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Last call for 21CCLC, Connector grants!

If your school or nonprofit wants to support stronger collaboration with community partners for the benefit of students, two upcoming grants through the Ohio Department of Education might be just what you need. Both require ample research and planning as well as meaningful partnership development, so it's time to get started. The 21st Century Community… Continue reading Last call for 21CCLC, Connector grants!

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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?

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Forge the Future: The Learning Revolution

Ohio Education Technology Conference attendees had a terrific opportunity to experience a learning revolution when they attended education’s first Forge the Future event hosted by Pillar Technology. The Pillar team also introduced the crowd to the first a series of Learning Revolution videos.  This video is a quick and poignant look at the future of… Continue reading Forge the Future: The Learning Revolution