Policy and Systems Change
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STATE TEAM DISCUSSION TOPICS
We invite you, as a team, to view the video to the right with Dr. Cynthia Osborne of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas (and the Project on Educator Effectiveness & Quality), then consider:
- As you work to develop a coherent, comprehensive statewide system to improve educator effectiveness, how are you organizing your staffing to reflect your vision and overcome the tendency to work in silos?
Staff originally hired to monitor implementation of federal programs are being asked to do different work--
- What competencies are you looking for among your staff and new hires?
- What new jobs are emerging?
- How will you develop the capacity of your staff to serve in new roles?
INTERVIEW WITH DR. CYNTHIA OSBORNE
SYSTEMS CHANGE TOPICS
- How do our policies reify an industrial model of education? What are the implications of Michael Fullan's concepts of transformation for our choices about which state policy levers and practices to change and how we change them?
- How can states change the rules, encourage innovation, and apply new principles, practices, and policies toward the transformation of evaluation systems?
- What are drivers for whole-system reform and how can we use them in ways that increase the likelihood of successful implementation? What roles do SEAs serve in supporting the implementation of innovations at the local district level?
- What have been some of the most important lessons learned by states and local districts as they adopted educator workforce policies?
- How have data systems informed the process of systems change?
- Who are the key stakeholders and how receptive have they been to reforms? What strategies have states used to engage the support or buy-in of stakeholders?
Read more about the Systems Change Strand HERE.
RECOMMENDED READINGS AND MATERIALS
- Michael Fullan:
- CCSSO: State Policy Implications of the Model Core Teaching Standards
- NCTAF matrix: The Future of Learning
- NCTAF Video: NCTAF also offers this video as an example of a school achieving their vision of professional collaboration in a genuine learning organization.
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WEBINARS & PRESENTATIONS
September 27 NCLB Waivers Webinar: SCEE hosted a webinar regarding the US Department of Education announcement of provisions for NCLB flexibility requests.
Members can go to this discussion thread to access the webinar recording and materials. (NOTE: You must be a member of the SCEE Overall discussion group to access this. If you are a member but are not in SCEE Overall, just request an invitation to the group and the site administrator will get you connected.)
April 12 Webinar: All Systems Go: Whole Systems Reform with Michael Fullan, Special Advisor on Education to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario.
April 2011 National Summit Presentations:
- Michael Fullan: All Systems Go: Whole Systems Reform
- National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF): A Game Changer: From Artisan Teaching to Professional Collaboration in Genuine Learning Organizations
- West Wind Education Policy Inc.: Exercising Leadership for Systems Change.