What Are We Preparing Our Learners To Do?

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by Stacy Linn, Ed.D. What are we preparing our learners to do? This is the question that educators, principals, parents and community members were constantly asking in our school district. Some stakeholders may say, “to answer questions on the big accountability test” while others would say “to prepare our learners for the future”. Out of frustration educators may even say, “Just tell us what w...
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Forging a Path Forward – Together

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by Paula Hough, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 With 6500 students, USD 383 is large enough to provide a broad array of challenging educational and extracurricular programs, yet small enough to sustain strong relationships between students and caring adults. Amidst construction projects, grade level reconfiguration, new technology, and other changes, we always focus on teachers and professional learnin...
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Kaneland School District: Our Road to Personalized Learning

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by Sarah Mumm, Patrick Raleigh and Laura Garland, Kaneland School District Like most travel adventures, Kaneland CUSD #302’s road to implementing personalized learning has included stretches of open road, dangerous curves, forks in the road, and even some unexpected lane closures. Through it all, we have kept our GPS locked in on our final destination; a district where students are not just alo...
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Building Educator Capacity in Online and Blended Learning

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by Laura Vitale We are excited about our partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to bring no-cost, high quality, online professional learning opportunities to educators across the state. This statewide initiative will build the capacity of educators to meet the dynamic needs of each learner regardless of space, place and time. Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative...
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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of the 2021 Annual National Convening on Personalized Learning – Virtual This Year!

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by Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist We get it - like so much else this last year, our Annual Personalized Learning Convening is going to look different from years past. However, if you dig a little deeper, you will see and experience similarities to our previous conferences. For instance, there will be many opportunities to expand your knowledge of learner-centered practices. You will be ab...
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