Increasing Student Choice in Minnesota
MDR recently published “7 Ways Schools are Changing.” As part of this research, Minnesota was recognized as a state increasing student choice.
The South Central Service Cooperative in Minnesota was already providing its members with online and blended learning opportunities for students, but the team knew personalized learning was becoming one of the hottest trends in education today. So David Paschke, the SOCRATES managing director, took the program’s health science class content and made it more adaptive by using Dimensional Learning Solutions.
While students already completed some work in hospitals and clinics, the shift with Dimensional allowed students more control in the classroom. “The program learns what student strengths and weaknesses are. Reteaching is automatic and feedback is given immediately.” The program also allows Paschke to add more simulations to his course, increasing student options.
With 55 students going through the reworked course for the first time this year, Paschke says it’s too early for data on their work, but it’s going so well he’s looking to bring more courses into the new platform. “It’s a work in progress, but we’re very pleased,” he adds.
The preceding is an excerpt from an article from School Leaders Now. You can view the entire article here.