Category: Innovation

Compliance within our Current Educational Reality

What does it take to be successful working on an assembly line? Compliance Up to this point, we have spent some time exploring the history of schooling in America and the impact of the factory model/system. The influence of the industrial revolution on the early high school model is quite clear. Let’s further unpack the [...]

Compliance within our Current Educational Reality

DLAC: Giving Students Agency Through Digital Learning

By Darlene Wilgus | Aug 21st, 2021, 06:00 PM PT The DLAC (Digital Learning Annual Conference) is centered in providing digital learning options for students and giving them agency or control over what, how, and when they learn. Digital learning has a wide-open opportunity window as we enter the 21-22 school year. I heard this [...]

DLAC: Giving Students Agency Through Digital Learning

Finding the Right FIT for Your Virtual Learning Program

Choosing to enroll in a virtual learning program option can be equated to joining a gym or starting a workout routine. The online learning experience for the past year didn’t have an opt-in contract. Some learners embraced the new way of scheduling learning on-demand like the early adopter in the gym or fitness class. Others [...]

Finding the Right FIT for Your Virtual Learning Program

Our Current Educational Model: How Did We Get Here?

I believe it was the late great Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Famer, who is credited with saying “If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else.” As you think about our current educational system, particularly at the high school level, you have to ask yourself how we ended up [...]

Our Current Educational Model: How Did We Get Here?

An Educational Revolution vs. Going Back to Normal

Could it be time for an educational revolution? As we look to the 2021-2022 school year, there is a lot of talk of “going back to normal.” I understand the desire to not wear masks, to forget worrying about the health of your loved ones, and to never use the word quarantine again. But as we [...]

An Educational Revolution vs. Going Back to Normal

E-Learning and School Design: What Happened in 2020?

I am not sure I need to define the historical global pandemic that happened in 2020 and how it impacted e-learning, as it is still fresh in our memories. But, just in case you were living in a remote village with no internet or human contact for the last year, I will update you. (Although [...]

E-Learning and School Design: What Happened in 2020?

School Redesign Series: Meet the Writer

By Nathan Gorsch | June 4, 2021, 4:25 PM PT My School Redesign Story The truth is: I am not big on self-promotion. That doesn’t mean that I am humble, it just means that I am not big on talking about what I am doing. Instead, I would rather be doing it. I have had [...]

School Redesign Series: Meet the Writer

From Disconnect to Reconnect

By Darlene Wilgus | May 17, 2021, 11:50 PM PT During the opening years of our online learning program, we looked more like a regular learning program and less like one with personalized learning options. As we experienced growth, there were shifts in our enrollment that we didn’t anticipate, which in turn caused changes in [...]

From Disconnect to Reconnect

The 3 Fs That Don’t Equal Failure

By Darlene Wilgus | May, 07 2021, 07:30 PM PT The past year has bent a traditional education system to the point of no return. So when I hear school leadership posturing around the idea of returning to a normal fall of 2021 start, I am mystified. Does that mean no social distancing, masks required, [...]

The 3 Fs That Don’t Equal Failure

Making Learning Visible

By Darlene Wilgus | April, 30 2021, 6:57 PM PT When my lenses or windshield become foggy, I need to stop and clear my vision so I know where to head. Amidst all of the disruption that has occurred this past year, here are five proven strategies to clear and improve online learning vision. #1: [...]

Making Learning Visible