Once you have your vision and mission statements in place, you have a picture of where you want to go. The next step is to understand where you are now. This is the process of taking stock and involves thorough examining of both the internal status of your district or school and the external context in which it is situated.
Conduct an Environmental Scan
An environmental scan is conducted to collect data to answer questions about the present and future of the school district.
Tools for Environmental Scanning
There are many approaches to environmental scanning, including:
Several of these are discussed in detail in the Community Involvement module.
In this Module:
|Strategic Planning Tools||Technology Planning Tools||Planning Resources|
In the Toolkit:
|Toolkit Home Page||Why Change?||Why Technology?|
|Planning||Policy||Curriculum and Assessment|
|Community Involvement||Facility Planning||Funding|
|Prof'l and Ldrship Development|