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Project Based Learning: Engineering Edition

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This blog post is from U-32 science teacher and PLP Pathways contributor Alison Gauthier.On the Global Studies end, learners focused on various countries and policies in place to combat climate change.…

On Outdoor Education: Emphasize the Process

Today's blog entry is from St. Michael's graduate student Michael Boyd, class of 2018 Have a conversation with anyone who went to a middle school in the States. I bet it won’t take too long until you find…

Authenticity: One Key To Success

This post is from PLP Pathways contributor Maura Kelly, teacher at Peoples Academy Middle Level inMorrisville, VT.“Why do we have to do this?”“Ugh...Reflections? Didn’t we reflect last week?”“What is the…

5 Steps To Re-Energize Personal Learning in Your Classroom

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This post is from PLP Pathways contributor Maura Kelly, teacher at Peoples Academy Middle Level inMorrisville, VT.Walking through the halls at school it is clear we are in the thick of it. We are past…

Practitioner Perspective: Weaving Goals, Reflection, and Transferable Skills into the Curriculum

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This week's blog post is from regular contributor Lindsey Halman, founder and teacher on the Edge Academy Team in Essex.Each Monday on the Edge Academy Team at Essex Middle School, we have a full team…

Building Youth-Adult Partnerships Through Feedback

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Written by Tevye Kelman of Randolph Union High School, this post originally appeared in UP for Learning’s Winter Newsletter and is being reposted here with permission. You can learn more about Unleashing…

Teaching Through A Lens of Personalization

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Today's post is by Don Taylor of Main Street Middle School in Montpelier. For many teachers, the move to proficiency-based assessment and personalized learning, as mandated by Act 77, has been cause…

PLP Pathways: Practitioner Perspective

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Today's post was contributed by Don Taylor, language arts and social studies teacher at Main Street Middle School. Follow PLP Pathways on Twitter @PLPpathways.Practitioner PerspectiveAct 77: Flexible Pathways…

The Second Pillar: Proficiency Based Learning

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Today's blog is from PLP Pathways contributor Kevin Hunt. Kevin teaches grades 5 - 8 on the Swift House at Williston Central School. He can be reached @kmphunt22 on Twitter.Recently, at a faculty meeting,…

Personalization, Proficiencies and Flexible Pathways: Through the Lens of Education for Sustainability (EFS)

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This post is from PLP Pathways contributor Lindsey Halman, teacher and founder of The Edge Academy, Essex Middle School.What if it was possible to unite Vermont schools around the mission of creating sustainable…

Change Is In The Air

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Maura Kelly is a humanities teacher at Peoples Academy Middle Level in Morrisville, Vermont and co-director of PLP Pathways. She has a passion for working with young adolescents and believes in the power…

PLPs in the 9th Grade

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This week we will be featuring a post authored by Alison Gauthier, a PLP Pathways contributing author, participating PLP Pathways webinar moderator, and Science teacher at U-32 Middle and High School…