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Good to Great to Innovate

Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+
By: Lyn Sharratt, Gale Harild

Foreword by Michael Fullan
Epilogue by Andy Hargreaves

?Develop a college and career readiness program, for all K-12 students, supported by best practices from around the globe with “hands-on” strategies and tools.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483331867
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 312
  • Publication date: September 19, 2014

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Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy

How can schools best prepare students for the highly competitive job market and global economy? This compelling book presents a transformative approach to college and career readiness within the public education system, based on data and best practices contributed by outstanding schools on five continents.

Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to

  • Design an innovative Pathways approach to career readiness that empowers students as informed decision-makers
  • Integrate career training into curriculum through a network of local community partners
  • Develop an approach to life-skill preparation, K-12+, that is inclusive of all.

Learn how educators—and entire school systems—can consistently support career development, helping students find rewarding paths forward.

To learn more, please visit www.goodtogreattoinnovate.com.

"Congratulations and thanks Sharratt and Harild for this inspirational look at Innovation as the next step to move school systems from Good to Great. The examples and advice shared throughout this book and it's precursor, Putting FACES on the Data have been catalysts for leading my team to thoughtful collective action within our K- 12 Family of Schools as we create pathways for The Literate Graduates together."
—Joy Uniac, Superintendent of Education
Peel District School Board, Ontario, Canada

"Through extensive research and practical examples, this outstanding book puts forward a compelling case for structured, collaborative inquiry processes to achieve success for ALL students.”
—Janelle Wills, Director
Marzano Institute Australia

"Without question the job market demands agility, resourcefulness, innovation and fearlessness. The authors of Good to Great to Innovate brilliantly map the DNA of a relevant education.”
—Debbie Hedgepeth, Assistant Superintendent
Vail Unified School District, USA

Key features

Through survey collection and shared experiences the book will attempt to capture the problem-solving, creativity and innovation that is currently occurring across our classrooms, schools, districts, and continents. By sharing stories and strategies the authors will explore the conditions for success, common to all, as well as challenge the reader to consider conditions yet to be uncovered. The best thinkers and authorities in Leadership will introduce/reflect on and conclude this book.

Foreword by Michael Fullan
Reflections at the end of each chapter:
  • Chapter 1: Avis Glaze
  • Chapter 2: Ken Leithwood
  • Chapter 3: Alma Harris
  • Chapter 4: Louise Stoll
  • Chapter 5: Yong Zhao
  • Chapter 6: Suzie Boss
  • Epilogue: Andy Hargreaves


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Lyn Sharratt

Lyn Sharratt is a practitioner and researcher working in remote and urban settings worldwide. Lyn is an Adjunct Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada; a Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia; an author consultant for Corwin Press; an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals’ Council; and consults internationally, working with system, school, and teacher leaders at all levels in Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Lyn focuses her time and effort on increasing each student’s growth and achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers to put FACES on their data, taking intentional action to make equity and excellence a reality for ALL students.

Visit www.lynsharratt.com for articles, video clips, podcasts; on Twitter: @LynSharratt; on Instagram: lyn_sharratt; and on LinkedIn where Lyn owns the “Educational Leadership” LinkedIn group made up of 99,000+ members.

Lyn’s authorship includes: Realization: The Change Imperative for Deepening District-Wide Reform (with Michael Fullan); Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do! (With Michael Fullan); Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route, K-12+ (with Gale Harild); Leading Collaborative Learning: Excellence (with Beate Planche); CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading (International Best-Selling Education Book in 2020); and Putting FACES on the Data – the 10th Anniversary Edition (with Michael Fullan).

Lyn is proud of the recent co-development of the CLARITY Learning Suite (CLS) - a web-based collaborative Professional Learning opportunity that mirrors CLARITY. Lyn and her team believe that ‘everyone’s a leader’, thus CLS provides guidance to Learning Leaders on how to do this work of system and school improvement – together – to make a difference for all students. Visit www.claritylearningsuite.com.

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Gale Harild

Gale Harild is an educational practitioner and Pathway consultant. She is currently an instructional leader for York University. Gale served as curriculum administrator for the York Region District School Board in Ontario where over the past 12 years she provided regional leadership and program/resource development for Experiential Learning models including, but not limited to, cooperative education programming, international programming, service learning, and apprenticeship programs. Working with her Pathway team, Gale initiated and supported the successful start-up of sixty Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) programs across the district. SHSM performance measures for the district met and in some cases exceeded Ministry targets, with program completion rates and credit attainment rates higher than provincial averages. Gale has served on advisory and curriculum writing teams with the Ministry over the course of her career. Prior to her role as a curriculum administrator Gale was a high school teacher for 22 years. Her position as department head for Cooperative Education took her work into elementary schools and post-secondary destinations. Collaborating with community and industry sector partners, as well as post-secondary institutions, she has helped build and support pathways for all students by deepening the understanding of the interconnectedness between the curriculum and the work habits/essential skills that make up the profile of the Literate Graduate for the 21st century. Gale is committed to ensuring quality instruction so that every pathway leads to an opportunity. Visit Gale at Linkedin.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Foreword by Michael Fullan


1. Charting the Course

Understanding Current Structures

Setting a Course for Recalculation

Mapping Pathways to Career Readiness

Navigating Pathways to Career Readiness

From Good to Great to Innovate

2. Leadership Matters!

Leadership Context Matters

Leadership Roles Matter

Motion Leadership Matters

Innovation Leadership Matters

What Matters Most in Leading Innovation?

Breaking Barriers

From Good to Great to Innovate

3. All FACES Matter!

Relentless Pursuit to Excellence and Achievement - Matters!

Shared Beliefs and Understandings

An Inclusive Equitable Learning Community: Constructing Pathways Together Matters

A Culture of Innovation and Mutual Respect

From Good to Great to Innovate

4. Closing the Gap to Raise the Bar

Data Matters!

Foundational Literacy Skills Matter!

Getting Started

From Good to Great to Innovate

5. Choice Matters!

Learning Journeys

Clearing the Pathway Congestion

Clearly Articulated Pathways Matter!

Shared Learning: What's Working?

From Good to Great to Innovate

6. Skilled Teachers Matter!

Knowledge Building and Knowledge Creation

Collaborative Inquiry as Knowledge Mobilization

Experiential Learning Is for Everyone!

From Good to Great to Innovate

Epilogue by Andy Hargreaves


Appendix A: Recalculating the Route: Striking a New Leadership Balance

Appendix B: Detailed Explanation of How Individual Lenses of the Innovation Leadership Prism Are Relational

Appendix C: Tips for Parents

Appendix D: Sample Pathways Questions

Appendix D Continued: Sample Student Pathway Questions

Appendix E: Career Pathways in Agriculture & Career Pathways for Health Care Settings in York Region

Appendix F: Co-Teaching Cycle

Appendix G: Sample Pathway Tracking

Appendix H: Student "Innovation Mindset" Self-Assessment Sheet

Appendix I: Exploring Opportunities Program (EOP) Credit Accumulation

Appendix J: Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP)

Appendix K: Forms of Experiential Learning




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