The community engagement team is striving to build a deeper understanding of diverse stakeholder experiences from across the state to guide planning and decision-making at MSDE. The Office of Communications and Community Engagement will accomplish this by engaging historically underrepresented groups and strengthening existing partnerships.
Engagement is currently focused on gaining input on the State Board of Education and MSDE’s Strategic Plan. We will continue to engage in deep listening with stakeholders and thoughtfully analyze and apply feedback to the strategic planning process by:
Roundtable events and listening sessions are prioritized as an effective and meaningful method for the State Board, the Superintendent and MSDE community engagement team to engage thoughtfully with specific groups. Attending Maryland community events, both in person and virtually, are also important outlets for MSDE to have more intimate conversations with a specific student or community groups.
MSDE continues to promote the importance of the Strategic Planning survey through social media, printed collateral and in-person engagement, asking all Marylanders to complete and share with others.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, French, Urdu, Korean, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Chinese
Going back to participants to communicate what we heard and communicating to Maryland communities that their voice has been heard is an important part of gaining input.
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