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Developing a 30,000-foot vision
Teacher-powered teams keep students at the center of decision-making starting in the design phase. This is essential in ensuring that your school is student-centered. In the Forming stage, it’s likely that your team is starting to shape a 30,000-foot, big-picture vision of what your school will look and be like. Thinking about the school from the perspective of students can help guide this vision.
Design questions to ask:
- What are the specific needs of the students who will attend the school?
- What will students experience during the school day?
- What will the learning program and instructional approach be?
- How does that approach align with student needs?
- How will students experience teaching and learning?
- How will teachers work together to manage and lead the school?
- How will these choices impact students and teachers?