Outreach, Partnerships, School

I’ve been away from this blog for a while because I had to focus on a few important professional and personal tasks. With those things in the rearview mirror, and accomplished, I can start to hack around again — and share what I’m thinking, learning, and doing (or, since it’s summer, not doing).

One of the projects I’m most excited about is the launch of part of a strategic plan at my school. I’ll be working with three small teams, over the next 1 – 5 years, to envision, and execute, this goal:

[Montclair Kimberley Academy] will cultivate a distinctly outward looking relationship with our alumni and institutions with a relevant or educational mission such as universities, service organizations, medical centers and innovative enterprises in technology, research and business in order to provide our students with unique learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of the school and to offer a human benefit to those partner organizations.

Montclair Kimberley Academy: Strategic Plan

I’m sharing this information two reasons:

First, I’m foreshadowing at least part of the direction of Refreshing Wednesday for the foreseeable future. I’m going to be researching — and posting about — networks, partnerships, the future of education, and things like that.

Second, and ever meta, I’m hoping to activate my own network in service of this goal (about networks). If you feel like you can help or have a perspective on the work described above, please let me know. Thank you!

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