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Leadership Mindsets for Deeper Learning Creating Spaces – Engaging Learning. Conference of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International September 25 2009 Dr. Linda Kaser & Dr. Judy Halbert. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Leadership Mindsets for Deeper Learning

    Creating Spaces Engaging Learning

    Conference of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International

    September 25 2009

    Dr. Linda Kaser & Dr. Judy Halbert*

  • Education remains at the forefront in confronting the future and is crucial in encouraging human endeavor. It has lifted the spirits and imaginations of generations before when challenges have been faced.

    Philip IdleRegional President cefpi*

  • Themes to ExploreClosing the learning gapsLeadership mindsets creating quality and equality for all learnersDesign / environments for quality and equality*

  • IntentionsTo connect Pacific West Coast leadership experience with Australasia design perspectives by exploring:

    six research-based leadership mindsets three ways forward wisdom, science, innovation


  • Global ThinkingGlobal QuestionsShifting from a sorting to a learning systemEncouraging inquiry and lifelong curiosityDeveloping new forms of leadership*

  • Global ThinkingGlobal Questions

    Flattening organizations - networks and networkingInforming assessment, learning and pedagogical practice*

  • Canadian and BC Context*

  • British Columbia200 + First Nations 57 Language GroupsMany small remote communitiesFast growing urban populationDiverse newcomers*

  • PISA RESULTSSource www.OECD.org*



  • A Look at BC*

    PISACanadaBritish Columbia2000200320062006Math6th5th5th4thScience5th8th2nd4thReading2nd3rd3rd2nd

  • Canadian ChallengeHonoring our giftsBuilding a deeply engaging learning system for all


  • Our Vision for BC2020EVERY learner walks the stage with dignity, purpose and options.*

  • Moving From Sorting to Learning*

    FromToInstruction and teachingDeep learning

    Summative assessment for grading and reportingFormative assessment to provide coaching feedbackTeaching in isolationTeaching teams working as a learning communityBusiness as UsualDisciplined Innovation

  • Our Theoretical PerspectiveTransformativeNetworked (distributed)Oriented to Deep LearningDemocratic*School Leadership is

  • Foundations for Leadership MindsetsCase studies of BC schools over past ten years International findings of leadership impact on student learningInternational research on leadership


  • Evidence That MattersDaily EngagementGrowth Per Learner Content Area ProgressionsYear to Year TransitionCompletion Rates


  • Leadership MindsetsAdult Learning DesignEvidence InformedIntense Moral PurposeInquiryTrustDeep LearningCompetence in core responsibilities*

  • Powerful Pasts

    Strong Ways Promising Paths*Three ways forwardconnecting

  • Powerful PastsIndigenous Ways of Knowing*

  • For First Nations people the purpose of learning is to honor and protect the earth and ensure the long-term sustainability of life.


  • The Power of Relationships The Seen FaceWork TogetherWalk SlowlyBelieve in Me

    *Debbie Leighton Stephens Tsimshian - Metlakatla BC

  • Multi Generational Learning

    Across Ages

    Across Stages of Learning*

  • Dadirri

    In our Aboriginal way, we learned to listen from our earliest days. We could not live good or useful lives unless we listened. That was the normal way for us to learn not by asking questions. We learnt by watching and listening, waiting, then acting.Miriam-Rose Ungenmerr-Bauman Daly River*

  • Watchful Listening Lilwat An openness to listening beyond our own personal thoughts and assumptions*

  • Strong Ways

    Practice and Evidence Informed*

  • Strong WaysLearners owning their own learning assessment and engagement knowledgeProfessional learningLeadership knowledge and practice*

  • Promising Paths*

  • 21st C Learning Critical Thinking and Problem SolvingCollaboration Across Networks and Leading by InfluenceAgility and Adaptability


  • 21st C Learning Initiative and entrepreneurialism social and economicEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination*

  • Promising PathsInnovative Practice - Next Practice*Tony WagnerValerie HannonGuy ClaxtonKieran Egan

  • Learning Quality ConsiderationsSpaceTimeMembershipRole of TeacherWays of LearningRole of Technology and Media

  • Powerful Pasts, Strong Paths, Promising FuturesWhat ideas from traditional, indigenous wisdom are you applying in your school design? What are you learning?What promising new ways are you considering in building for quality and equality?


  • Cwelelep Being in a place of dissonance, uncertainty in anticipation of new learning*

  • KatilaFinding stillness amidst our busyness and need to know*

  • Judy Halbert jhalbert @telus.netLinda Kaser - lkaser@telus.netNetwork of Performance Based Schools www.npbs.ca