Practitioner Highlight Series: Community Engagement

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Educator: JJ Heesch District: Pewaukee School District School: Pewaukee High School To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Community Engagement Additional Elements: Learner Voice Infused, Learner Choice Incorporated, Recognition of Anytime Anywhere Learning  How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? Insigh...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Educator Collaboration

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Educator: Angela Slonac District: Elmbrook School District School: Swanson Elementary To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Educator Collaboration Additional Elements: Learner Choice Incorporated, Flexible Learning Spaces How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? My teaching partner, Danielle Lewcock and ...
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Looking Forward

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by Ryan Krohn, Director As I was transitioning into my new role, I was frequently asked “Are you looking forward to your new role?” My response was “my new role is looking forward!” Looking forward is the work that we all do as leaders, and it is the essence of the work at The Institute for Personalized Learning. As we celebrate the evolution of this work, it is clear that leaders involved in t...
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Building the Why, What and How: The Importance of Parent Communication in the Shift to Personalized Learning

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by Jim McLure, Professional Development Specialist As a parent, we want the very best for our children. During the early years, we want them to find success and happiness at home with family, in social settings and in extracurricular activities. For the most part, we feel a sense of control over the majority of those experiences. We decide what sports our children might be involved in. We have ...
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New Roles

By Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist As you might have guessed by now, moving to a personalized environment will mean that roles and relationships between the learner and teacher will change. No longer is the teacher the keeper of all knowledge. No longer is the student seen as a vessel to be filled with information. This does not mean the teacher is obsolete, however. In fact, in a person...
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