AASA Leader To Leader: Reimagining Public Education - Shared screen with speaker view
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Good afternoon, I am Rob Jackson, Superintendent, Carteret County Public Schools, on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
Good afternoon, this is Rick Surrency, Superintendent, Putnam County School District, Florida
Good to “see” you Rick!
Hello Jim! Thank you for being here.
Superintendent Enfield's article can be found here: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-01-05-delivering-on-equity-post-pandemic-will-we-or-won-t-we
Feel free to ask questions, share strategies from your district, in the chat
Operationalize "every student, by name, strength, and need"
Ensure, with intention and by design, every child connects meaningfully with an adult advocate
Power of connection is essential for wellbeing
We have to measure what the community now values
We should all be getting into some good trouble these days.
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Kurt, I see your name in the participant list. So glad you are here!
One of the struggles leaders might be having is finding the courage to hold these conversations with staff… so important to keep the momentum going and not lose the opportunity these crisis has provided to reimagine
I am gonna answer that in a minute!
I’m excited about the chance to learn from three dynamic superintendents.
GOOD JOB MARLON!
You are a dynamo too, Kurt!
ISP's together in Middletown City, charged with addressing home broadband access: ubiquitous access to opportunity
I love these two… they inspire me to be my best. I learn every time I am with them!
And we are so grateful that you are our AASA President, Krisit.
Make that Kristi.
Recognizing and resourcing
Follow Acting FCC Chairwoman’s efforts: @JRosenworcelFCC.
In awe of all of you. Wonderful presentations. Thanks. How do we make sure we don’t return to “normal”? As Gloria Billings points out, “normal” is where the problems were.
That is the question, Jim. I will be honest, I am having a difficult time finding the time and mental space to engage in long-term strategic thinking.
Gloria Ladsen Billings is correct name I think. Memory failing!
You are right, Jim.
How are we testing and for what purpose? Assessment should be tied to changes in adult behaviors to stretch learners. Make tests meaningful and use them appropriately.
And leader behaviors!
A colleague of mine says I want students enrolled, employed or enlisted
What do we expect of a successful graduate?
Competencies live in action
Mike McCormick Super in Val Verde is a great leader to learn from.
Yea that word courage comes up a lot M
Love signature experiences
I would hope the portrait of a graduate would include their personal qualities, honesty, commitment to their communities. We need graduates who vote, participate in their communities, and won’t be conned by the disinformation that is rive in social media. We don’t want graduates who think it’s OK to storm the U.S. Capitol.
Thank you Susan, Marlon and Kristi. I appreciate your reflections and sharing today. You've given me a lot to reflect on. Gotta run to next meeting. I appreciate you all!
Check out the work of Superintendents engaged in Redefining Ready aasa.org
Agree Susan. Actually think we overlook extracurriculars in developing students’ talents. Newspapers, drama, music, yearbook, athletics — these are things that make school very meaningful for so many students.
I must go. Thank you Susan, Marlon, and Kristi — wonderful presentations!
I had many of my journalism students tell me that my class was why they came to school. So I used that as leverage to come for all their classes!
Do you have the courage to ask the hard questions
Thank you, Val and Kristi and Marlon—and all of you who joined today. We are all in this together reach out any time: Susan.email@example.com.
Great seeing all of you again. Great job.
Thank you so much Kristi, Marlon, and Susan for an awesome conversation!