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Lanesboro School Board learns about Plato educational software


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro special education teacher Jim Gladis was at the school board meeting on April 17 to discuss the Plato online software the district currently uses. The online curriculum Plato offers is used for a variety of things. Gladis said the number one reason he uses it is for credit recovery.

Gladis explained if a student is struggling and not making the percentage needed to get credit for a class, they can use Plato to help. They take a look at where the deficit is and what the student needs, and he can make up a “prescription,” or a personalized curriculum to help them get the grade they need.

According to Gladis, if they get 80 percent on the Plato course, the grade can be changed.

“It gives them another option,” said Gladis. “It had worked well, and not just in special ed.”

Another way Gladis uses Plato is a replaced physical science class for grades 9-10. The students can work at their own pace for the class, and must get 80 percent to pass.

Gladis said a benefit of Plato is it can be adjusted to ability levels, and the students will still meet the educational requirements. This helps them see more success.

Another way Plato is used is for online school. There are currently two students enrolled full time in online school, and Plato works well for them.

The question came up about sending kids to the alternative school in Dover to make up for lost credits. Principal Brett Clarke said the numbers are getting smaller since they have started using Plato.

The Plato program can be used by anyone to help boost MCA scores or to improve grades.

Technology

Clarke updated the board on technology issues at the school, including the 1:1 laptops kids in grades 9-12 are using. Clarke said the warranty runs through next year. He would like to purchase new laptops for one grade level next year so they are not buying new ones for all grades at one time.

There was some discussion about getting laptops for students in grades 7/8. Boggs spoke about the trend of moving toward digital textbooks, and how expensive it is. He explained with many of the textbooks, they do not get a hard copy or a pdf file, but a subscription for access to the book, which they must renew every year. There are benefits to the digital textbooks, such as links and some interactive features. He said he and Clarke have been going back and .....
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“I Love to Read” program a Big Success for Kids in Fillmore Central and Lanesboro Schools

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Fillmore Central Community Education, Fillmore Central Schools, Lanesboro Schools, and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids in our area. The “I Love to Read” program was introduced this past February during “I L ..... 
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Current Showcase features internationally-acclaimed Lanesboro artist: ‘New Angles: Glass Enamels in Mosaics’ by Barbara Benson Keith

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘New Angles: Glass Enamels in Mosaics’ features glass enamel and stained glass mosaics by Barbara Benson Keith in a SEMAC McKnight Showcase held at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Showcase opened on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with ..... 
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Brad Boyce and Rick Shefchik to appear on upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show with Damon Prestemon and The Slick Newhouse Band

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – The upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature special guests Brad Boyce and author Rick Shefchik, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. Hosted by Damon Prestemon, the monthly show features comedy and ..... 
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Lanesboro 6th grade class visits Minnesota State Capitol

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Poetry workshops hosted by Lanesboro Arts Center on May 2-3

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center is offering an opportunity to ‘Experience Poetry!’ The public is invited to participate in a poetry workshop, where Ed Bok Lee will provide an introduction to poetry and an overview of its many forms. Participants will exp ..... 
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Commonweal continues Fillmore/Houston County Free Nights

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2014 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s epic drama Brand on Thursday, ..... 
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Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch memorial service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Union Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating. Inurnment immediately after service with luncheon to follow. Memorials to Un ..... 
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Lanesboro to put decals on windows of abandoned buildings

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Jade Sexton The Lanesboro EDA (Economic Development Authority) would like to place some historic decals in the windows of empty buildings in the downtown area. The window decals would help to improve the look of the buildings and the downtown, he ..... 
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