Author Archives: Sean Dusek

Off to a great start!

As we move forward into the 2017-18 school year I wanted to commend our schools and staff for the great start!  We have really focused on helping teachers get even better with meeting the individual needs of students everyday.  Some call this personalized learning.  I believe it is an instructional practice that we have been […]
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Looking Back…Moving Forward…

We are coming to the end of another school year and it is a good time to reflect.  While many great things are occurring in our classrooms everyday there is a shadow over the year from the uncertainty at the State level.  We are working hard to provide details to all stakeholders on the ramifications […]
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Path to Personalized Learning

Our District is working hard to tie all of our current best practices together to form a coherent and consistent instructional learning environment for all of our students.  We refer to this as personalized learning.  I wrote on this topic last month and believe it is important to revisit and expand on it this month.  […]
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Learning Anytime, Anywhere in KPBSD

Over the past several months, KPBSD has been updating its five-year strategic plan.  Within this plan, the point about utilizing technology to the fullest has generated a lot of discussion.  Some are even saying that having curriculum accessible to students anywhere could lead to fewer teachers and more screen time.  KPBSD is not trying to […]
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Varying Communication

In an effort to communicate in a wider variety of formats I am beginning to video messages to the staff and community.  This is the first message I would like to share. http://media.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/userportal/index.html#/player/vod/U3ad46296d66f4f7d8b9b8b77b4382202  
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Looking for the Green Box

Recently, a group of KPBSD teacher leaders met at a statewide conference to learn more about being educational leaders in their district and schools.  We followed up on that conference with the group to discuss how to take what they learned and implement it at their schools.  I was so impressed with the level of […]
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KPBSD Preparation and Commitment in times of uncertainty

    As we begin the budget process for KPBSD, many concerns are being raised about potential cuts and program losses.  Educators in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will make our budget work to benefit our students. It will likely require thinking outside the box as far as instructional delivery goes, but we will […]
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The First Lap

As we move through the school year, the 1st quarter has come to an end.  Some say the school year is a marathon, but it feels more like a mile race.  It feels long, but each lap actually goes by very quickly, especially when you are in shape and fully prepared.  Our staff is in […]
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Up and Running!

We are now 3 weeks into the school year and it looks like another successful start.  Our enrollment is slowly climbing to what we anticipated and our schools are focused on the 3 R’s – Rigor, Relevance and Relationships.  This is the time of year where there is a great deal of optimism.  My goal […]
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Welcome Back!

The start of a new school year is upon us!  The fireweed is almost open to the top and students will be back in class before we know it.  This year, KPBSD is going to update the long-term strategic plan.  This document is very important in framing the direction we will go to better educate […]
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