Monthly Archives: July 2013

Traditional vs. Digital Conversion

The following is adapted for Bend-La Pine Schools from the book Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement written by Dr. Mark Edwards. Overview Digital Conversion refers to the transformation of instruction from a paper-based world to a primarily digital world, in which every student in grades 3-12 and teacher has […]

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Collaboration and a Culture of Yes

Our Foundation We have a north star, a shared vision of personalized proficient learning for all. An understanding that the energy of students, educators, families, and the community must be the central driving force. And a system of reciprocal responsibility built on autonomy and continuous feedback in order to provide every child, every chance, every […]

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Learning Gets Personal

Welcome to, an education blogging site dedicated to improving education through collaboration! My name is Shay Mikalson and everything I do starts with my mission to provide every child, every chance, every day. For our kids, including three of my own that attend public schools, have only one chance for great education so together […]

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