Presentation on theme: "The School Leader’s Role in Activating Learning Know Thy Impact."— Presentation transcript:
The School Leader’s Role in Activating Learning Know Thy Impact
Learning Intentions Have a clear picture of where you are, where you are going and where to next with visible Learning in your schoolsHave a clear picture of where you are, where you are going and where to next with visible Learning in your schools Have an understanding of change management strategies in to determine the implementation plan for your next stepsHave an understanding of change management strategies in to determine the implementation plan for your next steps
Success Criteria By the end of this presentation you will: Have reflected on where your school district is at in relation to the five visible learning strands and learnt from the experience of othersHave reflected on where your school district is at in relation to the five visible learning strands and learnt from the experience of others Developed a detailed visible learning journey plan and draft visible learning action plan which outlines the next stepsDeveloped a detailed visible learning journey plan and draft visible learning action plan which outlines the next steps
Students are active participants in their learning
An important use of feedback is to encourage students to become self-assessors and self- regulators.
Highest to lowest effect 1Promoting and participating in teacher learning and development (0.84) 2Establishing goals and expectations (0.42) Planning, coordinating and evaluating teaching and the curriculum (0.42) 3Resourcing strategically (0.31) 4Ensuring an orderly and supportive environment (0.27)
What are the features of a really good school leader you know? Discussion task
An activator Reciprocal teaching.74 Feedback.72 Teaching students self- verbalization.67 Metacognition strategies.67 Direct instruction.59 Mastery learning.57 Goals - challenging.56 Frequent / effects of teaching.57 Behavioural organisers.41 A facilitator Simulations and gaming.32 Inquiry based teaching.31 Smaller class sizes.21 Individualised instruction.20 Problem-based learning.15 Different teaching for boys and girls.12 Web-based learning.09 Whole language reading.06.17.60
An active leader, passionate for their school and for learning, a change agentAn active leader, passionate for their school and for learning, a change agentOR A facilitative, inquiry or discovery based provider of engaging activitiesA facilitative, inquiry or discovery based provider of engaging activities Edubabble? - The contrasts
Align systems and Structures to our core purpose SUPPORTING STUDENT LEARNING OBSERVATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLANNING WALK- THROUGHS LESSON PLANNING DATA TEAM MEETINGS SCHOOL CLIMATE RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS Common Core
1.Over a long period of time (three to five years) 2.Involves external experts 3.Teachers are deeply engaged 4.It challenges teachers’ existing beliefs 5.Teachers talk to each other about teaching 6.School leadership supports teachers’ opportunities to learn and provides opportunities within the school structure for this to happen Timperley, Wilson, Barrar and Fung (2007), Teacher Professional Learning and Development: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration, Ministry of Education, NZ Effective professional development
The single highest effect size is… Assessment capable learner Self Reported grades Student expectation d= 1.44
The biggest effect on student learning occurs when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers.
Visible Learning School Matrix To what extent has your school ensured systems focus on the things that make the most difference?
Questions Do you have the leadership effectiveness you need in your schools and district?Do you have the leadership effectiveness you need in your schools and district? Can you develop this capacity?Can you develop this capacity? What does this mean for your own leadership?What does this mean for your own leadership?
Transformation: Transformation: As Is State to Your To Be State* *Wagner, T. (2006). Change leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
What are the things you need to consider in planning your next steps?
What are we trying to achieve? What are our priorities? What are our targets? What are our plans for action?
3 questions from Visible Learning Where am I going? How am I doing? Where do I go next?
Where are we going? We need to know our impactWe need to know our impact Strategic decisions should be evidence-basedStrategic decisions should be evidence-based Most innovations work but we can’t do them all (so which should we choose?)Most innovations work but we can’t do them all (so which should we choose?)
How am I going? What impact am I having?What impact am I having? How does my school decide which direction to take?How does my school decide which direction to take? What percentage of recent innovations have made a significant difference?What percentage of recent innovations have made a significant difference?
Where to next?.... This is where YOU take over…This is where YOU take over…
Adults are supported to grow by engaging in practices and learning opportunities that challenge the adults’ contradictions and assumptions Drago- Severson 2012
One of the major messages from Visible Learning is the power of teachers learning from, and talking to, each other about planning and evaluating their teaching and learning
Sharing a common understanding of progression is the most critical success factor in any school
The co-planning of lessons has one of the highest likelihoods of making a marked positive difference on student learning
Collaborative inquiry is among the most promising strategies for strengthening teaching and learning. The biggest risk, however, is not providing the necessary leadership and support. David, J. L., 2008/2009
How many of your principals are grounded in: What works to increase student performance?What works to increase student performance? Why these practices work?Why these practices work? How to help the people they work with to examine their own effectiveness on an ongoing way?How to help the people they work with to examine their own effectiveness on an ongoing way? “Know Thy Impact”“Know Thy Impact”
“take the first step in faith. You do not have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr.
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