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Straight A: An update on Ohio’s innovation funds

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

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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

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Re-envisioning School – Is it Disgusting or Delicious?

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?