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How Do You Change the Culture and Climate in your School District?

Changing School Culture

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the importance of not only identifying what school districts want their student and staff cultures to be but how to set up a successful roadmap to help everyone achieve their goals each year.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Reflections and reactions from last weeks episode
  • New Mastermind starts this week
  • 5 Ways to Shift the Culture of your School District
      • Identifying school goals
        • Strategic Plan (District Level)
        • EdTech Integration Plan (Curricular Level)
        • Tech Plan (Technology Level)
        • Community Involvement (Township Level)
      • Having a clear vision of what those goals are and how the district wants to achieve them.
        • Creating a roadmap
        • Involving all members of the school community
      • Having a clear plan that is well communicated to all staff members and community members
        • Is every decision leading back to the school goals?
        • Communicate clearly and often
        • Be honest but be transparent
      • Highlight and Recognize Staff and Student Achievements
        • Creating incentives for achieving those goals
        • Build interconnectedness of staff (show their awesome)
        • Badging (PD)
        • Pineapple Program
        • Certification Programs
        • Student activities
      • Creating opportunities for group activities outside of the traditional school day
        • Movie Night
        • Family Trips
        • Happy Hour
  • On the Next Episode
    • Jan 14: How to create systems for your tech coaching
    • Jan 21: How do you stop doing things for your teachers?
    • Jan 28: Tech Coach Round Table

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  • As your school district begins the process of creating an EdTech Plan it’s important that you also redefine what you want the culture of your district to be.  For this reason it’s important to have time away from the office for staff members to meet and interact with each other so they can become a team inside the office during the week.
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