Superintendent

Mr. Sean Dusek, Superintendent of Schools

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 Contact Information:
Debbie Tressler
Administrative Secretary
Superintendent/School Board
907-714-8836
dtressler@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
District Goals
Superintendent Blog

 

January 2018

The second semester has begun and our District is continuing its journey towards a more Rigorous, Relevant, and Responsive learning environment.  This semester will be focused on high quality professional learning for our staff which focuses on intentional instructional practices and meets the individual needs of students.  We are meeting the student engagement challenges through intentionality, collaboration and partnering with students and their parents.  

As a part of our efforts to improve meeting individual student needs, we have worked hard to clearly define all aspects of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Instructional Model and where we are focused to improve.  This is embedded within our current long-term strategic plan.  For more information on the plan please go to:  http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/strategicplan.aspx?id=27170

Each month we are highlighting one area of the plan through video, blogs and other communication methods.  In January, we are highlighting Responsiveness; in February, we will highlight Relevance; and in March, we will highlight Rigor.  I hope this effort and website will prove to be a repository of quality information that describes our improvement efforts, which are research based and best for preparing all of our students for their future.

Sean Dusek 

Superintendent 

Learn more about PL, or read on: 

Personalized Learning in KPBSD
Personalized learning shifts from a one-size-fits-all factory model of education to better prepare students for the jobs and needs of their future. The design of instruction and the classroom allow educators to respond to the individual needs of students instead of expecting students to fit the current mold or adapt to unsuccessful learning structures. PL does not replace teachers with computers. Many of our teachers implement elements of PL in their classrooms right now, and we will now build on this foundation to create an even better learning environment. Key elements your child will experience include: 

  • Teachers integrate digital content, which allows for a differentiated path and pace based on individual student needs
  • Teachers use targeted instruction based on specific student needs and learning goals
  • Teachers use current and relevant data to help inform instructional decisions and groupings
  • Students engage in ongoing self-reflection that promotes ownership of their learning 

When will PL formally start in KPBSD schools?

Every KPBSD school is doing some degree of work with personalized learning. However, the formal work of individual schools and teachers working directly toward personalized learning will be rolled out in three “waves” over the next year. 

  • Wave 1 schools began their work in spring 2017, and will continue in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 2 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 3 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the spring of 2018. 

Links
Personalized Learning webpage
KPBSD Personalized Learning Blog

Personalized Learning FAQs