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Using Technology to Enhance School Improvement Using the Change Toolkit to Update the West

Using Technology to Enhance School Improvement Using the Change Toolkit to Update the West Virginia Strategic Plan for Schools West Virginia Institutes for 21 st Century Leadership Spring Session 2008 David M. Quinn, Ph. D. University of Florida

Change Toolkit - Overview � The Reinventing Education Change Toolkit, based on the work

Change Toolkit - Overview � The Reinventing Education Change Toolkit, based on the work of Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, is a Web site created by IBM to help education professionals be more effective at leading and implementing change. � Created through the collaborative effort of Rosabeth Moss Kanter, IBM's Reinventing Education project, together with Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). � This presentation will show participants how to utilize several of the tools in the Toolkit to update their schools’ strategic plan.

Change Toolkit - Components � School leaders can use the Change Toolkit to learn

Change Toolkit - Components � School leaders can use the Change Toolkit to learn about effective change strategies and to get customized feedback on their own situations and tailored change management advice. � The Change Toolkit also contains more than 30 diagnostic tools to assess organizational readiness and aptitude in change management, as well as real-life vignettes from educators who have been successful at creating substantial, lasting change. � The Change Toolkit provides a forum for online collaboration and discussion to enable teams to work together and share documents, “to do” lists, meeting minutes, and lessons learned.

Change Wheel

Change Wheel

Change Masters

Change Masters

Change Fundamentals

Change Fundamentals

School Improvement

School Improvement

Change Toolkit Planning Tools �Discussion �Meeting Minutes �To Do List �Glossary

Change Toolkit Planning Tools �Discussion �Meeting Minutes �To Do List �Glossary

Strategic Plan Components �Membership �Core Beliefs �Mission �Data Analysis �Goals, Objectives & Benchmarks �High

Strategic Plan Components �Membership �Core Beliefs �Mission �Data Analysis �Goals, Objectives & Benchmarks �High Yield Practices & Strategies �Work Plan �Technology Plan

Membership � Change Masters: Enlisting Supporters: Getting Buy-In and Building Coalitions ▪ Action Tools:

Membership � Change Masters: Enlisting Supporters: Getting Buy-In and Building Coalitions ▪ Action Tools: Stakeholder Review Worksheet Developing the Dream: Nurturing the Working Team � ▪ Diagnostic: How Effective is our Teamwork? ▪ Action Tools: Developing Team Muscles ▪ Action Tools: Tips for Managing Teams Change Fundamentals: Designing and Planning Change Projects � ▪ Background: Designing Change Project (Steering Committees) Change Wheel: Champions and Sponsors ▪ Background: Champions and Sponsors ▪ Diagnostic: Are we Adequately Supplied with Champions and Sponsors?

Core Beliefs / Mission �Change Wheel: Common Themes, Shared Vision ▪ Diagnostic: Do We

Core Beliefs / Mission �Change Wheel: Common Themes, Shared Vision ▪ Diagnostic: Do We Have Common Themes, Shared Vision?

Data Analysis �School Improvement: Data-Driven Decision Making ▪ Diagnostic: Data-Driven Decision Making Diagnostic ▪

Data Analysis �School Improvement: Data-Driven Decision Making ▪ Diagnostic: Data-Driven Decision Making Diagnostic ▪ Action Tools: Data-Driven Decision Making Foundations Worksheet ▪ Action Tools: Managing to Learning Results Worksheet

Data Analysis: Culture & Conditions �Change Fundamentals: Changing Organizational Culture & Character ▪ Diagnostic:

Data Analysis: Culture & Conditions �Change Fundamentals: Changing Organizational Culture & Character ▪ Diagnostic: How Helpful is the Organizational Character of Our School? ▪ Action Tools: Changing Organizational Culture: Basic Principles

Goals, Objectives & Benchmarks �Change Wheel: Measures, Milestones and Feedback ▪ Action Tools: Developing

Goals, Objectives & Benchmarks �Change Wheel: Measures, Milestones and Feedback ▪ Action Tools: Developing and Putting In Place Measures and Milestones

High Yield Practices & Strategies �School Improvement: Learning Alignment ▪ Action Tools: Learning Alignment

High Yield Practices & Strategies �School Improvement: Learning Alignment ▪ Action Tools: Learning Alignment Action Plan (Standards) ▪ Action Tools: Learning Alignment Action Plan (Curriculum & Instruction)

Work Plan �School Improvement: Learning Alignment ▪ Action Tools: Learning Alignment Action Plan (Professional

Work Plan �School Improvement: Learning Alignment ▪ Action Tools: Learning Alignment Action Plan (Professional Development) �Change Wheel: Measures, Milestones and Feedback ▪ Action Tools: Developing and Putting In Place Measures and Milestones

Other Ideas for the Toolkit �Organize your professional learning communities �Launching change initiatives RTI

Other Ideas for the Toolkit �Organize your professional learning communities �Launching change initiatives RTI Technology Integration Grade level, subject or vertical teaming projects

Writing the Strategic Plan �Googledocs

Writing the Strategic Plan �Googledocs

Strategic Planning Social Network �Ning

Strategic Planning Social Network �Ning