Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network

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It is one thing to imagine the future. It’s quite another thing to have the skills needed to lead it. Adaptive leadership for controlled innovation may look differently from system to system but a growth mindset combined with a blended model of support creates the opportunity for systems to learn from one another while building system-specific plans.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Successful Practices Network (SPN) are partnering to continue supporting superintendents and their leadership teams in a yearlong Network focused on studying key issues and engage in a low-risk dialogue exploring creative solutions with like-minded thought leaders.

Participating superintendents and their leadership teams will work throughout the year in an Innovation Network to study best practices and apply principles of innovation to their district-wide planning and work. As members of the Superintendent Innovation Network, participants will benefit from direct support of AASA, SPN and their other network members.

Leads

Bill Daggett, Ray McNulty, Valerie Truesdale, Bernadine Futrell, Mort Sherman and other national thought leaders will guide the work of each team and support the development of district-specific innovation plans through a blended support model to include face-to-face and virtual resources including meetings, professional learning and collaboration opportunities

PROGRAM OF WORK     

 summer2019
  • New cohort members will have a virtual on-boarding session to prepare for the work ahead and to begin working on identifying their most pressing areas of focus

 

october2019
(mandatory for teams to attend)

  • Bill Daggett, Ray McNulty and innovative thought leaders will convene a full day meeting of all Network Members to introduce the coming year program of work and to begin aligning innovative strategies to identified areas of need
  • Existing Network Members from Cohort 1 will share their innovation journeys to date and described lessons learned
  • All Network Members will frame out their GPS statements and goals and begin to identify next steps
 
 FALL-SUMMER2

Beginning with the face-to-face kick off and continuing throughout the duration of the project, each participating district will be supported both in their home district and virtually by the following:

  • 1 day onsite with SPN Consultant to support and refine the development of innovation plans
  • Ongoing virtual support from their SPN Consultant to facilitate development and implementation of innovation plan
  • Ongoing access to SPN’s online repository of best practices, research and tools
  • Access to an online community for the Innovation Network to connect with colleagues in other participating districts
  • Regular briefing virtual meetings with Bill Daggett, Mort Sherman and other network members
 
 FEB20
   (superintendent should attend – team members optional)
 

  • SPN and AASA will facilitate a conference within a conference for Innovation Network Superintendents and their leadership teams at AASA’s National Conference. This approach will provide opportunities for target professional learning as well as collaboration time both within district teams and across the network as a whole.  
 
 JUN20

(optional professional learning event for team members- not mandatory)  

  •  SPN and AASA will facilitate a conference within a conference for Innovation Network Superintendents and their leadership teams at the annual Model Schools Conference. This approach will provide opportunities for target professional learning as well as collaboration time both within district teams and across the network as a whole.
 
 SUMMER2020
  • Virtual support continues as districts implement their innovation plans

 

 FALL2020

(mandatory for teams to attend)

  • District leadership teams come together to present their innovation plans
  • Development of executive summaries of each district’s innovative initiative
  • Collaborate with other network members on the video presentations and executive summaries
 
 

 In the fall of 2017, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Successful Practices Network (SPN) conducted a national study of innovative practices in K12 systems. The study identified and highlighted many ways in which public schools and districts are putting students first with unique approaches that expand and support student learning and achievement. From that study, 25 national Innovative Best Practice schools/districts were selected for a more in-depth study of how innovative approaches have impacted student learning. The resulting 25 case studies can be accessed below:
 
 
 
 cost 9950  

Participation fee includes the following:

o   All planning and content development from SPN

o   All days with Dr. Bill Daggett and Ray McNulty throughout the project

o   Two in person meetings to include:

o   Kick off event (October 2019)

o   Wrap up and cumulating presentations (Fall 2020)

o   Optional professional learning events to include:

o   Pre-Conference Session (February 2020)

o   Model Schools Conference (June 2020)

o   Yearlong Membership in SPN Virtual Support Network to include:

o   Personalized support through online virtual coaching

o   Access to both Innovation Network and national online communities

o   Access to SPN’s best practices clearinghouse, research and tools

o   Access to AASA’s best practices, research and tools

o   One day with SPN Consultant on-site in District

o   Facilitation of district action plan development

 

Districts are responsible for their associated expenses to include:

  • Travel to each face-to-face event
  • Registration fees to the National Conference on Education
  • Registration fees to Model Schools Conference
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  •  ASA Membership Fees if not currently an active member
Space is limited in order maximize the impact for each participating district. To sign up and for additional information please contact: 


  
 CONTACT:
 
  AASACollaborative@SPNetwork.org    

Deb Light 
  Program Director, Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network

518.723.2051