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In this area of the website, I discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that I hope will be helpful to BVSD staff, parents, students, and community members. To suggest topics, please email me at superintendent@bvsd.org

I look forward to hearing from you!

Bruce Messinger, Ph.D.
Superintendent of BVSD

  
  

​A primary focus for BVSD in the coming years will be the strategic plan, which will incorporate innovation – in education methods, assessment practices, hiring procedures, professional development, personalized learning and learning spaces.

Over the last half century, the context in which we fulfill our educational mission has changed dramatically. However, the design of school buildings has not adapted to better achieve this new mission. The BVSD $576.5M bond program, coupled with the road map of the strategic plan and new resources for professional learning, offers a monumental opportunity to rethink the design of school buildings and our approach to education.

Starting this spring, BVSD will consult with Fielding Nair International (FNI), known around the world for creating innovative learning environments, to define how to create the best learning environment for our students. The outcomes of this process will infuse educational innovation into every bond project and create learning spaces that support success for all students.

The construction of four new schools through the bond program provides the opportunity to build innovative learning environments from the ground up. Our goal is to create spaces that will allow teachers to personalize learning for students, use multiple modes of delivering instruction and facilitating learning, and fully engage students in their education. These new schools will illustrate what is possible in terms of creating school buildings and delivering instruction to teach 21st century skills: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.

This work will be transformational for students and teachers in the district. BVSD has employed an Innovation Director who will work with school design teams to create plans that utilize innovation funds provided through the bond program. The director will assist with developing professional learning for staff that fosters innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Visit the BVSD Bond Program website for updates on our progress as we implement the largest bond program in Colorado history and begin the transformation of learning in BVSD.

Published: 4/20/2015 4:35 PM
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Capital Improvement Planning Update6/27/2014 12:24 PM
Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 20145/25/2014 6:25 PM
Teacher Appreciation5/7/2014 8:57 AM
District Budget Planning for 2014-154/29/2014 8:55 AM
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