THE FUTURE of education Vision 2017. Educational Plan for the Future Urban Elementary School Hardware City, CT. Hardware City. Part of Hartford County 13 square miles Population: Founded 1850 as a town Industry and manufacturing Immigrants. Current State of Education.
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Educational Plan for the Future
Urban Elementary School
Hardware City, CT
10,224 students enrolled
7,854 students eligible for free and reduced lunch
ESL : 44.2%
to provide a rigorous and relevant, high-quality, research-
based, data-driven education that meets the intellectual,
physical, moral, and social developmental needs of every
Technique used to identify trends and inform scenario building
Data: Observational and Research-based
Include: Local learners and stakeholder input.
Identify: Emerging issues and perceived value of programs.
Faculty and Staff: keep reading, listening, observing and researching.
Observe indicators of change.
Different paths that lead to possible futures.
Two to four scenarios.
Fosters strategic thinking and
Framework for shared vision of
Finding efficient futurist methodology
1. Scan and Monitor the Environment
2. Analyze Internal and External Assumptions
3. Create Scenarios Around Emerging Issues
4. Develop list of Forecasts with Each Scenario
5. Write Issue Brief
6. Assign Issue Briefs with Scenarios to Program Champion
7. Assign teams the Annual Responsibility of
Continual Futuring to Inform Planning, Direction,
Funding, Staffing, Partnerships, and Programs
Trend data from 1986 to 2008
African American show no growth
Hispanic enrollment doubled
majority minority. (The majority of those enrolling are minorities.)
Since 1970 there has been a 7-12% increase
70% of those homeschooled are white
23 % of those homeschooled are non-white
1. Increasing attendance will increase school funding.
2. Decreasing absenteeism will decrease high school dropouts.
3. Increase in homeschooling will decrease class sizes and the cost of education.
4. Develop family-school-community relationships through improved communication and the use of technology, decreases absenteeism and increase attendance.
5. Provide alternative education initiatives for truants: in-school , homeschool and technology.
3. Increase Homeschooling:
4. Begin creating an Open Courseware Database in the district.
5. Creatye and provide alternative educational initiatives for chronic truants.
Remember that teaching is not a competition. It is done through collaboration and teamwork.
If school district would create open education resource websites, then teachers could create and share Best practice lesson plans based on the Common Core State Standards. These steps would assist parents that home school their children and students and parents looking for help with homework. Wouldn’t it be great if an absent student could access the lessons for the day, videos and supplemental work and come to school the next day ready to start without skipping a beat.
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