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Title: USM Summer Math Institute www'usm'edusummermathinstitute


1
USM Summer Math Institutewww.usm.edu/summermathi
nstitute
  • 2004
  • Presented by Terrell Luckey
  • Principal
  • Magee Middle School

2
Challenges of the New Millennium
  • Centralized vs Decentralized

Increased Federal Control
Decreased funding and support
Parent/Student/Community Involvement
Delivery of Educational Services
Accountability
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  • I dont know the key to success, but the key to
    failure is trying to please everybody

--Bill Cosby
5
VISION
  • Without a vision the people perish!!!!!!!!

6
Leadership
  • Shared through empowerment
  • InitiatingTask Accomplishment
  • ConsiderationHuman Relations
  • Transformational (collaborative, professionalism
    and empowerment, understanding change)
  • Situational

7
Leadership Traits
Leaders possess more..
  • Capacity (intelligence, alertness, verbal
    facility, originality and judgment)
  • Achievement (scholarship, knowledge and athletic
    achievement)
  • Responsibility (dependability, initiative,
    persistence, aggressiveness, self-confidence and
    desire to excel)
  • Participation (activity, sociability,
    cooperation, adaptability and humor)
  • Status (socio-economic, position and popularity)

8
Communication
9
Principals can Improve Schools by
  • Feeling a genuine commitment to school projects
  • Being an advocate who promotes and defends school
    improvement projects
  • Being one who links the school improvement
    project with other parts of the system
  • By acquiring resources
  • Careful selection of staff
  • Supplying initiative, energy, and direction
  • Providing problem-solving assistance and support
  • Delegating and moving to the back when teachers
    assume leadership
  • Providing words of encouragement and acts of
    assistance
  • Giving feedback and providing two-way
    communication

10
Developing an Action Plan
  • Identify areas to be addressed
  • Establish and/or clarify goals
  • Establish Deadlines
  • Provide resources and assistance
  • Provide periodic feedback and resources
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Provide for revision as needed

11

Technology
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Personal Digital Assistants-PDA
  • A PDA is a pocket organizer. PDA handhelds have
    a suite of applications that have made lives
    easier. You can create documents in Word, view
    PowerPoint presentations, edit datasheets, and
    create digital Photo albums.
  • You can even snap in a road atlas expansion card
    or add a portable keyboard to create documents on
    the road.
  • You can also receive wireless internet service.

13
HomeMain menufind and launch software
applications
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Infrared (IR)Beam files to other IR-enabled
PDAs
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Hot SyncHotSync your PDA to save all your data
on your PC. You can also type on your PC and
HotSync the info to your PDA
16
For PDA demonstration go to
  • http//studentwebs.umes.edu/wvhines/my_palm_pilot.
    htm

17

CREATING A SHARED VISION
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Principals lead through shared vision and values
rather than through rules and procedures
  • Engage the faculty in the co-creation of shared
    vision and values
  • Work together to find common ground and build
    consensus
  • Rely on shared vision to guide school decisions
    instead of rules/regulations driven place
  • The goal is to give people the direction they
    need to act autonomously through sharing school

19
Creating a shared context
  • Look through the world through each others eyes.
  • Back up solutions to needs.
  • How will this proposal impact our jobs?

20
Focusing and Processing Structures
  • Shared Vision necessary for Consensus Building
  • Common values and beliefs
  • Communicating the vision
  • Participant involvement

21
Building a Shared Vision
22
Creating a shared context
  • Participants must be able to think from one
    anothers points of view. They do not have to
    agree with someone elses perspective, but they
    do have to understand it.

23

Improving Instruction
24
Elements for Effective Supervision of Instruction
  • Principal-Teacher Relationship
  • Principal and Teacher Belief and Platforms
  • Subject Content Goals and Objectives
  • Planning and Design of Instruction
  • Methodology and Strategies for Delivery of
    Instruction
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Learning and
    Program Outcomes
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Data

25
Components of Effective Lessons
  • Planning
  • Management
  • Instruction that is
  • A . Effective
  • B . Efficient
  • C . Relevant

26

School Culture
27
Organizational Cultureis
  • The social glue that holds an organization
    together

28
Administrators Shape School Culture through
  • Choice of staff
  • Formal leadership appointments
  • Working with informal leaders
  • Handling conflict between formal and informal
    leaders
  • Regular two-way communication

29
Effective School Cultures have
  • An emphasis on academic effort and achievement
  • A belief that all students can achieve
  • Ongoing faculty development and innovation
  • A safe and orderly learning environment

30

Understanding todays culture and the times we
live in
31
  • Baby Boomers (1946-60)

Generation X (1961-1976)
Generation Why? (1977-present)
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Generation Why
  • A broad term describing the 68 million
    individuals born between 1977-present (post
    generation X). Originally coined by teen expert
    Eric Chester, Generation Why is typified by youth
    who continually question the standards and
    expectations imposed by societyas in why does
    it matter? and why should I care?

33
Generation Why
  • Impatientcannot wait patience was a virtue, now
    it may be considered a weakness.
  • Disengaged from the process we knewwe think
    sequentially or linear they think mosaic why
    cant you go directly to what you want if money?
    dont work, figure out loopholes, or just win the
    lottery.
  • Disrespectfulyou dont get respect because you
    are an elder, teacher, preacher, or parent.

34
Generation Why
  • Blunt, Expressivewe were taught to be humble and
    polite now-- bite me, you suck! Expression is
    valued over self-control.
  • Skepticalwe have told them one thing and done
    something else they hear a lot of
    misinformation Does justice prevail?---Innocent
    as opposed to not guilty.
  • Image Drivenhair, clothes, tattoos, body
    piercing.

35
Generation Why
  • Resilientmany have overcome adversity, broken
    families
  • Tolerantmore so than their parents
  • Committed and loyal, but sometimes to wrong
    causes
  • Learn at a high rate and think fast
  • Adapt rapidlycope well with change

36
Generation Why
  • Rebound easily
  • Creative
  • Innovativemany can teach themselves and they
    dont always think school is the way to learn
  • Self-reliantkids take care of themselves, do
    laundry, meals, get up get to school

37
Strategies for dealing with Generation Why
  • Focus on the positive they hear enough negative,
    media, kids should be looking forward to tomorrow
  • Be Honest dont lie to them, tune in to their
    frequencymusic, movies, shows, clothes
  • Only have those rules you believe inconcentrate
    on what is important and take out everything else
  • Or else is gone
  • Build Relationships
  • Know the why as well as the what
  • Dont be afraid to do things differently
  • Set the exampleWhy learns by example not advice

38
Principals must be.
  • Trustworthy---these leaders obtain
  • the best work from their employees
  • More people-oriented than task
  • oriented
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