5. Prepare for Harvard
Family Engagement in Education:
In preparation for the institute, please review your family engagement analysis and redesign exercise you submitted as a part of the application process and refine the challenge statements for each domain (i.e. culture, home to school connection, etc.) you want to redesign in the 2017-2018 school year. This learning opportunity will be used to develop strategies for addressing your identified challenges in each domain.
Raise Your Hand Texas and Harvard will be sending you pre-work to complete prior to the institute. In preparation, please schedule a time to meet with your team two to four weeks before the institute. While a lot of the pre-work can be done independently, we highly encourage you to work as a team to complete.
All other Institutes:
In preparation for the institute, please review the persistent problem essay you submitted as a part of the application process and decide on one campus-level problem you think must be addressed in the 2018-2019 school year. This learning opportunity will be used to develop strategies for addressing your identified problem. Additionally, you are expected to identify one professional growth opportunity that you plan to focus on in the 2018-2019 school year.
Please create a Google Drive folder titled:
[YOUR CAMPUS NAME HERE] – 2017 Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program.
In that folder, create a Google document titled “Persistent Problems” and list the persistent problem(s) and the professional growth opportunities you selected. Please share the folder and Google documents with Cody Huie.
If you are attending School Turnaround Leaders or The Art of Leadership, Raise Your Hand has invited a representative from your local education service center to attend this institute. This person will support Raise Your Hand by providing follow-up support to your campus throughout the year.