Engaging external partners is one of the best ways to add authentic learning experiences. Maintaining healthy partnerships can be daunting, though.
The PIES Framework builds off the work of some of the greatest minds in K-12 education including Steve Barkley, Peter Schlechty and work done by the OCLC Research group.
The PIES framework offers partners some concrete descriptors of their partnership. Once a "current reality" is established, work can begin to strengthen existing structures to ensure a healthy and sustainable K-12 partnership.
Looking for ways to more deeply process the health of your partnership? The Companion Guide offers research and questions to help partners discuss the partnership and ways to support improvement.