SQUARE ─Something I Learned that Squares with My Belief; My Work Experiences
- Relationships are like handlebars and something valuable to hold on to – especially the relationships with members of AHE Network! I learn so much from each.
- The time is now for change and opportunity to reform education: leadership; accountability; transparency.
- Change the disconnect between education and the economy.
- Networking is key.
- The need to share best practices.
- Learning from others is important
- Communities are stronger when the educational structure is productive.
TRIANGLE – 3 Important Points to Remember
- Communicate with other Centers and state contacts when talking or working with colleagues from that state.
- The importance of keeping current with policy, data, best practices, and the national scene.
- Keep in contact with legislators; keep them in the loop.
Opportunityis now to get things done.
- Change relationships to cross the lines.
- Take advantage of ‘being broke’.
- Value of leadership
- “Race to the Top” Money an opportunity
- 10 data points and ties to money for State Departments of Education
- Leadership skills are important
- IEL is about relationships as much as leadership development.
- Data is not just for researchers.
CIRCLE – A Lingering Question(s)
- What is the best avenue(s) to start the conversation; to keep it going; and set the motion while keeping the momentum? (action-oriented)
- How can we sustain the AHE Network program?
- Why does the AHE Network look so different in each state?
- Are we “equals” in the network structure?