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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Future Of Learning Brings Park City Teachers, Students To The Table | KPCW

Carolyn Murray, Reporter at KPCW says, The Park City School District continues its master planning efforts which includes a future of learning component. It kicked off on Monday with two  public input sessions.

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On Tuesday, the master planning steering committee invited teachers and students to help further define the district’s learning needs for the next 10 years. Carolyn Murray has this:

Substitutes were  hired so teachers who wanted to attend Tuesday could. Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea says about 70 stakeholders showed up for the Future of Education Summit, held at the district office. 

“Parent and community representatives and the steering committee which is a representative group from the community, educators and students. So, it was a structured agenda where we, of course, welcomed everybody and set the purpose, which, of course is launching the master educational plan. And, the master educational plan really takes community input to build the educational specifications. What is it that we’re looking for our learners to be able to do, and experience, through their pre-k through 12 education. So, we set the purpose, shared powerful learning experiences that we each had and tried to distill what is it that makes a powerful learning experience."   

Gildea said the group identified elements for learning in the high tech, 21st century. They include critical thinking, creativity, communication, and building collaboration skills. Allowing children to fail she says is also a critical part of learning...

Gildea says they want to hear from everyone -- including businesses, retirees, students, teachers and parents.

Go to pcschools.us and click on the future of learning tab to give your input. The input from this survey will be used by steering committee members as they work to complete the master plan. 
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Source: KPCW


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