The Impact of Research and Design, Part I

I love that I am part of a team that unapologetically launches many initiatives as we discover and uncover ways to redesign the school experience for learners. One very important structure that we put in place to support an innovative learning community is our Research and Design Teams.

The Social Science R/D team met recently. To focus our efforts, Chip Houston started the meeting by asking, “What are we doing?” and “Why are we doing it?” To answer this question we searched the Plan17, our school’s strategic plan. Highlighting points of the strategic plan that directly related to the role of research and design was a powerful exercise.

We see our strategic plan as the blueprint. And just as builders constantly consult a blueprint, we are regularly referring to our strategic plan to ensure we are building a dream house.

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