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Monday, October 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Moving From Theory to Practice...Literally LIMITED

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Personalized Learning impacts both the students and adults that embrace it in powerful ways. For one educator, it impacted him so much that he left his role in district administration to return to the classroom to implement the philosophy he had been promoting. Come hear a few stories about what prompted this change as well as the perspective of someone who returned to the classroom after 6 years and is trying to implement personalized learning.  Joining Mike will be his assistant principal, Nick Reineck, and the school librarian, Matt Anderson, who have been instrumental in helping further the planning for and implementation of personalized learning opportunities at Sycamore High School.
Get some real world advice on what worked and what didn’t in the first few months as well as strategies you can take away for things to try—from small tweaks to your daily lessons to overhauling an entire semester.  From rolling out a 1:1 initiative complete with blended learning options to individualized professional development. Sprinkled in will be some tips for working with colleagues yet to be convinced and hopefully a few laughs. There’s something for everyone in this session!

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Matt Anderson

9-12 Librarian, Sycamore CUSD 427
Matt Anderson has been at Sycamore High School for the past 22 years. He has taught English, Speech Communications, TV Production and is currently the high school librarian.

Mike Rice

Assistant Principal, Sycamore High School
Mike began his career as an English teacher at Sycamore High School in 2004. After 9 years of teacher there, he moved to Kaneland School District where he was Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction for Kaneland High School and then Director of Educational Services for grades... Read More →
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Nick Reineck

Assistant Superintendent, Sycamore CUSD 427

Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
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