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 – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process.
Indicator of Success – Learning outcomes will be expanded to encourage curiosity, communication, and digital citizenry.
A little over a year ago, FWSU launched its blog in an effort to communicate the great work going on in our schools in a way that successfully utilizes technology as tool to share news and information in almost “real-time”. Our first post was short, but delivered on its promise.
“The time has officially come to launch the new Franklin West Supervisory Union (FWSU) blog! The goal of our blog is to over-communicate information about teaching and learning throughout all of our schools. Through the course of the year we will also highlight themes of our Action Plan. Share a comment to let us know what you think!”
Since that time we have shared the real stories of students, teachers, staff and community members who are all striving to create great learning opportunities for our schools. Those stories highlight what makes our schools so unique – and we realize how vital it is that these insights be broadly shared within our community.
To date, our blog has received over 16,000 views across over 100 countries. The impact of our teaching and learning in the digital age is truly global. In fact, in just the last 24 hours our posts have been seen over 200 times by people in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, the Maldives, Canada, and Switzerland.
This year we will go even further in our efforts to engage our neighbors both near and far in the conversation about our great schools! We hope you will not only continue to read but also to interact with us. Share your ideas, stories, and content. Spread the word by asking your friends and neighbors to join us. Subscribe so that you don’t miss a single post. The more we can communicate the important work we do together and extend the reach beyond our borders, the stronger our community connections will become.
Another learning adventure is off and running. Another great year lies ahead at FWSU. Highlighting learning in SU22 – this is what we do every day!