Our intent with this issue of the Blueprint Bulletin is to encourage those who attended the institute to move to action; for those who weren’t able to join us, please connect with your SWFT facilitator to determine how s/he can support you and your district by embedding the learning around leadership, instructional infrastructure, and student support as your district builds and strengthens these areas.
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire teammates and customers.” ~ Robin Sharma The world has changed, schooling has changed, and the nature of school leadership is …
Earlier this week we shared with you the concept of Small System Cycles or the Input-Process-Output-Feedback model. Now let’s apply this concept to monitor your Continuity of Learning Plan. Why are we suggesting this? You have heard it before and most likely have lived it before, a plan means nothing if it is not implemented well.
Creating and sustaining systems using the Blueprint framework is complex and at times may seem daunting as you go about your day leading and teaching. There are district systems, building routines, networks, and infrastructures. If you stay in the theoretical world of the Blueprint for too long you forget about the need to take the complicated and parse into reasonable bite-size chunks that can be put into action.
The ultimate goal of data-driven, decision-making organizations is to continuously improve results. In a school district, these results are tied to improving student outcomes. This means collecting, analyzing, and responding to relevant data daily, weekly, and monthly to improve leading, teaching, and learning.