DTi Grant

DTi Grant

KPBSD receives the Digital Teaching Initiative (DTi) Grant to develop and promote Blended Learning strategies in classrooms.  Three cohorts of 15 teachers to receive focused professional learning opportunities in blended learning is established to help build internal capacity, and a new cohort will be established in the subsequent two years…

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Blended Learning Awareness

Blended Learning Awareness

DTi Cohort #1 members attend the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) conference, where a greater awareness of blended learning is developed.  This conference is the first time KPBSD is introduced to Education Elements, and some Cohort members attend sessions presented by Education Elements. Tweet This Post

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Blended Learning Exploration

Blended Learning Exploration

DTi Cohort #2 members attend the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) conference, where blended learning is explored more deeply.  Cohort members explore and discover more deeply the various dimensions of blended learning.  Some cohort members attend sessions presented by Education Elements, and initial discussions about the scope of…

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Innovation Committee

Innovation Committee

District Innovation Committee formed to examine practices, policies, and sustainability of Blended Learning practices. Tweet This Post

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Enter Personalized Learning

Enter Personalized Learning

DTi Cohort #3 members attend the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) conference.  As a result of attending this conference, the district shifts its thinking from a more narrow “Blended Learning”, to a more broad understanding of “Personalized Learning.”  Some cohort members attend sessions presented by Education Elements, and…

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Scaling Personalized Learning

Scaling Personalized Learning

The KPBSD Innovation Committee meets and discusses how to scale the practices of Personalized Learning across the entire district.  The committee comes to a unanimous agreement that taking on such work internally would be extremely challenging and would more than likely not be successful.  The Committee suggests the district find…

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Education Elements Meeting

Education Elements Meeting

January 26, 2017:  District Leadership meets with Education Elements to discuss and further investigate what partnering with the EdElements team would look like.  Attending the meeting:  Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Director of Information Services, Director of Elementary & Secondary Education, Curriculum Coordinator. Tweet This Post

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Education Elements Workshop Experience

Education Elements Workshop Experience

February 15, 2017.  Education Elements conducts a Personalized Learning Foundations Workshop to a group of teachers and administrators in the Mat-Su School District.  The KPBSD Director of Elementary & Secondary Education attends the workshop to get a first-hand experience of what working with the EdElements team would be like for KPBSD….

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KPBSD Board of Education & PL

KPBSD Board of Education & PL

March 6, 2017.  KPBSD Board of Education discusses innovation trends in education, including Blended Learning and Personalized Learning.  Information is shared with the school board about what the district’s leadership team has learned about Education Elements and what a partnership with them would entail. Tweet This Post

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Vetting Education Elements

Vetting Education Elements

March 7, 2017.  KPBSD Leadership conducts further research and completes reference checks on Education Elements. Tweet This Post

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Letter of Interest

Letter of Interest

March 17, 2017.  KPBSD Superintendent of Schools sends letter to all Board of Education members and Building Administrators informing them of the district’s interest in partnering with Education Elements , and invites them to an upcoming presentation so they can learn more about the potential work with EdElements. Tweet This…

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Education Elements Presentation

Education Elements Presentation

March 29, 2017.  A team from Education Elements conducts a presentation to the KPBSD Board of Education members and building administrators at the Administrator’s Meeting.  The presentation covers foundational information on Personalized Learning and discusses the scope of work the Education Elements team would take on in a partnership with…

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Board of Education Approval

April 3, 2017.  Information is provided to the KPBSD Board of Education Work Session about forming a three year partnership with Education Elements in the district’s pursuit of implementing Personalized Learning throughout the district.  During the school board meeting, the Board of Education approves moving forward and formally partnering with…

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Wave 1 Schools Begin!

Wave 1 Schools Begin!

Wave 1 schools begin their PL journey with the Foundations training at the District Leadership Academy! Tweet This Post

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Fall Districtwide Inservice

Fall Districtwide Inservice

We kicked off the year with our Wave 1 school PL teams training their staff on the PL Foundations.  Waves 2 and 3 spent the time getting acquainted with PL concepts. They dove right in and explored! Tweet This Post

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Fall 2017

Fall 2017

The Fall of 2017 saw Wave 1 schools designing PL models and expanding their knowledge culminating in taking the next steps in implementation. Tweet This Post

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Book Talks Launched!

Book Talks Launched!

In an effort to provide effective professional development for the KPBSD teachers and administrators, a series of book talks were launched to facilitate this continuing growth and collaboration! Tweet This Post

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Wave 2 Begins their Journey…

Wave 2 Begins their Journey…

Wave 2 schools begin their PL journey with the Foundations training! Tweet This Post

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Wave 1 Learning Walks

Wave 1 Learning Walks

Wave 1 Schools experienced their first Learning Walks! Ed Elements experts toured classrooms and highlighted PL practices. Tweet This Post

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Wave 3 Initial Site Visits

Wave 3 Initial Site Visits

Wave 3 schools will have their first visits from Ed Elements in April! Officially our final wave of schools, Wave 3, will be off and running! Tweet This Post

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