The Kenai Conversation with guests Pegge Erkeneff and Dave Jones of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
With the new governor threatening funding for the current school year, school districts are scrambling to find a solution. Host Jay Barrett talks with Pegge Erkeneff and Dave Jones of the KPBSD about budgeting for the district.
The first and second waves of a newly adopted teaching technique that the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is implementing is underway, with the third “wave,” as the teacher training is called, to begin soon.
John Pothast is the director of elementary and secondary education with the district who has ushered in the Personalized Learning program.
“A couple years ago that ‘aha moment’ was the realization it’s not a thing. It’s a verb. It’s how are we conducting business," he said.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has been embracing high technology and social media wherever it can to connect with parents and residents this year. One way has been through the use of Facebook Live, which, just as it sounds, is a live, interactive conference on Facebook. As school district spokeswoman Pegge Erkeneff tells us, it brings administration together with the public. The next Facebook Live event will be March 22 from 7-7:30-p.m. on the KPBSD Facebook page.