12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.
Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.
Leaders and their team members will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. Throughout the series, leaders will benefit from stakeholder input as they plan and implement changed STEM practices in their schools. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.
Cost is $2,500 per School Team of 2-3. Suggested teams include , but are not limited to: school principal, instructional coach, and principal.
Session #1 - April 18, 2017 - Getting Ready: Framing/Data - Use the STEM Immersion Guide to gauge current strengths. Define data question(s) related to STEM implementation.
Session #2 - May 23, 2017 - Data Analysis: Analyze current data to develop a theory of action including potential benchmarks for monitoring effectiveness. Introduction to the STEM Walk-through Protocol.
Session #3 - June 20, 2017 - High Functioning Teams / Systems Thinking: Design systems for an effective school leadership team. (Principal and Leadership Team)
Session #4 - June 21, 2017 - Action Planning / Vision: Create an action plan and public narrative to engage members of the school community and garner support for a STEM change initiative.
Session #5 - June 22, 2017 - Vision / Strategic Conversations: Identify Stakeholders key to the success of the STEM change initiative and plan strategic conversations for both supporting and opposing influences.
Self-Paced Summer Supports - Launching the Tools: Access an online portal with support for implementing STEM tools with your staff.
Session #6 - September 19, 2017 - Distributed Leadership: Explore strategies effective in increasing distributed leadership and building capacity to support a STEM change initiative on your campus.
Self-Paced Fall Supports - Understanding the Difference Between a STEM Lesson and a Typical Science/Math Lesson: Access an online portal to observe two lessons (1 STEM / 1 Science or Math) and use the STEM Walk-Through Tool to record evidence of best practices and identify the differences between the lessons with your staff.
Session #7 - December 5, 2017 - Understanding Resistance: Create a plan to implement strategies for managing resistance to change and adjusting support.
Session #8 - February 13, 2018 - Sustainability: Use systems thinking, resiliency, and healthy leading to ensure sustainability of a STEM change initiative.
Self-Paced Winter Supports - Analyzing Your Data Determining Next Steps: Use the results from the STEM Walkthrough Protocol to support your staff with data analysis.
Session #9 - April 10, 2018 - Closing and Celebrations: Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of the STEM Initiative and plan for adjustments for the upcoming year. (Principal and Leadership Team)
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