A facilitated process through which a sponsoring state organization (an SEA, for example) assembles a Team of Cultivators (with representatives from state government, organizations and associations with an interest in rural education, and rural school leaders). Guided by experienced ADI and ICF technical assistance facilitators with both lived and professional rural education expertise, the Team of Cultivators meets for two days, implements a 90-day action plan, then reconvenes for a half day.
Education leaders at county, school district, or regional levels may request an adaptation of the Rural Call to Action facilitated process for their locality. This option includes two days of learning, assessing, and planning and a follow-up session after the implementation period ends.
Sponsoring and participating organizations may request implementation support as they establish new initiatives. This additional service can include assistance with establishing and nurturing teams, planning professional development or TA processes, setting up strategic performance management processes and systems, or planning program evaluations.
Clients can request a half day or a full day that includes a facilitated presentation and discussion of rural education research and exemplary practices that research suggests has been helpful to address rural education needs and challenges. This offering is appropriate for any group interested in learning and sharing about rural education.