Thursday, December 15, 2016

Burlington One of 12 Catalyst School Districts for MA Personalized Learning EdTech Consortium (MAPLE)

Burlington Public Schools is proud to be one of 12 school districts in Massachusetts that are catalyst school districts in the MAPLE Consortium, a public/private consortium created to catalyze personalized learning in schools across the state.

The consortium, which was created by LearnLaunch Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education launched yesterday at Natick High School with an event featuring MA Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester. Commissioner Chester outlined the motivation behind this initiative as follows:
“While proud of how Massachusetts schools perform when compared to other states, we need to enable success for all students, preparing them to compete globally in the 21st Century. This requires fostering and accelerating the rate of adoption of effective practices in teaching and learning,” said Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education. “The MAPLE Consortium is a collaborative effort with local school districts to identify, analyze, and nurture successful new models of personalized learning and then catalyze and support the expansion of these models and practices across the Commonwealth.”
The entire presentation from yesterday's kickoff event is below. The Press Release for the event can be accessed here.

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