Monthly Cohort Update
Thank you to the Advanced Learning Partnerships coaching team for sharing the experiences and project work of the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network!
Summertime is Not Down Time for the Innovation Network
At this time of year, many of us want to think of relaxing with friends and family, but many of the Innovation Network members are keeping busy this summer. Some divisions ended the year with a call to team members to consider innovative initiatives for the Fall. Others celebrated good work already completed. And still others are planning or participating in professional learning to start the 2019-20 school year off right. We hope these stories from the Network inspire you and keep you motivated throughout the summer, and we look forward to sharing your story in an upcoming issue.
Congratulations to all of the recent graduates of every grade and good luck to the Class of ’19!
I Belong Here…
Educators from five #VALIN districts got to hear from Lily first hand about how authentic learning impacted her high school experience. A follow up conversation revealed even more of the backstory and you can read it here.
Moving From Pockets to Culture of Deeper Learning
Manassas Park City Schools embraces innovation and strategic risk taking. Read about how they have accepted the challenge to implement the Profile of a Virginia Graduate in an authentic, shared and transparent way.
A Visible Path Forward
These cards, in the hands of Suffolk City Public Schools leaders during a #VaLIN cohort meeting, lead to a design session that resulted in a description of the current state of the innovation team’s work. Learn more about the broad reach of this work.
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Powhatan County emPOWer Conference
Save the Date! July 25 #VaLIN Meeting
Thursday, July 25th, 8am-4pm
191 Fayette Street
Our next meeting of the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network will be on Thursday, July 25, beginning with breakfast at 8 am, prior to our scheduled time together from 8:30 am – 4 pm. We will meet in Martinsville at the New College Institute. By the week of July 8, you will be sent an email with more specific information about the schedule for the next VaLIN Institute on July 25, 2019.
is an initiative of the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL), Jobs for the Future and James Madison University with support from Ted Dintersmith. Coaching is provided by Advanced Learning Partnerships and Dr. Scott McLeod , @mcleod, from the University of Colorado at Denver.