Future Ready Leaders

Building Future Ready Leaders - The Why, What and How

How can we, as Administrators in XXXISD, develop ownership in the value of student-centered instruction?

Beginning Activity: What does it mean to be Future Ready?

  1. What are the 2 to 3 biggest changes in the last 25-30 years?

  2. List 2 to 3 skills that your children/students need to address the changes in society you described above.

  3. Looking at the skills you listed in answering the previous question, how intentional is your school or district in helping your students develop these skills?

Lesson Video 1

What are the skills being taught in lesson 1?

What does the teacher/students need to do to address the skills identified in the beginning activity? What is missing?

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Lesson Video 2

What are the skills being taught in lesson 1?

What does the teacher/students need to do to address the skills identified in the beginning activity? What is missing?

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“The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” - Diane Ravitch

Vision - You don't convince people by telling them what you do, but by WHY you do it.

Once you have created a vision and a stranger walks into your school building, what will they see that would provide evidence of your vision?

TED: Simon Sinek - "The Golden Circle" Clip
Apple - Designed By Apple - Intention

Apple, Inc.

“We believe that we are on the face of the earth to make great products and that’s not changing. We are constantly focusing on innovating. We believe in the simple not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make, and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects, so that we can really focus on the few that are truly important and meaningful to us. We believe in deep collaboration and cross-pollination of our groups, which allow us to innovate in a way that others cannot. And frankly, we don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every group in the company, and we have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change. And I think regardless of who is in what job those values are so embedded in this company that Apple will do extremely well.”
Nike Presents: Just Do It -- Possibilities

Nike, Inc.


*If you have a body, you are an athlete.

Dodge -- "God Made a Farmer"


“We are dedicated to providing a convenient, rewarding and friendly experience by listening to our customers and employees and responding to their changing needs. We will strive to continuously improve this experience through effective training, innovative technologies, and a commitment to achieve the highest level of satisfaction by caring employees who are empowered to fulfill this vision…with every customer, every vehicle, every day."

Activity: Why do you do what you do?

Writing a vision statement

Begin your statement with "I believe..."

Your Vision Statement should start with what you believe, why you do what you do -- your purpose or cause on a level higher than what your company does or makes. Try starting your statement with the words "I believe..." or "I envision a world..." You'll find what follows will be quite different than what you expect. You can always take out those opening words later, if you want.

Don't write more than two lines for what you believe.

This is not the place for long-winded descriptions about what your company does or its value to the world. The opening of your statement shouldn't require more than a line or two to capture the world you imagine.

Leave what you sell out of it.

This is a statement of your vision, not what you do. Nowhere in Southwest Airlines' mission does it say anything about being an airline. What you do is important, but not at this level.

Post your vision on https://todaysmeet.com/PPP

How - How do we as leaders implement and sustain the vision?

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Activity: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy - The First Follower and more...

Today, we are going to be learning some lessons about leadership from a shirtless dancing guy. We will watch dancing guy create a movement, from start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and during this, we will hear from Derek Sivers as he dissects some fascinating lessons about leadership.

Write down 5 strategies that you saw dancing guy use in the video to lead the movement.

Activity: Artifacts

Find three artifacts that express your vision that can be shared with others. Please enter your artifacts on this TitanPad:


Presentation: Resource Sharing

Teela Watson presents a variety of resources she uses as a campus principal that models her vision of what she wants education to be at her campus.

Presentation: Common Vocabulary

Tracie Cain presents how developing a common vocabulary impacts a shared vision for your school. The following word clouds expresses how a common vocabulary can develop over time to be less random and more organized. A common vocabulary directs the conversation throughout the district and develops a shared vision throughout the schools.


Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Activity: SWOT Analysis

Using the driving question, perform a SWOT analysis of where you are as a district.

Activity: How do you do it?

Explain How you think and act.

Now that you've articulated Why you you do what you do, it's time to explain how you do it. There are probably two to five distinct characteristics or values about How

Ponder ISD operates that makes you unique in the way you are going about realizing your vision.

These ideas should not be amorphous. They should be specific and actionable. They should be written in a way that people can be held accountable. "Innovative," for example, is hard to hold people accountable to. You can't say to someone, "be innovative." How do you know when they are? But you can say, "always have options to any solution you offer," for example.

What - What do you do as leaders to make your vision a reality?

Above And Beyond

Activity: Learn about the HEAT Framework

In your groups, jigsaw each letter of H.E.A.T. Explain the differences in each level along with an example of something you might see in a classroom. Describe instructionally the differences between Level 1 and Level 6 for each letter.

HEAT Analysis

Watch the following videos and discuss the HEAT Level based on what you have observed.

Several videos are taken from the Florida Integration Matrix ((http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php). This is another great tool as you are developing a common vocabulary

Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History

Activity: Lesson Analysis - Turning up the HEAT

Reflecting on the first two videos we have already viewed twice, discuss in your group:

  1. What reflective question would you share with the teacher?
  2. What other information do you need from the teacher to help him/her turn up the HEAT on the lesson?
  3. What suggestions could you make to increase the HEAT of the lesson?

Activity: Engaging and High HEAT Instructional Strategies

Each group will take one of the instructional strategies listed below and present to the entire room the answers to the following questions:
  1. What is it?
  2. What characteristics make the strategy high HEAT?
  3. What are the opportunities and challenges?
  4. What examples are there?

Instructional strategies to research:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Challenge Based Learning
  • Flipped Instruction
  • Gamification

Activity: What do you do?

What are you doing to bring your vision to life?

You've articulated your belief and how you go about doing what you do, now explain what you do - the things you deliver that will serve as proof to the world of Why and How you do things.