Rockwall Independent School District held community education summits on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the future of the district. The purpose of the summits is to get input on what children should be able to know and do when they graduate. The district wants to make sure all of its children are prepared to succeed as they move on to college, technical schools and the workforce.
The summits were held at both Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School. The district explained the “why” behind strategic design and gave a history of the American education system, before doing a series of interactive activities.
Attendees worked together in groups to answer questions and shared with the audience. The questions included:
- What are your highest hopes for your children as a result of their time in school?
- In the context of the 21st century, what are the most important skills for children to possess in order to thrive?
- What consistent behaviors do children need to engage in to be prepared for their futures?
- What are the skills teachers need to prepare children for their futures?
- What systems need to change to prepare children for their futures?
- What behaviors should Rockwall ISD staff be engaged in to ensure we prepare children for their future?
The summit also featured a video from local high school students who spoke on what they’d like to see in the district’s future.