MY PLAN

WHAT
“My Plan” is a community engagement concept that sheds light on the culture of school readiness. A surprising portion of educational stakeholders, including parents, students and the community at large do not have a well-established view of what it means to be “ready” for different grade levels and developmental stages throughout the learning process.

According to… need a reference for this statistic, only 56% of students graduating high school nationwide are “ready” for College, Career, or Military Service. For this reason, Educate Midland believes in serving as a centralized hub of information, resources, community involvement and more.

WHY
As an Umbrella Organization for fostering and deploying our community’s available educational resources, Educate Midland’s overarching initiative is to:

Promote Educational Preparedness from Cradle to Career.

Our goal is to engage students of any age, race, gender, and socio-economic background, meet them where they are in their education journey, and connect them with the resources they need to create a plan that will lead them successfully through their education into adulthood. 

In the interest of preparedness, Educate Midland also strives to empower parents and educators to invest in their child’s learning as early as possible with the goal of creating and keeping to a structured educational plan that helps each student find value in their education, and use it as a means to make their career dreams a reality. 

HOW
In the interest of moving students successfully from cradle to career, Educate Midland seeks to cultivate internal initiatives and promote external resources, utilizing these partnerships to promote readiness throughout the educational process. 
Key Initiatives:
I Am My Child’s First Teacher

Our mission begins the moment a child is able to learn. We have developed a resource page dedicated to these formative years, empowering parents to become advocates for their children’s education from the very beginning.

Visit I Am My Child’s First Teacher Page

Social Emotional Learning

As children enter school, the path they choose with the knowledge they gather is influenced by far more than curriculum. Engaging with students intentionally in order to help them develop vital interpersonal skills, as well as a clear plan for the future is a vital responsibility of those invested in student growth and preparing them to enter the world. We have developed our resource pages to help students, parents, and educators alike take ownership of our children’s education, develop a cohesive plan for education and career readiness, and follow this plan through to completion.

College, Career, Military Readiness

The end goal of the plans made throughout a student’s Social Emotional Learning journey, is to bring them through their schooling fully prepared to take the next step into adulthood, whether that be college, entering the work-force, attending trade school, or enlisting in the Military. The CCMR is a series of indicators by which to gauge student readiness throughout their education, and is a strong benchmark in accountability as students and those invested in their growth develop plans for preparedness.

Ten things you should know

Providing resources and opportunities for Students at all stages of the learning process requires not only the efforts of parents, educators, and the students themselves, but a vast web of partnerships throughout the community, Education System and Government. Educate Midland is always seeking to build relationships, form new initiatives, and connect like-minded organizations to foster the sharing of knowledge and resources. Together, we have the power to support our students as they prepare for success in school and beyond.

Vital Partnerships Throughout Our Students’ Educational Journey:

Early Education

  • ISD’s
  • Charter Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Nonprofit Schools
  • Region 18

Higher Education

  • Midland College
  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa College

Government

  • County
  • City
  • State

Third Party Agencies

  • Texas Education Agency (TEA)
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Corporate Partners
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Permian Strategic Partnership
  • Priority Midland