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Strategic Planning Timeline

Strategic Plan Team Orientation - Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
  Who are we and what are we here to do?
Environmental Scan Community Survey - Sept. 15 - Sept. 29
Strategic Plan Team Data Retreat - Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Where are we now? What is working well and what isn't?
Community Engagement - Staff and Parent/community forums.

            Staff forums at 4 p.m.  Oct. 23 and Oct. 26
            Community/Parent forums at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8:45 a.m. Oct. 26.
            Location for all forums: NBJH student cafeteria - Please enter through cafeteria entrance at rear of building.
Strategic Plan Team Vision Retreat - Nov. 13 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  Where do we want to be? How will we be different 5-10 years for now?
Setting Direction Retreat - Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  How will we get from where we are now to where we want to be 5-10 years from now?
Final Meeting of Plan Team - Feb. 22, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 What will we recommend to the Board of Education to set future direction?

Strategic Planning Team

There are 30 Members of the Strategic Planning Team representing staff, parents, community members, board members and administrators. Click here for the membership list.
Scheduled meeting times are listed above. Download the schedule here.

Strategic Planning Process

The Consortium for Educational Change has developed an eight-step process for strategic planning. Download the illustration.

Vision 2015: Engaging in New Ways

Adopted by the Board of Education June 29, 2010, this is the most recent strategic plan. Download to view the document

Recap of Vision 2015 initiatives

Latest News

A Strategic Planning table team works on a storyboard about their researchA Glenbrook North student explains the concepts in the school network his table researched
New Vision for District 28 Begins to Emerge

The Strategic Planning Team met on Nov. 13 for its second full-day meeting, the Vision Retreat.

Purpose of the day was to answer the question: Where do we want to be? How will we be different 5-10 years for now?

Four GBN students attended the vision retreat to provide perspective and feedback.

All team members read "10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning" by nationally recognized educational innovators Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon prior to the meeting.

View a summary of the article

Teams reviewed the SWOT analysis from the previous meeting and the community and staff feedback from the public forums to determine if changes were needed.

View a Summary of Themes from the public forum.
View the SWOT Analysis

Five districts/programs were investigated by table teams prior to the meeting and explored more deeply at the meeting. This exercise was done to help the team envision what the district should look, sound and feel like five years from now. Each team created a presentation on the district/program they were assigned and presented to other table teams.

The sites explored were:

Stonefields School, New Zealand

Alt Schools

Michael Fullan’s Network of Schools: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning:\ 

XQ: The Super School Project

New Tech Network     

Each team reviewed mission and vision statements and created one for D28. They then identified core values.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 19.

Draft Vision/Mission/Core Values

The work of the committee has been compiled into a draft Preferred Future Statement. 

A community survey is being compiled on feedback regarding the Preferred Future Statement and will be presented at the January 19 meeting.