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Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Partnering with our Communities to Design Better Pathways

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This session will focus on partnerships and community engagement in school redesign for college and career pathways. Pivot has worked with several communities to facilitate the design and development of student-centered college and career pathways that are aligned to the local community’s priorities and focused on deeper learning.

Many school redesign initiatives are begun with limited involvement from the broader school community and are seldom conceived as a sustainable partnership. If we want sustainable change and to improve student outcomes, we must engage our community differently in the design and implementation of the learning environments for students and adults.

A key aspect of the design process is to explore local educational challenges, assets and possible improvement strategies in design teams comprised of education leaders, teachers, students, families, community members, industry and post-secondary partners.

The design process allows a community to identify core problems of practice and set parameters for solutions. A diverse design team develops and tests potential solutions, iteratively engaging and partnering with a broad set of stakeholders from throughout the community. The process focuses on creating deeper learning experiences for both adults and students.

Practitioners will share specific examples of how the community and design team played an essential role in the design and implementation of college and career pathways in their context and share specific tools and strategies that were most helpful. We will discuss how the community can better partner with educators in curriculum, work-based learning and student supports.

Participants will discuss, share and learn how we can improve and sustain partnerships with our community to design better pathways and opportunities for all students. Participants will leave with new ideas and tools for partnering with a diverse set of community stakeholders and creating and empowering a design team.


Rocio Weiss

Pivot Learning
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Robert Curtis

Vice President Education Programs, Pivot Learning
I recently joined Pivot Learning as Vice President for Education Programs in October 2018. I am interested in educational justice and creating learning environments where both adults and students can flourish. I have extensive experience working nationally with school, district... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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