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1 Building Leadership Teams Driving Continuous Improvement Throughout the School! Session #3 January 11th, 2011

2 Housekeeping… Agenda Lunch & Breaks Future Meeting ◦ March 29 th, 2010  8:30am – 3:00pm (location TBD)

3 Key tasks/Timelines Formation of the Building Leadership Team ◦ Now! Further developed in the year Creation of a school Plan on a Page ◦ 1 st Draft by November 16th, 2010 Creation of a School Improvement Plan ◦ 1 st Draft by January 11 th, 2011 School Balanced Scorecard ◦ 1 st Draft by January 11 th, 2011 Build a PLC foundation ◦ During the year; Implementation 11-12

4 WhatWhoDue/When Finalize the school’s Plan on a Page (include mission and SMART goals) BLT (Next Mtg.) Create 1 st draft of the School Improvement PlanBLT (Next Mtg.) Share PLC information with all staffBLT (SI Day) Post your school’s data center and 1 st draft of balanced scorecard BLT (Next Mtg.) Attend next meeting on January, 11th and be prepared to share/report:  Final copy of the school plan on a page  1 st draft of the School Improvement Plan  A photo of your school’s data center  1 st draft of your school’s scorecard  Steps taken to build a PLC foundation at your school BLT (Next Mtg.) “To Do” List From Last Meeting

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6 Characteristics of High Performing Schools 1. Common mission, vision, values and goals. 2. Ensuring achievement for all students with systems for prevention and intervention. 3. Collaboration focused on teaching and learning. 4. Using data to guide decision-making and continuous improvement. 5. Gaining active engagement from family & community 6. Building sustainable leadership capacity.

7 Effective Teams Make Collective Commitments to Each other… -Building Leadership Team Norms Review your team BLT norms before we begin our work today!

8 Sharing Across the District Tool: The World Café ◦ 1 or 2 people stay behind to provide an update on your school’s progress ◦ All others will disperse to other tables to hear from other schools (take notes!) ◦ Groups will not rotate, but will listen to one other school share their progress ◦ Meet back at your own team to debrief and share what you learned

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10 Presenters To Share… Provide an update on: ◦ 1.) School’s Plan on a Page ◦ 2.) School scorecard and data center ◦ 3.) 1 st draft of the school improvement plan ◦ 4.) Any PLC information that your team has shared with the rest of the staff Share the following for each item above: ◦ A.) Progress to date ◦ B.) Process used to address the task ◦ C.) What worked well? What would you change if you had to do it again? ◦ D.) Next steps

11 Return to School BLT Group Provide a summary: ◦ What where the common themes that were shared by schools? ◦ What was unique or specific to a school? ◦ How did your school’s information compare to the other schools? ◦ What did you learn from others that could be used in your school’s future efforts?

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13 Key tasks/Timelines Formation of the Building Leadership Team ◦ Now! Further developed in the year Creation of a school Plan on a Page ◦ 1 st Draft by November 2 nd, 2010 Creation of a School Improvement Plan ◦ 1 st Draft by January 11 th, 2011 School Balanced Scorecard ◦ 1 st Draft by January 11 th, 2011 Build a PLC foundation ◦ During the year; Implementation 11-12

14 PLC Implementation Year ◦ Develop BLT’s with the capacity and understanding of the PLC model ◦ BLT’s to set and communicate direction for future implementation of PLC next year ◦ Help all staff understand the PLC concept and prepare for full implementation Year ◦ Implement PLCs at all schools and across the District and implement a time/schedule change ◦ Provide templates, tools and examples for PLC team use (share best practices for PLC)

15 Moving Forward With Professional Learning Communities Building Leadership Teams Building Capacity for the Implementation of PLCs in

16 January 11 th, 2011

17 Agenda PLC Outcomes for Review what we have learned about PLC’s November 16 th information and work Focus on Results: Making Connections between District, Building and PLC Goals PLC Question #3 and the RTI connection Plan for sharing of PLC information- Jan 14 th

18 PLC OUTCOMES for All teachers will: Be able to describe a PLC Identify & define a Collaborative Team Identify/ describe the characteristics of effective teams Know which teams they are members of Develop team norms Establish 1 team SMART goal & Action Plan for 2011

19 PLC Work Quest. #1: What do we want our students to learn? Quest. #2: How will we know if each student has learned it? Curriculum Maps which identify the course Standards Content Skills Develop, administer, and analyze a common formative and/or summative assessment

20 Discussed the relationship between the BLT and the PLC teams Described what PLC’s look like and how they are unique from what we have experienced Provided examples of PLC team structures Described characteristics of high performing PLC teams Identified current status and future needs in regards to the critical questions

21 7 steps to Building High-performing Teams 1. Embedded Collaboration through teams (types of teams) 2. Time for teams to collaborate 3. Focus the work of teams on the “critical issues/questions” 4. Monitor the work of teams through products 5. Establish team norms 6. Identify team SMART goals 7. Provide teams with relevant student achievement data

22 PLC Nov.16 th, 2010 Team Notes Elementary Teams: Grade level (Horizontal) / Specials BBT (SST-WW) BLT (Vertical) SE/ Title One/ Interventionists Subject area (Building- WW) Middle School Teams: Spartan Learning Community (Interdisciplinary) Content (Vertical): within building and among other buildings (6-8, 8- 12, K-6) Grade level (Horizontal) Interdisciplinary, including PE and Explore teachers Team Leaders (Vertical/ horizontal) BLT (vertical/ horizontal) DHS: BLT (vertical/ horizontal) Department Teams (vertical/ horizontal) Course Specific (vertical/ horizontal)

23 Current Status and Needs

24 Team Activity Read PLC Overview Where is your team in the sharing process? 1. Planning stages 2. Informal sharing of a few key PLC ideas 3. Have presented information to all staff on the characteristics of PLC up to this point 4. Other- describe

25 How does this compare with what we already do? What will be new for our staff? LBD Chapter 6 and DVD Program 4

26 District Leadership Team District SMART Goals Building Leadership Team Building SMART Goals PLC Teams Grade Level / Department / Course SMART Goals Student SMART Goals A Results Driven Culture

27 Making Connections: District to School Read “Linking school goals to district goals,” p. 158 Identify and discuss examples Broad to specific How does this compare our district and school goals? Chapter 6: Learning by Doing

28 DistrictSchool Goal #1: To continually improve student growth and achievement Wilder-Waite students will be taught the reading curriculum with integrity and fidelity resulting in achievement of the grade level target scores on reading tests at the end of each theme. Goal 1: Students at Dunlap Valley Middle School will compile a writing portfolio containing a proficient writing sample from each class by May 1 st. Proficiency will be determined by a content appropriate rubric.

29 What was the building goal? What was an example of a PLC goal? DVD SMART GOALS

30 SchoolPLC Teams Read: “Linking team goals to school goals,” p. 159 “Focusing on results, not activities,” p. 159 Why does having a team goal meet the definition of a collaborative team? What question does an effective team goal answer?

31 Team SMART Goal Worksheet Review Examples on pages Individually Discuss as a Team (Handout: Goal Worksheet) Do the goals meet the SMART Definition? How are the goals aligned with the district and school goals? What do the action plans have in common? What products were used as “Evidence of Effectiveness”?

32 School PLC Team Using one of your school SMART goals… Create a possible PLC SMART Goal Place example on poster paper… Be prepared to share Building Goal: PLC Team Goal:

33 School ExamplesPLC Team Examples Wilder-Waite students will be taught the reading curriculum with integrity and fidelity resulting in achievement of the grade level target scores on reading tests at the end of each theme. __ grade students will achieve an average of ___% on reading theme tests.

34 PLC Goal Student Goal 3rd grade students will achieve an average of 85% on reading theme tests. How will your students connect to the PLC/ Building/ and District Goals? Student A (I) will achieve an average of 90% on reading theme tests.

35 District Leadership Team District SMART Goals Building Leadership Team Building SMART Goals PLC Teams Grade Level / Department / Course SMART Goals Student SMART Goals A Results Driven Culture

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37 How will we respond when some students do not learn? DVD Program 2: Question 3

38 Current Status Identify where your school is on the rubric on p. 106 Pre-Initiating Initiating Implementing Developing Sustaining

39 What is a System of Intervention? Read “What do we mean by system of intervention?” pp Discuss what this means for your school: “… ensures every student in every course/grade will receive additional time and support for learning” “.. a schoolwide responsibility rather than the sole responsibility of the individual teacher.”

40 Team Reading/Discussion Read “Part Three, Here’s Why” pp Discuss: Why is a system approach needed? What is the PLC/ RTI Connection? How will your PLC teams strengthen/support your current intervention system? What is the paradigm shift for teaching/learning?

41 Tips for Creating Systematic Interventions As a team jigsaw the information on pp Each team member Reads an assigned tip Shares the information with the group Team Discussion What do these Tips mean for your school?

42 Guiding Questions As a team, answer the “Guiding Questions” on pp Action Plan Provided as needed (p. 107)

43 PD Action Plan for Jan. 14 th Template

44 PLC OUTCOMES FOR All teachers will: January- Be able to describe a PLC Identify & define a Collaborative Team Identify/ describe the characteristics of effective teams March- Know which teams they are members of Develop team norms Establish 1 team SMART goal & Action Plan for 2011

45 Action Plan for Staff Sharing Professional Development Action Plan Content Define a PLC, What does it look like? How is it unique from what we have done? Identify & define a collaborative team Identify/describe characteristics of effective teams Recognize types of PLC structures Activities Resources PLC Video: Program 1 and 3; Team Examples HO A, Collaborative Team Def. p. 11; 7 Steps to High Performing Teams, p. 18; Critical Questions, p.19; Team Structure, p. 12; Critical Issues, p. 49; Dunlap examples HO B; PLC Continuum; Guiding Questions; PD Action Plan HO D Time

46 Brainstorm and Plan Describe how you will share/ present the PLC information Use Template/ laptop to capture your thoughts November PPT and handouts available in your table folder

47 Next Steps/To Do List WhatWhoDue/When Share PLC information with all staffBLT3-17 or 3/18 (SI Day) Finalize the School Improvement PlanBLT (Next Mtg.) Finalize your school’s data center and balanced scorecardBLT (Next Mtg.) Attend next meeting on March, 29th and be prepared to share/report:  Final copy of the School Improvement Plan  A photo of your school’s data center  Final copy of the school’s balanced scorecard  Steps taken to build a PLC foundation at your school  Next steps to prepare for PLC implementation in  Plans for the April 15 th SIP day (Planning for PLCs) BLT (Next Mtg.)

48 Please submit 1 summary evaluation from your school


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