Envisioning Systemic Change
Nineteen primary level teams completed the first three days of Lesley University’s Literacy Leadership Team Institute. During this time, six-member school literacy teams – comprised of the principal, the literacy coach, classroom teachers, interventionists, and other key literacy personnel- had the opportunity to explore issues critical to systemic school improvement.
One of my favorite parts of this training is an activity where teams construct a model of their school based on nine components– values and beliefs, leadership, standards, assessment, classroom, teaching, supplemental teaching, home/school community partnerships, professional development and implementation. Each group creates a visual representation that illustrates how they would like these nine components to build and depend upon each other in their school.