Learning innovation is a continuous improvement model in which classrooms, schools and districts move from a culture of incremental improvement and change to possibly inventing new processes and structures never before imagined. With that in mind, "Learning Innovation" has multiple points of entry and progressions (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0). Using school calendars as an example: in the traditional approach school occurs students in blocks of time, between 8-3, and on the same calendar for ALL students. A Level 1 Innovation would be moving from the traditional approach to modified schedules using blocks or trimesters or modifying day, offering additional instruction before and after school or moving to a "year-round" calendar. A Level 2 Innovation might include a true "flexible" time concept, allowing students and teachers to be on different time schedules and different calendars but with all teachers working equal contracts and all students having the same amount of instructional time.
Learning Innovation Overview
Personalized Learning Pathways
Kentucky’s strategy for transforming the learning system is built on the foundations that surfaced as the Partnership for next Generation Learning (now the Innovation Lab Network) began its work in 2010. The concept is fairly simple: Every student must be given the opportunity to create a personalized learning pathway that will optimize engagement, learning and success.
Next Generation Blended Model Schools
Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization
(Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization chart. Bray, B. and McClaskey, K. Personalize Learning, LLC [www.personalizelearning.com] 2012. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.)
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Digital Learning Report
In the summer of 2011, KDE released an RFP to commission the writing of a policy report on digital learning. OpenEd Solutions won that bid and in December submitted Digital Learning 2020 to KDE.