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Leadership Exchange
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Edtech Advocacy &
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Growing our High Flying Staff: Igniting a Culture of Success

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: 112AB

Jared Mader   Ben Smith  
As leaders, how do we focus on our best adult learners and create the supportive culture where they will multiply, thrive and grow in order to support the aspirational learners described in the ISTE Standards?

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational policy and leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Allocate time, resources and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration.
Systemic Improvement
  • Recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals.
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the high flyers within their organizations.
2. Articulate the skills that they demonstrate.
3. Evaluate the organizational values and alignment to the perceived skills of the high flyers.
4. Cross walk the core values of the organizations to the ISTE Standards.
5. Learn and develop a plan for using the skills of a leader who multiplies talent within the organization.


Introductions and Overview of the Day (5-minutes)
Our Story - Being a High Flier
Creating the High Flier Profile (15-minutes)
Activity: Who are your high fliers? (any staff member, any student)
List them and why…
Identifying your values (15-min)
Activity: Identify what you value in an employee? (Individual)
Lencioni Video:
List of PtP Values
Accidental Values vs Core Values
Revisit the High Flier
Introduce the ISTE Standards (10-minutes)
Define the verbs of the ISTE Standards
Activity: AnswerGarden Activity
The Verbs turn the Values into Actions
Share examples here to put some context to what the verb looks like when realized in the classroom.
Audience articulate which standard identity is being seen
Revisit the High Flier
Supporting the High Flier (5-min)
Are You Multiplying?
Characteristics of a Leader who Multiplies Talent
Multiplier Effect
Three Multiplier Mindsets
People Are Smart
Intelligence is Dynamic
Curiosity Sparks Intelligence
Activity: Turn and Talk
Do you operate with the belief that people are smart and will figure this out? Or, do you find yourself thinking that they won’t without you? (5-min)
Skills of the Multiplier
Talent Finder
Community Builder
Multipliers vs. Diminishers (5-min)
M: create intense environments where ideas thrive
D: create tense environments that quash best thinking
Wrap-up (5-min)

Supporting research

Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations—getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation:

Lencioni Work:

Change Management framework as a lens - This is all about leading change for them:

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Jared Mader, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
ISTE Certified
Ben Smith, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
ISTE Certified

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