The upcoming Leadership Institute is at capacity. I know there will be some cancellations as districts make final decisions about when to end their school years based on the need to make up snow days from our challenging winter.
Please finish registration for the June Leadership Institute by next Monday morning, May 13. That afternoon, we’ll be reviewing the numbers and making whatever decisions we need to get as many districts into the institute as possible. You can expect to receive confirmation of your registration next week and the Tech Team will be rolling out the Institute App. It’s really cool if you’ll pardon my use of that not so very precise and technical term.
Chat with us on Twitter, Tuesdays at 7:30PM – This weeks topic: Building Networks
In this new feature of Blueprint Installation Central, we’ll highlight a specific Blueprint component and then carry that conversation to the rest of the Dialogue Series that week. So in today’s post, we will explore an aspect of the Building Network and we’ll continue that conversation in our Twitter Live Chat tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
The Building Network is an interconnected team that is strategically designed to purposefully and urgently work interdependently toward common goals while holding one another collectively accountable for realizing dramatic improvement in student, teacher, and leader performance.
The Blueprint’s Building Network Planning Tool gives us further guidance by specifically outlining the Building Network’s five purposes which are:
Building Networks are established at the Lobby Level as the Performance Management Driver System is installed. The Building Network is not to be confused with a traditional school improvement team. A significant question each principal should ask her/himself is, What is the difference between a Building Network and a school improvement team?
As you contemplate those differences, also consider this quote by noted physicist, Albert Einstein. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Today we’re rolling out a new feature in the Online Warehouse. Within the Blueprint’s corridor, we’ve added a folder called “Research Summaries” to the set of tools and resources. Our research team, Stephen Best and Dr. Nora Evers have been busy and we are going to start sharing some of their work with you. This week, I’ve added 13 summaries to this folder and they are listed here for your convenience. Each week, when appropriate, I’ll note additional summaries and full-text articles that we’ve added to the warehouse. I hope you’re find this additional resource helpful to you and your team.
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