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					Vision & Core Learning




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                  IDEALS
    Practices for High-Achieving
              Schools
• 1. Shared Values,         • 6. Inquiry & Discourse
  Common Goals &
  Shared Purpose
• 2. Authentic Teaching,    • 7. Supportive School
  Learning &                  Administrator Leadership
  Assessment
• 3. Shared Leadership &    • 8. Connection to Home &
  Decision-Making             Community
• 4. Caring/Personalized,   • 9. Concern for Equity
  Small School
                            • 10. Access to External
• 5. Teacher Collaborate
  & Learn Together            Expertise



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     Vision & Learning

You will:
• Begin to develop a shared vision for
  teaching and learning with
  technology and discuss how it can
  guide decision making;
• Practice inquiry and discourse
  processes for considering your
  vision; and,
• Use technology in inquiry processes.

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    School as Professional
    Community
  Five years of research in more than 1,500
  schools linked high levels of student
  achievement with the following teacher
  practices:

• Pursuing a clear, shared purpose for all students’
  learning
• Engaging in collaborative activity to achieve the
  purpose
• Taking collective responsibility for student learning
                          (Newmann & Wehlage, 1995)
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Shared Vision & Goals

• What is the mission of your
  school or district?
  • How can your vision, mission &
    goals inform your classroom
    practices?




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Moving vision and mission
            to
focus on student learning
• Describe your most
  memorable learning
  experience.

• What are the
  commonalities?
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          Shared Vision
• Shared vision, common goals and shared
  purpose in the classroom:
   • conducted with and by those impacted
   • derived from democratic processes
   • focused on teaching and learning
   • a guide for future decisions about school
     and classroom practices.
   • (Glickman, 1993)



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  Shared Vision: Definitions
• What students are expected to know and be able to
  do, those teaching strategies that produce these
  outcomes and the student demonstrations of the
  learning.
   • Allen, Rogers, Hensley, Glanton, and Livingston
     1999

• Answers to “What do you believe about curriculum,
  instruction, assessment, and the environment related
  to the learning of students at this school?”
   • Bernhardt, 2002, p. 104

• “…before thoughtful decisions can be made about
  which technologies to purchase and how to use them,
  the district or school must clarify its learning
  priorities and preferences.”
   • McKenzie, 2001, p. 30
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Shared Vision

• Vision is an image of the future
  – it is where we are heading
• Vision expresses values and
  beliefs about what a school
  community considers to be
  of real importance in education


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Shared Vision Examples
 • Western Australian Overarching
   Learning Outcomes
     − www.fno.org/nov00/f5.html
 • Cherokee Middle School
     − http://sps.k12.mo.us/chms/values.htm
 • Evanston Township High School
     − http://www.eths.k12.il.us/information/visio
       n.htm
 • Washington Elementary School
     − http://washingtonelementary.com/mission.
       html


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Shared Vision Examples
• What similarities were there among the
  examples?

• What similarities were there among the
  examples and your commonalities?

• How could you use these ideas to
  enhance and focus on student learning?


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Putting Vision into
Action
• View video of teaching and learning
 with technology, and look for
 examples of your vision of teaching
 and learning

• Discuss:
  • What examples of your vision did you
    see?
  • How were students using technology?
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Technology in the
Classroom
• How can technology support your
  vision of teaching and learning?
• Consider
               Curriculum
               Instruction
               Assessment
              Environment


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How do you get to the
vision?
Change Process
• Change
   • A process, not an event
   • Made first by individuals, then institutions
   • Is highly personal
   • Entails developmental growth in feelings and
     skills
• Interventions
   • People first
   • Innovation second


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 Realizing Your Vision for
Teaching and Learning with
        Technology
Goals    Obstacles   Actions




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