Ep. 17 Innovation in Education: The Transformational Learning Initiative

August 14, 2023
If you've ever questioned the traditional education model and wondered how we can better prepare students for the real world, then this episode is for you. We sit down with Mike Kelly, the Work-Based Learning Director for Kalispell Public Schools, who is at the forefront of transforming education through personalized learning and work-based opportunities. Mike shares a fascinating perspective on why students should have a voice in their educational journey, and how competency can be demonstrated in creative and engaging ways. He also gives us an insider's view into the Kalispell Public Schools' groundbreaking Transformational Learning Initiative.

Moving away from the classroom, we turn our attention to the world of work and the role of work-based learning in developing key life skills. Mike and I share some success stories of students who have excelled in their internships and discuss the promising impact of the upcoming Center for Career Discovery. We delve into the dynamic business environment of the Flathead community, thanks largely to the efforts of the Kalispell Chamber, and celebrate the accomplishments of two students thriving in their plumbing apprenticeships. This episode will inspire you to think differently about education and the opportunities available to students today.

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The Venture Boldly Podcast is sponsored by Weyerhaeuser.

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