Future Ready in LWISD

The Why, The What and The How

Our Goals for Today and Every Day

  1. Defining Future Ready
  2. Understanding Why the WHY is Important
  3. Creating Beliefs
  4. Formulating a Plan

What Does it Mean to be Future Ready?

  1. What are the 2 to 3 biggest changes in the world over the past 20 years?
  2. What are 2 to 3 skills that students need in order to address the changes in society you listed above?
  3. Looking at the skills you listed in answering the previous question, how intentional are you in helping students develop these skills?
  4. Do you want to be intentional about these things? Why is it important?
TED: Simon Sinek - "The Golden Circle" Clip

"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 rather WHY you do it.

WHO DOES THIS REALLY WELL?

Nike Presents: Just Do It -- Possibilities (Extended Director's Cut)

Nike, Inc.

TO BRING INSPIRATION AND INNOVATION TO EVERY ATHLETE* IN THE WORLD

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

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.”

Dodge -- "God Made a Farmer"

Dodge

“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."

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

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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 organization 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 organization 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.

Vision

Once you have created a vision or belief statement for your classroom, campus, or district and a stranger walks into your school, what will they see that would provide evidence of your belief and vision?

Formulating a Plan with BrightBytes

Using the data you already have!
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What LWISD HAS and What LWISD NEEDS

LEADERSHIP TAKES MANY FORMS

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

What strategies did you see dancing guy use in the video to lead the movement?

A Breakdown of the Narration

  • A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous.
  • You must be easy to follow.
  • The first follower is crucial to the movement and must be embraced as an equal.
  • It's not about the leader anymore, it's about THEM - the followers.
  • It takes guts to be a first follower: You stand out and face ridicule.
  • Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of LEADERSHIP.
  • A first follower transforms a loan nut into a leader.
  • If a leader is the flint, then the follower is the spark that really makes the fire.
  • The next follower turns the whole thing into a movement.
  • New followers emulate the first followers, not the leader.
  • New followers won't stand out; they won't be ridiculed; they WILL be a part of the in-crowd - if they hurry.
  • Eventually most will become followers because NOW they will be ridiculed if they don't join in.

In a Lone "NUT" Shell

  • Nurture your first few followers as equals!
  • Make everything about the movement...not YOU!
  • Be public...Be easy to follow!
  • Leadership is overglorified.
  • There's no movement without the first follower!
  • The best way to make a movement is to courageously follow and show others how to follow!
  • When you find a lone nut doing something great, show others how to stand up and join in!

Teela Watson

Director of Digital Learning & Leadership Development

ESC Region 11

twatson@esc11.net