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MASA Leader - Fall 2016

MASA Feature Fraser Public Schools: Where Learning Drives Innovation® School system moving to competency-based education model www.gomasa.org 11 By Dr. David Richards When we talk about innovation in education, the focus is often on the role that technology plays in our classrooms and how the devices are lever-aged to transform learning. In Fraser, we have been fortunate to equip our students with mobile devices on a one to one basis, provide wireless access throughout the district, and implement a learning management system to extend learning beyond our regular school day. Without question, access to these resources has made a difference in the opportunities our students have to demonstrate mastery across all grade levels and content areas. However, rather than focusing on how the digital resources have transformed our classrooms, I would like to share our story of how we are transforming the structure of our school system to increase flexibility in our schedules, create a common language for competency-based education, implement practices to support student voice and choice in their learning, and redesign static physical spaces to accommodate preferred learning styles. With a laser focus on systems thinking and design, our staff continues to review current practices and policies to support student achievement within a new model of school. The current reality of our model of schools is for students to be assigned BUILDING THE FUTURE www.christmanco.com YOUR PARTNER IN OF K-12 EDUC ATION Facilities Assessment Bond Campaign Strategy and Support Best-in-Market Planning Services Experienced K-12 Construction Teams


MASA Leader - Fall 2016
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