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Makin’ It Personal: A #PersonalizeSC Podcast

The “Makin’ It Personal Podcast seeks to inspire educators to engage in the work of Personalized Learning for the benefit of all students! In each episode, we leverage stories from the field to move the work of Personalized Learning forward in the state of South Carolina! Join us as we speak with teachers and educational leaders across the state, provide support for getting started, and dive deeper into the shift from traditional education to Personalized Learning!#PersonalizeSC

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Ep. 19 - Building Graduates Through the PSCG Competencies: A Convo with Dr. Era Roberts (Part 3)

One competency, one skill, one month...what's the best that can happen? In this episode, host Keri Fersner sits down with Dr. Era Roberts, Assistant Principal for Instruction at Batesburg-Leesville High School in Lexington 3 and chats about how she introduced her teachers to the PSCG Competencies through the use of one-point rubrics. Learn more about her passion for student centered learning and her approaches to meeting teachers where they are with this work! Connect with Era Roberts (eroberts@lex3.org). Check out the KnowledgeWorks article and one point rubric example Era referenced here. Learn more about the SC Competencies here and review the full Learning Independently Competency Continua here. Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings here and start learning at your own pace! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

27mins

1 Apr 2021

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Ep. 18 - Growth Over Grades: How One High School is Using the PSCG Competencies (Part 2)

How can you actually begin using the PSCG Competencies? What are the possibilities? In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with River Bluff High math teachers Andrea Moore and Jennifer Gibbons on their honest first impressions of the PSCG Competencies and how they've started using this resource with students in their contexts! Tune in to hear more about their journey and tips for using the Competencies to help students own their learning! Connect with Andrea (ammoore@lexington1.net) & Jennifer (jgibbons@lexington1.net). Check out Andrea's awesome PSCG Competency resources for conferring, end of year reflection, and progress monitoring! Preview Jennifer's formative reflection form and an overview of how she uses the Competencies to help math students track their learning (Also, check out her Teacher Talk on the PersonalizeSC Community to get a closer look!) Learn more about the SC Competencies & preview the full Learning Independently Competency Continua here. Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings here and start learning at your own pace! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

26mins

1 Apr 2021

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Ep. 17 - More Than A Poster: A Candid Convo on the Profile of the SC Graduate Competencies (Part 1)

What's a competency? Are they really relevant for the current times in SC education? Wait...South Carolina actually has competencies? Join host Keri Fersner in a candid conversation with fellow OPL Coach Kristen Logan and Sydney Schaef, Managing Director of reDesign on the Profile of the SC Graduate Competencies. In this episode, learn more about the SC Competencies, how they were created, entry level ways to use them, and why they are an important part of meeting EVERY child where they are and providing opportunity for true growth and learning! Learn more about the SC Competencies here. Preview the full Sustaining Wellness Competency Continua here. Check out the CASEL + SC Competencies Crosswalk here. Connect with Sydney (sydney@redesignu.org) & Kristen (@keefs727) Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here and start learning at your own pace! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

39mins

1 Mar 2021

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Ep. 16 - Teacher Chats: A Conversation with Britteny Drakeford

In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with Britteny Drakeford, 8th grade ELA teacher at Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill, SC. Hear about how she infuses student centered learning in her classroom and guides her students towards becoming self-regulated learners through the use of Workshop Model, goal setting, conferencing, eNotebooks and more! Connect with Britteny on Twitter (@Ms_Bldrakeford) Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here and start learning at your own pace! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

28mins

1 Feb 2021

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Ep. 15 - Starting the New Year with Hope: A Conversation with Robin & Brenda

Happy New Year to you! Let's jump into this new year with HOPE in focus! Join host Keri Fersner as she chats with Robin Kanaan & Brenda Neel of KnowledgeWorks regarding the cultivation of hope within ourselves, our classrooms, and our culture of education. Start your year off with this inspiring episode! Connect with our guests via email: KanaanR@knowledgeworks.org & bneel1951@hotmail.com Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

41mins

4 Jan 2021

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Ep. 14 - Teacher Chats: A Conversation with Suzanne Rogers

In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with teacher Suzanne Rogers from Oconee Academy, an alternative education program in Walhalla, SC. Hear about her student centered learning journey, the importance of educator community, and how she keeps the joys of teaching alive at a time like this! Connect with our guest below via email: srogers@sdoc.org  Check out the student journal page & her students' podcast, "Those Kids" here! Need a community of educators on your PL journey? Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

33mins

1 Dec 2020

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Ep. 13 - But, What Does It Look Like?: Conversations with Riverside Elementary

Ever ask yourself, "What does personalized learning actually look like in practice?" In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with Anna, Megan, Macey, Kayla, and Jill, teachers from Riverside Elementary in Horry County, SC. Hear their take on building classroom culture, learning pathways, goal setting, mastery learning, and other student centered practices happening in their 2nd - 5th grade classrooms. If you're in need of some inspiration in the work, this episode is sure to do the trick!  Connect with our guests below via email: Anna King (AKing001@horrycountyschools.net), Megan Doiley (MDoiley@horrycountyschools.net), Macey Bullard (MBullard@horrycountyschools.net), Kayla Whitehead (KWhitehead@horrycountyschools.net), Jill Entsminger (JEntsminger@horrycountyschools.net) Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need some personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with us at the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

38mins

1 Oct 2020

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Ep. 12 - Personalized Learning Through a High School Teacher's Lens

In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with Katie Allsbrook, high school math teacher and Blythewood High School’s 2020 Teacher of the Year about her journey towards personalizing learning with her students! (Recording was done in May 2020) Connect with Katie @ kallsbrook@richland2.org Join the PersonalizeSC Community: https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Need some personalized PD? Check out our offerings for the 2020-21 school year here! Subscribe, share, & stay connected with us at the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize #PersonalizeSC

28mins

1 Oct 2020

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Ep. 11 - Makin’ It Happen: A Teacher’s Take on Personalized Learning

In this episode, host Keri Fersner chats with April Murphy of Cane Bay Elementary about her journey towards making learning personal for students through the use of transparency, learning pathways, and real world experiences for students! Connect with April via email: murphya@bcsdschools.net Check out April's Learning Pathway example here! Want to connect with other educators on the path towards personalized learning in SC? Join the PersonalizeSC Community!  https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Subscribe, share, & stay connected with us at the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize

31mins

1 Sep 2020

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Ep. 10 - A Different Back to School Pt. 1

In this episode, host Keri Fersner talks with Quencenia Dantzler,  Director of Virtual School Education for Orangeburg County School District to get some tips on how educators can navigate this year's back to school climate, from a virtual or hybrid perspective!  Connect with Quen via email: quencenia.dantzler@ocsdsc.org   Want to connect with other educators on the path towards personalized learning in SC? Join the PersonalizeSC Community! https://tinyurl.com/JoinPersonalizeSC Subscribe, share, & stay connected with us at the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning! https://linktr.ee/scpersonalize 

15mins

3 Aug 2020

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