PIRLL Partnership for Improvement in Rural Leadership and Learning Mentors - April 14, 2010 • PIRLL • Jeanne Cowan • firstname.lastname@example.org • Janet Hensley • email@example.com • February 28, 2011
Agenda Reconnect General Discussion Professional Development “Tiny Little Laws” facilitated by Hank Fridell “Copers” and “Transformers” 11:30 Lunch Professional Development (continued) The Principal Story-Promoting Leadership for Learning 2:30 Wrap up and Check-out
Reconnect with colleagues and project work. Gain a further understanding of the culture and context of leadership in South Dakota high needs schools through collaborative discussion. Review PIRLL grant requirements and activities. Model professional development activities for principals of high needs schools. Outcomes
Norms • Take care of your own needs • Share air time • Limit side conversations in whole group • Mute cell phones • Respect others’ opinions and viewpoints • Others?
Reconnect Rich Butch Harry Richard Hank • Share one concept that you have reviewed with your principals from Casey Reason’s Leading a Learning Organization book. • Share one success of your mentoring this year. Dan Trudie Ella Janet Jeanne Larry Marly
Reconnect Casey Reason’s Leading a Learning Organization.
Reconnect Share one success of your mentoring this year.
General Information • Mentor time – 2010-11
Mentors / Principals2011-13 2011-2012: SDI+ and PIRLL 2012-2013: PIRLL only
Teacher’s Observation Checklist • Formal or informal • Minimum of 2 • Documentation of observations remains in the building – does not need to be sent in.
NASSP 360 New Principals • Dan • Kari Nehls--Smee/Wakpala (K-8) • Lisa Bielawski--McLaughlin (Jr/Sr High) • Robyn Baker--McLaughlin Elem. • Butch • Mike Hammer--TC Rosebud • Hank • Larry Larson—SC Wolf Creek Lower • Steven Selchert—SC Wolf Creek Upper • Marly • Cheryl Prue--TC MS Principal • Richard (Bill) Williams—TC MS (AP)
Principals will have a survey to fill out by May 1. The results are needed for the evaluation team as well as helping us in planning. Principal survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SBSTCJD Mentor survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/73G38DC
Leadership Academy Completion • Sign Off • Leadership Action Plan reflection • Team Development Tool • McREL 21 Leadership Responsibilities report • Teacher observations • List of BLT members for 2011-12
“Copers and Transformers” If you were hiring a principal for a high-needs struggling school, what would you look for?
“Copers and Transformers” From the principal’s viewpoint: • What changes do you believe would help you succeed? (How will your principals answer this?) • What skills are essential to your job? (How will your principals answer this?)
“Transformers” • Explicit vision • Specific changes • Plan for the future “Mission of the Heart”
“Copers” • Managing day-to-day crises • Struggling with everyday decisions
“Copers and Transformers” What makes the difference between a transformer and a coper? Does either make a difference in student achievement?
“Copers and Transformers” What connections does this article have with the mentoring you are providing? How might you use this short article with your principals?
Click to Play • The Principal Story Clip 1 • Kerry Purcell – • Principal of Harvard Park, 87% low income • Tresa Dunbar– • Principal of Nash, 98% low income • Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Click to Play The Principal Story Clip 2
Click to Play The Principal Story Clip 3
April-May To Do List April 1 McREL reports due to Janet NASSP (new principals only) May 1 Team Development Tool Principal Surveys (online) May 15 Leadership Action Plan Reflections Leadership Academy Verification Form
Upcoming Dates: • Please mark your calendars . . . • April 6 – phone conference • June 10 – Last date for time cards and mentor logs for 2010-11. • Summer Institute – July 27-28 Ramkota, Rapid City • Mentor Meeting – Sept. 20th(12:00 to 4:30 p.m. CDT) • Leadership Academy –Sept. 21st(Casey Reason, tentative)
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Check out TABB T: The most valuable THING from today A: The ACTIONS that I’ll be taking B: The BARRIER(S) that may need to be overcome B: The BENEFITS that may accrue from overcoming the barriers