K-12 Summer Institute August, 2013 Day 1. 1. K-12 Summer Institute, 2013. The powerpoint for today and tomorrow can be downloaded from sim.abel.yorku.ca To do: View the quotes Scan the article Know Thy Impact: Teaching, Learning and Leading. Welcome. Day 1: Setting the Context
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Through working together to think about the deep implementation of the strategies in the BIPSA and SIP and to examine how the SEF and OLF support the work, school and system leaders will:
Guides thinking and practice in classrooms and schools
Component name changes:
Student engagement, learning and well-being
School Effectiveness Framework
Select one component on which you would like to focus.
Move to a table labelled with the colour of your component:
manage change on a large scale
under complex circumstances
about meaningful change
dense, complex, and reciprocal
connections among different
elements of the organization
How will you use the Personal Leadership Resources to support your school or board improvement planning?
What might you add to your own plan for personal learning to build your capacity in one or both areas?
Other jurisdictions may use different names for these skills; however, there is broad agreement both nationally and internationally that skills of this type (learning skills and work habits), by whatever name, are critically important to student success.
-Growing Success 2010, page 12
Hidden Power of Character
Grit / Perseverance
Self-control / Self discipline
Ontario’s Learning Skills &
Work Habits Grades 1 to12
Initiative including curiosity
Consider these options:
How does the data collected about students’ learning skills and work habits inform our actions as school and system leaders?
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Refer to The SEF (K – 12) document, specifically:
Component 1, Assessment for, of and as Learning
Component 3, Student Engagement
Component 5, Pathways, Planning and Programming
- school and
The SEF (K – 12) supports educators in determining explicit, intentional and precise improvement planning decisions which inform monitoring and feedback for continuous improvement and future planning in relation to enhanced student learning, achievement and well being.
-The School Effectiveness Framework (K – 12) Page 3
… resilient leaders take action that responds to new and ever-changing realities even as they maintain the essential operations of the organizations they lead.
-Reeves and Allison, 2009/10
Read the article and note practices that are
At the table
Psychology, economics, education, and neuroscience – have revealed that there is in fact another ingredient that contributes to success even more so than a high IQ and impressive cognitive skills.
This factor includes the non-cognitive qualities of perseverance, conscientiousness, optimism, curiosity and self-discipline – all of which can be included under the general category of ‘character’.
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…Leading effectively is, in other words, less about mastering situations – or even mastering social skill sets – than about developing a genuine interest in talent and for fostering positive feelings in the people whose cooperation and support you need
How does Social Intelligence capacity enhance/influence your work in supporting your BIPSA/SIP?
This activity is designed to:
Multi-role table groups– Discuss:
there is limited evidence
Monitoring and Providing Feedback
Monitoring is the ongoing gathering, reviewing and assessing of information to track and document progress towards achieving results and goals.
-Adapted from M. Patton
Utilization Focused Evaluation
Monitoring is …
In order to measure progress towards goals and provide a framework for giving constructive and focused feedback it is necessary to collect and consider a variety of evidence to illustrate the impact of planning and implementation.
Evidence of impact may be collected through:
Providing and receiving feedback “focuses on strengthening … practices and competencies to challenge current practices and foster innovation through conversation, to listen and act on feedback, and to provide feedback that will lead to improvements in student achievement and well-being …” -Ontario Leadership Framework
Effective feedback is …
to Deep and Lasting Change
What seeds related to scale can be planted today moving forward your improvement planning processes for the upcoming year?
Levels of Learning
-adapted from the work of Steven Katz
Leadership is not a solo act; it's a team performance. Collaboration is a social imperative. Without it people can't get extraordinary things done in organizations.
-J. Kouzes & B. Posner (2003)
What seeds have been planted throughout the two days related to your improvement planning processes for the coming year?
What supports will be needed?