Culture Elements


Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures: In Lake County Schools, as we move toward Personalized Learning, we move toward a more student centered classroom.   Realizing this goal is characterized by involving students, in developmentally appropriate ways, in shared decision making that makes them responsible for their classroom culture.  One of the ways that a positive classroom culture is cultivated is through the use of collaboratively created SOPs (standard operating procedures). SOPs are defined as a set of step-by-step instructions to achieve a predictable, standardized, desired result.  Jointly created, these instructions are endorsed by the entire class as a community and lie at the heart of a learner centered environment.

Code of Cooperation

Code of Cooperation: A code of cooperation, also known as a social contract,  helps to achieve a shared vision. It’s a way to identify the day-to-day actions required to make the shared vision come true​. It’s the smaller goals, norms, behavior or criteria which are measured and monitored to ensure the organization is working towards the shared vision.  In creating a code of cooperation, a classroom teacher might ask his/her learners what are the actions/behaviors/traits that they need to do today and every day to achieve their shared vision?

Shared Vision

Shared Vision: A Shared Vision is the goal that members of a Learning Community carry in their heads and hearts. It is developed by utilizing member voice to develop an overarching goal or belief. Shared Vision is meant to guide and inspire by creating a common identity and a sense of purpose.