Presentation on theme: "School Culture and High School Redesign Stories of the MCHS journey (so far)"— Presentation transcript:
School Culture and High School Redesign Stories of the MCHS journey (so far)
Memorial Composite MCHS in a nutshell Culture first, then procedures and structures We do some things REALLY well (and still have lots of work to do in other areas)
Relax the Grip - Letting go in the best interest of student-learning What are you ready to let go of for the sake of learning? What are you determined to hang on to? Traditions (teacher-student & admin- teacher) Belief structures Timelines Classroom structures and supporting resiliency
Professional Growth and reflection - How can I do this better? How do you best facilitate student learning in your school? Collaboration Unpacking the Curriculum Formative/Summative Assessment Teacher Reflection and the Learning Coach Role
Building a Leadership Team - they’re already leading; point them somewhere! How do you start to bring about cultural change and keep the momentum? Know your staff! Change can’t come only from admin! Strategic professional development Identify your superstars, backbones, mediocres and what strategies can you use with each?
Now What? Next steps in our journey “Fierce Conversations” Continued collaboration (both embedded and off-site) Reflect and Celebrate! Choose your language carefully Choose your PD carefully
Thoughts Anything on which you would like feedback from the group? www.psd70.ab.ca/schools/mchs www.psd70.ab.ca/schools/mchs