Mr. Sean Dusek, Superintendent of Schools

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October 2017

As the days get a bit colder, we have come to the end of another first quarter for the school district!  It has been a busy few weeks to begin the school year, with many opportunities for students to learn in a rigorous and relevant learning environment.  We are working diligently to deepen our staff’s instructional toolbox through personalized learning. I am so impressed with how the district staff has worked hard to learn more high quality instructional strategies that promote critical thinking, creativity and resilience.

As we head into the next quarter of the school year, there will be a lot of discussion within the borough about their investment in our schools.  These conversations are important but, can also be unsettling.  Our first priority is to the students in the classrooms.  With that in mind, we must also fully engage in these conversations to ensure that public education remains the first priority for funding.  I am certain we will model appropriate conversations, high-level problem solving, and good decision making for what is best for the future.  

I look forward to what the future brings as we all work hard to meet the individual needs of all of our students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Sean Dusek 


Learn more about PL, or read on: 

Personalized Learning in KPBSD
Personalized learning shifts from a one-size-fits-all factory model of education to better prepare students for the jobs and needs of their future. The design of instruction and the classroom allow educators to respond to the individual needs of students instead of expecting students to fit the current mold or adapt to unsuccessful learning structures. PL does not replace teachers with computers. Many of our teachers implement elements of PL in their classrooms right now, and we will now build on this foundation to create an even better learning environment. Key elements your child will experience include: 

  • Teachers integrate digital content, which allows for a differentiated path and pace based on individual student needs
  • Teachers use targeted instruction based on specific student needs and learning goals
  • Teachers use current and relevant data to help inform instructional decisions and groupings
  • Students engage in ongoing self-reflection that promotes ownership of their learning 

When will PL formally start in KPBSD schools?

Every KPBSD school is doing some degree of work with personalized learning. However, the formal work of individual schools and teachers working directly toward personalized learning will be rolled out in three “waves” over the next year. 

  • Wave 1 schools began their work in spring 2017, and will continue in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 2 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the fall of 2017.
  • Wave 3 schools will begin their formal work with Education Elements in the spring of 2018. 

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