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Network Timeline

April 1

LEADS iIN Applications open
 

April 28

May 9-10 (TBD)

  • Visionary Finalists will pitch ideas to the selection team 

May 12 

  • Visionary Team will be published

May 17

  • Designer and Innovator applications will close

May 19

  • Designer and Innovator Teams will be published

DESIGNER APPLICATION

 

INNOVATOR APPLICATION

 

VISIONARY APPLICATION

Have Questions?

Please contact:

Tracey Kracht, K12 Innovation and Learning Coach

or 

Dr. Jeanette Westfall, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Staff Development

LEADS iIN

Introducing LEADS iIN

Join Our Network:

Our Purpose:  To create a customized and collaborative network to support instructional innovation to engage ALL learners.

 

Click HERE for a one-page network comparison!

Designers

Who are Designers:

The Designer Network is ideal for you if you want to learn and collaborate with other educators to create dynamic learning experiences for your students. We will focus on designing and implementing lessons rich in technology and best practices.

Together we will explore:

How can we, as educators, design engaging learning experiences that leverages our 1:1 technology access?

What will Designers do?

Click HERE to learn more and apply!

Innovators

Who are Innovators:

The Innovator Network is ideal for you if you want to build powerful experiences where students learn though addressing real-world problems. Participants will enroll in Liberty's Project Based Learning opportunity provided by the Buck Institute with personalized coaching support for implementation.

Through differentiation we will explore:

How can we, as educators, create and implement relevant learning experiences that engage students in deeper learning?

What will Innovators do?

Click HERE to learn more and apply!

Visionaries

Who are Visionaries:

The Visionary Network is ideal for you if you want to identify and pitch a proposal to solve a pressing need in the Liberty Public School District. This network will collaborate and support each other through the design and implementation of proposed projects which are selected to enhance the educational experience for learners. Participants in this network will have coaching support to assist in research, design, and implementation of the project.

Through personalized learning we will explore:

How can we identify the most pressing educational challenges and explore new solutions to improve learning?

What will Visionaries do?

Click HERE to learn more and apply!

LEADS iIN

Instructional Innovation Network

Tiered Learning

We believe in a differentiated approach to professional learning for our adults. As a result, we are creating a tiered network for educators who wish to collaborate and innovate across Liberty Public Schools.

Who can apply?

Any teacher pre-K12 who directly impacts classroom instruction may apply to participate in this network. All applicants must be eligible to participate with 1% funds. This network is funded through Liberty Public Schools, not individual buildings.

Transparency in Learning

Our goal is to connect educators, so even if you aren't selected to this year's network, we hope you will connect with us online to share ideas for transforming the educational landscape.  

Our Drive to Action

LEADS iIN is committed to collaborating and learning together. Our drive to action is to implement innovative practices to benefit all learners. 

Takin it to the Streets

Network Development

To determine the professional learning content for our year-long network, we have created driving questions and crosswalked standards from ISTE T, ISTE S, and P21.

Gathering Feedback

In order to meet the needs of our educators, we are seeking feedback from multiple educator groups. Through constant reflection and collaboration, we will develop a dynamic professional learning network.

Have an idea, question, or comment?

Please share HERE. We will be creating a space on this site to address FAQs and idea starters generated from these comments.

Meet Your Network Coach

As a long-standing educator for Liberty Public Schools, I'm honored to be creating this learning network. I will be working with all educators in this network through collaboration and coaching and can't wait to get started!

Tracey Kracht
Tracey Kracht

K12 Innovation and Learning Coach

@TraceyKracht

Share the Opportunity!

Know someone who should apply? Be sure to send them this link:

http://leads.liberty.k12.mo.us/LEADSiIN