TIP SCANTIP-Solution Creators Action Network
TIP created the Solution Creators Action Network (TIP-SCAN) to provide a transformative process for its district members to help their students and communities thrive. TIP-SCAN maintains three commitments upheld by TIP and participating members and partners:
- A commitment to a full perspective on equity;
- A commitment to learner-centered transformation; and,
- A commitment to transparent, open design.
Each commitment embodies deeply held beliefs regarding the relationship of public educators to their students, their communities and the world at large. Each commitment also reflects the fundamental rights of freedom, liberty, and equal opportunity held by each person. The COVID-19 pandemic and the embedded structural racism recently exposed by the killing of George Floyd and others make these commitments more compelling and urgent. TIP-SCAN seeks transformation through what is collectively seen as more possible in this time when systems are ripe for paradigm change.
Our vision for TIP-SCAN is to bring together educators and communities to construct approaches to education that reflect these commitments to equity, learner-centered transformation and transparent, open design. What emerges from TIP-SCAN will reflect the unique features and needs of each community. It will not be a one-size-fits-all approach or model. By setting out a bold vision and expectations, TIP-SCAN seeks to uplift courageous leaders, educators, students, and community members and to share examples of what is possible in transformation in these varied educational settings.
TIP-SCAN will evolve through three phases:
Phase I - Network Design
Phase II - Design for TIP Communities
Phase III - Implementation
Throughout this process, TIP-SCAN will reflect with its members, the State Board of Education, and its partners on key findings in the design and implementation of transformative approaches as it relates to the three commitments. The outcome of these processes bears on the right secured by the North Carolina Constitution of an equal opportunity to a sound, basic education. TIP-SCAN will focus on effective strategies, needed resources, and removal of state-level barriers that could be incorporated into the State’s plans in the ongoing Leandro litigation to meet constitutional requirements.
Upcoming Transformation Sessions
The Three Commitments of TIP-SCAN
Session 1: Learner-Centered Education Paradigm
Tuesday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m.
Session 2: A Full Perspective of Equity
Tuesday, June 30 | 2:30 p.m.
Session 3: Transformation by Design
Thursday, July 9 | 2:00 p.m.
School District Models to Support Learner-Centered Education Systems
Session 4: District Model: Hub of the Community
Tuesday, July 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Session 5: District Model: Flexible Schooling
Thursday, July 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Session 6: District Model: Technology & Digital Inclusion to Support Learner-Centered Systems
Tuesday, July 21 | 2:00 p.m.
Educators as Partners in Transformation
Session 7: The Local Board of Education’s Role
Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00 p.m.
Session 8: Educators as Partners in Transformation
Thursday, July 30 | 2:00 p.m.