The 26-member community-based Ambassador Design Team has been working for a little over three months to develop Rhode Island’s next PK-12 strategic plan for public education. This iterative process incorporates multiple opportunities for Rhode Islanders to give input throughout the development of the plan. Thus far, almost 15,000 Rhode Islanders have engaged with the process: through the original statewide survey at the end of 2014, to feedback on the two prototypes that have been released, to community conversations about the vision for education in Rhode Island. More information about the process can be found at www.ride.ri.gov/Strategic-Plan.
The first two prototypes set forth values upon which the plan would be based and a group of priority areas that would organize the transformative work for the next five years (see the prototypes here: www.ride.ri.gov/Plan-Feedback). The current priority areas are:
Now, the design team needs YOUR input on the visionary descriptions of success for each area . During this #EdchatRI, we will be asking participants to answer the following question for each of the 6 proposed priority area:
If RIDE, school districts, schools, and key community partners dedicated themselves to coordinated, transformational effort in this area, what would success look like after five years?
This information will be shared with the design team as they develop the third prototype for release later next week.
Join #EdChatRI and #EdVoicesRI (the strategic planning process hashtag) this Sunday at 8pm to share what YOU think success will look like and how our state should get there.
Don Miller -