Mission and VisionMy Core Values, Our Shared Beliefs
12/07/1111APS VISION: The vision of Atlanta Public Schools is to be a student-centered, high-performing urban school district, where all students become successful, life-long learners and leaders.
APS MISSION Atlanta Public Schools educates all students through academic excellence, preparing them for success in life, service and leadership.
Our Vision and Mission22Which words stand out? What are the keep elements of each? What does each look like in practice? What We Believe
.Any comments from anyone?12/07/113 What We Believe - soloLook at the list of wordsQuickly select all those that are expressed in your schools mission and visionAvoid (dont select) words that arent expressed12/07/11412/07/1144ALLOT NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES FOR THISPlease Look at this list of 51 words, I want you to quickly select all those that are expressed in your schools mission and visionDont dwell too much on this as you wont have lots of timeIll alert you when you have about 15 seconds remainingAny Questions about what Im asking you to do? What We Believe - soloLook at the words you selectedChoose seven words that are most important to your schools mission and vision12/07/11512/07/1155ALLOT NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES FOR THISLook at the words you selectedI want you to thoughtfully choose the seven words that are most important to your schools mission and visionWrite these words in spaces on the paperIll alert you when you have about 15 seconds remainingAny Questions about what Im asking you to do?What We Believe - clusterLook at your seven wordsFind these words on the wall by clusterWrite your FIRST name on each of the pages that list your seven words12/07/11612/07/1166ALLOT NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES FOR THISLook at your seven words, I used to ask people to narrow this list down to threeI wont do that today, instead I want you to look around the roomWe have the 51 words posted all aroundTake your list and your pen then go to each page and write your FIRST nameWhen have written your FIRST name on the pages of your seven words, return to your seatFOR EXAMPLE IF I CHOSE creativity, equity, learning, fun, passion, collaboration, and honesty, then I would go to each of these pages and write my nameAny Questions about what Im asking you to do?MISSION and VISION - clusterStand in front of one of the pagesCount the number of names under each of the four words on the pageWrite the numbers in large print on the page12/07/11712/07/1177ALLOT NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES FOR THISI need your help, at my signal, I want each of you to stand in front on one of the 51 words posted all aroundTake your pen and count the number of FIRST names written on your sheetWrite the total number of names in LARGE print on the page so that the number fills the space of the pageAny Questions about what Im asking you to do?Ready? Go!MISSION and VISION teamsWrite a new mission and a new vision incorporating the value words or the essence of these words12/07/11812/07/1188ALLOT NO MORE THAN TEN MINUTES FOR THISNow its your turn, TO WORK ON YOUR CLUSTERS MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTSI want you to write draft missions and visions for your clusterUse the pages to brainstorm your statementsWe will take 10 minutes for this taskIll alert you when you have about 60 seconds remainingAny Questions about what Im asking you to do?
MISSION and VISION teamsShare your draft mission and vision statements that incorporate the value words or the essence of these words12/07/11912/07/1199ALLOT NO MORE THAN TEN MINUTES FOR THISLets hear from youThese are all our children;we will benefit by or pay forwhat they become.
James BaldwinWhy Mission and Vision Matter12/07/111012/07/111010Theres a song what includes the words free your mind and the rest will follow.
To put it another way,
what you think believe
which influences how you live
and how you lead.
What you think and believe matter to the children we serve.