Minnesota PreK-3 Implementation Series III: Building PreK-3 Systems: From Alignment to Coherence
Coherence.png Series III is based on Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn, who will also be leading each of the four sessions of the series.This series is about taking action. It is designed to build the knowledge and skills to foster greater coherence and capacity to implement effective, sustained PreK-3 systems to support learning for all students. Superintendent-led leadership teams progress from analysis to action, achieving coherence in four areas: 1) Focusing Direction: Refine and monitor the district’s direction while assessing the impact of PreK-3 strategies. 2) Cultivating Collaborative Work Cultures: Build precision in facilitating collaborative work cultures. 3) Deepening Learning: Assess the current district conditions for fostering deep learning. 4) Leading for Coherence and Mastering the Framework: Develop a leadership framework and tools that maximize and sustain learning.

Building PreK-3 Systems: From Alignment to Coherence

Introduction

This four day series is the third part in a professional learning series designed to support MN schools, communities & districts with implementing effective, comprehensive PreK-3 systems. In partnership, MESPA, MASA and the Minnesota Department of Education have created the series.

This series focuses on taking action. Led by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn, it is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed to foster greater coherence and capacity to implement effective, sustained PreK-3 systems in Minnesota schools, districts, and communities. The article below provides a good overview of coherence.

Coherence Making: How leaders cultivate the pathway for school and system change with a shared process
Click Here, by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn, School Administrator, June 2016

REGISTRATION
Register through the Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association (MESPA) website.
Click Here, or go to http://mespa.net/

Four Sessions
Day 1 is August 8, from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove
Days 2-4 are 9:00 to 3:00 at TIES in St. Paul