Jan 4, 2022

Using Success Stories to Showcase R5CC’s Capacity Building Work with States

Jill Feldman
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Follow the Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) team, where state co-leads work with departments of education in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia on projects to build state-level capacity to address regional and district needs.  These include high percentages of persistently low-performing schools in poor communities, students with disabilities, and rates of opioid addiction.  As R5CC Director, Kimberly Hambrick sees it, “By supporting educators and programs at the state level, we help strengthen teaching and learning throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.”  This is where the R5CC team is using success stories as powerful tools to show how they work with states to support ESSA plan implementation and take readers on a journey that leads to solutions to their problems.   Once you know who your audience is and what they care about, you can create a story that speaks to their needs in a meaningful way to:

  • Build buy-in and support for shifts in leadership and strategy by providing people with a clear vision, direction, and an ability to see how they can contribute
  • Face audience concerns head-on
  • Encourage user-generated content
  • Explain interconnected systems and how they fit together

Check out which capacity building services R5CC and states are using to address region-wide needs:

Table displaying R5CC region-wide needs

Together with state leaders, the R5CC team continues building state, district, and school capacity. Learn more ways the R5CC team is advancing systemic change by visiting the R5CC website and reading related success stories.

For more information and support to implement evidence-based practices, contact the Region 5 Comprehensive Center.