ERIC Number: ED434421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Our Future Together: Using a Large-Scale Systems Change Process for Educational Reform: Video Discussion Guide.
Sauer, John; Walz, Lynn
This video discussion guide is intended for use in groups working toward large-scale systems changes in schools. It is designed to be appropriate for use in a three-hour workshop, an undergraduate or graduate course, or a training seminar. The guide and proposed workshop are both structured into eight sections. Recommended time allotment, objectives, preparation, process, and notes for the facilitator are presented for each workshop section in the guide. The sections cover: (1) "Introduction to the Learning Session" (its objectives and agenda); (2) "Why Are We Here?" (information about using large-scale approaches for change in systems such as corporations, education, and government settings); (3) "What Do We Need To Know?" (participants study and share three articles about a change formula, the history of large group systemic change, and real time strategic change (RTSC)); (4) "Components of a Large-Scale Event" (a case study illustrating how a three-day large-scale event contributes to a large-scale systems change); (5) viewing the video; and (6) a small group discussion focused on RTSC. Also included is a handout showing the application of the RTSC process to an educational reform effort in a Minnesota high school. The final section is a bibliography and list of Minnesota consultants. (Contains 50 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Training, Workshops
Publications Office, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (23-minute videotape and discussion guide, $20). Tel: 612-624-4512; Web site:
(available in alternative formats).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota