Goal 1: 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: Create a statewide network of these partnerships, enabling them to share resources, challenges and effective strategies.
Goal 3: Begin identifying state policies and resources needed to institutionalize and steadily expand this network.
Goal 4: Give back ownership of the educational change process back to new Hampshire’s educators. The steering committee felt educators nationwide have lost ownership as the standards-based reform movement, dominated primarily by non-educators, 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.
Summit activities are designed to foster an environment
where attendees will develop consensus and clarity
in order to accomplish these goals.