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Ohio Grant-Sanity Watch List 2018

Lions and tigers and grants - Oh My! This will be a busy winter - spring for districts and non-profits looking to pursue grants and innovation opportunities related to education, STEM and youth development.  Here is EnvisionEdPlus’ Grant-Sanity Watch List. Please note: all timelines listed below are estimations right now. EEP will share updates via… Continue reading Ohio Grant-Sanity Watch List 2018

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Exploring the Innovator’s Mindset in Mahoning Valley

Recently, I had the pleasure of making new friends and re-connecting with some awesome teachers, leaders and innovators as they gear up for another great school year. The opportunity came about as we assisted Mahoning Co ESC in hosting a site visit for several staff members from Social Finance and Jobs for the Future. You… Continue reading Exploring the Innovator’s Mindset in Mahoning Valley

Blog Posts, Ohio Graduation Series

Ohio’s new grad requirements: right for kids

EnvisionEdPlus Guide to Ohio's New Graduation Requirements, PART 1 Ohio’s new graduation requirements are causing so much concern among school leaders that legislators and the State Board of Education are now scrambling to avoid a feared backslide in graduation rates across the state. While we at EnvisionEdPlus might be grateful for short-term political solutions in… Continue reading Ohio’s new grad requirements: right for kids

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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