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video in segments and vision/4 yr plan etc here: http://flavors.me/savetheworld#_

vt for conversation: http://voicethread.com/share/988528/

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Comment by monika hardy on March 25, 2010 at 9:33pm
yeah - i've seen that - Gatto.

What do you guys use to help kids make those choices, for individualization? We're looking for some type of model to do that... like School of One uses..
Comment by Allison Dampier on March 25, 2010 at 6:45pm
Individualization is the backbone of my online school. Everything is personalized- course work, learning styles, etc. If you haven't already, take a look at the book Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto.... SO EYE OPENING!!!
Comment by monika hardy on March 25, 2010 at 6:34pm
Thank you Allison.. your online private school looks intriguing.. I put it on my icyte - hope to catch up to it soon.
Comment by Allison Dampier on March 25, 2010 at 6:05pm
What a fantastic project! I really enjoyed learning about it and have passed it along via twitter. Loved the quote from Sir Ken Robinson!!
Comment by monika hardy on March 24, 2010 at 7:36pm
We're thinking k-8 they get the foundational standard content, only through gaming, logic, programming. 9-12, if kids are ready (notice a couple comments below, kids won't flippantly pick a topic/course) - they branch off per passion, career direction.
12 and beyond, many could have college paid for within internships/incubator programs paid for by businesses.

Middle ground is what's killing us...we need above ground... we need indispensable kids, much richer than middle... yes?
Comment by Megan Ascanio on March 24, 2010 at 5:28pm
Sounds like an interesting idea, but I wonder whether students would miss anything if they only have to take classes they want. I think we need some middle ground.
Comment by monika hardy on March 24, 2010 at 4:37pm
We think this wide ranch of differentiation is what the web allows. That's why this redefinition is completely different than any tweaking ed has done in the past.

School of One has designed an incredible "learning algorithm" to address smart choices for kids. [you can see just the learning algorithm from 3 min in to 4:07]

Some model as such would have to be in place for smart choices to be made. And - of course - caring, learning, motivated, dedicated, ... (you know the rest),... teachers as facilitators for those ongoing choices.
Comment by Devin Nichole on March 24, 2010 at 4:20pm
Designing your own school definitely sounds interesting and may very well allow every student to adhere to their highest level of education. But what if the student does not include pertinent classes in their design. Is that OK? How much say will the student have in designing their own school and who will decide what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.
Comment by Devin Nichole on March 24, 2010 at 4:17pm
Great idea, but will it be possible to actually have a such a wide range of differentiated instruction and individualized, personal education. Education is so difficult to please and accommodate every single student, but why not try? I'm a firm believer in doing what it takes to motivate the students and help them appreciate and value education.
Comment by monika hardy on March 24, 2010 at 10:38am
Stacy - a long time? ... or really good networking - and coming together?..

Chris - totally volunteer, totally disruptive, in that cost etc is minimum, but so is profile. so that those not ready aren't freaked out, and freaked out enough to stop the music. however, with a 4 year plan to bring everyone up to speed. and - up to a song and dance - everyone wants to be a part of - parents, students, teachers, admin, community....

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