September 17: Staff Design Meeting 2


Our Purpose:

In the next 2 MSBA Project Design Sessions we will re-visit the MSBA/MMRVTSD Project Goals document and the Minuteman Academy Concepts document. The purpose of Session II is to clarify, addend, and edit these documents in order to provide the Owners Project Manager and Architects with our priorities as the Final Schematic Design Reports are developed over the next 6–8 weeks.

The purpose of Session III is to reflect on the Relational Diagram provided earlier to review the connections, concepts, adjacencies and integrative potential(s) displayed in the diagram as it is. In the very brief review we had a few weeks ago, several staff pointed out important omissions or edits that have been helpful. We will continue that review and provide the Design Team with our feedback.

How we will work:

Most staff signed up for an Academy or Shared House. I have taken the liberty to temporarily re-assign some staff in order to provide a balanced number of participants. I have assigned staff that did not self-select. We will work in 5 groups for the reminder of these Design Sessions. 2 Groups from each Academy and a single group representing the Shared House. Your assignment is below. Please know these are not FINAL and will be amended as we further develop the Academy Model.

To Do:

Each faculty member reviews the Project Goals Document, the “Bubble Diagram” and highlight meaningful or resonant passages that support our priorities.

Overall Goals:

1. Widen circle of PLC work back to whole school using 5 integrated learning groups

2. Allow teacher leaders to use learned protocols in supportive environment

3. Use protocols to look at school wide concerns around homework

4. Provide teachers with needed opportunities to work cross disciplinarily

5. Create a “norm” of PLC-based action planning

Wednesday 9/17 Afternoon Agenda:

1. Review Norms and “Text Rendering Experience” Protocol:

2. Choose a Facilitator, an Encourager and a Scribe for each Group

3. Take 2 MINUTES to review the PROJECT GOALS document and HIGHLIGHT phrases or words that YOU think are important for this work.

4. First 5 MINUTE Round: Minimum of 10 people shares a SENTENCE that he/she thinks/feels is particularly significant. The Scribe writes them all down on the flip chart.

5. Second 5 MINUTE Round: Minimum of 10 people, starting with those that may have not shared a sentence, shares ONE WORD that he/she thinks/feels is particularly significant. The Scribe writes them all down on the flip chart.

6. Using the Shared Words and Sentences ONLY; the Group Reviews discusses the following for 10 MINUTES:

7. What can we add to these goals? How can we amend these goals?

REPEAT THE ABOVE FOR THE ACADEMY CONCEPTS document

1. Take 2 MINUTES to review the CONCEPTS document

2. And HIGHLIGHT phrases, words that YOU think are important for this work.

3. First 5 MINUTE Round: Minimum of 10 people shares a SENTENCE that he/she thinks/feels is particularly significant. The Scribe writes them all down on the flip chart.

4. Second 5 MINUTE Round: Minimum of 10 people, starting with those that may have not shared a sentence, shares ONE WORD that he/she thinks/feels is particularly significant. Using the Shared Words and Sentences ONLY; the Group Reviews discusses the following for 10 MINUTES:

5. Does this align with the PROJECT GOALS DOCUMENT? Where is the alignment the strongest?

6. If time report out, if not we will review the summary and report out first thing Thursday morning.

Thursday 9/18 Morning Agenda

1. Review Norms and Protocol.

2. Take 10 MINUTES to review the Work and Outcomes of Wednesday Session II

3. Take 5 Minutes to review the BUBBLE DIAGRAM and note the labels, spaces, conceptual descriptions of adjacencies and spaces that are particularly of interest to this work and to your group.

4. We will follow a similar series of steps leaving more time to give feedback to the Design Team and set up the next several Design Sessions to maximize the efficiencies of the Design Team

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