The Board of Education, at its Monday, November 9 meeting, continued in the process of developing a vision for USD 373. After a great deal of discussion, board members settled on three fields of inquiry: Teaching and Learning, Relationships, and Assets and Resources. These fields of inquiry will guide the next steps.
In the notes provided to the board, Lester Limon states:
- Teaching and Learning speaks to a number of different and diverse topics; for example, curriculum and curriculum development falls easily under this category, but so too does staff development, materials, environments, strategies, goals, and finance. It is also broad enough to encompass students, parents, educators and district staff.
- Relationships speaks to the essential action of creating bonds between all sorts of members. It is one of the soft-skills that we want our own students to learn, just as it is critical between teacher and student. Relationships form the core of our communication and it is these connections that can be leveraged into resources for the district and for the community.
- Assets and Resources speaks to the larger notion that the district has a means to accomplish its goals and missions through those tangible things that we have, and those intangibles that we can draw upon. Some assets are inside our control and some are outside our control, but still critical to our delivery and success.