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Hardwiring Highly Effective

Hardwiring Highly Effective

Our purpose is to recognize, learn, share, and celebrate highly effective practices in Escambia County School District. 


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Professional Learning

Title I

Vision 2020

Making Learning Personal

“Personalized learning empowers students with voice and choice in the learning process.  It is a student-centered approach that is facilitated by the teacher based on each learner’s mastery of the standards.  A personalized approach will take into account each learner's unique learning style, abilities, and interests.  It is built on the premise that learning happens anywhere, anytime in flexible learning spaces.”


Featured Video

Teacher/Student Partnership in a Learner Driven Environment


Cherie Stephens, a high school biology teacher, explains how she transformed her classroom into a learner driven environment by having her students design, create, and assess projects.

:30 Students plan and design their own projects based on their passion or questions about a topic. Designing Coherent Instruction (1e - Danielson Framework)

1:25 Students investigate their topics on line as the teacher guides them in using reliable online resources. Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources (1d - Danielson Framework)

2:00 A Gallery Walk allows students to share ideas and analyze the various projects. Setting Instructional Outcomes (1c - Danielson Framework) Establishing a Culture for Learning (2b - Danielson Framework)

2:30 Students create their own rubrics which helps them understand the assessment criteria. Using Assessment in Instruction (3d - Danielson Framework)

4:40 Teacher moves through a series of projects to create a learner driven environment. Engaging Students in Learning (3c - Danielson Framework)



Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project 

The Nine Steps of Project-Based Learning 

10 Steps to Encourage Student Voice and Choice

What is Blendspace?

Nominate a Learning Environment

Video Library



Standards Mastery

Standards Based Grouping

Mastering Standards with Options


Voice and Choice

Engaging Students Through Choice

Teacher/Student Partnership in a Learner-Driven Environment


Unique Styles, Abilities, and Interest

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Flexible Learning Spaces, Anywhere, Anytime

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Click Here to View Images of Flexible Learning Spaces In Escambia County School District Classrooms


Relationships/Building Rapport

Classroom Culture For Learning

Establishing Classroom Expectations



Please note that the suggested video list found on the YouTube Hardwiring Highly Effective Channel has not been vetted by ECSD.