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Staff Notes 10-11
Staff Notes 11-12
Positive Behavior Support
Teaching and Learning
BLT Meeting Notes
Leading, Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century
Tony Wagner Presentation
September 16, 2009
Tony Wagner is co-director of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is on the faculty of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators - a joint partnership of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, Business School and Kennedy School of Government. He is senior advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
How Do We Stack Up Compare to Developed Countries
15th out of 29 developed countries
24th out of 29 developed countries
21st out of 29
25th out of 30
What Employers and Professors are seeing as college and work ready skills:
Basic Math Skills
Seven Survival Skills for Careers, College, and Citizenship
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence
Agility and Adaptability
Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
Effective Oral and Written Communication
Accessing and Analyzing Information
Curiosity and Imagination
The information that came on-line between 1999-2002 is more than all previous known knowledge.
New economy is based on innovation
Theory of Change
Teachers working alone, with little or no feedback on the quality of their lessons, will not be able to improve significantly – no matter how much professional development they receive.
Cornerstones of Re-invention
Start with the 3Cs
Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in every class/grade level
Every teacher on teams for collaborative inquiry
Video teaching, supervision and meetings
Every student has an adult advocate
Every student and teacher has a portfolio
The New 3-R's for the 21st Century Rigor, Relevance, Relationships
- Using what you know to solve new problems or to create new knowledge (application)
Helping student to understand why something is important
Students won't learn or work hard for teachers who do not respect them
Assessing the Effectiveness of a Lesson
Stated purpose - Students can articulate the purpose of lesson, connect it to prior and future learning.
Excellent instruction is less about what a teacher does and more about what students know and
can do as a result of the lesson (through KWL,journals and exit tickets
what they have learned and making connections to prior learning)
5 Key Questions to Ask Students
1. What is the purpose of this lesson?
2. Why is this important to learn?
3. In what ways am I challenged to think in this lesson?
4. How will I assess or communicate what I've learned?
5. How will I know how good my work is and how I can improve?
Reinventing the Education Profession
Work in small groups to analyze student data (looking at individual students, student work)
Develop and critique lessons collaboratively
Observe one another teach and peer coaching
Share and critique School Improvement Plans
Discuss problems of practice and real case studies
Plan "problem solving" faculty meetings and seek feedback from teachers.
Contiunous communication with teachers on educational practice (individual and group)
Judy Jeffrey - Challenges to Iowa's Schools
Judy Jeffrey share data on Iowa schools (Achievement and graduation rates)
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