Category: Meeting Student Needs

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

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

3 Free Keys for Influencers

By Darlene Wilgus | April 26, 2021, 11:49 PT Influencers are part of our daily lives in ways we can’t even comprehend. They tell us about the latest gadgets we need, what colors we should wear this spring, and who we should listen to on our playlists. They communicate more informally than formally, unless you [...]

3 Free Keys for Influencers

April Showers

By Darlene Wilgus | April 20, 2021, 12:09 PM PT April is the post-spring break month where leaders are presented with numerous opportunities - or puddles - to navigate. I like the idea of the showers bringing flowers in May, as I’m sure you do. Executive leadership positions are starting to settle across most districts, [...]

April Showers

Negotiating Need to Knows

By Darlene Wilgus | April 10, 2021, 6:30 PT KYC... Know Your Customer Understand Virtual Learning Expectations KYC... Know Your Customer... is the latest acronym for the business sector pertinent to all things digital: profiles, currency, etc. In essence, it refers to data mining as much information about you as possible to predict how and [...]

Negotiating Need to Knows

Spring Forward

March has always signaled the beginning of the planning process for the upcoming school year. Leadership changes, budget, staffing, master calendar, senior activities for high schools, and spring break with the promise of time to hit refresh. However, this past March has had a slinky sort of rhythm, at least on the West coast, and [...]

Spring Forward