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The Tipping Point

http://gladwell.com/the-tipping-point/

This is an outstanding book on how epidemics occur. What does this have to do with technology and school? The implications for school leadership and organization can be easily seen. Author Malcolm Gladwell uses a variety of examples to illustrate the components of the theory. Basically, he asserts that three factors need to be in play to have a epidemic "tip" or start. Reading this book will change your view of what causes things to change in a school.

School Leader Development: Building 21st Century Schools

http://www.portical.org/sld/

As part of Microsoft's Partners in Learning Program, this CD is a workshop treasure. Use this material with boards of education, groups of administrators, business officials and even students! You are actively involved in writing reflections on the material which builds a workable plan in the end. The goal? To help school leaders prepare our students for the world that has changed. Our students have changed, our world has changed. Have our schools changed? Participants are exposed to educational experts who speak on change, vision, curriculum, leadership, 21st century skills, and more. For a preview, contact Kevin Silberberg.

McREL Balanced Leadership Survey

http://blp.changetheodds.org/LearnMore

The Balanced Leadership Profile™ is an online feedback tool based on the leadership practices identified in School Leadership that Works. Survey responses give principals, including assistant and aspiring principals, valuable information about leadership related to a specific change initiative. There are annual subscription fees for this resource.

Change Theory: A Force for School Improvement

http://www.michaelfullan.ca/media/13396072630.pdf

Michael Fullan compares "flawed change theories" to "theories of action with merit." He identifies some typical barriers and explores ways to use "change knowledge" more fully to push ahead and actually accomplish meaningful change.

School Improvement as a Function of Engaged Students, Revivified Teachers, and an Involved Community

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/leadership3.0_symposium_index2.html#school_improve

In this presentation from the Leadership 3.0 Symposium, Rushton Hurley addresses how rapid change in funding, technology and the political climate has made strengthening staff morale and collaboration all the more complex, but these challenges may offer phenomenal opportunities for your school. This presentation discusses six interwoven techniques for improving student performance, rekindling teacher professionalism, and connecting with supporters in the community. Come with an open mind and leave with resources, ideas and a plan for a strong end to the school year.

1:1 Deployment and Change Management Guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LhNEhyA4npFhmxoNyKNf8agAX9bm5UEMvSQH47LO6Dw/edit

Fairfiled-Suisun Unified School district as put together a short guide to assist their district in creating a transparent approach to their one-to-one imitative. This guide provides school-based leadership with a step-by-step approach to deploying, maintaining, and supporting a vibrant and safe 1:1 learning environment. While most guides focus on the technical side of 1:1 deployments, this guide attempts to provide school administrators and faculty with best practices geared towards developing stakeholder buy-in, student accountability, and faculty awareness. Item including digital citizenship, professional development, acceptable use policy, and much more.

Vision, Leadership, and Change

http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues23.html

This article this article explores how organizations profit from having a vision, how shared vision can promote organization change, the impact of vision on administrators and teachers, and steps for developing a shared vision.

Coalition of Essential Schools

http://essentialschools.org/

The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is a national network of hundreds of schools and 12 regional support centers. It has evolved from a centrally-run organization to a decentralized network of regional centers that provide technical assistance and personalized support to schools. CES National supports the work of regional centers which coach schools through systematic change at the school site. This organizational structure allows CES to maintain both a national vision and a strong commitment to local implementation.

Cognitive Coaching

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/192902441X/qid=1084895939/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-8463804-5141569?v=glance&s=books

This helpful book describes three goals of Cognitive Coaching: trust, learning and holonomy. The latter term is skillfully used to represent the twin goals of individual autonomy and collaboration. You'll find this book brings together many separate things you may have learned, experienced, or intuited about both coaching vis a vis evaluation and the growth and change processes.

A Collaborative Principal: In and Out of Program Improvement and a Recipe for Success

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/a-collaborative-principal-in-and-out-of-program-improvement-and-his-recipe-for-success/226.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode, Rick Fitzpatrick, principal at Rother Elementary School in Enterprise Elementary School District shares how his school has exited program improvement. He provides specific strategies he uses to facilitate the change process including gathering teacher input on a variety of topics and allotting frequent staff collaboration time. Rick also highlights his school’s continual analysis of data as well as celebrations that are held in the community.

 
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