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Lewis & Clark Leading Innovation – Reaching All 3rd Graders

When someone says they are a 3rd grade teacher, non-educators would assume that their responsibility is to teach those students all things a 3rd grader should know (in regards to standards). Educators will tell you that is potentially only 10% of the job. Aside from all of the non-academic learning that falls on teachers, most…
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Liberty High School Leading Innovation – Algebra II

Liberty High School began our quest to identify a promising practice by asking for teachers to share their ideas on what they want to learn more about and try in the classroom. The LHS Department Chairs voted to fund Eniola Ajayi’s project as we have not seen large increases in our math scores on the…
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Heritage Middle School Leading Innovations – ELA/SS 8

Mission: The overall goal of our combined ELA and Social Studies class is to help you, as a student, grow as a thinker, writer, and a communicator.  During out time together, you will develop and demonstrate literacy and social studies skills like critical reading, writing, analytical thinking, and research.  Our focus will be to do…
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Discovery Middle School Leading Innovation – Special Education Math

I viewed a video of a Kindergarten student that was able to describe exactly where she was in her writing goal, where she had been and what needs to be done to move toward proficiency of the goal. I briefly shared the impact this video had on me with Special Education teacher, Joanie New. She…
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Warren Hills – Leading Innovation Series – Ron Clark Academy

The Ron Clark Academy is a school like no other. In the Fall of 2018 a team of teachers visited the school to learn from the master teachers at RCA.  The visit was inspirational, motivational, and left us encouraged to being the work.  Upon our return to LPS we began our work to implement our…
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Liberty North Leading Innovation – Humanities

Humanities 10 teachers Ronnie Lathrop and Kimberly Brownlee asked their students: What story is worth telling? The students researched and found that many stories worth telling were from individuals and groups affected by world wars, revolutions, and global conflicts. Students analyzed the short term and long term effects and presented their findings in a gallery…
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Rehearsing Full Orchestras with Confidence

While attending the American String Teachers Association National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a clinic was presented over having Full Orchestras at the middle and high school level. Knowing that this is a conversation had among both administration and teachers alike, sharing key points from the presentation seemed beneficial to all who are interested. Dr.…
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