Learn Next: Your Next Place for Learning

Learn Next: Your Next Place for Learning
by Jim Rickabaugh There is little question that we are experiencing the emergence of a national movement toward learner-centered, personalized learning. Just a few years ago, it was unusual to hear educators talking about how they were changing their practices to place learners at the center. There were only a few clusters of personalized learning practitioners scattered across the country. Onl...
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Will You Commit to Being a Network Weaver?

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by Jim Rickabaugh Networks are a pervasive presence in our society. They have become a core strategy for conducting research. Businesses also form and rely on networks to connect with customers and other businesses to build loyalty and provide flexible, customer focused service. Online dating networks are growing as well - estimates are that one in five recently married couples met online. T...
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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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