Adaptive Schools Agendas and Outcomes

Four Day Overview:

Day 1—Entering the Territory

Day 2—Developing Identity and Capacity

Day 3—Transforming Meetings

Day 4—Sustaining Community

 

Day 1:

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Elements of Professional Community
  • Becoming Adaptive
  • Two Ways of Talking
  • Organize and Integrate

Outcomes—Participants will have:

  • An understanding of research findings regarding professional community in schools
  • An understanding of the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of becoming adaptive
  • Structures and processes for collaborative conversations

 

Day 2:

Agenda

  • Welcome and Inclusion
  • Principles of Complex Systems
  • Group Member Capabilities
  • Working Agreements
  • Norms of Collaboration
  • Organize and Integrate

Outcomes—Participants will have:

  • An understanding of the goal of the Adaptive Schools Seminar
  • An extended repertoire of facilitation strategies
  • An understanding of four group member capabilities
  • An understanding of the Seven Norms of Collaboration
  • Increased skills with authentic paraphrasing

 

Day 3:

Agenda

  • Refresh and Reconnect
  • Successful Meetings
  • Energy Sources
  • Posing Questions
  • Structures to Successful Meetings
  • Organize and Integrate

Outcomes—Participants will have:

  • A framing of meetings as learning opportunities
  • Structures for successful meetings
  • An understanding of how to integrate Norms of Collaboration in meetings
  • Increased skills posing mediative questions

 

Day 4:

Agenda

  • Welcome and Inclusion
  • Meeting Standards
  • Design the Surround
  • Prioritizing Next Steps
  • New Beginnings

Outcomes—Participants will have:

  • Structures and standards for successful meetings
  • Perspectives and tools for discussion
  • Tools, concepts, and strategies to transfer from workshop to work place