Leadership for learning: context matters. Workshop conducted at the CEOM Annual Secondary Learning and Teaching Conference 12 August 2011. What sort of learning?. Contemporary learning What characterises this? Common themes Integration of ICTS a s a way of learning
Workshop conducted at the CEOM Annual Secondary
Learning and Teaching Conference
12 August 2011
Leadership in Catholic Schools
Development Framework and Standards of Practice
Leadership is context rich. How can you use a knowledge of your context to help you lead your school through changes?
Changes to leadership
Changes to curriculum design
Changes to pedagogy
Changes to contemporary learning tools (Web 2.0, portable devices, access, support, expertise)
Changes to learning environments
Changes to the way staff work and learn
Your school’s strategy plan articulates a clear mandate to implement contemporary learning practices in all areas of the curriculum by 2013. As a learning and teaching leader in the school, your job is to lead these changes.
THE TASKUsing Kotter’s 8 step approach to change management, what actions could you take to maximise your leadership effect?
Kotter’s 8 step approach to change management
How are you going to heighten the awareness of the issue and convince people of the importance of acting immediately?
How are you going to make the vision a reality?
How will you communicate this vision to the whole community: students, parents and teachers, school board?
How will you keep the vision alive and at the forefront?
How are you going to remove as many obstacles as possible to support those who want to make the changes?
How are you going to assist, encourage and support those who are willing and ready to change?
How are you going to create some visible, successes that are clearly linked to the vision as soon as possible?
How are you going to recognise the first signs of success and build on those to increase the amount and rate of change?
How are you going to hold onto the changes and work hard to ensure that they succeed in replacing the old and becoming part of the new and emergingculture?
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves