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When it comes to plotting the future path of your school district, understanding what students need to succeed is a crucial waypoint.

Rocky Mountain School District #6 Superintendent, Paul Carriere and his team used Thoughtexchange to meaningfully engage the whole community and learn what everyone agreed was most important for student success.

More than 1,000 people shared nearly 2,000 thoughts in the exchange. It included staff, students, parents, and the broader community. Participants interacted with each other’s thoughts 27,534 times in the Star step and collectively prioritized what mattered most for students.

“The responses we got, after they were rated and themed, provided the basis for a district working group that was tasked with capturing the values of the communities we serve,” explains Carriere. “The working group uncovered the six key themes that will guide our work and shape our culture of learning.”

Carriere and the SD#6 team used the results of their exchange to create their District Directions 2023 visioning document, which outlines guiding principles for student learning in the district.

“Thoughtexchange has been incredibly helpful in determining where we will focus our collective efforts over the next five years,” Carriere says.

Thoughtexchange has been incredibly helpful in determining where we will focus our collective efforts over the next five years.Paul Carriere, Superintendent

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Thoughtexchange provides software solutions that bring people together, build trust and make progress on important topics. Whether it’s employees, customers or whole communities, our solutions effortlessly connect you to your stakeholders. People can confidentially and independently share their thoughts, appreciate other points of view and understand how their perspectives are connected to decisions. Our patent-pending data analysis gives you the insights to make informed decisions and take action.