Partnership for Whole School Change

A PROGRAM of COOPERATIVE ARTISTS INSTITUTE (CAI)

 

 
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SCHOOL TEAM BUILDING       [Back to home page]      [Back to Taboo]  PROCESS MANUAL                             [Back to School Teams that Lead Trans.]

The manual gives school members, education commissions, and skilled consultants from many fields the power to successfully have difficult conversations on every imaginable topic or issue. It gives schools and education commissions the capacity to govern themselves and eliminate unnecessary hierarchical structures. The manual opens the decision making process to more people and establishes educational teams and bodies of great ability.

Having these abilities are critical, because no education body can be better than the the decision making qualities of the committees and school teams that make it up. This manual provides four critical skills:

  • leadership and leadership support;
  • consensus decision-making;
  • key meeting management abilities; and
  • the power to establish authentic, caring relationships.

Lacking these skills school communities cannot work together effectively enough to close the achievement gap or preparing students to humanely succeed in the global marketplace. With a consultant, this manual can be reformulated to provide the four skills above for educational commissions, teams, or boards. Here is the  order form for our team building manual.

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SCHOOL TEAM BUILDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY                      

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Great schools are great because their members and groups support each other and invest in common strategies that promote effective decision-making.  One reason they have these abilities is that they have highly skilled organizational groupings we call “school teams.”  This professional development opportunity helps schools build skilled and effective school teams that extend this investment strategy throughout their school community.  In an engaging, fun-filled, retreat-like atmosphere, participants in this professional development opportunity are invited to create new or strengthen existing school teams. Participants well receive our School Team Building Process, a manual to help them achieve leadership, leadership support, consensus decision-making, and conduct transformative meetings.

From this professional development development session, participants will gain:

  • the skill and inspiration to start the process of building school teams of high quality that can address their school’s challenges;    
  • the ability to develop and support leadership, create authentic and caring relationships, carry out consensus decision making, and conduct transformative school meetings;
  • the capacity to communicate to colleagues how this team-building process strengthens leadership and leadership support, builds authentic and caring relationships, and promotes a sense of ownership of whatever the school community develops;
  • the confidence to introduce the manual and lead the first school team meeting; and
  • access to coaching support and 35 team-building programs and strategies.

In every professional development opportunity the School Team Building manual’s author will lead the session, and the manual will be used to augment the training. Here is booking information that links you to our Professional Development Opportunity.                                                 

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PWSC'S SEMINARS AND OTHER LARGE AUDIENCE PRESENTATIONS

The PWSC offers interactive seminars, lectures, and keynotes for grade schools, colleges, and education conferences.  Its presenters are available to speak on the following five topics:

  1. achieving Leadership and Leadership Support, Consensus Decision-Making, and Meeting Management Skills in a learning setting;
  2. CAI's Eight-Step Strategy for Transforming School Culture — a conceptual framework for our School Transformation Process;
  3. developing a strategic school plan — a critical touchstone for guiding the transformation process in your school;
  4. transforming school climate and why it needs to be the first step in your school's Transformation Process; and
  5. the principal and teachers' role in transforming school culture.

Each presentation is designed to give event participants the capacity to make changes  in  their K-12 schools that are constructive and needed. All our artists, educators, and school change coaches are skilled event presenters who have extended experience working in achiev- ing and underachieving school settings.  They are lead by the PWSC’s founder who for four decades has overseen the development implementation of our school transformation process. These captivating speakers thoroughly engage participants emotionally and intellectually. Here is the  booking information for our seminars and large audience presentation.

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TRIBAL RHYTHMS® CELEBRATION PERFORMANCE

The Tribal Rhythms Celebration is a fantastic way to introduce K-6 school staff, parents, and students to the spirit and values of the PWSC’s school transformation process. With its magical blend of music, dance, and dramatic stories, the Tribal Rhythms Celebration is fun and a guaranteed icebreaker that brings people together.

The celebration is the first step towards the establishment of the Classroom Learning Tribe, the gateway through which the transformation process enters the classroom. Children and adults become part of its unfolding stories. They create music on handmade musical instruments, perform the dance of the mysterious creature, and practice classroom group building activities that establish their Classroom Learning Tribe. Since 1970, this magical experience has introduced hundreds of thousands of school members to a learning strategy that combines thinking and feeling and academic and social learning. Tribal Rhythms is a Creative Teaching Partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).  Link to booking info. <www.tribal-rhythms.org/tr_celebration.htm>

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TRIBAL RHYTHMS® CREATING THE VILLAGE: A   Curriculum Guide for Building Community With Children
 
 
 
"The Tribal Rhythms Curriculum is superb, important, and very badly needed."  Jonathan Kozol, author and educator

"The developers of Tribal Rhythms have created an original and powerful tool for helping children be their most humane and human." Freda Rebelsky, Ph.D., Professor of Deve- lopmental Psychology, Boston University

"Everything is extremely clear and well-presented in a sequenced, logical order." Susan Nutting, Classroom Teacher                                                         

The Tribal Rhythms Curriculum has proven classroom and group management techniques, group building activities, and twenty easy-to-do community building music, dance, drama, and visual arts activities.  These offerings help K-5 teachers bring the relationship, intimacy, group-building capacities of our Neolithic ancestors into the modern classroom. These arts-based offerings help students and teachers work together to create simulations that teach complex academic lessons, concepts, and real life situations. 

The Tribal Rhythms Curriculum is your “tool” for working with your students to build their Classroom Learning Tribe.  The curriculum utilizes the Tribal Rhythms Council Circle, the first circle time strategy and the most effective, because of its lifelike simulations that tap the power of the performing arts.  These simulations establish an extended surrogate family setting that develops habits that enhance learning. The curriculum shows how to use the tribe concept as both a framework and a community context for enhancing teaching and learning.  Its whole-body learning activities integrate the child's thoughts and feelings (Cognitive Affective Coupling) and teaches students the values of caring, cooperation and respect.  Here is the  order form for our Tribal Rhythms curriculum.               

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Manual Order Form  For The School                                 Team Building Process  Manual


Name                                                                                              

Address                                                                                          

Zip Code                                            

E-mail                                          Telephone #                           

 

Order 1 to 4 Manuals cost $21.00 each.  The number of

copies             x $21.00 = ..........................................................................$                

Shipping and Handling for one copy =  .....................................................$4.00         

For two or more copies Shipping and Handling per

copy is $3.00. The number of copies shipped         x $3.00 = ..................$                

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Bulk order of 5 to 15 is $18.00 per manual.  The number

of  copies           x $18.00 = .......................................................................$               

Shipping and Handling per copy is $3.00.  The

number of copies shipped           x $3.00 = ...............................................$                 

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Bulk order of 16 or more is $16.00 per manual.  The 

number of copies           x $16.00 = ...........................................................$               

Shipping and Handling per copy is $3.00. The number of 

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Please make your check payable to Cooperative Artists

Institute, and mail your check with this form to:

Attention: School Team Building Process

c/o Cooperative Artists Institute

311 Forest Hills St.

Boston, MA 02130-3605

Allow 14 days for delivery from the time we receive your order.

To negotiate large bulk orders or for special rush orders, call Curtis Jones at 617-524-6378,

and ask for School Team Building Manual bulk and/or rush order(s).

THANK YOU!

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School Team Building Professional Development Opportunity Booking Information


Costs for each two and a half hour session:

One professional development session (20 person limit) ………… $275.00 (plus transportation cost)    

One professional development session (20 person limit)                                                          plus 5 manuals at $18.00 each …………........................................ $365.00 (plus   transportation cost)

One professional development session (20 person limit)                                                              plus 20 manuals at $16.00 each…….............................................. $595.00 (plus transportation cost)

If you want to contract this offering and/or adapt it in some way, e-mail us, or call Curtis Jones at 617-524-6378 and request our Leadership, Group Consensus, and Decision-Making Professional Development Opportunity

THANK YOU!

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Booking Information for PWSC Seminars                          and Other Large Audience Presentations

WE PRESENT THE FOLLOWING FIVE TOPICS IN THREE WAYS:

  1. Achieving Leadership and Leadership Support, Consensus Decision-Making, and Meeting Management Skills in an Educational Setting;
  2. PWSC's Eight-Step Strategy for Transforming School Culture: a Strategic Overview of the School Transformation Process;
  3. Developing a Strategic School Plan: a Critical Touchstone for Guiding Your Schools Transformation Process;
  4. Transforming School Climate and Why It Needs to Be the First Step in the Transformation Process; and
  5. The Principal And Teachers' Role In Transforming School Culture.

1. A One To Two-Hour Lecture, Seminar, or Keynote: 

Choose one of the five topics above that will be presented by the PWSC founder and a PWSC School Change Coach.  They will utilize simulations and arts-based group-building techniques to present these topics.  There will be many opportunities for authentic dialogue with the presenters and your colleagues.

The presentation will give event participants the capacity to take a leadership role in the school change process.  The fee for the lecture, seminar, or keynote is $1,235.00, plus transportation cost.

Email us to schedule a seminar, lecture or keynote, or call Dylan Seo at 617-524-6378, and request one of the five topics you want us to offer in this presentation.  Would you want it in lecture, seminar, keynote, or other format?  It is up to you.

2. A Three-Hour Seminar:                                                                                                  

Choose one of the five topics above that will be presented by the PWSC founder, one School Change Coach and two artist/educators.  These presenters will engage the audience in a highly participatory hour long performing arts experience that brings people together, helps the audience bridge theory and practice, and expresses the spirit of our school transformation process.  The performance will segue into an engaging series of mini lectures interspersed with a captivating simulations and group building activities. There will be opportunities for authentic dialogue during free flowing question and answer sessions.  The presentation will give event participants the capacity to take a leadership role in the school change process.  Plus, they will acquire the tools and insights to implement leadership, group consensus, and meeting management skills in a school or other learning organization setting.  The seminar fee is $1,995.00, plus transportation cost.

To schedule a seminar, email us or call Dylan Seo at 617-524-6378, and request one of the five topics you want us to offer in our Three-Hour Seminar format. 

3. A Six-Hour Seminar:

Choose one of the five topics above that will be presented by the PWSC founder, one School Change Coach and two artist/educators.  This exciting daylong intensive is for those who want to deepen their understanding of the topic they have chosen, and master the core skills the seminar teaches. 

The first half of the event is the three-hour Seminar described above.  In the second half, participants practice leadership and leadership support, consensus decision-making, and meeting management skills using simulations, role-play, and small group discussions and activities.  There will be opportunities for authentic dialogue during free flowing question and answer sessions.  The presentation will give event participants the capacity to take a leadership role in the school change process.  They will acquire the tools and insights to implement leadership, group consensus, and meeting management skills in a school or other learning organization setting.  They will also learn the skills to transfer these school transformation skills to others.  The seminar fee is $2,995.00, plus transportation cost.

To schedule a seminar, email us or call Dylan Seo at 617-524-6378, and request one of the five topics you want us to offer in our Six-Hour Seminar format.

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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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