Our team regularly is asked “What’s up with Straight A?” So here is the scoop. Ohio’s Straight A Fund Governing Board met this week and state officials provided insight on both the state budgeting process and the plan for Straight A Rounds 5 and 6 (if the legislature approves Straight A funding in the coming… Continue reading Straight A: An update on Ohio’s innovation funds
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
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
As we were working with Canal Winchester teachers recently on a figurative language Design Challenge, we had an ‘aha moment’. The Design Challenge titled Delicious and Disgusting, was intended for participants to creatively solve a real-world marketing problem while incorporating figurative language elements. The teachers saw the authenticity of the challenge, but what slowly pervaded… Continue reading Re-envisioning School – Is it Disgusting or Delicious?