Introductions: Who are you? 4 Reflective Moment – Quick Jot (not to share… just for you) What are your demographic characteristics? How do you describe yourself to others? How do others describe you? What values help guide you? What are your passions? Why are you here this week? What do you hope to accomplish?
Non profit partner with Chicago Public Schools Started in 2001 Manage schools (turnarounds) Train teachers (residency program) Our Theory of action Fixing chronically underperforming schools requires a disciplined school management approach anchored by well-trained and effectively supported teachers Current impact (2012-13) Managing 25 schools, 14k students, 96% F/R lunch Training 180 resident teachers Performance: 3x district average gains per year, closing the achievement gap by half within 3-4 years Introductions: Who is AUSL?
9 Robert Pirsig writes about cultivating “the peace of mind which does not separate ones’ self from one’s surroundings… When that is done successfully, then everything else follows naturally.” “Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.”
School Management Teacher Development Curricular Enhancements 10 AUSL turns chronically failing urban schools into models of excellence through a teacher-centric model that combines a clear and consistent framework for School Management with an integrated Teacher Development Process and robust Curricular Enhancements. Our Context: Teacher Effectiveness
For every100 ninth graders… 65 graduate from high school 37 enter college 24 are still enrolled in sophomore year 12 graduate with a degree in six years Conley, David. 2012, “The Complexities of College and Career Readiness.” https://epiconline.org/files/pdf/07102012_Keene_NH.pdfhttps://epiconline.org/files/pdf/07102012_Keene_NH.pdf EngageNY.org19 Our Context: Graduation Results
20 Since 1973, jobs that require at least some college have exploded while opportunities for those with just a high school education have shrunk dramatically Source: Pathways to Prosperity Project, Harvard University, February 2011, http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/features/2011/Pathways_to_Prosperity_Feb2011.pdf http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/features/2011/Pathways_to_Prosperity_Feb2011.pdf EngageNY.org 20 Our Context: Graduation Results
Great Outcomes for Kids: Trapeze Artistry In search of the timid trapeze artist …. Good luck with that, there aren't any. If you hesitate when leaping from one rope to another, you're not going to last very long. And this is at the heart of what makes innovation work in organizations, why industries die, and how painful it is to try to maintain the status quo while also participating in a revolution. Gather up as much speed as you can, find a path and let go. You can't get to the next rope if you're still holding on to this one. www.sethgodin.com