This meeting began with a short review of the core beliefs created during the 3-5 meeting. We then moved into the process of developing our technology vision statement. Parameters for developing the vision included:
- it should be rather bold and grandiose
- it should be measurable
- it should have a timeline
It was also indicated that the creation of the vision statement can often be the most difficult step in the process.
In my opinion, this was the most difficult step thus far. I found it difficult to balance being bold, grandiose, and making broad strokes with the specificity required to also be measureable and have a timeline. Personally, this created some dissonance as these requirements seem more contradictory than complimentary.
We were then split into three groups and given the task to complete the following statement:
"The vision for technology in Shaker Heights City Schools is..."
Midway through the group work session a 'gallery walk' was performed allowing members from each group to see what others were thinking and listen to their rationale.
In conclusion, the entire committee assembled together to review each of the three draft vision statements. View three draft visions by clicking the thumbnails below.
We were able to find common themes among each draft vision our work will continue during our next meeting to refine. In addition, our next meeting will move us into technology goal setting.
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