Education for Employment, Standard “M”, has long been a requirement for Wisconsin Schools; however, Education for Employment was not measured like academic preparation was.
Unlike the Tech Prep/Education for Employment era, the changed educational landscape in Wisconsin will emphasize innovation in preparing students for the next economy.
Measuring the progress and impact of this work will emerge as stakeholders formally engage new partnerships and entire communitiesdevelop new strategies.
Our future of promising new strategies, creating new experiences for students, and developing systems where educators, business leaders, and students co-create personalized learning plans, is within our reach.
Acknowledge that Education for Economic Development will play a greater role, not a lesser role in the future of our profession.
Commit to a learning curve, a specific personalized learning plan on Education for Economic Development.
Assess current district practice on related work that exists.
Frame a messaging document and identify talking points to be used with stakeholders.
Create a transition plan to your preferred state.
Consider partnering with another school district or joining a regional network to leverage efficiencies.
Monitor initial progress using rapid-cycle analysis and feedback.
CESA 8's Mission
"Everyone Engaged in Educational Excellence"
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