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Afterschool Professionals Blaze New PD Trail

Afterschool Professionals' Learning Community (APLC) Ready for Kick Off   The Ohio Afterschool Network's new Afterschool Professionals’ Learning Community (APLC) is ready to help your afterschool program succeed. Educational consultants from EnvisionEdPlus and McWatters Consulting led a full-day “train-the-trainer” session in Delaware, OH on September 27, 2017 for a handful of highly-qualified Afterschool trainers from… Continue reading Afterschool Professionals Blaze New PD Trail

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Personalized PD Empowers Teachers and Increases Achievement at Par Excellence Academy

EnvisionEdPlus has been working closely with Par Excellence Academy for the last three years. Par Excellence is a community (charter) school in Newark, OH that serves about 150 high poverty children in grades K-5. In 2013 and 2014 100% of Par’s 3rd and/or 4th graders scored proficient or higher in reading. However, like schools all… Continue reading Personalized PD Empowers Teachers and Increases Achievement at Par Excellence Academy

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Servant Leadership Evident in Kenton City Schools

A guest post by Kelly Obarski, ED. D., proprietor of Global Teaching Solutions, and evaluator of Kenton City School District's Straight A project. Have you ever seen someone plan a team dinner, order it, make sure it is delivered, and check in to make sure the team has everything they need? Your answer is probably… Continue reading Servant Leadership Evident in Kenton City Schools

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Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

For the last six years, Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski has been leading Kenton City School District on a transformational journey.  Kenton, located in Hardin County- in northwest central Ohio, is a small rural district with an urban center that serves nearly 2000 children, 60% of whom live in poverty.   When Penczarski arrived in 2010 the district… Continue reading Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

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Making School Design Personal

State & National Leaders Collaborate on Ohio’s First Personalized Learning Design Lab  The idea for a Personalized Learning Design Lab took root last fall when we received calls from district after district seeking help in writing Ohio Straight A grants to implement 'blended learning.'  In the consultation process, we discovered that districts really wanted to innovate,… Continue reading Making School Design Personal