FUTURE FOCUSED SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE

LEADING LEARNING FOR 2030 

 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 school system to school system but a growth mindset combined with support creates the opportunity for school district leaders to learn from one another while building system-specific plans.  AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Successful Practices Network (SPN) have partnered to support superintendents and their leadership teams in a yearlong Collaborative focused on studying how to increase the future focus of schools ed thought leaders.

Participating superintendents and their leadership teams will work throughout the year in an Innovation Network to study best practices, apply principles of innovation to their district-wide planning and work, and collaborate with like-minded leaders. As members of the Future Focused Schools Collaborative, Superintendents will benefit from direct support of AASA, SPN and their national faculty.

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     
  

 SUMMER 2020
 
VIRTUAL SESSION 
 

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

OCTOBER 18-21, 2020
 ATLANTA, GEORGIA
 

(mandatory for teams to attend)

  • Bill Daggett, Ray McNulty and innovative thought leaders will convene a meeting of all Network Members to introduce the coming year’s program of work and to begin aligning innovative strategies to identified areas of need
  • Members from the past year will share their innovation journeys to date and described lessons learned
  • Collaborative members will frame out their GPS statements and goals and begin to identify next steps

 

FALL 2020 - SUMMER 2021
BLENDED SUPPORT MODEL
 

Beginning with the face-to-face kick off and continuing throughout the duration of the project, each participating district will be supported 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 Ray McNulty, Bill Daggett, Mort Sherman and other AASA Leadership Network faculty    
 

FEBRUARY 2021
 NEW ORLEANS, LA
 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
 

   (superintendent should attend – team members optional)
 

SPN and AASA will facilitate a conference within a conference for Future Focused Schools Collaborative Superintendents and their leadership teams at AASA’s National Conference on Education. This approach will provide opportunities for targeted professional learning as well as collaboration time both within district teams and across the network as a whole.  

 

 JUNE 2021
 ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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

SPN and AASA will facilitate a conference within a conference for Future Focused Schools Collaborative Superintendents and their leadership teams at the annual Model Schools Conference. This approach will provide opportunities for targeted professional learning as well as collaboration time for district teams on their innovation work.

 

    SUMMER 2021
     VIRTUAL COLLABORATION
  Virtual support continues as districts implement their innovation plans

 

FALL 2021  

(mandatory for teams to attend)

  • District leadership teams convene to present their innovation plans
  • Leaders will develop executive summaries of each district’s innovative initiative
  • Teams will collaborate on community-engaging video presentations and executive summaries

 

 


 
 


In 2017, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Successful Practices Network (SPN) conducted a national study of innovative practices in K12 school systems. The study identified and highlighted 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 an in-depth study of how innovative approaches have impacted student learning. The resulting 25 case studies can be accessed below:
 

https://aasa.org/SPN.aspx

 

DISTRICT PARTICIPATION FEE 

$9,950

Space is limited in order maximize the impact for each participating district. To sign up and for additional information please contact: 


  
 CONTACT:
 
Valerie Truesdale, AASA Assistant Executive Director at
vtruesdale@aasa.org

  or Deb Light, SPN Program Director dlight@spnetwork.org