Educational Technology

March 28, 2015

Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Dennis Pierce, eSchool News

At a special Blended Learning Summit, Connecticut’s Meriden Public Schools shared its keys to ed-tech success. One of these is to tailor staff development to individual teachers’ needs. In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the completion of all student work. Middle school students can take online courses for high school credit, and high school students can design their own studies with the help of a faculty advisor. “We put students at the center of everything we do,” said Superintendent Mark Benigni.

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