Garland ISD is continuing its legacy as a visionary leader in education. With the help of students, staff and the community, the district is developing a plan focused on the learners of tomorrow.
GISD partnered with the engage2learn organization to plan this ambitious, multilevel process. In June, hundreds of stakeholders provided valuable feedback at Community Input Summit events and through an online survey. The district then gathered input from more than 40 focus groups, including everyone from middle school students to city representatives to multiethnic association ambassadors. This summer’s efforts were great successes, and the work continued after the start of the 2019–20 school year.
In September, a Design Team created a learning innovation framework over an intense three-day period. The team, consisting of high schoolers, parents, community members, and district staff, designed a proposal to help empower lifelong learners in the classroom and beyond. The following month, a second Design Team tackled campus environments, discussing and pinpointing what fosters effective teaching and learning. After two long days, the team built an assessment rubric to evaluate GISD’s facilities. With official campus walks planned through November, there is still more vital work ahead. We are grateful to be in #GarlandUSA, where our tri-cities come together to help plan the very best for our future.
To learn more and keep up with our progress, visit the district website.