His book, Thank You For Your Leadership, details more.
Here are my notes:
Why Digital Conversion?
No textbook in 6 years
Equity-All students need access
- Precision-Detailed Intervention
- Competency is evolutional
- Creativity and relevance drive productivity
- Connectivity and collaboration "hum"
- Students understand it is about them
Second Order Leadership
- Abundant-Custodians and bus drivers can be great leaders, students, too!
- Fractals-Leadership is popping up all over the place, students/teachers
- Inculcated-A clear communication that everyone has the capacity and ability to lead
- Cultural-buying the devices and setting up the infrastructure is easy, aligning culture is the hard part
- Connecting the work
- Social and emotional
- Sharing success and failure-embrace the learning
- Flexible and adaptable
Gracious Dispositions-students need to live in an environment like this
- When everyone lifts, we are all lifted
- Loving and Sharing
- Today is the day! (Carpe Diem!)
Every Child, Every Day is their motto. (Like Edina's "All for All")
Conversations and nomenclature matter a lot!
- Formative Data Analysis-They now call it information rather than data, teachers are really good at analyzing
- Professional Development
- Content Arrangement-50-60 content providers, constantly looking at alignment
- Grade Level and Department Chairs
- Coaches, Performing Arts Clubs
- Spontaneous need
Spontaneous Leadership-70% of what students learn is from each other!
- Content Knowledge
- Digital Functionality
- Collaborative Design
- Realignment and Calibration
- Trouble Shooting-Community of Problem Solvers!, students trouble shoot innately
- Fluid Design
Grow the Garden
- Graduate Cohorts-All principals and central office administrators will have their Doctoral Degree next year.
- Leadership Academy
- Summer Institute
- Release Day PD-12 per year!
- Summer Connection
- Visitors-Tell the students that these people want to come and listen to you!
- Pull Weeds
Drive Hard with a "soft touch!"
Tough Stuff-"This will require personnel action."
Sometimes things don't work or people don't work out. When we see an outlier, a colleague noted that sometimes, even after working with a teacher, they are not able to meet the challenge. Sometimes you have to pull some weeds.
Always deal with these situations with kindness, but deal with it!
Directional Nurturance-Foundationally important qualities of Leadership
- Acknowledgement-Visited every classroom, every school for 10 years-Just to say, "Thank you!"
- Reflective Discussion
- Morale and Well-Being
- Celebrating the Work
- Follow up and through-"Loop Back"
- Organizational discipline-Great districts have a discipline to stay focused on the tasks and work
Good Things Newsletter that shares positive messages of what people are doing!
Fluid Instructional Design-School needs to be part of the student's life
- Project Teams
- Personalized Work
- Utilizing Formative Flow
- Research Design-Constantly looking at the work they are doing-students, too!
- Gateway Projects-3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th grade there is a semester long research, authentic project with presentations and panels
Every day, Every hour, Every Minute and Everyone Matters!
They are in the process of a "Big Refresh!"
- New Leadership
- New machines
- New Staff
- New Ideas
- New ITF's
- New LMS
The Refresh Model
- Student leadership
Keep Learning...because it's refreshing!
If you're not learning as a leader, if you're not hip deep in the learning, you're not the type of instructional leader your students need.-Cuban