Bondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative

Bondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative
Posted on 05/21/2018
Bondy honored for Personalized Learning InitiativeBondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative

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Elmer G. Bondy Intermediate School Honored for Personalized Learning Initiative

Summit Learning Spotlight celebrates best practices in personalized learning

Elmer G. Bondy Intermediate School (Bondy Intermediate) has been recognized as a Summit Learning Spotlight school for its outstanding use of personalized learning practices to meet each student’s individual needs. The inaugural Summit Learning Spotlight honors and celebrates community-nominated teachers and schools across the country that are outstanding examples of personalized learning implementation and instruction.

Developed by Summit Public Schools in partnership with nationally acclaimed learning scientists, researchers, and academics, Summit Learning is a personalized approach to teaching and learning inspired by the vision to equip every student to lead a fulfilled life. Through the free Summit Learning Program, more than 330 schools have implemented and tailored Summit Learning for their communities, reaching more than 54,000 students across 40 states.  

In 2016, Bondy Intermediate joined the Summit Learning Program. As part of the Summit Learning community, Bondy Intermediate has exhibited a strong commitment to ensuring that all students are known deeply inside and outside of the classroom, become advocates for themselves, and have opportunities to ignite their passions through schoolwork, real-world learning experiences and ongoing, one-to-one mentoring between teachers and students. Teachers and administrators at Bondy Intermediate are dedicated to providing all students with an education that reflects the skills and habits necessary for success in life an education that takes into account students’ individual needs, aspirations, and how they learn best. The culture at Bondy Intermediate challenges both students and teachers to be the best they can be through collaboration, thoughtful reflection, and continual growth.

Bondy Intermediate demonstrates the positive impact helping all students take an active role in directing their own learning. Students who historically have excelled are challenged with even more rigorous content, those who have struggled are developing newfound motivation thanks to personalized support and goal-setting, and those with Individualized Education Plans receive the particular hands-on attention they deserve and need to succeed. Teachers are similarly committed to supporting one another, sharing insights, best practices, and data analysis during a common planning period to improve every classroom experience. Bondy Intermediate also goes above and beyond in engaging and supporting parents through hosting Parent Nights and sharing frequent individualized communication between each student’s mentor and parents.

"We are thankful to be recognized as a Summit Learning Spotlight school," said Bondy Intermediate Principal Roneka Lee. "Here at Bondy, we believe each student deserves an education tailored to their own strengths, challenges, and learning styles, and Summit Learning helps us make sure every student gets the support they need."

Nominations for the Summit Learning Spotlight were accepted in fall 2017. Nominators provided insight and evidence into great educational practices from around the Summit Learning community. As a Summit Learning Spotlight school, the Bondy Intermediate community will have the opportunity to share their educational best practices, lessons learned, and keys to success with educators across the country.

“Bondy Intermediate is an example for schools everywhere of what’s possible of when educators collaborate to give students choices, challenges and personalized support,” said Diane Tavenner, CEO and co-founder of Summit Public Schools. “We are honored to be a part of Bondy Intermediate’s journey and to celebrate their hard work to meet the needs of each and every student.”

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Bondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative

Bondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative

Bondy honored for Personalized Learning Initiative