Tanya Roscorla, Converge, May 10, 2012
"We really want teachers to be innovative and creative," Sheninger said. "For us to make that possible, we need to empower them to really pursue those areas that they're motivated by.
"At first, the school specified the amount of video hours teachers needed to watch and reflect on through the on-demand online professional development tool PD 360. They also had teachers participate in Simple K-12's Teacher Learning Community.
"But based on teacher feedback and a reassessment of goals, the administrative team gave teachers more flexibility rather than mandates.
"Toward the end of the school year, teachers turned in logs that included the topics they studied and how the projects they did enhanced the teaching and learning process."