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Type 6 - Collaborating with the Community | NNPS

How do schools connect with community partners to help reach school goals for student success? Analyses of 1998 UPDATE data reveal that schools in the National Network of Partnership Schools find many different ways to partner with community organizations, businesses, and institutions. 

Below, two charts summarize 1) how students, families, schools, and communities benefit from partnerships; and 2) various examples of community partners. 

The charts are adapted from Sanders, M. G. (in press). "Collaborating for Student Success: A Study of the Role of 'Community' in Comprehensive School, Family, and Community Partnership Programs." Elementary School Journal.

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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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There are shifts in the ways we approach work and education that make their ways into our lives. We might focus on one or two of these concepts in our own lives, but miss that these concepts are involved in new ways of working and learning. Change occurs in small, incremental ways then suddenly, all at once. 

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 11, 2014 5:05 PM

There are shifts in the ways we approach work and education that make their ways into our lives. We might focus on one or two of these concepts in our own lives, but miss that these concepts are involved in new ways of working and learning. Change occurs in small, incremental ways then suddenly, all at once. 

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Getting Parents Involved in Schools

Getting Parents Involved in Schools | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Parent involvement continues to challenge practitioners engaged in school reform despite being a required component of many school improvement initiatives-from Title I Schoolwide Programs to federally mandated school improvement plans. The benefits of parent involvement are clear: A growing body of research shows that successful parent involvement improves not only student behavior and attendance but also positively affects student achievement.
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excerpt: "Of course, the use of any strategy must be tailored to the school's population. If families don't have reliable access to the Internet, e-mail won't work. A phone message in English won't communicate much to parents who speak only Spanish. The bottom line for schools is to communicate using strategies that convey what is important in a way that can be heard by parents and families and invites them to respond."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:25 PM

This is a great article. I would add do not let the bureaucrats and technocrats get involved.

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Data Visualizations, Challenges, Community

Data Visualizations, Challenges, Community | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design
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This is a website I came across after reading a comment in a LinkedIn discussion. This point came up that Data Visualization is one area of great importance. 

 

In my readings, I have come across Cleveland, who in one text, was introduced as important reading for learners of Data visualization. http://www.amazon.com/Visualizing-Data-William-S-Cleveland/dp/0963488406 . I borrowed the books from the library but never read them. I keep meaning to try again. Time constraints though. 

Ultimately, it seems that it is all about attention, time to attend, time to reflect, time to make connections, time to find/learn uses and applications of new knowledge and knowledge tools. Data visualization may help cut down on the time needed to evaluate data. More automation might help process data for easier interpretation and faster application/use of data.

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