Summer Fun with the Youth Advisory Council

Blog-Youth Advisory Council Summer Retreat
by Kate Sommerville, Professional Development Specialist When asked to partake in the Youth Advisory Council, I had no idea what that entailed, but was thrilled knowing that it involved student ambassadors. Leaving the classroom was a huge transition, and people still ask me if I will miss working directly with students every day. I thought being a facilitator for our Youth Advisory Council wou...
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Shifting Paradigms

shifting paradigms
Moving from an instructional paradigm to a learning paradigm The instructional paradigm, still in place in most schools, was primarily designed to support the function of teaching, or more specifically, the delivery of information from instructor to student. For practical reasons the design favored efficiency, which led to batch processing of students, segmentation of content areas, and credits b...
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Guest post: Reflections on the 2017 Youth Summit

Reflections on the Youth Summit
by Paige K, Institute Youth Advisory Council Member On February 28, 2017, the Institute for Personalized Learning hosted its 6th Annual Youth Summit with the help of its Youth Advisory Council. This year’s theme was “The Power of Personalized Learning: Education Tailored to You!” The event targeted the core concepts of personalized learning, promoted flexible learning, and helped to get the wor...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Family Engagement

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Educators: Amy Eide and Erin Heiman District: Pewaukee School District School: Pewaukee Lake Elementary To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Family Engagement Additional Elements: Learner Choice Incorporated, Assessment of/for/as Learning, Learning Aligned Technology How are you incorporating the selected element in your classro...
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Utility: Electricity, Water, Internet…Learner?

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by Ryan Krohn, Director Utility : u·til·i·ty noun: the state of being useful, value, profitable, advantageous, or beneficial. adjective: useful, especially through being able to perform several functions. A utility refers to services consumed by the public such as electricity, natural gas, and water. When these are in place and are a part of our expectation, we plan and make decision...
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