What should the school district think about as we plan for the new school year?
As we plan for Fall 2020, we're using a new tool called Thoughtexchange to gather your input about important planning considerations; please note that this is in addition to a separate survey you may have received last week. All students, staff, parents/caregivers and interested community members are invited to participate through Friday, July 17.
What is Thoughtexchange?
Thoughtexchange is an online idea crowdsourcing tool (available in multiple languages) that gathers input from stakeholders and identifies the ideas with the strongest sense of common ground.
How does it work?
- Share – Answer an open-ended question about planning for the new school year.
- Star – Consider other points of view and rate them according to your level of agreement. Rate as many ideas as you like.
- Discover – Learn what is important to the group.
All thoughts and ratings are anonymous.
How will the information be shared?
Results will be shared with district planners. The results will also be posted to the district website, www.district279.org by no later than July 24.
Important note: This stakeholder input tool is different from and does not replace any survey you may be asked to complete. Unlike a survey, Thoughtexchange engages participants in evaluating ideas from other people throughout the school district; it will provide insights that will complement but not replace the results of planning surveys.