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!