Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

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November 2013

The value proposition: outcomes of a college education. Rider puts metrics up front: bit.ly/18j8Xfo via @HighEdMarketing

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Windham HS: Students sparked by tech are supported by business/university partnerships & self-designed & community service projects

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Valley HS invites adults into schools to talk with each other and students about their work, their pathways, and how they use math.

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Skowhegan hired counselor to work one-on-one with first-generation college families, complete FAFSA forms, applications.

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Region 10 developed summer cohorts to help students stay engaged during period of potential drop out.

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Recent Region 10 success: 30 families overcame “shame of poverty” to attend financial assistance event to develop college plan.

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At Region 10 VocTech, 87 of 308 students have already visited campuses in 2 years. 75% of students now have post-secondary plans.

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Waterville HS teachers display banners from their alma mater, talk about their own pathways to college, put stories in newsletters.

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Key benefit to MELMAC grant at Windham HS has been building partnerships with community, businesses via career fair supported by JMG.

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Windham HS is taking students w/o college parents to businesses to show pathways to careers, show the need for college planning.

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Windham HS used MELMAC grant to add to college/career counselor staff to support students, rest of school, business partnerships.

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Wiscasset HS is cultivating parents to promote college aspirations in the midst of declining enrollment, high dropout rate.

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The aspirations program at Valley High School in small town Bingham Maine brings students to visit campuses in and out of state.

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Next at : Presentation by principals from schools that received college aspiration and planning grants from MELMAC.

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AM: Transforming school culture requires: communication, relationships, support, & accountability. Above all, humility & consistency.

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AM: What do we expect of each other that is poorly articulated? We can’t be responsible to each other without clarity. @newfrontier21

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John Wooden: To be a good teammate, your responsibilities must be more important than your rights. @newfrontier21

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Venting is a coping mechanism for frustration, but leads to culture of complaint. Transform by reflection and prescriptive visioning.

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techleader57 Frustration is normal…our response to that frustration is what is important.

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AM: Frustration (anxiety resulting from inability to perform a task) is the root of a toxic culture. @newfrontier21

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When given a problem, healthy cultures reflect on the problem, then prescribe solutions. Toxic schools: describe, then deflect.

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Another perspective: vision is the future state we aspire to. Mission is the role of our organization in getting there.

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AM: Healthy orgs. are good at handling “touchy situations”: conflicting opinions, high emotions, high stakes. amazon.com/Crucial-Conver…

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AM: Transformation from teaching to learning requires shared vision, mission, values, goals. Fundamental purpose. Why do we exist?

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techleader57 Transformational leadership is prescriptive…clarity in commitment, reflection, and prescription.

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AM: Healthy culture are committed (belief in all students), reflective (seeks feedback), and prescriptive (collaborative/disciplined)

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Peterson: Healthy schools have unwavering belief in all students’ ability to succeed, and create practices to support that belief

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AB: Schools are like gardens: culture is the soil, skills are the seeds. Both are needed. Both needed. @newfrontier21

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Deal/Peterson: School culture is the set of norms, values, beliefs, rituals, ceremonies, symbols that make up the school’s “persona”

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techleader57 Persistent, courageous, competence, strategic, visionary, communicator/listener, humility, model, patient, learner…

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RT @BuckheitKim Survey of John Hattie’s approach (Visible Learning): gwegner.edublogs.org/2010/03/01/joh…

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AM: Transformational leaders motivate people toward better behavior rather than criticizing current behavior. @newfrontier21

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AM: Formative assessment is the most valuable learning technique. See Hattie: Visible Learning goo.gl/N9ASj @newfrontier21

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Both cultural change (nurturing, respectful spaces) and structural change (rigor, defined expectations) are needed. @newfrontier21

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BuckheitKim @newfrontier21 “Cultural change eats structural change for breakfast.”

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Two forms of change are needed, both technical/structural change (skill-based) and cultural change (will-based). @newfrontier21

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Punishment (NCLB) & incentives (RTTT) won’t work bc policy people are often not educators. Educators know motivation. @newfrontier21

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AM book recommendations: Change or Die (Alan Deutschman) and Drive (Daniel Pink). Punishment (NCLB) doesn’t work. @newfrontier21

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Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” @newfrontier21

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Major culture change underway from group compliance to learner-centered education; toward a proficiency orientation @newfrontier21

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Stewarding an agile culture is at the heart of successful schools. See roots in agile software development. jaycollier.net/2012/09/14/cul…

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Anthony Muhammad is talking about “Creating Healthy School Culture” at . amazon.com/Will-Lead-Skil…

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BuckheitKim GSP. Say to your public, “Every high school diploma awarded by our school will certify readiness for life.”

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BuckheitKim education reform fatigue tips; don’t use the word reform, use methodical & achievable steps.

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Learning about the interests and concerns of our great school administrators at Maine Principals Association conference

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FC: “Computing has been a boys’ club. 18-tear-old Nikita Rau — and other young women like her — are changing that.”bit.ly/HVrGRGTg

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Gallup research: 21st century skills are positively correlated with higher perceived work quality later in life - bit.ly/1bJadal

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Nielsen: Over half of homepage screens are wasted on things users ignore: filler, self-promos, ads, blank space. bit.ly/18IWImG

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CNN: Coder club turns out tween tech prodigies (our future computing and IT professionals!) - cnn.it/1gWA4zb

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Teach Digital Citizenship with Minecraft - bit.ly/1ePVQ77  via @edutopia @MDLEV

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Learning about the University of Maine Mainely Physics road show, 60 presentations around the state. Cool! - bit.ly/18spRlW

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Google’s “Code-in 2013” open-source software development contest for 13-17 year old students starts next week - bit.ly/18pn0u0

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New USM program to provide career experience, fulfill business needs, by doubling internships for STEM students - bit.ly/1cWtrbw

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Positive correlation between the use of mobile devices and interest in math and science in middle schoolers (2012). vz.to/1aYTcby

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TEDxDirigo is archived and available on Livestream. Graham Morehead on computer science and urchins at 5h28m58s: bit.ly/HFiVuA

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Every one of yesterday’s speakers deserve to be heard globally. Can’t wait until the videos are posted. bit.ly/173ku1y

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GraphicMedia infographic: Wordpress is the most popular CMS in the world - bit.ly/1hC9Fpl

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Common Core standards threaten $7 billion textbook publishing industry; New York shifts to free online products - bit.ly/1aR71Ho

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TEDxDirigo “We need an ancient form of wisdom; it’s in us…it’s called love.” - gkisedtanamoogk tedxdirigo.com/speakers/gkise…

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This is amazing. 1/4 of attendees are young adults, and we had a great audience participation in one session. Too much to tweet.

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mattejames About to begin the second session at TEDxDirigo. pic.twitter.com/z6kdoLFOJ6

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Business leaders urge Maine citizens to vote yes on Question 2 Tuesday - bit.ly/1aMWBs6

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is a glow-free event, so there’s a designated “glow zone” :) Tweets will be sporadic so don’t expect robust back channel.

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SaraShfrn Over 60 tedxdirigo youth ready to generate!

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getting started with TedxYouth at Frontier. A great day ahead pic.twitter.com/HDXsfkxmyW

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Paper: How WordPress Can Be Used In Higher Education, including case study for UNW - @wpengine bit.ly/Hsp0ey

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The New York Department of Education has posted its free online learning modules for math and English Language Arts - bit.ly/Hsotcx

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Here’s one way Google uses computational thinking as an approach to solving problems - bit.ly/1aQPrSa

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“Talking to and engaging with children prepares them for learning, earning, and flourishing in their own lives.” bit.ly/1aE8uCo

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Former Amazon, Apple, and Google engineers have created a robot for young children that will teach computing skills. usat.ly/1cgnaH7

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