(from the left) – Carrie Froese – Vancouver SD, Tara Zielinski- West Vancouver SD, Ellen Roberts- BCPVPA, and Kathleen Barter – North Vancouver SD
The British Columbia Principal Vice-Principal Association Team recently presented the Leading a Culture of Learning standard of the Instructional Leadership domain in the newly updated BCPVPA Standards of Leadership.
The book by Gary Keller with Papasan, Jay – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, provided an organizing frame for the three sessions that North Vancouver administrators rotated through. Participants were challenged to define one thing that would most impact student achievement to take away as a focus in their schools at the end of each session. We could not have asked for participants who were more engaged throughout all of the sessions. This sli.do word cloud represents some of “The One Thing” commitments NOVA administrators are incorporating into their work.
As promised, the sources listed below include the links for ease of access. These are some of the key sources that informed our thinking as we created the sessions presented.
Breakspear, Simon. (2017). Learning Sprints and the Clarifying Canvas
- Learning Sprints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6wjU-lu3QM
- Agile Schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPG_Ai3G4bk
Dewitt, Peter (2017). Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences That Matter Most. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin / Learning Forward.
Donohoo, Jenni (2017). Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning. Corwin / learningforward / Ontario Principals’ Council, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Erikson, Lynn: A Quick Guide to Concept-Based Learning and Curriculum
Concept Based Education https://www.rubicon.com/concept-based-learning-curriculum/
Fullan, Michael. (2018). Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail. Corwin.
Gawande, Atul (2009). The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. Henry Holt and Company.
Hargreaves, A., & O’Connor, Michael (2018). Collaborative Professionalism: When Teaching Together Means Learning For All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Hattie, John (2012). Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing impact of learning. New York, NY: Routledge.
Katz, S., Earl Earl, L., & Ben Jaafar, S. (2009). Building and connecting learning communities: The power of networks for school improvement, Thousand Oaks, CA., Corwin.
McTighe, Jay & Curtis, Greg (2015). Leading Modern Learning – A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools. Solution Tree.
Parker, Kathryn, Boudett, Elizabeth, & Murnane, Richard J. Eds. (2013). Data Wise, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning , Harvard Education Press. Cambridge.
Robinson, Viviane (2013) Five Facets
Sinek, Simon (2009). Start with why — how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA
Wiseman, Liz, Allen, Lois, & Foster, Elise (2013). The Multiplier Effect – Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press.