School Culture Typology Fall Project. Panel Presentation Steve Gruenert David Quinn Jerry Valentine West Virginia Leadership Institute July 21, 2009. Why Engage Faculty with the School Culture Typology Activity. Engaging activity to begin the conversation
School Culture Typology Fall Project Panel Presentation Steve Gruenert David Quinn Jerry Valentine West Virginia Leadership Institute July 21, 2009
Why Engage Faculty with the School Culture Typology Activity • Engaging activity to begin the conversation • Develop initial understanding of culture in general • Identify the type of culture present in the school • Reflect upon impact of the culture on student success • Stimulate a discussion of strategies (action plan to address existing culture)
Components of the Activity • Randomly mix teachers six to a table • Teachers complete School Culture Typology Individual Worksheet and write name on back • Mix teachers randomly into triads • In triads, teachers independently read and highlight key concepts from the Culture Research Summary then discuss • Each member of triad is given a different school typology example to study and a copy of typology descriptions. • Triads discuss differences in the three schools and then do whole group share out • Teachers return to their original tables and compile table perspective of their school by reaching consensus using the Typology Consensus worksheet • Table groups discuss their school’s culture using the Culture Typology Reflection Worksheet • Facilitators lead a whole group discussion about the primary and secondary typology tendencies and perspective on the three reflection questions • Facilitators collect each table’s Consensus Typology Worksheet and their consensus Reflection Worksheet.
Follow-up/Action Planning • Principal/teacher-leader team compile findings from the faculty discussion and the Culture Typology Reflection Sheets • Team identifies the predominant culture types • Team compiles results of the reflection questions • Team shares above with faculty in writing and leads a discussion to finalize action plan
Activity Electronic Files A. Culture Typology Individual Worksheet B. Culture Typologies Row Explanation C. Culture Typology Descriptions D. Culture Typology Example A E. Culture Typology Example B F. Culture Typology Example C G. Culture Typology Consensus Worksheet H. Culture Typology Reflection Sheet I. Culture Research Summary J. Culture Typology Activity Directions
Panel Insights • Getting Started…Who Leads/Facilitates • Faculty readiness…getting started slowly while moving quickly (progress report November) • Doing the Activity…when, how much time, how many work sessions • Follow-up strategies after the typology activity
Resource Support • Steve Gruenert firstname.lastname@example.org • David Quinn email@example.com • Jerry Valentine firstname.lastname@example.org