April was a month full of exciting work for the T&L team, but what really has impressed me the most is the commitment of all our members to bring the best education possible to Oklahoma's students while overcoming budgetary issues and other challenges.
I am sure that by now you have been inundated with articles, newsletters, team meeting discussions and over-the-table conversations about the “new” trend in education: personalized learning. I like to think I am a skeptic when it comes to new “fixes’” for education, but this time I FEEL it's different.
We just hosted "A Day of Personalized Learning" with Chickasha and Union City, during which we showcased their experiences implementing personalized learning at their campuses, and all who attended could see and hear the passion in the teachers and administrators who talked about what they are doing. But most importantly, attendees got to hear about the students' experiences and how this model has changed the way they learn.
How does a teacher know which students are struggling readers, struggling in math or any other subject unless there has been some form of assessment?
Will you use the same old methods that aren't successful, or will you change things up and "meet them where they are?"
A collection of Oklahoma education-related news of the week.