Outcomes


No. 1
Participants will understand the importance of using stories in presentations to keep attention and communicate important themes.

Illinois Professional School Leader Standards:
School Leader Standard
Facilitating a Vision of Learning

Performance/Knowledge indicators
1E. effective communication.
1I. the vision and mission are effectively communicated through the use of symbols, ceremonies, stories, and similar activities reflecting the diversity of the school community.
1K. progress toward the vision and mission is communicated to everyone.
1Q. barriers to achieving the vision, mission, and goals are identified, clarified, and addressed.


No. 2
Participants will understand the importance of focusing complex issues into simplified symbols and stories to create meaning and context.

Illinois Professional School Leader Standards
School Leader Standard
Facilitating a Vision of Learning

Performance/Knowledge indicators
1E. effective communication.
1I. the vision and mission are effectively communicated through the use of symbols, ceremonies, stories, and similar activities reflecting the diversity of the school community.
1K. progress toward the vision and mission is communicated to everyone.


No. 3
Participants will understand visual design concepts to use in presentations that will create significant impact and resonate with their audience.

Illinois Professional School Leader Standards
School Leader Standard
Facilitating a Vision of Learning

Performance/Knowledge indicators
1E. effective communication. No. 4
1I. the vision and mission are effectively communicated through the use of symbols, ceremonies, stories, and similar activities reflecting the diversity of the school community.
1K. progress toward the vision and mission is communicated to everyone.


No. 4
Participants will understand targeted uses of different technologies to present stories, ideas and concepts to an audience. 

Illinois Professional School Leader Standards
School Leader Standard
Management

Performance/Knowledge indicators
3U. there is effective use of technology to manage school operations.


No. 5
Participants will understand principles used to effectively tell a story to create meaning, impact and emotional appeal.

Illinois Professional School Leader Standards
School Leader Standard
Facilitating a Vision of Learning

Performance/Knowledge indicators
1E. effective communication. 
1I. the vision and mission are effectively communicated through the use of symbols, ceremonies, stories, and similar activities reflecting the diversity of the school community.
1K. progress toward the vision and mission is communicated to everyone.
1Q. barriers to achieving the vision, mission, and goals are identified, clarified, and addressed.


Resources

Optional:

Required:


Syllabus

1. Storytelling: What makes a good story? (1.15)
Participants will understand the importance of using stories in presentations to keep attention and communicate important themes.

2. Telling our own stories: What's our current story? (.30)
Participants will understand the importance of using stories in presentations to keep attention and communicate important themes.

3. Storyboarding: How do we take complex ideas and fit them into a presentation? (.30)
Participants will understand the importance of focusing complex issues into simplified symbols and stories to create meaning and context.

4. Simplifying our own current stories (.15)
Participants will understand the importance of focusing complex issues into simplified symbols and stories to create meaning and context.

5. Sharpen the Design: How do we make our presentation look good? (.45)
Participants will understand visual design concepts to use in presentations that will create significant impact and resonate with their audience.

6. Sharpening our own current stories (.15)
Participants will understand visual design concepts to use in presentations that will create significant impact and resonate with their audience.

7. Shape with technology: How do we utilize Powerpoint, Prezi or other tools to tell our story? (.45)
Participants will understand targeted uses of different technologies to present stories, ideas and concepts to an audience.

8. Planning our own storytelling (.15)
Participants will understand targeted uses of different technologies to present stories, ideas and concepts to an audience.

9. Selling the Presentation: How do we effectively tell the story to an audience? (.45)
Participants will understand principles used to effectively tell a story to create meaning, impact and emotional appeal.

10. Effectively telling our own story (.45)
Participants will understand principles used to effectively tell a story to create meaning, impact and emotional appeal.

11. Create a Power Point presentation (1.00)
Participants will understand principles used to effectively tell a story to create meaning, impact and emotional appeal.


Application/Dissemination Component:


Each participant will...
1) identify a specific group of stakeholders or audience, 2) identify a present-day issue for the school leader, and 3) create a visual storyboard that represents a powerpoint slideshow to be given to that group.

Each participant will then transfer the storyboard to a PowerPoint or another slideshow software program when she or he returns to the workplace.