The eighth annual ASU+GSV Summit, the country’s leading education innovation conference, took place in Salt Lake City last week. LEAP enjoyed a great presence, leading four packed sessions and presenting both the newly released LEAP Learner Connected™ component of the LEAP Learning Framework and the Learning Assembly Piloting Toolkit. We also spotlighted the transformative work taking place in our Breakthrough Schools with a panel of some of Chicago’s most innovative principals.
In addition, LEAP CEO Phyllis Lockett led the keynote lunch panel, Hidden Figures: Women Championing For Equity in Public Education. The panel, with Kaya Henderson, Former Superintendent of DC Public Schools; Dr. Mahalia Hines, CEO of ThinkCommon Foundation; and Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President, CEO and Chair of DreamBox Learning, discussed the importance that proximity plays in developing effective and innovative solutions in education, as well as serving children and communities of high need.
You can watch video of some of our ASU+GSV sessions here:
Exploring Personalized Learning: Connecting Learners In and Out of School
Breakthrough Schools: Lessons Learned in Change Management
Piloting Partnerships: Classrooms to Companies
Students from three local Archdiocese schools worked in groups to design 3D-printed solutions that help solve a local, national or global problem. The teams gathered at the LEAP Collaboratory May 9 to present their innovative ideas, including their ideation process and iteration cycles, before their peers and a panel of judges.
Four awards were given: the Collaboration Award, the 3D Print Master Award, the Social Impact Award, and the Innovator Award. The winners of the Innovator Award took home the big prize – a 3D printer!
LEAP was thrilled to host the students and witness the culmination of a school-based project with real-world implications. Congratulations to all who participated!
Earlier this week, LEAP Innovations released the latest edition of the LEAP Learning Framework, designed to define and guide the implementation of personalized learning in K-12 schools.
The fourth and most recently released component, LEAP Learner Connected™, helps teachers create real-world learning experiences for students connected to families, peers, and the community. Also new in this edition, across all four core components, are examples for each strategy, making the shift to personalized learning more tangible and actionable for educators.
Want to know more about how to implement Learner Connected and other personalized learning strategies in your classroom or school? Visit the LEAP Learning Framework website.
Are you passionate about working with educators and innovators to create a new learning trajectory for students? If so, join the LEAP team! Available positions are listed below.
LEAP Innovations - Senior Director of Research and Evaluation
LEAP Innovations - Personalized Learning Manager
LEAP Innovations - Summer Intern - Edtech Evaluation Framework
LEAP Innovations - Summer Intern or Contractor - IT
LEAP Innovations - Chief Marketing Officer
LEAP Innovations - Marketing Project Director
LEAP Innovations - Research Analyst
LEAP Innovations - Measurement Associate
Are you implementing personalized learning at your school? Gain valuable insights into teacher practices and student experiences by participating in the LEAP Personalized Learning Surveys.
The LEAP Personalized Learning Surveys are designed to measure the teaching practices that personalize learning for students. We are now offering these surveys to schools and districts at no cost. Learn more here.