Yesterday, I talked a little about how visionary leadership is essential in leading the way to the schools we need with technology, teaching, and learning being comprehensive and cohesive.  The daunting question is: how do you take a school district and move them from where they are to where they need to be?  In addition to vision, it takes collaboration and planning.  School districts need to partner with all stakeholders including, and especially, the local business community.  One such collaboration and plan has been unfolding in our school district.  It is one model that I think will continue to be very successful.  We want to be world class.  Our superintendent will give you a feel for the type of collaboration and planning that we have had. It is called our Roadmap to Renewed Excellence.  Do you notice how technology is woven throughout the plan meaning that it will be what we do not just in addition to what we do?  That is an important distinction. 

I would like to hear from you.  What types of planning processes have you been through on this scale?  What were your results?

A final thought: 

Do you believe it when you see it?  Or do you see it because you believe it?  Those two viewpoints are worlds apart.

Posted by Steve Poling.