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Friday, September 30, 2016

What is Proficiency Based Learning (short video)

What is Proficiency Based Learning 9/30/16
This is one of many fun scenes from the exciting and inclusive homecoming pep rally on Friday 9/20/16.

Homecoming Week is coming to a fun conclusion this weekend with two home soccer games and the Bonfire on Saturday Night (7-10). Games start at 4:30 on Friday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome to the games but, the Bonfire is for HS students and Alumni only. We have 8 adults, the police and the fire department supervising the area near the building, parking lot, and band shell. However, we do not supervise students who leave this area. Please communicate with your student about their plans for arrival and departure from the Bonfire. Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend. And, don't miss all the fun at Rocktoberfest in downtown Morrisville!
PA Students were recently invited to the UN in NYC and participated in the International Day of Peace. 

Last week I mentioned that we would be providing more information throughout the year on Proficiency Based Learning (PBL). My hope is to provide you with a few resources each month. There is a lot to learn when it comes to PBL. My goal is that by providing little bits of information every few weeks you can begin to understand why the state is shifting to a PBL system, what it will look at PA, and when changes or new opportunities will impact your child. Each post will include opportunities to ‘dig deeper’ and learn much more on your own.

This week I am sharing a seven minute video that explains some of the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of PBL. I like this student narrated video because it is simple, short, and clear. You can view the video by clicking here. The video represents a snapshot of what PBL could look like in the future. Enjoy.

Finally, if you would like to learn more, the links below provide three resources for deeper understanding. And, I would like to remind you that guidance counselors and I will be available during our October 20th conferences to help answer your questions and provide you with some resources. If you have questions or want more information on specific things prior to then, please feel free to contact me or your child’s guidance counselor.

For more information click the ‘blue’ links below: