Project RED: Global Toolkit for Education, Chapter 5
To address 21st century educational needs, it is important to research and evaluate your current environment. A number of tools can be used to evaluate the existing status. The Project RED Readiness Rubric can provide valuable information to inform your next steps.
A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis can also help pinpoint areas that need attention. Strengths and weaknesses are internal to the district. Opportunities and threats are external factors. Your analysis should focus on successes and resources; note areas that need improvement; capitalize on new strategies that can come from changes in such things as technology, local policies, and funding sources and flexibility; and determine how to avoid pitfalls. An educational SWOT analysis can help planners decide where the organization stands and what it needs to do to reach its goals.
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