Dear KPBSD parents, students, staff, and community members,
I am honored to serve as the new Superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. As a long-time community member, and as a parent whose children attended school here on the Kenai Peninsula, I know the high expectations we have for the district, the pride we have in our schools, the amazing staff we have, and the incredible community support for our schools.
We are excited for the 2021-2022 school year! The KPBSD has developed plans for leveraging our technology and expertise's in instructional delivery to provide increased academic learning opportunities for all students in our vast and diverse district.
We have plans to expand our already robust career and technical education (CTE) opportunities so that students across the entire district have the opportunity to participate, earn industry certifications, and be prepared to enter the workforce, or attend vocational training. Every KPBSD student will be prepared to enter the work force, attend higher education, attend vocational school, and most importantly to be healthy and contributing members of their communities.
I look forward to working together with each of you to continue making the Kenai Peninsula the best place in Alaska for students to attend school, for parents to raise a family, and for all of us to live and work together.
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Personalized Learning in KPBSD
Personalized learning shifts from a one-size-fits-all factory model of education to better prepare students for the jobs and needs of their future. The design of instruction and the classroom allow educators to respond to the individual needs of students instead of expecting students to fit the current mold or adapt to unsuccessful learning structures. PL does not replace teachers with computers. Many of our teachers implement elements of PL in their classrooms right now, and we will now build on this foundation to create an even better learning environment. Key elements your child will experience include:
- Teachers integrate digital content, which allows for a differentiated path and pace based on individual student needs
- Teachers use targeted instruction based on specific student needs and learning goals
- Teachers use current and relevant data to help inform instructional decisions and groupings
- Students engage in ongoing self-reflection that promotes ownership of their learning
When will PL formally start in KPBSD schools?
Every KPBSD school is doing some degree of work with personalized learning. However, the formal work of individual schools and teachers working directly toward personalized learning will be rolled out in three "waves" over the next year.
- Wave 1 schools began their work in spring 2017, and will continue in the fall of 2017.
- Wave 2 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the fall of 2017.
- Wave 3 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the spring of 2018.
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