INNOVATOR IN EDUCATION AWARDS
We’re very excited to award a new round of educators at this year’s LEAP InnovatED Summit on August 27th, 2019.
Check out our 2018 winners who represent trailblazing educators, inspirational teams who embrace innovation, and leaders who are catalysts for change.
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School (Chicago, IL)
Under Lisa’s leadership, Lee Elementary School went from level 2 to a level 1+, the highest rating in Chicago Public Schools. The Lee team, which serves about 86 percent low-income students on Chicago’s South Side, has personalized learning across the entire school where students co-create and follow their own individualized learning pathways.
St. Genevieve Catholic School (Chicago, IL)
Maggie, who teaches fourth and fifth grade, led her school’s participation in the LEAP Pilot Network. During the program her school transformed the way it thought about grade levels, switching to a learning environment that emphasizes demonstrated mastery rather than age-assigned learning. With an approach that integrates student-teacher conferencing and seminars that learners choose based on their interests, the students at St. Genevieve have embraced co-ownership of their learning.
SCHOOL TEAM AWARD
Fremont Elementary and Intermediate School (Mundelein, IL)
Through the LEAP Pilot Network, the teachers and administrators of Fremont School District 79 pushed the boundaries of learning innovation. With the LEAP Learning Framework as their guide, they built personalized pathways for learners and re-imagined their physical spaces to create more fluid, collaborative learning environments.