5 Keys to Connecting Your K-12 Communities

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According to Alan November, an internationally recognized leader in education technology, possibly the new primary business of education may be community development. Schools need to be more connected to the community, and in turn, the community to its students. In this brief slide deck, learn the five keys to connect to your K-12 community.

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5 Keys to Connecting Your K-12 Communities

  1. 1. 5 KEYS TO CONNECTING 5 Keys to Connecting K-12 Communities
  2. 2. The Connected Community: A Strategic Imperative In an era of transformative change for K-12 education – when technology has extended learning far beyond classroom walls and long past the three o’clock bell – the center of the educational universe has shifted from inside the school to the extended community. A district’s success now pivots upon its ability to connect the district with each and all of its constituents – all the time – including principals, teachers, students, families, media, taxpayers, and community residents. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. 5 Keys for Connecting K-12 Communities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Define your roadmap to success Put the right technology infrastructure in place Custom tailor your solution Enable implementation and usage Evolve © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Define Your Roadmap to Success  Ensure district administration recognizes the need to communicate with community  Identify your communities and determine what information/resources they need and want  Consider ways to increase community interaction that will positively impact student achievement, teacher productivity, and parental involvement © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Put Right Technology Infrastructure in Place      Secure, reliable Web hosting Scalable Web infrastructure Continuous uptime Fast access Safe communications © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. Tailor Your Solution     Website reflects your district’s brand Maintain control of your image Easy for your users to create, post, and update content Incorporate two-way, interactive communication and collaboration features © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. Enable Implementation and Usage  Website must be used in order to be effective!  User guides and tutorials  Best practice implementation plans  Robust training options  Up-to-date information and resources © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Evolve Remember…  Your needs will change  Your community’s needs will change  Technology will change Make sure your solution has the flexibility to adapt to these evolving needs. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Connecting Your K-12 Community © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. 5 KEYS TO CONNECTING To learn more about how Schoolwires connects K-12 communities, visit our website>> Have questions for us? Email us at sales@schoolwires.com or call 1-877-427-9413 © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. Schoolwires, the Schoolwires logos, and the unique trade dress of Schoolwires are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of Schoolwires, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos used in Schoolwires and the Website are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of their respective owners. 10

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