Partnership for Whole School Change

A PROGRAM of COOPERATIVE ARTISTS INSTITUTE (CAI)

 

 

 
 
            What  Guides Our  School             Transformation Strategy
      
 
  

Our strategy is based on 19 transformational components that guide schools during their school transformation process. They encourage those inside and outside the school community to create changes in the school culture the school members want. The goal is to increase the number of schools that graduate students who can humanely succeed in the global marketplace. 

 

Learn what inspired the development of the 19 components below. Each component gives your school community the capacity to take strategic actions. Combined together, these actions provide the framework school members need to design their school transformation process.
 
Our 19 School Transformation Components:
 
1..give students what we call "transcendent skills." These academic and pro-social abilities give students the capacity to humanely succeed in the global economy (learn more);
 
2..give schools the capacity to fulfill their state and school district mandates and goals (learn more);
 
3. enable people skilled in many fields and school staff to successfully converse and make difficult decisions about complicated and emotionally charged subjects with the aid of a  team building manual for schools (learn more);
 
4..offer school members and those working with them language constructs that provide a productive way of dialoguing with themselves and each other, so they can effectively think and work together to create their intentional school culture (learn more) and find out why we chose (cultural anthropology) over other social sciences;
 
5. show how any school member can spear head their school's transformation ....process working from the role they play in their school (learn more);

6. focus on helping school communities make the changes they want to make.(learn more);

7. helps schools create positive, healthy habits that develop the strong sense of .character our children will needed to humanely succeed in the global marketplace (learn more); and

8...enable a school to successfully manage school change by keeping its current school culture, with its ongoing issues and needs, separate from its efforts to establish a new school culture (learn more).

 


 
Our 19 School Transformation Components:

9. help your school become a 21st century school by improving what your school does, and changing what your school is (learn more); 

10..insure that the collaboration between the school and the PWSC will be equitable and open ended, and will continue until either the school or the PWSC decides to end it (learn more);

11.. work from the premise that sustainable school change cannot be imposed on the school from outside the school (learn more);

12..provide school members with an objective perspective that those who are outside a school's culture are more likely to possess.  Having this perspective does not contradict the fact that .sustainable school change can only come from those who are within the school community (learn more);

13. help schools remove the cultural of the 19th century factory system that has been placed within our nation's schools and those who run them.  It must be removed if a school wishes to prepare its students for the 21st .century (learn more); and

14. work from the premise that every .school is a community and every community has a culture (learn more).

 

  
 
Our 19 School Transformation Components:

15. define school culture as a unique configuration of .learned behaviors and the results of behavior that school community members share and .transmit (learn more);

16..revolutionize teaching and learning by changing your K-12 school culture into an intentional school culture (learn more);

17...enable schools to establish the school framework needed to develop valid and reliable evaluations that can assess the school's transformation process (learn more);

18. provide a graduate and undergraduate college course for school of education students that prepare them to establish K-12 schools for the 21st century (learn more); and

19. address the need for a Massachusetts state commission that can provide  support for state agencies, concerned citizens and educational, business, and cultural institutions that want to help school staffs understand the global marketplace and use the concept of culture to promote school change (learn more).

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LANGUAGE ARTS PROJECT

Classroom teachers overcome their students’ speaking, reading, and writing challenges by using the arts and other expressive modalities to draw out feelings and insights students want to talk about, read about, and write about.  For a project description, visit this web page, and see the photos below.








 


















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