North Allegheny Begins the Journey

It was great to be onsite in North Allegheny this summer as they began their journey to redefine teaching and learning in their district.

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The day was filled with thoughtful discussions around the idea of “architecting” relevant and deeper learning experiences for students. It is going to be exciting to see how North Allegheny “builds” their modern classrooms to better prepare students for the ever-changing world in which they live!

Building Excitement in the Community for Back to School @CajonValleyUSD

Welcoming staff and students #BackToSchool, the Cajon Valley Union School District - in conjunction with the El Cajon Police Dept, Heartland Fire & Rescue, and hundreds of community members including council members from El Cajon, California - convened a flash mob to music from the hit movie Grease at the El Cajon Car Show on Main Street, El Cajon .

Cajon Valley Union School District is a national leader in partnering with the local community to re-imagine how and where learning takes place for its students. Join us for the upcoming webinar on September 10th to explore how this district is expanding the boundaries of learning and going beyond the physical classroom.

Deep Thinking in Eastern York School District

It was great to be onsite this summer as another district engaged in the work to create modern learning environments at scale.

The day was filled with great discussions, innovative ideas and deep thinking about the future of teaching and learning in Eastern York School District.

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Welcome to the Modern Teacher Network. We are excited to see what the future holds for Eastern York School District!

Action-Packed Day in Ephrata, PA

It is always a pleasure to work with the Ephrata team. Last week principals, assistant principals and the DCSC made good use of the flexible spaces (designed by their students) as they worked in groups to develop a Theory of Leadership and Competencies for Leaders. This group really did some deep thinking about what makes a good leader!

The DCSC also shared and got input on the work done over the past 9 months. It was a great opportunity to reflect on and celebrate these accomplishments!

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Alongside the leadership team, the TAG (Teacher Accelerated Group) and the instructional coaches participated in professional learning. A big shout out to this group for completing Phase 1 of the face-to-face professional learning. We are looking forward to visiting their classrooms next year as they open their doors so that teachers can see what modern learning “looks like” in Ephrata Area School District!

During the afternoon, the TAG worked with the instructional coaches to plan professional learning for the main field in the 2019-2020 school year. These teachers provided valuable insights as plans were made for the delivery of and access to professional learning for their colleagues. #teachervoice

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It was an awesome day in Ephrata, PA! Stay tuned for the work in the 2019-2020 school year...

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Rock Hill Principals Meet to Learn About Managing Transitions

How do we as leaders manage the complex change involved in realizing modern learning environment in our schools? That's the question that school and district leadership from Rock Hill Schools recently wrestled with in a day-long retreat. Knowing how your staff is feeling about the change and their allegiance to it is hugely important to leading them along the journey.