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Get Ready. Values - Attitudes and beliefs that drive actions Vision - Preferred Future that is desired Mission - Our current reason for being. Principle 1: What are our Values?. Attitudes and behaviors an organization embraces Shared, collective commitments to achieve the vision. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Get Ready.

Get Ready.Values - Attitudes and beliefs that drive actions Vision - Preferred Future that is desired Mission - Our current reason for being

Principle 1:What are our Values?Attitudes and behaviors an organization embraces

Shared, collective commitments to achieve the vision2Key Characteristics of ValuesExpress shared commitment to certain behaviorsReflect attitudes and beliefsArticulate what we will do and how we will behaveOften asked where should we start, with Mission, Vision or Values? Usually values drive what you collectively believe, and provide a springboard for identifying common vision. Begin with the CoreIndividually respond to the following prompt:You are at your retirement party. What are people saying about:You?Your work?The legacy you are leaving?

Begin with the CoreIn your team, share your individual reflections.

Document similarities expressed across team members.

Based on these responses, generate a list of team values.

Share with whole groupWhat is Vision?A picture of what we can become that guides decision-making and actions

Provides a sense of direction for a better future

Is clear, compelling, feasible and focused

5Reflects the collective direction of its stakeholders

Former Secretary of Education Riley reports the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didnt exist in 2004Students are currently being prepared for jobs that dont yet existusing technologies that havent been inventedin order to solve problems we dont even know are problems yet.Students starting 4 year technical or college program will find half of their learning in first year will be outdated by their 3rd year of study.Without a clear vision, we haveRandom decisionsLack of unityPolicies, programs, procedures that dont support one anotherWork at cross purposesOne Common Voice - One Plan Gather: Getting ReadyVision StatementsVision Statements: What do we wish to become? Vision instills an organization with a sense of direction. It asks, "If we are true to our purpose now, what might we become at some point in the future?

An effective vision statement articulates a vivid picture of the organization's future so compelling that a school's members will be motivated to work together to make it a reality.

Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour & Robert Eaker, 1998

A shared vision...motivates and energizes people.creates a proactive orientation.gives direction to people within the organization.establishes specific standards of excellence.creates a clear agenda for action.Professional Learning Communities at Work,Richard DuFour & Robert Eaker, 1998One Common Voice - One Plan Gather: Getting ReadyVision Statements

Importance of Personal VisionShared visions emerge from personal visions. This is how they derive their energy and how they foster commitment

If people dont have their own vision, all they can do is sign up for someone elses. The result is compliance, never commitment.

~ Peter Senge The Fifth DisciplineImportance of Personal VisionIdentify your personal vision in response to the following prompt:

If failure was truly not an option for any student, what would be different in your building 5 years from now?

9What would it look like, sound like, feel likeCollective Vision and ValuesGoing from personal to collective vision -Look across individual visions andidentify & chart commonalities or critical pointsWhole group discussion

Gallery WalkReview the various team posters.

What commonalities did you observe in the groups preferred future?

What new Ah-Has did your team discover from observing others work?

One Common Voice - One PlanGather: Getting ReadyVision StatementsVision ExampleA community of learners who use technology effectively, appreciate the multi-cultural society in which we live and are prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century.

There is a Holding a Shared Vision module that is available at:

Mi Map Holding a Shared Vision(See Module 2-1)

One Common Voice - One PlanGather: Getting ReadyVision Statements

VisioningIts not what the vision is that is importantits what the vision does.-Robert Fritz

Source: The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge, 1992MissionStatement: Why do we exist?The mission question challenges membersof the group to reflect on the fundamental purpose of the organization, the very reason for its existence to ask, "Why do we exist? What is our day-to-day purpose?"Your Mission/Purpose Statement describes your current reality. It needs to be crystal clear and only one line long.One Common Voice - One PlanGather: Getting Ready Mission Statement

One Common Voice - One Plan Gather: Getting Ready Mission StatementOne Example:It is the mission of our school to help each and every child to realize his or her full potential and become a responsible, productive citizen and life-long learner who is able to use technology effectively and appreciate the multi-cultural society in which we live as we prepare for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour & Robert Eaker, 1998

There is a Sharing Decision Making module that is available at:

Mi Map Sharing Decision Making(See Modules 8-1, 8-2 and 8-4)

One Common Voice - One PlanGather: Getting Ready

One Common Voice - One Plan Gather: Getting ReadySchool Level Change

First Order Changes

Second Order Changes

Specific classroom and schoolwide practices: Changes in efficiency, organization, specific practices, change without difference.Philosophy, focus, and ownership: Systemic change, fundamental ethos, philosophy, beliefs driving practice restructuring.

Smaller classes

Site-based councils

Ninety-minute teaching blocks

Schools within schools

First Order Change

Second Order ChangeChanging relationshipsand teaching strategies

Collaboration and ownershipExtended teaching and learning opportunitiesNew interactions and relationships

Coordinated focusedcurriculum Teaching teams with common planningResearch shows that first order changes are NOT necessarily predictors of student achievement.One Common Voice - One PlanGather: Getting Ready

Pulse CheckWhere is your building in terms of common values, vision & mission?

Do they exist? formally or informally?

Were they collectively created by current staff?

Do they reflect current educational initiatives & requirements?

Back to Unity of PurposeRefer back to your SLT values/beliefs:

How do our current vision and mission align with our beliefs related to student success?

What actions do we see on a day-to-day basis that tell us we are living these values and beliefs, and moving toward our vision?Example Mission, Vision, ValuesVision: To be the leader in all markets in which we participate.Mission: To transform knowledge into exceptional products and services.We Value:Continuous learningCommitment to our customersData-based decision makingHonest and open communication Highest quality products and servicesInfusing Mission, Vision, Values and Goals Into School CultureUse every conversation and meeting as an opportunity to discuss, clarify, and reinforce

Provide opportunities for stakeholders to articulate and discuss them

Celebrate success of implementation