Collaboration with External Stakeholders
As schools move towards digital learning environments, it is necessary to foster leadership beyond district and school leaders to support the transition. Inviting stakeholders to participate early in the planning process fosters collaboration among stakeholders. It is important to determine who will have the authority and accountability to carry out the plan, who has an interest in the outcome of the plan, and who can help ensure that the plan is a success. The relationship between the district and the school board is an essential component for success, especially when implementing digital learning. The National School Boards Association guide, On the Same Page 2.0 is intended to spark conversation and suggestions among stakeholders and emphasizes the importance of information flow for continuous improvement and ownership by all stakeholders. Often times states and districts involved community members in the planning process.