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The Pinal County School Office Education Service Agency is committed to working cooperatively with agencies throughout the state in identifying and serving the educational needs of Pinal County. PCSOESA strives to accomplish this through leadership and partnering to offer a wide range of educator and student centered services in the following areas: fiscal services, school elections, professional development, information technology and data processing, and accommodation schools and programs.

Passion-Based Learning

Posted on Sep 7 2018 by Peter Lin

Passion-Based Learning

A Practical Way to Empower Learners


Student voice and choice: Through a series of moderated questions, students on a panel share what they like about school, how they learn best, and what type of support helps them most. Read this month's Perspectives to learn more.

This month's Perspectives, encourages education service agencies (ESAs) to facilitate the paradigm shift in the way we educate young students.

Through ongoing training opportunities, much like the passion-based learning work underway at Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 in Waco, Texas, teachers learn to offer students authentic experiences.

In this Spotlight article, Andi McNair, Digital Innovation Specialist, Education Service Center Region 1, describes passion-based learning and the many learning experiences that can provide students with opportunities to learn content and standards through application. 

Read the full article here

Please be sure to leave your comments!


AESA  Perspectives is AESA's Online Journal featuring articles about ESA innovation, research and special spotlights. In February 2018, we updated to a blog format to encourage commenting and engagement between members.

To prospective contributors
Perspectives welcomes manuscripts and articles from all those interested in the work of service agencies in the United States. The journal publishes articles of research and practice in three different strands described below.

Research: The first strand presents formal research.

Innovation: The second strand presents information on innovation within ESAs and programs.

Spotlight Series:  The third strand shares short articles that highlight a story of interest, or one that may be a topic for future research and analysis.  

Interviews with public officials (legislators, chief state school officials, business leaders, etc.) regarding their positive views of the work of service agencies are also welcome since they can be helpful to colleagues, individuals and public/private entities across the nation.

To our readers
Perspectives offers a commenting feature and we encourage thoughtful engagement! All comments moderated by the Perspectives editor. Negative posts that are not constructive in nature, of course, will be deleted. Otherwise, your comment will appear after it has been reviewed by the moderator.

Please read the Editorial Guidelines.  AESA's online format allows AESA to publish articles as they are completed and approved by the editorial board. If you have questions about AESA Perspectives, please contact:

AESA Perspectives Editor
Dr. Scott Menzel


Pinal County School Office ESA
75 N. Bailey
P.O. Box 769
Florence, AZ 85132-0769
Phone: 520-866-6565
Fax: 520-866-6973



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