Northern Cass Superintendent Cory Steiner is leading his school in a bold three year plan to transition to full mass customized learning. The plan moves the school away from grade levels to an education model based on levels. The idea is every child will be placed based upon where they’re at according to standards.
You’ll also hear about the Jaguar Academy at Northern Cass. It includes about three dozen 8th and 9th graders who opted into the program and will essentially take their courses independently.
Superintendent Steiner talks about early successes, bumps in the road and also gives advice to other schools considering transitioning to an innovative education model.
RESOURCES (used by Northern Cass)
Marzano Research (Doug Finn III)
“A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education”
“Inevitable and Beyond Reform”
Site visits/Harrisburg, SD (http://harrisburgdistrict41-2.org/).
Knowledge Works (http://www.knowledgeworks.org/) works on customized learning throughout the country.
Ted Dintersmith’s www.ndplaylist.org
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