What’s the Shift? Zone 1 North Regional Redesign Network Meeting October 24th , 2013
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
Welcome Today is about …. • Deepening our understanding about this work • Engaging in conversation and developing professional networks • Collaborating with and learning from colleagues • Developing a ‘tool kit’ of resources • Reflecting on and planning for the year ahead
Agenda 9:00 Opening Prayer and Welcome What is High School Redesign? Identifying Road Blocks and Compelling Questions 9:30 What's the Shift? Moving Forward with High School Redesign: Focused Conversation 11:45 to 12:30 Lunch 12:30 Recap of the Morning 12:45 Delving Deeper into the Foundational Principles 2:15 School Team Planning - 'Next Steps' Wrap-up
What it was… High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project TURN AND TALK
It’s About… Collaboration Focus on learning vs teaching Empowering students and teachers as decision-makers Engagement and achievement
What it has become… Moving Forward with High School Redesign
Engaged Students - Ethical Citizens - Entrepreneurial Spirit Student-centred Innovation Local Context
We are also working to eliminate the gap between First Nations, Metis and Inuit studentsand the rest of the province Gap: 30.9
This work is about… • Using Data To Inform our Decisions • Continuous Improvement • Collaboration • Working Through Change
Identifying Road Blocks and Compelling Questions • Insert a count down timer?
What’s the Shift at Grande Prairie Composite? • Mastery Learning • Meaningful Relationship • Educator’s Role and Responsibility
What’s the Shift atPeace Wapiti Academy • Personalization • Meaningful Relationships • Assessment
Questions for discussion • As you move to becoming more student-centred, what excites you? • What concerns you about “letting go?” • How do you respond to the comment, “Why would we NOT change?”
Questions for discussion • What stood out for you in the remarks made by the individuals who spoke during the video? • What challenged you? • How do you respond to the comment about creating a culture of passion in the school?
Questions for discussion • What is your first step? • What does flexibility really mean? • How can Moving Forward with High School Redesign support increased professional autonomy for teachers?
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done? - Allard Lowenstein, twentieth-century American diplomat
Welcome Back Reflecting on the morning… Consider adding in some common ideas/themes that emerged in the morning to start the afternoon…. Or a quote?
What’s the Shift at St. Joseph Catholic High School • Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum • Meaningful Relationship • Flexible Learning Environment
Focused Conversation: Foundational Principles http://ideas.education.alberta.ca/hsc/redesigning/
Delving Deeper into the Foundational Principles Facilitated Conversation 30 minutes Choose a foundational principle Engage in conversation using questions posted at your table A recorder will capture your ideas, thoughts and/or questions on the chart paper. Add timer…
Delving Deeper into the Foundational Principles • Facilitated Conversation 30 minutes • Choose your second foundational principle • Review the ideas on the chart from previous group • Engage in conversation using questions using questions posted at your table • A recorder will continue to capture the conversations • Timer
All progress occurs because people dare to be different - Harry Milner, founder of Warner Bros