SIP+ En. Azudin and SISC+ Miss Mirinda’s joint visit today to the two DTP-AMAN schools on Pulau Tuba focussed on sharing progress at each school during the first half year.
SLT and MLT at each school were updated about the DTP-AMAN PPD- led Transformation(PLT) team from PPD Langkawi before sharing how the school was monitoring 2019 Plan Tactical progress.
Focussing on each school’s Strategic Plan provides a common point for professional dialogue. The role of both SIP+ and SISC+ is to provide support for SLT and MLT to improve their current systems, processes and practices resulting in better student outcomes.
SMK Langkawi collaborate with their DTP-AMAN support team.
Positive interaction between SK Pulau Tuba SLT/MLT and SIP+/SISC+
Different approaches for documenting instructional leadership practices were shared as well as how each school was analysing recent student assessments and planning for next steps. A focus on PBD is currently high priority at both schools with LW and peer coaching followed up by PLC part of the process to support teachers.
Both schools will also be supported to hold dialog prestasi at the school level in July.
While island life might be slower than life in a big city, helping to improve student and school outcomes is still “core business” and #1 priority for the PLT team at PPD Langkawi.
At the invitation of MGB Langkawi, En Azudin, SIP+ PPD Langkawi and Mr Murthy, LeapEd DTP-AMAN coach facilitated a bengkel for all Langkawi P/GB and PK1 focussing on developing a positive growth mindset.
Mr Murthy shared his wide experience as a highly successful P/GB in Kedah prior to retirement then joining LeapEd as a DTP-AMAN coach.
During the bengkel, SLT explored their understanding of leadership, management and administration and how these different roles impact on their weekly practice.
Mr Murthy outlined 10 criteria in developing a positive growth mindset which contributed to his success. He shared how he used the 10 positive growth criteria to motivate and support his staff, encourage students and involve parents.
SLT engaged in a balloon activity to connect the dots between teamwork, collaboration, shared goal and positive growth mindset.
Crocodile bridge strategy was used to see how SLT could lead dialog prestasi process more effectively using a positive growth mindset. This is an area requiring more professional discussion to actively use the 10 successful criteria as school transformation leaders.
SLT created an action plan to implement in their schools which will form part of the discussion with SIP+ and SIO on their school visits after Hari Raya.
In closing the bengkel, Tn Halid bin Ali, KPPD PPD Langkawi urged SLT to focus on capacity building of their schools to impact student outcomes and to follow up/ follow through (FUFT) as leaders in their schools.
Continuing the capacity building of SIO to better support school transformation in 2019, SISC+ facilitated two workshops so SIO could deep dive into SKPMg2 Std 4.
a) SIO take a pre-quiz about their SKPMg2 prior knowledge
b) SIO role playing coach / coachee session about the Learning Walk process in schools.
A key coaching practice is to provide opportunities for the coachee to reflect on their PdPc by asking open questions.
c) SIO refer to DTP-AMAN open questions for SKPMg2 as a useful support tool they can use during discussions with SLT and MLT. Focus on quality teaching and learning leading to improved student outcomes.
d) SIO unpack specific SKPMg2 Std 4 aspects – what would they expect to see in the classroom if this was being done well.
As part of the DTP-AMAN cycle of inquiry, SISC+ met to review Cycle 3 Instructional Leadership implementation progress and plan how they will cascade Cycle 4 Policy Implementation.
There is strong collaboration between the SISC+ who are supporting MLT development in DTP- AMAN and TS25. By connecting these two DT programmes, SISC+ are able to make effective use of processes and modules to ensure MLT are well able to support teachers in their schools.
DTP Programme Manager, Timbalan Hj Kamal bin Hashim, joined the discussion to hear some of the successes and challenges the SISC+ encounter as part of their ongoing work with MLT.
56x SLT from all PPD Langkawi schools took the opportunity to explore and unpack SKPMg2 Std 1 from a developmental perspective today.
Using their own school data from 2018 SKPMg2 Std 1 self-evaluation to form a spider’s web, SLT were able to identify priorty aspects and begin to set more realistic 2019 KPIs.
In groups of 4, schools then had the task of unpacking one of the twelve SKPMg2 Std 1 aspects using one of seven different tools.
The new learning and resulting professional dialogue among the participants indicated growing SLT understanding of how to use SKPMg2 Std 1 to improve their practice as transformational leaders.
This understanding was supported by having specific open-ended questions to guide development of quality systems and practices for each Std 1 aspect and what evidence from these practices schools could use to back up their self-evaluation.
SLT were given a follow up, follow through (FUFT) task to complete collaboratively back in schools, continuing to build their understanding by applying new learning to authentically update 2019 SKPMg2 Std 1 self- evaluations. From there, each school is expected to design specific interventions which will form the basis of ongoing discussions during SIO school visits.
Feedback indicates this workshop was useful and met the needs of participants.