Distance/Online Learning in KPBSD:
- For the Fall 2015 we currently have had 1020 semester course enrollments for students in our KPBSD online/Distance classes. We have averaged about 800 course enrolments per semester the past 2-3 years, so this is a marked increase. For a full list of online/distance learning courses offered please refer to the following link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nq-JHodh_LWu6mvvxC82InidybOT1KtXizX5HHhNng0/pub
- Blended and Online Learning: KPBSD sent 17 educators to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Symposium in California. Through the Digital Learning Initiative Grant that the KPBSD received we were able to send a team of district teachers and administrators to learn about “Blended Learning.” This conference focuses on showcasing districts, schools, and classroom teachers who are using new learning models considered blended learning. The intent is to “level the playing field for students through the creation of new learning models, and to ensure that students everywhere have access to a world-class education that prepares them for a lifetime of success, no matter their geographic location or economic situation.” –iNACOL
Key Performance Indicators:
- 5th and 10th Graders Social, Emotional Wellness. For this KPI we recently administered the Gallop Student poll district wide. Gallop has indicated that our results should be ready just before Thanksgiving.
- By Graduation all students will have completed at least one college course or earn an industry certification: We started tracking KPC/UAA dual credit last year with the assistance of David Henson and Powerschool. (Beginning in SY2014, counselors/counselor assistants must indicate that a back loaded college course is a dual credit course by checking the box titled “Also received college credit?” on the “Single New Entry” or “Edit Stored Grade” screens.)
Career and Technical Education:
- We recently informed that some of our Principals may not be aware of other CTE opportunities offered throughout our district. I know there’s no way you can keep abreast of all the different offerings throughout our district, but thought the following info. may help you. Our CTE department works closely with all of the counselors in making them aware of these opportunities, and we periodically advertise these in your school announcements, but it may help you to have a better understanding of what we offer by looking at the following links. A great source for finding out about CTE offerings can be found on our “OneStop” page found on the “Students/Parents” link on our main KPBSD webpage. Once you click on this tab, look to the far left and click on the “OneStop” link.
- There are a number of discussions currently taking place at the district and school board level regarding 6th grade participation in middle school co-curricular activities. I have been tasked by the KPSAA board to create a work group to address some of these discussions. In order to make sure we have complete input from all types of schools, representatives from each type of district school have been identified to be part of that work group (K-8, K-6, Charter, 7-8,6-8, 6-12, K-12, etc…) The purpose of the work group is to discuss the issues and create recommendations to KPSAA, which will then be taken to the school board. KPSAA Middle School Rep. Jason Bickling is in contact with each school and will be working with me on facilitating this task.