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At JCPS, three pilot programs begin to shift the teaching and learning envir environment.

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Itโ€™s not business as usual in the 180 Degree Classroom. Under the guidance of Mr. Alfaro, students take ownership of their learning.

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"Infinite Campus allows Robert and me to work closely with the teachers as a team, regardless if I'm in Carthage and he's in Iraq." Annmarie Covillon

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"The bottom line is that the Campus Portal puts me into the mix of my daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education, even when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not physically there with her." Major Robert Harding

Mary and Devon meet with math teacher, Ms. Slack-Joles.

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>> Adams 50 has made some dramatic changes to improve academic achievement. They have eliminated outdated educational concepts and established a StandardsBased Education model that brings learning into the 21st century. Their studentcentric environment is aligned to the Infinite Campus G3 vision of the CLC. 22T H E

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Students select their own goal sheets and choose their own learning activities.

What if students were given time and resources to learn at their own pace? Illustrations by Ms. Hackenberg's and Ms. Logsdon's 4th grade classes at Flynn Elementary

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โ€œI would never go back to the old way. If I was handed a curriculum and told โ€˜you need to teach this,โ€™ I would leave education altogether.โ€ Nikolaus Namba, instructional coach.

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the dream team Members of the Owatonna Options “Dream Team.” Back: John Weidie, Beth Svenby, Val Rose, Tim Hunst. Front: OHS students Dino, Maggie, Kristina, Spencer

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>> OHS wanted to offer a personalized education founded on a student's interests; designed by students, parents and teachers; including community mentors; with flexible, selfpaced learning activities. Owatonna Options is a “school within a school.” It is another example of the CLC that will create enthusiastic students.


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Don’t Drop the Ball By Barry Brahier, Ph.D., Learning Experiences Designer

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INFINITE CAMPUS

Transforming Wanting to Make a Difference

“Infinite Campus always seems to be one step ahead of us and we pride ourselves on being edgy, out there and progressive. It’s really refreshing to work with a company that is staying ahead of where even you envision the product might be.”

Nine years after leaving high school, Charlie Kratsch had become

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(Centennial). He saw firsthand

a successful entrepreneur in the emerging technology market. At a personal and professional crossroads, he reflected on his career direction and realized he wanted to do more than make money… he wanted to make a difference. In 1993 Charlie was hired as the IT director at his old school district

the challenges faced by schools struggling to manage massive amounts of data. He realized he could use his talents and expertise to improve, even transform, education.

EARLY INFINITE CAMPUS STAFF Back row: Dave Frankson, Charlie Kratsch, Brian Page Front row: Anne Flynn, Karl Beach, Josh Metcalfe

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The Catalyst for Change

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Reinvesting in the Company "You never change things by ďŹ ghting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Richard Buckmunister Fuller, visionary, designer, architect, poet, author, and inventor

As a privately held company, Infinite Campus is focused on the continued development of our product and the support of our customers. We have the advantage of not being controlled by a multinational corporation nor driven by profits for investors. Rather, corporate earnings are reinvested into the company. Strategic development is forwardthinking as technology and education changes.

Open work spaces support team collaboration.

This structure allows us to quickly adapt and integrate state-of-the-art technology into our system, setting us apart from the competition.

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