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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Albert Lea Public Schools

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/cel/albertlea.html

Albert Lea Public Schools Administrative Institute

2011–2012 School Year

Purpose of Year 1

To know, understand, and value the concepts and principles of professional learning communities.

Goals

After the first year, participants will be able to:

  • read and analyze school culture,
  • define the 8 elements of a professional learning community,
  • understand the principal’s role in cultivating a professional learning community culture,
  • understand how to build faculty willingness and ability to function as a professional learning community,
  • understand collaboration and team dynamics to facilitate/build professional learning communities, and
  • facilitate inquiry, dialogue, collaborative decision-making, and individual and group learning.
Topic Overviews
August 18th, 2011 — Confirmed

Kickoff 8:30 – 3:30   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • Defining a Professional Learning Community
  • Setting Group Norms
  • Common Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, and Collective Commitments
  • The principal as mentor, coach, facilitator
  • Learning by Doing – Chapters 1, 2 and 5
October 26, 2011 — Confirmed

9:00 – 1:30   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • The principal as mentor, coach, facilitator
  • Update Common Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, and Collective Commitments
  • Learning by Doing – Chapter 3, Creating a Focus on Learning and Building a Collaborative Culture
  • Share setting norms in schools experience
  • Collaborative Culture
    • Understanding Culture
    • Building culture through assigning teams to produce artifacts
November 16, 2011 — Confirmed

9:00 – 1:30   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • Challenging the Status Quo: Overcoming Barriers to Continuous School Improvement
  • The Collaborative Administrator – Chapter 3, Digging Deep Into Data
  • The Collaborative Administrator – Chapter 4, Moving Teachers From Compliance to Commitment
  • Learning by Doing – Chapter 9, Consensus and Conflict in a Professional Learning Community
January 18 or February 1, 2012 — Need to Confirm

9:00 – 12:00   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • Smart Team, Smart Goals
  • Data Driven Dialogue
  • Learning by Doing – Chapter 7, Using Relevant Information to Improve Results
March 22, 2012 — Confirmed

9:00 – 3:00   Garrick Peterson – Principal

  • It's a Matter of Time: Restructuring Time to Empower Staff to Make a Difference
  • Change in Organizational Structure and Teacher Instruction
  • Assessment and Data
April 18, 2012 — Confirmed

9:00 – 1:30   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • Restructuring time to empower staff to make a difference
  • Change in organizational structure and teacher Instruction
  • Overcoming barriers to change
  • Learning by Doing – Chapter 8, Implementing the PLC Process District wide
June 20, 2012 — Confirmed

8:30 – 3:30   MNSU College of Education/Educational Leadership Faculty

  • Learning by Doing – Chapter 10, The Complex Challenge of Creating Professional Learning Communities
  • Analyze survey data Fall to Spring
  • Plan Administrative Academy – Year 2

Year 2

Purpose of Year 2

To transform the school into a professional learning community to improve learning for adults and children.

Session Topic Overviews

To be determined based on the needs of the members of the cohort and their schools.

Evaluation

  1. January 2011 – Complete LCCI teacher and principal surveys
  2. April 2012 – Complete LCCI teacher and principal survey
  3. Plan for Year 2 completed

Cost Per Participant Year 1

$500 per participant – Includes books, materials and presenters