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Monday, June 18, 2018

Lakota Schools to lead national digital learning experiments | Hamilton Journal News

Michael D. Clark, Staff Writer reports, "Lakota Local Schools is now among a half-dozen districts nationwide picked to help lead all schools toward better digital learning."

Lakota Local Schools are now among a half-dozen districts nationwide picked to help lead all schools toward better digital learning. Lakota was recently chosen as one of six districts across the country to lead the Real World Learning Challenge Collaborative through Digital Promise s League of Innovative Schools, which the district joined last fall.
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Lakota was recently chosen as one of six districts across the country to lead the “Real World Learning Challenge Collaborative” through Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, which the district joined last fall.

The goal of the Challenge Collaborative is to develop practices that have been tested in member districts and validated through research to enhance the real-world student experience in secondary education.

The appointment means Lakota will have first access to shared digital experimentation in other districts and in turn will be sharing its own innovations.

“Our district leaders have already begun working on a plan that will re-imagine the secondary-student experience, including real-world learning,” said Lakota Superintendent Matt Miller.

Miller said being chosen by the national league “reiterates the importance of this work.”

It’s the latest national honor for the increasingly digitalized school system of 16,500 students, spurred on by Miller, who was hired in part because of his wide reputation for modernizing traditional learning.
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Source: Hamilton Journal News


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