The Future Ready Framework
Local Community Engagement and Outreach
The school serves as a hub of the local community. As such, it actively involves the community in achieving its learning goals, reaching out to the community to (1) extend learning into community centers, libraries, businesses, higher education institutions, museums, and other public spaces; (2) bring relevance to curricula through partnerships that take the shape of apprenticeships, community service, and the use of community-based experts and resources; (3) implement community-based exhibitions, reviews, critiques, and celebrations of student work; and (4) coordinate after school programs, including collaboration with the school and students’ teachers. Community Engagement and Outreach.
|Investigating (0-3)||Envisioning (4-5)||Planning (6-7)||Staging (8-10)|
|District leaders annually survey the community for opportunities for partnerships and cooperative relationships. Their communication outreach and public forums provide community members a voice in school decisions and activities.||District leaders are continuously seeking community partnerships (e.g., extending learning into community centers, libraries, museums, community-based exhibitions, coordinated afterschool programs).||District leaders establish a formal plan or plans to engage the community in viable partnerships and coordinated activities (e.g., extending learning into community centers, libraries, museums, community-based exhibitions, coordinated after school programs).||District leaders establish school-community partnerships as a strategic goal, with clear parameters for such partnerships, including processes for considering, vetting, and engaging in such partnerships. Partnerships include: 1) the extension of learning into the community, connections related to exhibitions and reviews of student work, and 2) coordination of after school programs.|