Tools for Learning Schools, Fall 2014, Vol. 18, No. 1

A shared vision is one critical component of a learning system that supports continuous learning for all. Learn how leaders at every level of a district can build a vision and how such a vision contributes to important outcomes for adults and students alike.

Tool: Our vision work so far: Reflection questions

Preliminary discussion helps a team establish the work they’ve already done towards developing or using a vision to guide professional learning.

Tool: Clearly articulate a vision

Groups discuss their assumptions, ideas, needs, and images of how a successful innovation, program, intervention, or overall learning system will contribute to improved outcomes, leading to the development of a guiding vision.

Tool: Sample theory of change

A theory of change helps educators articulate what specific actions lead to the achievement of a vision.