Gingerbread Academic Houses

How do District initiatives fit together to support the AF?

Our Role...

As principal leaders, we need to clearly message district initiatives and help teachers fit disparate pieces together. We will do that by demonstrating how they all fit together.
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Our Task...

Build and Sell a Strong Gingerbread House which represents the Design that Transforms Teaching and Learning in Cedar Hill.


  • Work with your team to construct a solid gingerbread house.
  • Select a timekeeper, materials manager, recorder, and spokesman/salesman
  • Label the structural components with the word splash words. Articulate why they are structurally important.
  • Design & embellish the gingerbread house with district and campus initiatives so that each intentionally supports the structural components. You may add your own initiatives.
  • Prepare your sales pitch. Use template as your guide but feel free to be creative.
  • During the presentation, the goal is to SELL your house and understanding how it all fits together and how to message it.
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Sales Pitch Template...

  • Take a look at the foundation, it is built on _____ because....
  • The walls are made of sturdy ____ that help...
  • Everything fits together perfectly to provide our students with....


*Note - Give examples, Pebble Creek - literacy and attributes - high-quality PD focused on informational text, etc.