Making It Happen

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					Making It Happen
    CEA Symposium 2007

        Ben Levin
          OISE
             The Next Hour
• Lots of commonality in ideas
             The Next Hour
• Lots of commonality in ideas
• Weaker on strategies
  – These are not new ideas
              The Next Hour
• Lots of commonality in ideas
• Weaker on strategies
  – These are not new ideas
• How can we actually advance this agenda?
  – Push you to think this through
                    Topics
• What are the tough questions we did not ask?

• How do we get real change at scale?

• What are the constraints and barriers

• What happens next?
What tough questions did
      we not ask?
  -2 minutes for discussion at tables
  -5 minutes debrief
          The Challenge of Scale
• Ontario
  –   72 boards
  –   4900 schools
  –   120,000 teachers
  –   2 million students
• Change in one school or 20 schools just is not
  enough
        The Challenge of Scale
- What are options for change at scale?
- 2-3 minutes at tables
- Then debrief
Courtesy of Michael Fullan
       Barriers and Constraints
- What is in the way of change?
- Internal/external?
- Will/skill?

- Avoid ‘if only…’
Habits and Attitudes
                 What Next?
- For your next discussions:
- What is the most important thing to do?

- What is the first thing to do?

- What can we do to improve the chances of
  success?
Learning
       The Need for Balance
• Vision
• Realism
• Optimism
Thank you and good
       luck!

				
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