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Washington County USD 108

As part of their Redesign Plan, Washington County Jr/Sr High School created EXPLORE ( During this time, students are tasked with exploring a question that interests them. They tackle their question all semester with the support of a teacher and community mentor. At the end of the semester, each student presents his/her project to the school. 

Learn more about EXPLORE from teacher Erin Toole. 


                             Michaela Jueneman – Junior                            Coy Stamm – Junior                                   Riley Dusin – Junior


                                                                     Kady Toole – Sophomore                       Kirsten Ouellette – Senior      


Stafford Schools USD 349

Principal Kim Woolf said, Teachers did a great job of having students interview community members and key staff who helped answer the question: Daylight Savings- worth it or not? Preschool students illustrated zones of regulation for parents. Students also did projects at home with parents as part of their hybrid family engagement night.”




Dighton Jr/Sr High School USD 482

As part of their Redesign Plan, Dighton Jr/Sr High School created a PBL Academy! Check out these videos created by students about their first semester projects. 

You can view more videos from Whitney Linenberger's students by viewing her playlist:

Crocheted Creatures:

Teacher Whitney Linenberger said, "The senior who did crocheted creatures is seeing SO MUCH success this year and I am so excited for her. She works so hard and has been accepted to the Art Institute in KC and is also a finalist for the Rudd Scholarship. She has worked so hard and it is so great to see her rewarded."


Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:


Showgirl: A Children's Book on Showing Cattle

Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

(785) 296-1074

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Wiley Elementary USD 308

Wiley Elementary School (Hutchinson USD 308) used the Navigating Change Guidance to launch the project 'Children's Business Fair'. Check out what Kristi Link and her students learned by implementing the business project. 

Like what you see? You can launch this project at your school! See Navigating Change --> Grade Bands 3-5 --> Implementation Examples --> Children's Business Fair (page 486-487)




Stockton Elementary USD 271

Join teachers Tricia Hemphill and Jennifer Kesler as they talk with their second grade students about spreading holiday cheer during a pandemic. 

Martha Fleck's third grade students spent time learning about traditions in their family.





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