Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of individuals from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. The concept of collective impact hinges on the idea that in order for organizations to create lasting solutions to social problems on a large-scale, they need to coordinate their efforts and work together around a clearly defined goal. The approach of collective impact is placed in contrast to “isolated impact,” where organizations primarily work alone to solve social problems.
The term Collective Impact refers to much of what we do in education. We often talk about collaboration, but is it really collective impact that we need to develop. We have to have a collective impact when it comes to teachers working together for the overall good of their students. We also have to have a collective impact when it comes to the parents and the community involvement in the success of our students.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM on #EdChatRI as we take a look at how we develop that collective impact in education today.
Don Miller -