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Welcome to AWSA's bi-weekly newsletter! Below you will find our most recent edition of the AWSA Update Bulletin. Located on the side you will find current and past articles, current events and sponsor information.  

December 1st Edition

Lead AND Live: Leveraging Technology to Achieve Work/Life Balance, Erin Kohl

I am a school principal and I have a confession to make. Every Sunday I would feel this ache in my gut thinking about the week ahead. Most mornings, I experienced that same feeling, almost dreading the day. I gained weight and saw the results of my annual biometric screening deteriorate. I decided it was time for a change and took three actions that have allowed me to be an effective leader AND live my best life.

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Embracing The Power of a Both/And Mindset as a Bridge to a Better Place, Joe Schroeder

Virtually everything of late seems to be cast as this or that, right or wrong, black or white, us or them.  In short, we are coaxed into believing that this is an Either/Or world—always has been, always will be. Now, instead, imagine a world where leaders like us regularly embraced a Both/And mentality and increasingly brought such a mindset to bear in our daily work and living, influencing those in our circle like mindedly over time through our example.  What then might be possible?      

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Online Learning: A Tool Used for Student-Centered Choice (Article 2 of 4), John Jacobs and Jason Schmidt

As educators we continue to see increasing trends around competency based learning, personalized learning, and other student centered strategies. These efforts come with the need for purposeful allocation of time, training, and resources. Not to mention a mindset and readiness to engage with new teaching and learning strategies. This paired with the reality that educational leaders are facing real challenges around teacher shortages and initiative fatigue, along with elevated burn out rates, this task of elevating student centered efforts and choice seems daunting. However, leveraging authentic online learning as part of a tool belt supports district efforts around personalized student choice. This article outlines three opportunities to help with these efforts.

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Changes to Wisconsin Disability Category Criteria, Wisconsin DPI Special Education Team

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives states the authority to set the specific requirements and information an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team needs to identify a student who fits any single disability category. In Wisconsin, there are twelve disability categories outlined in state administrative rule PI 11. As of November 2021, recent changes have been approved for the disability category criteria for blind and visual impairment, deaf and hard of hearing, speech or language impairment, and emotional behavioral disability.

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