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Exploration, The Game of Life and Systemic Inequity: Moving Students Towards the Future They Deserve

On Thursday, March 14th, PLP Pathways convened online for our seventh webinar of the 2018-2019 school year. Our topic, exploration, centered around the idea of building student experiences that focus on…

Webinar 6: Flexible Pathways

IntroductionWhat are flexible pathways and why are they important? PLP Pathways contributors got together on Thursday, February 7th to discuss the many different opportunities that flexible pathways provide…

Reflecting on Webinar #5: Student Empowerment and Negotiated Curriculum

On Thursday, January 10th, the PLP Pathways crew got together for what turned out to be a discussion on student empowerment and negotiated curriculum.It was fortuitous timing as on January 12th, the Middle…

Middle Grades Conference: Efficacy and Equity

On Saturday, January 12, educators from across Vermont reconnected at the Middle Grades Collaborative’s 12th annual conference held at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center. This year’s conference,…

Personalized Learning: An International Perspective

This post is from PLP Pathways contributor Alison Gauthier who is currently teaching at an international school in China. My husband and I grew up in Vermont, and taught in central Vermont for several…

PLP Pathways Webinar 4: Proficiency Based Learning Follow-Up

Our fourth PLP Pathways webinar was a discussion of proficiency-based learning, assessment, and building partnerships with students to create positive learning environments that focus on student growth…

Proficiency Based Learning Revisited

This week, in the fourth installment of our PLP Pathways Webinar series, we will be reviewing and discussing proficiency based learning.Three PillarsAs a classroom teacher, it can be a little daunting…

PLP Pathways: Webinar 3 Recap -- Family Engagement and Student Led Conferences

On Thursday, November 15, PLP Pathways hosted the third webinar of our yearly professional development series. The topic of our webinar was building family engagement, positive relationships and the benefits…

Elements of Personalization -- Moving Step by Step

Today’s post is brought to you by Don Taylor, language arts and social studies teacher at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier and co-director of PLP Pathways.Personalized learning can be a nebulous…

PLP Pathways: Notes From the Field

This PLP Pathways Note from the Field has been crafted by Kyle Chadburn and Andrea Gratton, middle level educators at Orleans Elementary School. You can follow them on Twitter @OEShumanities The Importance…

Growth, Goals, and Mindset

Deep into October, as our school year is maturing, many teachers and students are reviewing their initial growth and learning, developing goals for growth, and preparing for student-led conferences.As…

A Smarter Take on Goal Setting?

This post is from PLP Pathways contributor Maura Wieler, Proficiency Based Learning and Technology Integration Coach at Lamoille South Supervisory Union. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend…