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055: Make Learning Relevant to Transform Classrooms & Communities

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There are districts around the US that are reshaping learning and what it means to be prepared for the world upon graduation. Marion City Schools, with support from our guests Lori Vandeborne and Stephen Fujii, are reshaping education by creating “Next Generation Learning Environments” that prepare students not just for graduation but empowering them to be equipped and contributing citizens.

About today’s guest

Lori P. Vandeborne (@MrsVandeborne), a Professional Development Specialist with META Solutions, is a passionate educational leader who enjoys innovation and thrives on inspiring a growth mindset. She has a wide range of curriculum and instruction experience from her recent elementary principalship to co-teaching with a variety of teachers from pre-K-12th grade.

Stephen P. Fujii (@_Stephen Fujii), Director of College and Career Success with Marion City Schools, has a distinguished background in educational leadership and organizational change. Steve is energized about returning education to the forefront of democracy through a focus on engagement and partnerships with families and businesses.

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