The focus must be on the way we work. Cooperation is what was valued in the past. It is about efficiency: You do this and I will do that. Collaboration is where we should focus. It is about shared creation, in which the focus is not on the process but on the specific results.
First Key Trend Our roles as educators is challenged by easy access to an abundance of resources Sense Making Coaching Credentialing
Second Key Trend People expect to be able to learn, study and work whenever and wherever they want.
The world outside of school is increasingly collaborative. We must reflect upon the way student projects are structured and graded and how teachers work. Third Key Trend
Effective and Efficient Practices John Hattie…. Visible Learning Synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Third Key Trend Fourth Key Trend
Effect Size 1.0 indicates one standard deviation typically associated with advancing childrens achievement by two or more years (improving the rate of learning by 50%) Hattie set a bench mark of.40 as the minimal desired effect
Some data Student expectations of self 1.44 Providing formative evaluation.90 Teacher Clarity.75 Class size.21 Retention.16
The Fundamental Attribution Error When looking at our own behavior, we tend to view the situation in the environment that surrounds our action. When looking at the behavior of others, we make assumptions about their personal qualities.
The Effects of Praise Fixed or Growth Cant hand confidence to learners on a silver platter.
All leaders have problems or situations in front of them for which there are no answers.
The skill set to do this is: Current Leadership works hard to efficiently deliver the next thing that should be done given the existing system. Current leadership shines at converting a vision or goal into actions to achieve that vision or goal.
Question Storming What is… What caused…. Why… Why not…. What if…
Highly Innovative Systems In your system is innovation everyones job? Is disruption part of your systems innovation portfolio? Are small project teams central to taking innovative ideas to scale? Does your system take smart risks in the pursuit of innovation?
Some are suggesting bold moves…. Conrad Wolfram… Start teaching math and stop teaching calculating.
Why is it so hard to change? The more successful a system is, the more difficult it is to recognize when it must change. By example, market leaders are the last ones to transform. The American Education System, The market leader during the industrial era!
Market Leader Thinking Dominant logic: Thats the way we do things here.
VII Shown below is the Roman numeral seven. By adding only a single line, turn it into an eight.
IX Shown below is a Roman numeral nine. By adding only a single line, turn it into a six.
Mental Locks We dont need to be creative for most of what we do (driving, shopping, business of living). So staying on routine thought paths enables us to do many things without having to think about it. Our training in school has taught us that there is one right answer.
Logic Metaphor Dream Reason Precision Humor Consistency Ambiguity Play Work Exact Approximate Direct Focused Fantasy Reality Paradox Diffuse Analysis Hunch Generalization Specifics Child Adult
SOFT Metaphor Dream Humor Ambiguity Play Approximate Fantasy Paradox Diffuse Hunch Generalization Child HARD Logic Reason Precision Consistency Work Exact Reality Direct Focused Analysis Specific Adult
SOFT Shades of gray Hard to pick up Many answers Flood light, diffused HARD Black and white Easy to pick up Right answer Focused like a spot light
# 1 Leadership today requires a balance of traditional skills mixed with innovation skills Stability, control and standardization mixed with uncertainty, ambiguity and disruptive thinking
#2 Making a better 20 th Century School is not the answer It is about becoming different not just better Using researched based best practices important, but for true transformation you need a mixture of BEST and NEXT practices. 70 – 30 or 80 - 20
#3 Collaboration is essential for success today Cooperation wont get you the results you need Collaboration is mutual engagement to solve the challenge (21 st Century) Cooperation is a division of labor approach (20 th Century)
#4 We live in a world obsessed with predictability and control, some people believe that if we cant truly measure something it must not matter. We must consider the possibility that if we cant truly measure something, it may be the most important thing.
Themes 1.Best and Next Practices 2.Some key trends 3.Innovation Skills 4.Why is change so hard? 5.Closing remarks
WASDA / AWSA Four Workshops Leadership in a Transformational Setting (Nov 15) Leadership and Empowerment (Jan 10) Understanding the Classroom Implications CCSS and NGA (March 13) Developing Next Practices (May 15)
The Changing Landscape of Education: Leadership in Wisconsin Raymond J. McNulty, President @ray_mcnulty
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