When ADI decided to leap4change…
And the partnership continues to grow…
Creation of ADI with LEAP in Action Curriculum
Revisions of ADI with LEAP to Lead Curriculum
4 New Partnerships:
ADI Professional Development
ADI Directors in NYC and Mexico coach ADI Teachers to be…
ADI teachers are engaged in creating, practicing, and demonstrating an art, including visual, performing, and literary arts.
ADI teachers have transformative ideas about what the future will or could be like.
ADI teachers are confident and independent thinkers. They radiate enthusiasm and energy, and actively pursue objectives.
Engaged Problem Solvers
ADI teachers envision, asses and impact community and world issues as creative and engaged problem solvers.
ADI teachers cultivate strong interpersonal relationships through respectful communication and conflict resolution.
ADI teachers use a respectful and powerful voice to build partnerships and inspire others with their ideas.
ADI teachers challenge themselves to find and introduce new methods and ideas, reaching beyond comfortable and conventional methods to inspire and spark change.
ADI teachers, often bi- or multilingual, search out the opportunity to interact with people of different cultures with an inclusive and worldly outlook.
ADI teachers emit enthusiasm and optimistically inspire others to recognize the gift in each situation.
ADI teachers embody the organization, discipline, compassion, and communication skills of a good leader, engaging and motivating others to excel as well.
Weekly Coaching Call
ADI Teachers review and create weekly lesson plans using the ADI with LEAP to lead lesson template, adding a unique and individualized art project.
During the weekly coaching call, the Director and ADI teacher discuss:
- The implementation of last week’s lesson
- What went well?
- What could have gone better?
- What changes do we need to make?
- Plans for this week’s lesson
- Review art project component
- Review leadership component
- If appropriate, model and practice LEAP to Lead exercises
- Site coordination
- Classroom condition
- Student involvement and participation
- Assess current student interest, engagement, involvement, and participation
- Adjust lesson plan to meet the needs of the students
- Plan supports to meet all students’ learning differences
ADI Directors visit and observe each ADI site at least once a month. When observing an ADI lesson, the Director is looking for:
- From the ADI Teacher:
- Time Management
- Individualized student attention
- Ongoing self-reflection and adjustment
- From the ADI Students:
- Interest, engagement and participation
- Communication using the “3 Tools of Respect”
- Positive socialization and pro-social behaviors
- Understanding and knowledge retention
- Ongoing self-reflection and impulse control
After the lesson is observed, ADI Directors provides the ADI Teacher with constructive feedback. Together they brainstorm strategies to address points of improvement:
- Lesson execution
- Discussion facilitation
- Organization and time management
- Students or groups of students facing particular challenges
It is important that the Director share a few essential notes with each teacher after an observation to ensure that the points were salient and the changes were achievable.
The ADI team in NYC and Mexico meet every month. This meeting takes place via Skype or in-person when possible. The monthly meetings serve several purposes:
- Share organizational information and updates
- Share teaching experiences and practices
- Provide feedback, suggestions and teaching strategies
- Model, practice, and discuss LEAP to Lead curriculum
- Brainstorm new ideas for the curriculum and program
- Plan upcoming community events
- Introduce, discuss and consider new educational research, global art projects, current events, or teaching practices/strategies
ADI Global Team
The ADI global team of Directors, Teachers, Students, and Families impact our communities and our world through…
The ADI Chorus performs at the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Artistic Dreams International
ADI Students in Mexico work on their balance and focus through yoga.
Ideas and Leadership Concepts
ADI students in NYC brainstormed ways to reduce global hunger at the World Food Day Celebration.
Then shared their ideas with the ADI students in Mexico via Skype.
ADI students in Mexico beautified their community by hand-paining the garbage bins.
The success of our team depends on communication at…
- ADI Classes
- Community Events
- Global Exchange Days
- Team Orientations
- Team Meetings
- Weekly Coaching Calls
Go to Our Team