Using Leadership Academies to Move School Systems Forward
Listen and learn : Lecture
Tuesday, June 25, 12:15–1:15 pm
Learn about 5- to 7-day, year-long innovation academies that have been conducted in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky and North Dakota for school leaders. The academies have significantly impacted school innovation efforts in those states through deep immersion, shared understandings and collective commitments.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Educational policy and leadership|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
The purpose of this session is to describe the 5- to 7-day innovation academies that have been conducted with numerous school districts in five states. Rather than a few school leaders attending a conference and then trying to mobilize their peers toward more innovation-focused learning environments, the academies have helped create a critical mass of administrators that together not only have shared understandings but also shared commitments. The academies allowed us to go both broad and deep, to chart a progression over time that built leadership understanding and capacity.
More detail at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XV0-vFOADgPG-p8rTbHvX_gD17mz1p4sM1y7U4Y-Qvo/edit and http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/consulting/innovation-academies
10 minutes - overview of statewide models (Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota)
15 minutes - overview of district-level models (Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa)
35 minutes - conversation, local implementation, and action planning
Numerous resources, facilitation activities, and academy agendas will be provided to participants.
Dintersmith, 2018, What School Could Be
McLeod, S. (2015, Winter). The challenges of digital leadership. Independent School, 74(2) 38-41.
McLeod, S. (2017, October). Change at scale: The 1:1 movement in Iowa. Empowered Learner, 1(2), 6-7.
Schrum & Levin, 2012, Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools
Senge, 2010, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
Senge, 2012, Schools That Learn