
  21. 21. Monday, March 25, 13everyone leads - the students are the recommenders
  22. 22. Everyone is in charge.Monday, March 25, 13
  23. 23. Optional PDMonday, March 25, 13Everyone is in charge. Everyone improves. Everyone leads.
  24. 24. Everyone improves. “He’s engaged in assessing his own work, scrapping it and starting over when something fails, building or refining when he gets new ideas, and offering feedback to his peers on a regular basis.” Will RichardsonMonday, March 25, 13
  25. 25. Digging Into NatureMonday, March 25, 13everyone improves - ePortfolio
  26. 26. Everyone uses feedbackMonday, March 25, 13•Google slowed down search results from 100 to 400milliseconds.•The first three weeks, people searched 0.4% less.•The second three weeks, it was 0.75% less.•After speed was restored people searched 0.2% less.
  27. 27. Teach (and use) Google FormsMonday, March 25, 13everyone uses data.
  28. 28. Everyone.Monday, March 25, 13
  29. 29. Student Facilitator: I encourage those around me to use the 4Cs. Role Model: I demonstrate the 4Cs for students teachers and administrators. Transformer: I use the 4Cs to transform my school. Teacher Facilitator: I encourage those around me to use the 4Cs by asking questions. Role Model: I demonstrate the 4Cs for students teachers and administrators. Transformer: I use the 4Cs to transform my school. Administrator Facilitator: I encourage those around me to use the 4Cs by asking questions. Role Model: I demonstrate the 4Cs for students Source: Ken Kay for teachers and administrators. Transformer: I use the 4Cs to transform my school. edutopia http://goo.gl/B1ZOFMonday, March 25, 13
  30. 30. Monday, March 25, 13Everyone Learns in a culture of learning.
  31. 31. Please bless me with feedback. http://bit.ly/FeedJim Presentation: http://slidesha.re/Yrbc8K Jim Peterson jpeterson@hollandchristian.org @weathertation weathertation.posterous.comMonday, March 25, 13

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