World Class 

Knowledge

and Skills

Content Knowledge Is Not Enough

We MUST CREATE INNOVAtors

DIstricts must define their diplomas

Districts need to define what skills, experiences, dispositions, and standards that students should be competent in upon graduation for College, Career, and Next Generation Readiness. 

SAMPLE district considerations

  • Mastery of Academic Core Standards

  • Readiness for College Credit Courses

  • Early College / Dual Credit Courses

  • Rigorous Curriculum

  • On  Campus Experiences Visits

  • College Fairs

  • Financing / Funding Overviews

  • Degree Pathways

  • College Systems Overview

  • College Support Systems

  • Study Habits

  • Motivation

  • Grit

  • Persistence

  • Time Management

  • Resource Maximation

  • World Language

  • STEM Standards

RE

 

COLLEGE READINESS

CAREER READINESS

  • Numerous Career Explorations

  • Embedded Industrial Certifications

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Project Based Learning

  • Individual Learning Plans

  • Interest Inventories

  • Internships

  • School to Work

  • Corporate Partnerships

  • Vocational Pathways

  • Shadowing

  • Communication / Presentation Skills

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Global Economy

  • Social Marketing

  • Design Thinking

  • Service Learning

NEXT GEN SKILLS

  • Web 2.0 Tools

  • Coding

  • Computer Aided Design

  • 3D Printing / Scanning / Modeling

  • Drone / Geo-Rendering

  • Technological Competent

  • Backchanneling

  • Video-Conferencing

  • Virtual Books

  • Virtual Collaboration

  • Multi-Media Processing

  • Blogging

  • Spreadsheets

  • Multiple Presentation Formats

  • Web Design

  • Digital Citizenry

  • Screen, Audio, and Video Capture

  • Flipped Content Creation

  • Digital Driver's License

  • Philanthropy

GLOBAL COMPETENCIES

Critical

Thinking

and 

Problem

Solving

Effective

Oral

and 

Written

Communication

Collaboration Across Networks and Leading By Influence

Accessing

and 

Analyzing

Information

Agility

and Adaptability

Curiosity

and 

Imagination

Initiative

and

Entrepreneurship

Districts must create a framework for innovation

What Processes are Needed?

What Procedures are Needed?

What Training

is Needed?

What Resources are Needed?

4Cs

What Curricula

is Needed?

What Communication is Needed?

What Commitment

is Needed?

What Capacity

is Needed?

SAMPLE DISTRICT EXEMPLARS

Exemplars of

Eminence Excellence

Sample for Grade 4

Exemplars of

Eminence Excellence

Sample for Grade 12

Danville

Diploma

Defined

For Teachers to Teach Different skills and dispositions, teachers must teach differently

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACCELERANTS

 

Personalized PD

Virtual PD

Social Media

Trust Culture

Flipped Meetings

Administrative Modeling

Clear Vision, Mission, Purpose

Flexibility & Creativity

 

FULLAN'S SIX SECRETS TO CHANGE AN ORGANIZATION

 

1. Love Your Employees

2. Connect Peers With Purpose

3. Capacity Building Prevails

4. Learning Is The Work

5. Transparency Rules

6. Systems Learn

 

to foster creativity and critical thinking in

students, districts must create "teacher-preneurs"

"TEACHER-PRENEURS"

ARE:                                                              ARE NOT:

Motivated  by Teaching and Learning                                                     Narrow Minded

Deeply Connected                                                                                 Simply Implementers

Committed to Advancing the Profession                                                 Solely Motivated By Testing

Transcending Teaching's Past                                                               Committed to the Status Quo

Overcome Resistance                                                                             In It For a Paycheck

Create What They Imagine                                                                   Risk Adverse

Don't Leave the Classroom to Create Change                                         Afraid to Fail

Are Always Looking Forward                                                                 Operating in Solos

 

Teacher Leaders must be producers of solutions rather than just implementers of someone else's.

- Lori Nazareno

Schools Need Students & Staff That Live & Thrive In Their Element!

Their ELEMENT is where their natural aptitude meets their personal passion!

 

Sir Ken Robinson's Questions To Finding Your Element:

  1. What Are You Good At?                How Do You Know?            What Do You Love?

    1.                  What Makes You Happy?          What's Your Attitude?

    2. Where are You Now?                 Where's Your Tribe?           What's Next?