Growing High-Flying Staff: Igniting a Culture of Success Using ISTE Standards

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

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? Come learn how to use the ISTE Educator Standards to create a culture of success.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.

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 Liberator Challenger Community Builder Investor 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 Educator
Ben Smith, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
ISTE Certified Educator

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