Uplift by connecting leaders to purpose
We connected people and school communities to their passion and purpose.
Uplift by connecting leaders to possibility
We help leaders tap into their agency and get out of their comfort zone.
In the same way our learning experiences are designed to challenge leaders and teams to reimagine what’s possible, we’ve been doing some reimagining internally too. In FY19, we launched an initiative to strategically integrate one or more of these core concepts to improve what we do and how we do it.
Reduce predictability of race, family income and geography as markers for student success.
2. Design Thinking & Improvement Science:
Integrate human-centered design processes and disciplined study of how to improve as a platform to shift mindsets
3. Social and Emotional Competencies:
Grow soft skills such as self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship building
4. Dialog and Deliberation:
Integrate the principles of community engagement to amplify the voices of school stakeholders
Photos from Base Camp and Leadership Summit Cohorts during FY19
Uplift by connecting teams to self and one another
There is power in efficacy. Change begins when leaders and the teams they lead believe they are change agents.
Self-efficacy moves educators from reliance and uplifts them into ownership.
In FY19, teachers in particular developed a stronger sense of self-efficacy when their voice was not only amplified but valued.
Collective efficacy uplifts from compliance into partnership.
For entire school systems to improve, the people within them need to be driving toward improvement together. Teams need a shared belief they can achieve their goal and a sense of shared responsibility for results. Collective efficacy isn’t built overnight, but Base Camp and Leadership Summit plants the seed.
Our pre-post evaluations tell us that those who attend are more familiar with the concept and strategies to build collective efficacy as a result of their learning experience.
*On a 1 to 6 scale. 1 = Lowest, 6 = Highest.
Similarly, strategic improvement planning (SIP) are design to amplify student and community voice—critical for building collective efficacy among all stakeholders that influence school system outcomes. We aim to center student needs in the process, especially those students and families who are not historically well-served by the school; ensure that meaningful equity of voice and psychological safety are secured for all participants; and introduce participants to resources they can use to lead plan implementation.
Dalton Public Schools
Thomasville City Schools
Cook County Schools
Crawford County Schools
McIntosh County Schools
Oconee County Schools
Pickens County Public Schools
Taylor County School System
Union County Schools
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Photos from our SIP sessions in Oconee County Schools and Dalton City Schools.