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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE MIDDLE TRANSFORMING AND REBOOTING CULTURE! PURPOSEFULLY DESIGNING A COLLABORATIVE CULTURE OBSESSED WITH LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS Based on the research of : Rick DuFour, Anthony Muhammad, and Kent Peterson and Terrance Deal
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TRANSFORMING AND REBOOTING CULTURE!
PURPOSEFULLY DESIGNING A COLLABORATIVE CULTURE
OBSESSED WITH LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS
Based on the research of :
Rick DuFour, Anthony Muhammad, and Kent Peterson and Terrance Deal
AND THE AMAZING EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS AT OLIVE PEIRCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!
Prepared For Schools To Watch CONFERENCE
June 20-23, 2012
Olive Peirce Middle School
A Professional Learning Community and A School To Watch
---Deal and Peterson, Shaping School Culture
IT IS A POWERFUL FORCE!
Culture…NO WHERE ELSE will impact significant change!
If the fish in your aquarium are not as healthy as they should be . . .
Don’t blame the fish! Instead, consider changing the water.
SO, WE ASKED OURSELVES THIS QUESTION:
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF TEACHER ISOLATION IN OUR SCHOOL?
commitment to reading professional literature every SUMMER… and Teams led discussions and professional learning activities throughout the next year.
WE PURPOSEFULLY TRANSFORMED AND
OUR CULTURE AROUND THE PLC SCHOOL MODEL!
It took TIME…15 Years to be EXACT!
wins every time….
When you change the “water” (environment) AND the structure, you change the people.
---B. Fuller (with slight adaptation by Linda Solis)
ALL STUDENTS CAN AND WILL LEARN AT HIGH LEVELS WITH OUR SUPPORT AND HELP. WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!
Interdisciplinary and Academic Content Cohorts
Directly focused on student achievement
Meet Monthly with Principal and Assistant Principal
Use of student DATA is constant
Examining student work is a common practice
Focus on improving pedagogy /instructional strategies/common assessments—both FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE
Develops the “teaching capacity” of the entire school by sharing the strengths and mitigating the weaknesses of each teacher
Academic Core Teams
Extends Learning and Collaboration Time
Monday: 1-7, Tuesday: 2-4-6, Wednesday: 3-5-7, Thursday: 2-6-4, Friday: 3-7-5
Focus on Building Relationships, Developing SMART Goals, Analyzing Learning Growth
School-wide Literacy Block after OPT
Developed as a Team and emailed to all teammates by 3:30 Friday afternoon
GRR Instructional Model
Continuous Professional Learning
Daily Broadcast, OPT!
Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage and it is powerful but rare. If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competitor, at any time.---Patrick Lencioni
SCHEDULE COMMON PREP TIME-Casino Style
NO SUPERVISION DUTIES
FOCUS ON OUR CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING:
The premise of PLCs is that “adult learning precedes student learning.”Teachers and other staff members learn together so that we can assist students in their learning. Teaching quality is increased by continuous professional learning---the heart, soul, and rationale for the creation and maintenance of the PLC.---R. DuFour
(Table toppers and norms!)
MONTHLY VERTICAL TEAM COLLABORATIONS
FOCUS ON OUR STUDENTS CONTINUED GROWTH AND LEARNING
CLMS SUMMER INSTITUTE, JULY 22-24. 2012
Kate Kinsella, Ruby Payne, Rita Pierson
TEAM SMART GOAL2011-2012Team_______________________________ QuarterPercentage of students scoring AT proficiency or higher in____________________ _______________________will INCREASE from ______% to _____% by the endof_________________________________ as measured by______________________administered on______________________.REDUCE the percentage of students scoring B/BB/FBB by_______% on the _________________________________________________Common Assessment administered on___________.Committed To By:______________________________________________________ Teammates’ Signatures
I do it
We do it
You do it together
You do it alone
Gradual Release of Responsibility
A Model for Success for All Students
Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2008). Better learning through structured teaching: A framework for the gradual release of responsibility. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The purpose Today is…
The PURPOSE Today Is….
OPMS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A SCHOOL TO WATCH THIS YEAR, IF WE HAD NOT…
If We Don’t Build The Schools With The Cultures We Dream Of…
They Won’t Be There For Them…
ALL Of Them!