• Delighted with the turnout. Those not here have very legitimate reasons for not being here – finding new teachers, administrator meetings, etc. • A special welcome to the new Board members. You will find is that working with these Boards will provide you some stimulating experiences and also the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing in a more global way to education in this state. - Before we begin, I want to go over
WELCOME TO THE MESPA / MESPEF BOARDS OF DIRECTORS’ RETREAT
MESPA is a flexible, results-oriented leadership association dedicated to bringing leadership and instructional practices to a superior level.
MESPA will be known for its exemplary ability to develop, nurture, and support current and future educational leaders by using technology and other delivery systems, and linking the core curriculum to accountability and performance measures expected in schools.
Components of our work will be guided and fulfilled by our core values.
To transform public education in the Commonwealth, we must meet the learning needs of each student and provide the understanding, encouragement, support, knowledge and skills each requires to exceed the state’s high expectations and rigorous academic standards.
Align standards, frameworks & curriculum with demands of 21st century life, work, citizenship
Engage students in their learning by broadly integrating 21st century teaching & learning as well as increasing interdisciplinary hands-on & project-based learning
Provide students with multiple pathways to higher ed& workforce based on high internationally benchmarked academic & employment standards
The Readiness Project Goal 3 Recommendations-cont’d
Make college accessible & affordable for all
• Provide2 years of postsecondary education or equivalent in a professional trade as the new nbaseline of our state education system
• Guarantee transfer of credits bewteen amd among state publiv higher ed institutions
• Increase state’s productio of postsecondary degrees
The Readiness Project Goals and Recommendations
To transform public education in the Commonwealth, we must unleash innovation and systemic change throughout the Commonwealth’s schools, districts, colleges/universities as well as in partnerships/collaborations among education institutions, communities, businesses and nonprofits