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					                               Lighthouse Corner                           Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
                          Updates from Blue Ribbon
                              Schools of Excellence
                                                                            Inside The Blueprint of Excellence Network of Best Practices Newsletter
     Blueprint for Educational                                              Spotlight On...School Site Visits
  Excellence National Conference:
                                                                            Blueprint for Educational Excellence National Conference Agenda
Lodging Rate: $154 per night
Contact Registration Assistance:                                            School Site Visits & Conference Program Descriptions
(407) 939-4686
          http://www.disneyurl.com/                                         Registration Discount Code - New CODE!
                  BlueRibbon

Concurrent Session Description                                                        FINALIZE YOUR CONFERENCE AGENDA
Check out the website for the Concurrent Session Schedule.
Time slots have been added.
                                                                           Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence Session on Tuesday requires 20
Tuesday’s Pre-Conference Session:                                          attendees. Register today to secure the last few slots! Register for this session via:
Technology Leadership - Dr. Mel Pace                                       www.disneyurl.com/BlueRibbonSchools
Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence
                                                                           Cost $245 per person
Wednesday’s Opening Ceremonies & Activities:
Dr. Terrell (Mel) Pace
Craig Martin’s Message: Learning by Teaching
Bart Teal + Magical Guest
Lighthouse Awards Banquet:
10+ Lighthouse School Recipients                                           SCHOOL SITE VISIT SELECTION: If you have not selected a grade level, please submit your
2+ Beacon School Recipients                                                preference to info@blueribbonschools.com. Grade Levels: Elementary, Middle School, Multi-Level, and
5+ Points of Light Recipients                                              High School.
5+ Aspiring School Recipients
Bart Teal + Magical Guest
                                                                           STEM Field Studies on Friday and Saturday. Limited Spacing Available.
Thursday’s General Session & Activities:
Warren Phillips - Science Educator                                         SMART Technologies Session on Saturday - make sure you have reserved your slot.
School Site Visits: Select one of eight schools to visit. Each school is
unique : great teachers, showcasing best practices, technologies           Concurrent Session Presenters Schedule will be available on the Blue Ribbon Schools
and exemplifying student-centric policies and procedures.
Teacher Think Tank: By invitation, educators will connect with
                                                                           of Excellence site on Friday.
industry leaders to challenge each other in the arena of Innovation,
Leadership & Culture.
Blue Ribbon Leadership Roundtable: Attendees will share common
traits of Leadership and Culture in Education. Facilitated by Craig               Spotlight On...Best Practices from School Site Visits for National Conference
Martin & Dr. John Doherty.

Friday’s General Session:
Mike Geisen - 2008 National Teacher of the Year
Teacher STEM Field Study: 3-Hour Sessions led by Disney Youth
Educational Series coordinators; culminating with a visit to the
Magic Kingdom to exhibit the use of national standards in both the
Sciences and Social Studies.
                                                                              Within this edition, we will feature the four remaining schools that will be available as site
Saturday’s Sessions:                                                                visits as part of the Blueprint for Educational Excellence National Conference.
                                                                                                              Thursday, December 8th, 2011.
SMART Technologies Sessions
Teacher STEM & Humanities Field Studies
                                                                                                                   Celebration High School
                                                                                                                    Celebration K-8 School
                                                                                                                 Highlands Elementary School
                                                                                                                Narcoossee Elementary School

   Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Newsletter | Volume 2, Number 16 | November 2011
                                                  Celebration High School - School Site Visit

                     Mission Statement:
        Celebration High School is a challenging and rigorous
       educational learning community that is dedicated to the
         preparation of students to be life-long learners and
         contributing members in a rapidly changing world.


     Established in 2003, Celebration High School
     (CHS) is home to nearly 1,900 students from the west
     end of Osceola County in Central Florida. Rated an
     “A” school, Celebration High School offers
     numerous challenging academic programs to reach a
     broad range of students. These include:                                             Pride, Power, Perseverance
• International Baccalaureate Program – CHS earned status                       •Academy of Broadcast Journalism – This small learning community
  as an IB World School in 2011 and offers a Pre-Diploma Program for 9th         within CHS is for students who are interested in entering the field of Television/
  and 10th grades, and the full IB Diploma Program for 11th graders. Next        Video Production or written Journalism. Students enrolled in the academy are
  year, the school will graduate its first class of IB Diploma students.          eligible for industry certification.

• Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) –
  Offered in grades 9-12, the AVID program seeks to close the achievement       •Fine Arts Program – The school is home to award winning Band and
  gap be preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global    Drama programs, Visual Arts and Graphic Arts programs, and a new and growing
  society.                                                                       Chorus program.

• Advanced Placement (AP) – CHS offers more than 15 Advanced                    •Air Force JROTC – This program seeks to educate and train high school
  Placement courses for students in grades 9 through 12.                         cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character,
                                                                                 and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Other accomplishments include:

Celebration High School boasts many academic and extra-
curricular achievements contributing to a positive learning
environment. Through the hard work and dedication of its
students, teachers, and administration the school turned its
grade from a D to an A, achieving great gains in student
performance on the FCAT. Other accomplishments include:

 • State Science Fair Winners	        	         	              	
                                                                                          •OBC Coach of the Year
 •1 st Place Science Smackdown	       	         	
                                                                                          •Thespians-Superiors & Excellence at State
 • State Olympiad Winners	 	          	         	
                                                                                          •Numerous State Music Awards
 • AFJROTC Cadet of the Year for Central Florida	
                                                                                          •1st Runner-up in State Competitive Cheer
 • OSMI High School Science Teacher of the Year	
                                                                                          •State Semi-finalists in Boys Soccer
 • OSMI Overall Teacher of the Year	
                                                                                          •Teacher award of STEM Grant


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                                                 Celebration High School - School Site Visit

 Celebration High School boasts many academic and
                                                                                         Celebration High School
 extra-curricular achievements contributing to a positive                                  1809 Celebration Boulevard
 learning environment. Through the hard work and dedication                                 Celebration, Florida 34747
                                                                                                  321-939-6600
 of its students, teachers, and administration the school turned
                                                                                                  Principal:
 its grade from a D to an A, achieving great gains in student                              Dr. Laura C. Rhinehart
 performance on the FCAT.                                                                   Assistant Principals:
                                                                                               Yvette Ponzoa
                                                                                              Dr. Peter Straker
In addition to sports, CHS students have the opportunity to                                    Gary Weeden
get involved in many extra-curricular activities including:

•Best Buddies                        •Kitty Hawk
•Chorus                              •Mu Alpha Theta
•Color Guard                         •Multicultural Club
•Commandos                           •National Honor Society
•Dance Team                          •Off Book Production/Drama
•Drill Team                          •Ping Pong Club
•Environmental Club                  •Science Club
•Graphics Club                       •Student Government
•Interact                            •World Cultures Club
•International Thespians             •Yearbook/Newspaper
•Key Club                            •21st Century


                                                  Celebration K-8 School - School Site Visit

                                                                                             Celebration K-8 School
                                                                                               510 Campus Street
                                                                                           Celebration, Florida 34747
                                                                                                 407-566-2300

                                                                                                    Principal:
                                                                                                  Rene Clayton
                                                                                               Assistant Principals:
                                                                                           Michael Ballone - Grades 6-8
                                                                                           Cheryl Cassano - Grades K-5

                                   Mascot - Lion, "Spirit"
                                                                                       School Motto: Imagine the Possibilities
                                   Colors - Green & Yellow
                                   Opening Year - 1998
                                   Population - 1200                                  Mission: Celebration K8 School will educate
                                   Grade Levels - K to 8                               each student to his/her highest potential.


                                                                                      Principal's Vision: Making Possibilities a
                                                                                              Reality Through Excellence.


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                                        Highlands Elementary School- School Site Visit

                                                                                               Highlands Elementary School
                                                                                                    800 West Donegan Avenue
                                                                                                      Kissimmee, FL 34741
                                                                                                         407-935-3620

                                                                                                            Principal:
                                                                                                        Nadia Winston
                                                                                                       Assistant Principal:
                                                                                                         Shelby Pagan




                       OUR MISSION

  The mission of Highlands Elementary is to be a community of
 learners that maximizes the learning experience of every child
    by guiding and challenging students to reach their fullest
   potential in a safe and supportive learning environment. In
    such a community, all of our students are prepared to be
     thoughtful, and productive citizens in a complex, global           To ensure this goal, we worked together as a
                             society.                                   team to compile the following non-
                                                                        negotiables that drive our school:

Highlands Elementary serves students Pre-K                              • The leadership team will support and guide the school in
                                                                          attaining goals. We believe that students can achieve
through 5th grade. We are a school that is                                (High Expectations!)
achieving. We have continued to raise our
achievement scores for students through the                             • We will implement small groups with fidelity.
                                                                          (differentiated, intervention)
use of high expectations and hard work by all
of our learning community members.                                      • We will maximize time – everyone engages.

                                                                        • We will incorporate guided reading.
It is the desire of the faculty and administration
                                                                        • Attendance is mandatory (@ all school events/functions/
to provide for all students a challenging
                                                                          learning).
educational program in a safe and supportive
environment.                                                            • We will have school-wide consistency.

                                                                        • We will meet and set goals as a team.
We believe Highlands Elementary is the best
elementary school in the district, state, and
                                                                      We provide our students with vast opportunities
nation. To this end, we dedicate ourselves to
                                                                      to achieve maximum success.  It is through
hold high expectations for success and
                                                                      dedication and a keen focus on what is best for
achievement for all students and to provide
                                                                      children that these can be met.  In addition, to
quality academic instruction in a positive and
                                                                      the regular school day we offer various
caring atmosphere. We invite you to become
                                                                      opportunities for learning and enrichment in
an active participant in this process in order to
                                                                      both academics and the arts to help our
reach our shared goal.
                                                                      children meet their maximum potential.


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                                            Narcoossee Elementary School - School Site Visit

                                                                    Home of The Black Bear Cubs!                Narcoossee Elementary
                                                                                                                         School
                                                                                                                2690 Narcoossee Rd.
                                                                            Mission Statement:                   St.Cloud, FL 34771
                                                                                                                    407-892-6858
                                                                            "Our #1 Priority is student
                                                                        achievement with high expectation             Principal:
                                                                       being the responsibility of our entire        Holly Willis
                                                                                   community."
                                                                                                                 Assistant Principal:
                                                                                                                   Hilary DeLuca


Narcoossee Elementary School opened with over                                     Walking through any classroom at any grade level
1200 students in August, 2009.  Built with all of the                             you will see students working on high level thinking
latest in educational technology, students are                                    and learning activities using much of this
highly engaged in the learning process with every                                 technology.  
lesson.  
                                                                                  As well as involving students in advance
Narcoossee Elementary Highlights:                                                 technology NCES also offers a Musical Strings
Each classroom is equipped with an interactive                                    program to all of our third, fourth and fifth grade
SmartBoard and SMART Technology integrated in                                     students.  
every subject area.
                                                                                  There is a performance choir and dance classes
There are 4 net books and 4 desk top computers in                                 organized to support the performing arts at our
each room for student use as well as an audio                                     school.  
enhancement system throughout the school.  
                                                                                  The learning community at Narcoossee sponsors
Each teacher has a laptop and a document                                          many family events throughout the school year
camera to enhance and further engage the                                          through the School Advisory Council and our
students in learning.                                                             Parent Teacher Organization.


                               A Grand Thank You to The School District of Osceola County, FL
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.
would like to extend its appreciation to all of
the educators of the Osceola School District
who have been working diligently to host
the Blueprint for Educational Excellence
National Conference.

Superintendent Andrews and Dr. Mel Pace                                           We look forward to collaborating and working
have been instrumental in organizing the                                          towards a common mission.
onsite professional development sessions
and transportation for the conference                                             Sincerely,
attendees. Such school site visits are                                            The Executive Team of Blue Ribbon Schools of
important to the growth of our educators                                          Excellence
which will impact children from around the
world.
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     Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence
         2011 National Conference
                  December 6 through December 10
              Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World, FL




                       Welcome to the
            Blueprint for Educational Excellence
     Professional Development Sessions and Institutes

           Student Leadership Institute--Save Our World!

              •Pre-Conference Sessions
              •Concurrent Sessions
              •Best Practices Fair
              •School Site Visits
              •3-Day Student Leadership Institute
              •Distinguished Keynote Speakers
              •STEM & Humanities Field Study Sessions


       Register today to receive a 20% Discount
                   Enter Excellence
     www.blueribbonschools.com/disneyconference
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                        Best Practices & Network Sharing Conference--Together, We Make Schools Better!

Professional Development Sessions & Institutes
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is bringing together high                                            National Conference Agenda
performing educators to highlight successes and programs that
work. We will share with you a spirit of positive culture and                                          Tuesday: Pre-Conference Session
success while giving you an opportunity to develop a plan that
will facilitate continual and sustainable growth, year after                                           Pre-Conference: What Are We Going To Do With These Kids? -NEW
year.
                                                                                                       Disney Approach to Leadership Excellence
Blueprint for Excellence Registration:                                                                 Wednesday--Day I
www.blueribbonschools.com/disneyconference
•Includes all Conference Amenities                                                                     Opening Ceremony
•Concurrent Sessions                                                                                   Concurrent Sessions
•Best Practices Fair
•School Site Visits                                                                                    Lighthouse Awards Banquet
•Distinguished Keynote Speakers
                                                                                                       Thursday--Day II
Customize Your Conference Experience:                                                                  General Session
3-Day, 4-Day, and 5-Day Agendas
3 Day Conference Registration is $395 per person (Wednesday-Friday)                                    Site Visits
Team of Four Registration is $375 per person (Wednesday-Friday)                                        Best Practices Fair & Luncheon

Select Ticket Options to “Customize Your Experience”                                                   Concurrent Sessions
•Lighthouse Awards Banquet: $25
                                                                                                       Teacher Think Tank
•Epcot™ Candlelight Processional & Reception: $40 for Non-registered Guest
•Pre-Conference Session: $99                                                                           Blue Ribbon Leadership Roundtable
•Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence: $245
•SMART™ Technologies Session: $0 (Free w/Conference Registration)                                      Friday--Day III
•STEM & Humanities Field Study Sessions: $0 (Free w/Conference Registration)
                                                                                                       General Session

                                                                                                       Concurrent Sessions

                                                                                                       Captivating Your Audience- STEM Field Study @ Haunted Mansion

                                                                                                       Epcot™ Candlelight Processional & Dessert Reception

                                                                                                       Saturday
Lodging Information: Contemporary Resort,                    Contact Registration                      SMART™ Technologies Session
Walt Disney World, FL                                        Assistance at
Group rate available December 4-December 13th.                                                         Captivating Your Audience- Humanities Field Study @ Hall of
                                                             (407) 939-4686
Rooms are $154.00 plus tax, per room, per night.                                                       Presidents
Note: there is a maximum of 5 persons per room. If you                                                 Captivating Your Audience- STEM Field Study @ Haunted Mansion
need more than one room,
please book each room separately. Also, an additional adult charge of $15 (per adult)
will be applied to parties containing more than 2 adults.
                                                                                                     ALL Practices
                                                                                                    BestCALL for PRESENTATIONS: Presentation Schedule Being
 !                    • All registered conference attendees will enjoy a magical culminating         Released! Check the website!
                         reception at Epcot™ on Friday Evening.
                                                                                                     Do you have a fabulous program or best practice in education that
                     • Admission to Park with Reserved Seating at the Candlelight Processional,      you would like to share with the rest of the world? Be a Blue Ribbon
                       featuring Isabella Rossellini of “Alias” at the America Gardens Theatre in    Presenter!
                       World Showcase in Epcot. Enjoy Park Amenities, Dinner on Your Own and
                       Meet for a Private Dessert Party and Illuminations viewing!                   Complete the online form: http://blueribbonschools.com/
                                                                                                     disneyconference
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            Tuesday: Best Practices and Network Sharing Conference - Leadership & Technology Institute
  What Are We Going to Do With These Kids?                To get the optimum experience from this workshop, participants are              Best
                                                          encouraged to bring a laptop. Wireless internet access will be provided.
 Presented by:                                            Cost to attend session: $99
 Mel Pace, Ph.D.
 Director of Media & Technology Services
                                                          Dr Mel Pace currently serves as Director of Media, Instructional Technology
 The School District of Osceola County	                   and Information Technology for the School District of Osceola County. Prior
                                                          to coming to the school district Dr. Pace served as Associate Director of the
                                                          School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Florida in
 Description:                                             Tampa, Florida.
                                                          Dr. Pace holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's
 Looking at today's 2 and 3 year olds can be very         degree in Library & Information Science and a Ph.D. in Curriculum &
 scary. Watching them as they navigate all types of       Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology. Dr. Pace has
                                                          spoken at numerous state, national and international conferences on a wide
 digital devices at such an early age makes one           array of topics.
                                                          Since coming to Osceola County Schools in 2007 Dr. Pace has led the
 wonder how we will keep them engaged when they           movement to bring Osceola's 49 schools up to 21st Century standards for
 come to our schools in a couple of years. In this        classroom technology. In 2009 Dr. Pace was asked to also take on the
                                                          responsibilities of the Director of Information Technology Services. Since
 presentation we will explore what they may expect        that time he has designed and built a new state of the art Data Center,
 versus what we have to offer.                            begun the implement of a Gig to the Desktop strategy, planned and begun
                                                          implementation of a Bring Your Own Device network structure, among
                                                          other changes.
                                                          No matter what position he holds Dr. Pace's first and foremost concern is
                                                          the student in the classroom. He is often heard to say, "Kids first, teachers
                                                          second and everything else after that."




       Wednesday: Best Practices and Network Sharing Conference - Leadership & Technology Institute

It All Begins at the Top:                                         It is no secret that the key to moving a school or school district forward
How to Lead Your District in the Use of                           toward a 21st Century vision begins with leadership. Schools and school
Technology and 21st Century Skills                                districts will not change if the leader is not on board with the initiatives
                                                                  necessary to move a school district forward. In this interactive, four-hour
                                                                  workshop geared for current and future building administrators, district
Presented by:
                                                                  administrators, and teacher leaders, we will discuss how to create a
Dr. John Doherty
Superintendent	                                                   sustainable school and school district that uses technology, web 2.0 tools,
Reading Public Schools                                            and 21st Century skills to prepare our students for their future and not our
Reading, Massachusetts                                            past.
                                                                  In this workshop we will investigate why we need to change the way we
                                                                  teach students and how that change can happen. In addition, we will
To get the optimum experience from this workshop,                 investigate and use the types of no cost web 2.0 tools that administrators
participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Wireless           should be using such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting, Social Networking Tools
internet access will be provided.                                 and other useful applications.
This session is free with Registration.
Wednesday: 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM




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             Thursday: Best Practices and Network Sharing Conference - School Site Visit Information

Osceola Public School District Site Visit
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is proud to have such high performing schools as part of this year’s conference.
The following schools will host the conference attendees on Thursday morning. Select the grade level to visit during the online registration process.




Registration Update:
The site visit selection process can be completed during the online registration via Eventbrite.

An email will be sent to the attendees verifying the site selection (choice 1 and choice 2).

If you need to make any changes to the site selection or if you need to reserve a slot to attend the STEM Field Studies or SMART
Technology Sessions, please respond to that email or send an email to info@blueribbonschools.com.


School Site Visit Descriptions: www.blueribbonschools.com/newsletter

BRSE Newsletter Vol 2 Number 16 --- features Celebration High School, Celebration K-8 School,
Highlands Elementary School and Narcoossee Elementary School

BRSE Newsletter Vol 2 Number 15 --- features Keynote Speakers

BRSE Newsletter Vol 2 Number 14 --- features Neptune Middle School and Narcoossee Middle School

BRSE Newsletter Vol 2 Number 13 --- Newsletter 10-27-11--- features Westside K-8 School

BRSE Newsletter Vol 2 Number 12 --- features St. Cloud High School




Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Newsletter | Volume 2, Number 16 | November 2011
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                            Blueprint for Excellence Student Leadership Institute: Save Our World
                                                                                                                             Agenda
Best Practices                                                                                      Wednesday--Day I

                                                                                                    Opening Ceremony

                                                                                                    Introductory Sessions

                                                                                                    Save Our World Activities

                                                                                                    Lighthouse Awards Banquet


                                                                                                    Thursday--Day II

                                                                                                    Disney Youth Educational Series
                                                                                                    Program: Energy and Waves

                                                                                                    Save Our World Activities


STUDENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: SAVE OUR WORLD
Register your students for an unforgettable collaboration project with                              Friday--Day III
students from around the world. The Student Leadership Institute is                                 Disney Youth Educational Series
designed to challenge students in grades 3-12 to provide solutions to                               Program: Properties and Motion
environmental and social concerns of today while conducting field                                    Epcot™ Candlelight Processional &
studies and utilizing tools designed to inspire students to study science                           Reception
and math to Save Our World.

Student Leadership Institute Registration: $395
•Includes all Conference Amenities                                                                  Disney Youth Education Series programs take
•Student Leadership Institute Sessions                                                              place in the information-rich setting of the Disney Parks in
•2 Disney’s Youth Educational Series Programs                                                       Florida and California to give students and their teachers a
•Unlimited 4-Day Park Hopper®                                                                       hands-on, educational adventure. This collection of guided
•$25 Meal Card                                                                                      field studies, available in Science, Arts & Humanities and
•Epcot™ Candlelight Processional & Reception                                                        Leadership & Careers, is accredited, standards-based and
                                                                                                    specifically designed to reinforce your classroom lessons.
                                                                                                    Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
All registered conference attendees will enjoy a magical
                                                                                                    as your group participates in one-of-a-kind moments that use
culminating reception at Epcot® on Friday Evening.
                                                                                                    the magic of Disney to make learning even more impactful.
Admission to Park with Reserved Seating at the Candlelight                                          Experiences To Engage, Enrich and Excite.
Processional, featuring Isabella Rossellini of “Alias” at the America
Gardens Theatre in World Showcase in Epcot.
                                                                        Disney’s	
  World	
  of	
  Physics:	
  	
  Energy	
  &	
  Waves: (SELECT LINK FOR
Enjoy Park Amenities, Dinner on Your Own and Meet for a Private         PROGRAM DESCRIPTION)
Dessert Party and Illuminations viewing!                                Objective: The world is a mysterious and fascinating place, full of energy that is
                                                                        continually changing form and moving from place to place. At select Magic Kingdom®
                                                                        Park attractions, students will investigate light and sound waves, two forms of energy that
                                                                        are so ubiquitous we often take them for granted. Students will discover that


                                                                        Disney’s World of Physics: Properties Of Motion: (SELECT LINK FOR PROGRAM
                                                                        DESCRIPTION)
                                                                        Objective: While experiencing select Magic Kingdom® Park attractions, students will
                                                                        come face to face with science at work in an exploration of the forces that keep roller
                                                                        coasters and Audio-Animatronics in motion. Students will discover the role of physics in
                                                                        generating thrills and chills as they examine speed, velocity, acceleration, centripetal
                                                                        force, hydraulics, and pneumatics at the most magical place on Earth!

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                                     Blueprint for Excellence National Conference: Disney Specific Sessions


Tuesday’s Pre-Session Half-Day Institute on
Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence                                                   THE “UTILIDOR” SYSTEM FIELD EXPERIENCE
                                                                                             At the Walt Disney World® Resort, we believe that exceeding the
Today's successful leaders provide a clear vision, create a structure for
                                                                                             expectations of our Guests is a key component of Quality Service. In order
executing work, and engage people in the purpose of the organization.
                                                                                             to exceed expectations, we must know what they are. At Disney, we go
Walt Disney himself was a firm believer in this inspirational style of
                                                                                             beyond the standard demographics and look at the inner expectations of
leadership; he used it throughout his long career and taught it to the
                                                                                             our Guests.
leaders who succeeded him.
                                                                                             Through this field experience, participants will learn how the Walt Disney
At Disney Institute you have the opportunity to benchmark a world-class
                                                                                             World® Resort has developed a tool to help us meet the needs, wants,
approach to leadership. Our professional facilitators will unveil the
                                                                                             stereotypes, and emotions of our Guests.
fundamental leadership philosophies behind Walt’s great success. You will
see first-hand the principles that are at the core of Disney’s organizational
                                                                                             Participants will journey beneath the Magic Kingdom® Park to visit
strength.
                                                                                             support systems designed to improve the experiences of Cast Members and
We invite you inside our organization to see how our leaders operate.
• Learn how to effectively communicate your vision and examine personal methods for
                                                                                             Guests alike. See how “backstage” Cast Members connect with the Guest
  inspiring others.                                                                          experience to create lasting customer relationships that drive repeat
• Explore successful Disney systems and the organizational structures that support them.     business and brand loyalty.
• Examine the strategies Disney leaders employ to keep their teams engaged in their
  work.                                                                                                                                 Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• Discover methods for sustaining momentum toward the achievement of goals.                  Register for this session via:
• Explore day-to-day behaviors that will assist you in making a long-lasting impact on the                                              Require 20 Participants
  people around you.
                                                                                             www.disneyurl.com/
• Develop action steps that will help you influence change in your organization and           BlueRibbonSchools
  develop your individual leadership behaviors.
                                                                                             Cost $245 per person




  Friday & Saturday Sessions on                                                               Saturday Session on
  Captivating Your Audience: Science-themed field study                                        Captivating Your Audience: Humanities-themed field study
   
  “Captivating Your Audience” will give a “peak” behind-the-scenes as we take part in a       “Captivating Your Audience” will give a “peak” behind-the-scenes as we take part in a
  field study that shares Disney development strategies with education professionals who       field study that shares Disney development strategies with education professionals who
  have the important job of inspiring, motivating, and imparting knowledge to prepare         have the important job of inspiring, motivating, and imparting knowledge to prepare
  young people for life.                                                                      young people for life.
   
  Skills in building experiences that educate as well as entertain audiences are a            Skills in building experiences that educate as well as entertain audiences are a hallmark
  hallmark of The Disney organization, as they are an essential part of an educator’s         of The Disney organization, as they are an essential part of an educator’s day.  We both
  day.  We both communicate stories. Do we do it well or poorly?  All of us can benefit        communicate stories. Do we do it well or poorly?  All of us can benefit from analyzing
  from analyzing how we develop experiences so that we can learn new ways to impart           how we develop experiences so that we can learn new ways to impart knowledge and
  knowledge and improve our delivery.                                                         improve our delivery.
                                                                                               
  During the “de-brief” of the field study using the Haunted Mansion at Disney’s Magic         During the “de-brief” of the field study using the Hall of Presidents at Disney’s Magic
  Kingdom, we hope to share with you some of the techniques that we use in captivating        Kingdom, we hope to share with you some of the techniques that we use in captivating
  our audiences at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort.  Amid all the thinking, creating, and        our audiences at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort.  Amid all the thinking, creating, and
  planning, we ask you to remember to pursue the one element characteristic of all            planning, we ask you to remember to pursue the one element characteristic of all
  successful learning – having fun!                                                           successful learning – having fun!

  There is no additional cost to attend this session. Make sure you select either session     There is no additional cost to attend this session. Make sure you select this session
  during the online registration process.                                                     during the online registration process.


  Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM                                                                 Saturday: 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM                 Best Practices
  Saturday: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM




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                                            Blueprint for Excellence School Improvement Model

                                                                                     The Blueprint for Excellence can help your school determine how well
                                                                                     it is doing in nine areas of critical performance that research says
                                                                                     leads to educational excellence.
                                                                                     This comprehensive school assessment can guide the creation of a
                                                                                     school-wide action plan that includes measurable student achievement
                                                                                     and, potentially, can result in the honor of receiving the Blue Ribbon
                                                                                     Lighthouse School Award, which celebrates schools that excel in all
                                                                                     nine performance areas.
                                                                                     The Blueprint for Excellence is the brainchild of Blue Ribbon Schools of
                                                                                     Excellence, Inc., an organization of seasoned education professionals
                                                                                     with many years of experience in identifying schools of excellence for
                                                                                     federal agencies at the national level. These individuals have
                                                                                     dedicated their lives to immersing themselves in the finest quality
                                                                                     research on school excellence.
                                                                                     Their understanding of the components that accumulate to form a
                                                                                     first-class, high performing school has led them to create a
                                                                                     challenging, online self evaluation tool that schools can use to
                                                                                     compare their practices to the very best — to identify their strengths
                                                                                     and weaknesses.


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Upcoming Events
December 6-10, 2011 - Blueprint for Excellence Conference, Walt Disney World, Florida - Registration is Live
April 12-13, 2012 - Blueprint for Excellence Spring Institute, Reading, Massachusetts - Registration is Live
April 27-28, 2012 - Blueprint for Excellence Spring Institute, Grayslake, Illinois
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                                                                                                             Blueprint for Excellence School Improvement Process
                                                                                                                 How to become a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School
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