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A seven-member team of staff members with Bagley schools met Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Bagley, Minn., High School to review each other's lessons plans as part of their Authentic Intellectual Work program. Bagley is one of five area school districts in the first of a two-year pilot program utilizing AIW methods. Shown from left, Mia Reynolds, Becky Rud, Tony Hommes, Jill Bakken, Darres Dahl and Principal Helen Kennedy. Not pictured is Jane Merschman. Monte Draper/ Bemidji Pioneer

Area schools embrace creative learning pilot program

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BAGLEY, Minn. -- Five area school districts are in the first year of a two-year pilot program that aims to foster a more effective learning experience for students.


The school districts -- Bagley, Clearbrook-Gonvick, Fisher, Kelliher and Laporte (Minn.) -- are utilizing the Authentic Intellectual Work, through which teachers collaboratively meet to present, examine and critique on another's lesson plans.

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