Over the past 18 months, the HIDOE has been focused on three high-impact strategies: School Design, Student Voice, and Teacher Collaboration. As we explored how to use these to empower schools, we identified core practice changes to impact student success at a new level.
I am very excited about some key shifts — delivering trainings so that we have more time for collaboration, reconfiguring our budget and planning processes to reflect our highest priorities, supporting pilot classroom innovations generated by teachers, refocusing school partnerships with business and industry to increase opportunities for applied learning, expanding upon our leadership development and succession plan, and increasing student participation in early college, Advanced Placement, and Career and Technical Education courses.
The work that we do is complex and powerful, and so very important to our young people’s future. This is why we are focused on preparing and empowering our school teams. Our next decade of work, which will be articulated in a 10-year Strategic Plan, will require operational, policy, financial, and community partnership support.
The DOE/BOE Strategic Plan will sunset in 2020. A new action plan will focus our priorities for the next decade. We will develop a forward-facing Statewide Strategic Plan focused on three key questions:
- What is student success?
- How do we measure what we really value?
- How do we support each child to experience success?