A Systemic Change Effort in the Metropolitan School District of
Facilitated by Indiana University
Reigeluth and Roberto Joseph served as co-facilitators
for the systemic change effort in the MSD Decatur Township. They
attended the weekly Core Team meetings in Decatur together, and
they made good use of the hour drive to Decatur by planning for
the upcoming meeting on the way there and debriefing it on the way
August 2003, Charles Reigeluth, Roberto Joseph, and
Kurt Richter have served from January 2001 through August
2003 as to a "Facilitation Team" comprised of Core Team
members Don Stinson, Larry Taylor, Janet Larch, and Susan Adams.
In Spring 2004, the Facilitation Team was expanded to include Gary
Pellico, Rose Hootman, Kelly Brawner, and Rosie O'Brien.
Reigeluth is a professor in the Instructional Systems Technology
Department in the IU School of Education. He taught high school
from 1969-1972. In 1990 he founded the IU Restructuring Support
Service, which has facilitated three building-level change efforts
and one district-level effort. He is a co-author of the Guidance
System for Transforming Education, which is being used to
guide the change effort in Decatur. More information about Reigeluth
can be found at his web site, http://php.indiana.edu/~reigelut/.
Joseph is professor of Instructional Systems Technology at
Temple University in New York.
Richter is a research assistant in the Instructional Systems
Technnology Department at the IU School of Education. He taught
in the elementary grades in Fairbanks, AK, from 1974-1997 when he
retired the first time. More information about Kurt can be found
at his web site, http://php.indiana.edu/~kurichte/
co-facilitators are aided by a "Support Team" of
advanced graduate students who are interested in systemic change in
education. The Support Team meets after every visit the facilitators
make to Decatur, to review what happened, analyze what could have
been done better, and plan what advice should be given for the next
meeting at Decatur. This provides an excellent opportunity for the
Support Team members to vicariously experience being a facilitator,
as well as providing a valuable service for the change effort in Decatur.
The Support Team members also conduct research on the
change process in Decatur.
Pascoe is an associate instructor in the IST Department at
the IU School of Education. She has taught as a bilingual instructor,
an administrator, and as a facilitator. More information about Sari
can be found at her web site, http://www.indiana.edu/~educw200/spascoe/sp2003/pages/index.htm
Pil Kang is a student majoring in Instructional Systems Technology
and minoring in Business at IUB. His academic interests are systemic
change and performance technology.
Liu is a doctoral student in the Instructional Systems Technology
Department. Currently she is assisting a professional development
grant program for South Indiana teachers at Center for Research on
Learning and Technology (CRLT), IU School of Education. Further information
about her can be found from http://mypage.iu.edu/~shijliu.
Hwang is a masters student in Instructional Systems Technology
Department. She comes to Indiana University Bloomington from Busan,
South Korea, where she worked at the Multimedia Center of Busan National
University as an assistant manager for two years.
time, valued members of the Decatur Support Team have graduated and
moved on to other projects. Follow
this link to view the Support Team Archives