Implementation Guides

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Address Community’s Workforce Needs

Engage and collaborate with stakeholders and partners to build an understanding of the connection between the school and the community.

Audience Inclusion, Voice, and Participation

Schools must contend with the cultural dynamics of its internal stakeholders (e.g., students, families, teachers, etc.) in addition to external stakeholders (e.g., policymakers, business and community leaders, etc.) that impact teaching and learning.

Champion the Community’s Capacity

Champion the community’s capacity to help students access resources beyond the school.

Community Relations Plan

Effective leadership requires the ability to engage stakeholders effectively by building and managing relationships.

Effective (Easy-to-Use) Reports for Educators and Parents

Develop easy-to-use data reports for various users of the data to interpret and consistently use it for improvements in learning outcomes; this should evaluate root causes with qualitative data measures.

Foster Ongoing Parent Dialogue

One component commonly missing in workforce development training is evaluation of the program’s impact on employers, students, and the community

Identify Work Experiences within the Community

Identify key workforce opportunities for students in the community.

Involve Students in Community Engagement Activities

Involve students throughout the modernization planning and implementation process and create ongoing opportunities for students to present their work to the public in and out of school.

Sharing School Success and Student Stories

Share the school’s successes, no matter how small, through all relevant outreach channels (e.g., email, traditional and social media, daily updates, videos, etc.).

Student Data Protection Procedures

Develop and refine privacy policies and protocols that ensure student data protection and privacy.

Workforce Development Planning

Create a plan for business leaders and community organizations to support the school’s workforce plan.