Monday, February 29, 2016

Personalized Learning Event at #ISD2835

On April 25th, 2016 the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public School District will be conducting a screening of the film, Beyond Measure.  This film focuses on a variety of settings that are "doing" education differently to meet the needs of today's learners.

Our current educational system is based on the Prussian model and was brought to the United States by Horace Mann in 1843.  This industrial model is no longer relevant for today's learners.  Sir Ken Robinson appropriately states the following:

"The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed.  The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions."

At Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton we are committed to personalizing education for our students so that they may uncover and ignite their individual talents.  Whole child personal development should drive the work of a district not achievement scores gleaned from a one-time assessment.

The start of this conversation for our district will be with this film, Beyond Measure.  All families are encouraged to attend this event to gain a deeper understanding of personalized learning.  There will be a facilitated discussion at the conclusion of the film with a Q&A session to follow.  Here is a sneak peek:

Important Information:

Where: JWP Auditorium (110 E. 3rd St. Janesville, MN 56048, Enter Door S1)

When: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Cost: This is a free event.  In addition, typical movie theater concessions will be available for purchase.

Child Care: The National Honor Society will provide child care services during the screening.

Sign Up: If you are planning on attending, please click here so that we may properly plan (one registration per attendee).

You can learn more about the film by clicking here.

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