These goals are similar to the first summit goals and are still in flux as the planning team discusses the work ahead. We would like to frame the summit agenda within the following framework:
(1) Policy (2) Practice (3) Partnerships
Goal 1: P-20 partnerships will transform our educational system.
Assist the state's institutions of higher education (IHEs) with preparation programs to form new or strengthen existing, intensive partnerships with P-12 school systems where both are committed to real transformation of pedagogy, assessment and educator development.
Goal 2: Our P-20 partnerships network will effectively collaborate for change.
Create a statewide network of these P-20 partnerships, enabling them to share resources, challenges and effective strategies.
Goal 3: Our policies and resources will support transformation of our educational system.
Identify state policies and resources needed to institutionalize and steadily expand them throughout our NH educational system.
Goal 4: Our 21st century system will support ...
Begin to define what it means to facilitate 21st century education for 21st century learners, so they develop skills needed for lifelong learning, economic opportunity, and competitiveness in 21st century America.*
* The aim of the 4th goal of the summit is to give back ownership of the educational change process to New Hampshire’s educators. We feel that educators nationwide have lost ownership of our own profession. The standards-based reform movement, dominated primarily by non-educators, has disregarded the professional expertise of educators about how to carry out practices research had shown were likeliest to enable students to produce high quality work. Through the summit, NH educators will begin to define what it means to facilitate 21st century education, for 21st century learners, so they develop skills needed for lifelong learning, economic opportunity and competitiveness in 21st century America.