Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners: FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Plan and manage instruction around problems relevant to students and their community and develop solutions for authentic audiences
Indicator of Success – Learning outcomes will be expanded to encourage curiosity, communication, and digital citizenry.
An annual tradition at FWSU is for district principals and administrators to spend focused time together in the summer planning for the future, reviewing data, and learning about current trends and ideas in education.
On the first day, our leaders focused their attention on the essential question – “Are we on target?” The work included focus on digital-age learning, innovation and creativity. Using the FWSU Action Plan as a guide, the team reviewed data to begin measuring our success toward achieving our goals. The afternoon saw the FWSU Administrative Team studying the implementation of the new FWSU evaluation system.
Day two’s focus was, “How can we build a strength-based family & student relationships?” The leadership team did a book study of Great Places to Learn and participated in training on building student assets presented by Deb Chisholm.
The final day of the retreat explored, “How can administrators strengthen collaboration with teacher leaders?” The FWSU Professional Development Committee met with the FWSU Administrative Team to look at our work, refocus our vision, and begin to develop Professional Learning Plans for each of our teachers for the 2013/14 school year.
It was a productive week of visioning and planning for our leadership team!