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Adair County

Adair County Middle School
Innovation

Individualizing Learning

Key Elements
  • Blended-Learning
  • Technology
  • Self-Paced Classrooms
  • Student Interest (Voice & Choice)
  • High School Partnership
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Adair County Middle School is facilitating learning on a more individualized basis for all students. This is accomplished through strategies such as Blended-Learning, acceleration opportunities, technology use in interventions, and class choice based on student interest.

Adair County High School
Innovation

Innovative Pathways

Key Elements

Personalized Learning
Student Empowerment
Online Learning and Dual Credit

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Adair County High School has created high quality innovative pathways to meet a wide variety of expectations and needs of all learners that we serve. The faculty and staff at Adair County High School have been asked to embrace a major change in mindset as we shift to performance based learning experiences.

Adair County Elementary School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Self-Paced Classrooms
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Leaders in Me
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Adair County Elementary envisions multiple self-pacing classrooms as to where the students are in charge of their learning and the pace at which they learn.

Adair Primary
Innovation

Student Leadership

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Leadership Team
  • Leadership Notebooks
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Adair County Primary Center will help students find the leader in themselves and use their unique talents and skills to work toward becoming college and career ready.

Campbellsville

Campbellsville Middle School
Innovation

Future Mind Set strategies

Key Elements
  • Personalized Learning
  • Career Pathways
  • Performance-Based Block
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Campbellsville Middle school will shift from a full day traditional schedule to a performance-based learning block. The school will help students develop individual learning plans that will allow them to be self-paced learners.

Campbellsville High School
Innovation

Expanding Career Pathways

Key Elements
  • Community Partnerships
  • Learning Academy Fridays
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Campbellsville High School will provide all students’ opportunities for empowerment that will help prepare them to be life-ready. This will occur through the partnerships developed and through the support provided during Learning Academy.

Campbellsville Elementary School
Innovation

Performance-Based Learning Block

Key Elements
  • Performance-Based Block
  • Peer-to-Peer Interaction
  • Data Driven Decision Making
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Campbellsville Elementary School will no longer accept “one size fits all” and will implement a performance-based learning block that will allow them to progress at their own pace.

Caroll County

Carroll County High School
Innovation

Personalized Learning at Carroll County High

Key Elements
  • Career Pathway Options
  • Early College Program
  • Edgenuity
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
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Carroll County High School will help every student develop a personalized learning plan through an advisor-advisee model. They will provide students an opportunity to choose between learning models that meet their individual needs and stated goals, e.g., traditional classroom, Blended-Learning, online learning, college campus, etc.

Carroll County Middle School
Innovation

Connect, Connect, and Connect Some More

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Data Notebooks
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Student Voice
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Teacher-Student Relationships
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Carroll County Middle School will grow students who have a wide range of skills that enhances their ability to excel within an ever-changing world and prepares them for the post high school success, which allows for their successful participation in a competitive work force.

Cartmell Elementary
Innovation

Learning by Design

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Global Learning Experiences
  • Compass Learning Odyssey
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Cartmell Elementary seeks to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for all students to become confident and competent learners. They will use a Blended-Learning approach that provides students the flexibility to advance through content at difference paces to demonstrate mastery.

Kathryn Winn Primary
Innovation

Real World Application

Key Elements
  • STEM
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Kathryn Winn Primary will prepare students for the real world through a variety of authentic learning opportunities that are student directed and relevant to student interests.

Caverna Independent

Caverna Elementary School
Innovation

Every Student, Every Day, Building Leaders

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Blended-Learning
  • Flexible Learning Spaces
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Caverna Elementary School will use Leader in Me as a framework to implement a mix of self-paced technology, flipped-classrooms, blended-learning, and flexible learning spaces. The school will seek to unlock each child’s potential for creative exploration.

Caverna High School
Innovation

Blended-Learning

Key Elements
  • Student Choice and Voice
  • Infused Technology
  • Self-Paced Classrooms
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Leader in Me
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Caverna High School seeks to be more student driven and allow the student to have more leadership opportunities in the school. They expect to grow their “blended” model so that eventually up to 90% of their classrooms will use the model in some shape or form.

Caverna Middle School
Innovation

Student Voice + Student Choice = Student Learning

Key Elements
  • Student-Lead Classrooms
  • Self-Paced Classrooms
  • Skills-Based Grading
  • Theme-Based Learning
  • Career Café
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Caverna Middle School will seek to develop a culture of collaborative learning that is shared between students and staff. Their classrooms will move from traditional designs to designs that provide students with choices in where and how they work, and instruction will move from being completely designed by teachers to including input from students on how, when and what they will learn, within the scope of the Common Core Standards.

Cloverport Independent

Frederick Fraize High School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Student Choice
  • Technology Based Instructions
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Frederick Fraize High School will prepare students for the 21st Century through an entirely self-paced curriculum that is based on student choice.

Frederick Fraize Middle School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Digital Curriculum
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Frederick Fraize Middle School will used self-paced learning to accelerate learning as appropriate and to advance students beyond traditional seat time.

William H. Natcher Elementary School
Innovation

Flexible Scheduling

Key Elements
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Course Expansion
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William H. Natcher Elementary will facilitate individualized learning opportunities for each student. Additionally, they will expand the course offerings traditionally provided to elementary students to encourage interest and creativity.

Daviess County

Apollo High School
Innovation

Centering Instruction Around the Learner

Key Elements
  • Duel-Credit Learning
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Co-op Learning Experiences
  • Edgenuity
  • Model Classrooms
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Apollo High School will provide instruction to students that empowers them through best practice interactions via project-based learning, Blended-Learning, Flipped-Learning, and on-line learning. Their goal is to move toward a more learner-centered school culture where students become goal driven stewards of their learning pathway.

Audubon Elementary School
Innovation

Authentic Learning

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Standards-Based Grading
  • Thinking Strategies
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Audubon Elementary will ensure successful transition to their vision of personalized learning by focusing on intentional, methodical, and authentic implementation. They will focus on learning and growing as practitioners; evolving their philosophies and beliefs, then their practices. As a result, this work will help to empower their students and enable them to find true success.

College View Middle School
Innovation

Student Mentorship, Monitoring, & Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Learning Beyond the School Day
  • Student-Goal Setting
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
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The school will develop a model of mentoring to help students set individual academic and personal goals. The mentoring will be extended after the school day to provide additional academic and social supports.

Country Heights Elementary School
Innovation

Mastery Learning

Key Elements
  • Thinking Strategies
  • Professional Learning Communities
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Country Heights Elementary School will increase student achievement through an environment of mastery learning. The schools will empower students to develop innovative learning paths and a strong awareness of their individual learning styles and strengths.

Daviess County High School
Innovation

The Mirror Approach: Show Me My Potential

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Competency-Based Instruction
  • Blended-Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Daviess County High School will provide students the tools and strategies to evaluate where they are and where they want to go; to advocate on their behalf; and improve their individual levels of engagement.

Daviess County Middle School
Innovation

Standards-Based Mastery Learning

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Competency-Based Instructions
  • Blended-Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Daviess County Middle will create personalized learning opportunities for students by delivering high interest, rigorous instruction where students have ownership of their learning by monitoring and tracking their understanding of standards. All classrooms will cognitively engage students and their thinking will be visible.

Deer Park Elementary School
Innovation

Empowering and Engaging Students

Key Elements
  • Effective Questioning
  • Leader in Me
  • Thinking Strategies
  • Achieve 3000
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Pacing
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Deer Park Elementary believes engagement is central aspect of effective teaching; therefore, the school will broaden the instructional approach to include more thinking and engagement strategies including differentiation of instruction, goal setting and instructional planning, and student conferencing with teachers, parents, and peers.

East View Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Flexible Classrooms
  • Genius Hour
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East View Elementary School will empower students to take ownership of their learning and train parents to see and understand the out-of-school successes made by their children.

F T Burns Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Experiences that lead to College and Career Readiness
  • Highly engaged learning environment
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Burns Elementary School will provide students and staff with a wider range of tools to engage in learning, especially technology and the adoption of personal devices for learning in the classroom.

F T Burns Middle School
Innovation

Performance-Based Learning

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Data Notebooks
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FT Burns Middle will focus on performance-based learning and will transform their classroom teaching to allow and encourage their students to demonstrate that they have mastered the content presented to them each and every day.

Highland Elementary School
Innovation

Leaders in Learning

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Adult Mentors
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Leadership Notebooks
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Highland Elementary School will help students recognize their own “power”. The school will develop learners who take responsibility not only for their actions, but more importantly, for their own learning. The school will develop each students’ capacity to develop goals, create action plans, and recognize potential problems that may slow their academic progress.

Meadow Lands Elementary School
Innovation

Leaders Among Us One and All

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Staff Empowerment
  • Leader in Me
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Meadow Lands Elementary School will create leaders among the staff and students who will lead the school through a continuous growth model. The students and staff will develop leadership characteristics empowering them for highly focused, detail oriented growth and the ability to hone their skills for a successful learning future.

Sorgho Elementary School
Innovation

Empowering Leaders and Learners

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student-Led Conferences
  • Leadership Notebooks
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Sorgho Elementary will empower students through leadership and love of learning through reading and problem-solving. The school will prepare their students for their future and teach them the “soft” skills and intellectual abilities that are necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.

Southern Oaks Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Leadership Notebooks
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Southern Oaks Elementary will develop individual leadership qualities in their students towards a growth mindset with the intent of leading them to college and career readiness.

Tamarack Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Leadership Notebooks
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Tamarack Elementary will develop student ownership of educational outcomes in the school setting. The school will include students in a wide-range reflection activities from individual goal-setting to student-led conferences.

West Louisville Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Goal-Setting
  • Data Notebooks
  • Thinking Strategies
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West Louisville Elementary School will focus on giving students opportunities to grow as leaders and to work on setting goals and utilizing strategies in order to meet their goals.
By focusing on Student Empowerment, they will help students with their innate leadership skills and facilitate their academic and social growth.

Whitesville Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Thinking Strategies
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Whitesville Elementary will create a culture shift by encouraging students to be leaders and take charge of their own learning, behavior, attitude, and attendance.

Green County

Green County High School
Innovation

Project-Based Learning

Key Elements
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Blended-Learning
  • Model Classrooms
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Green County High School will provide students choice in pathways—ones that best meet their needs and future goals. They will provide learning opportunities to students through project-based and blended-learning classrooms.

Green County Intermediate School
Innovation

Project-Based Learning

Key Elements
  • Project-Based
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Student Choice
  • Competency Based
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Green County Intermediate School will introduce a minimum of two project-based classrooms during the 2015-16 school year. The classrooms will be composed of differentiated learner-centered instruction transforming the role of teachers to facilitators of learning.

Green County Middle School
Innovation

Respectful Leaders

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Community Partnerships
  • Sensory Learning
  • Student Designed Projects
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Green County Middle School will provide students a self-paced curriculum and opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning. The school will provide a mechanism for students to be challenged academically and increase their opportunity to earn college credit once they reach the high school.

Green County Primary School
Innovation

Project-Based Learning Classrooms

Key Elements
  • Project-Based
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Student Choice
  • Competency Based
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Green County Primary School will introduce a minimum of two project-based classrooms during the 2015-16 school year. The classrooms will be composed of differentiated learner-centered instruction transforming the role of teachers to facilitators of learning.

Hart County

Bonnieville Elementary School
Innovation

Graduation Planning

Key Elements
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Voice and Choice
  • Student Empowerment
  • Real-World Application
  • Digital Learning
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Bonnieville Elementary School will initiate a graduation plan which will provide students with a successful transition from elementary to high school, as there is no middle school in the district. The school will provide opportunities for students to become advocates for their own learning.

Cub Run Elementary School
Innovation

Graduation Planning

Key Elements
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Empowerment
  • Real-World Application
  • Digital Learning
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Cub Run Elementary School will initiate a graduation plan which will provide students with a successful transition from elementary to high school, as there is no middle school in the district. The school will provide opportunities for students to become advocates for their own learning.

Hart County High School
Innovation

Progressive Learning

Key Elements
  • Performance-Based
  • Career Pathways
  • Student Voice and Choice
  • Traditional Schedule/ Progressive Schedule
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Hart County High School will allow students to complete a high school career at a faster pace, if desired. Students will have a personalized plan that best fits and meets their individual needs.

LeGrande Elementary School
Innovation

Graduation Planning

Key Elements
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
  • Leader in Me
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Student Voice and Choice
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LeGrande Elementary school will initiate a graduation plan which will provide students with a successful transition from elementary to high school, as there is no middle school in the district. The school will provide opportunities for students to become advocates for their own learning.

Memorial Elementary School
Innovation

Graduation Planning

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Voice and Choice
  • Technology Integration
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Memorial Elementary School will initiate a graduation plan which will provide students with a successful transition from elementary to high school, as there is no middle school in the district. The school will provide opportunities for students to become advocates for their own learning.

Munfordville Elementary School
Innovation

Graduation Planning

Key Elements
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
  • Student Empowerment
  • Real-World Application
  • Digital Learning
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Munfordville Elementary School will initiate a graduation plan which will provide students with a successful transition from elementary to high school, as there is no middle school in the district. The school will provide opportunities for students to become advocates for their own learning.

Henry County

Henry County Middle School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Mastery Learning
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Henry County Middle School will create an environment that promotes self-paced learning through flexible groupings of students and mastery learning.

Henry County High School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Blended-Learning
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Student Choice
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Henry County High School will use student empowerment and ownership for academic outcomes to increase student college and career readiness. Through a Blended-Learning model and flexible scheduling, students will progress towards attainment of self-developed goals.

Campbellsburg Elementary School
Innovation

Personalizing the Learning Environment

Key Elements
  • Student Choice
  • Technology Integration
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Campbellsburg Elementary School will personalize the learning environment and empower students to progress through the curriculum using student-choice and pacing.

Eastern Elementary School
Innovation

All in One

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student Blogging
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Eastern Elementary School will maximize the engagement level of students by leveraging the intensity and excitement of project-based learning, and it will create a three-year implementation plan for project-based learning.

New Castle Elementary School
Innovation

Class of Innovation

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
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New Castle Elementary School will promote high student engagement through project based learning and a completely personalized learning environment with learning directed by the student and facilitated by the teacher. The learning will stretch beyond the school and into the community with student apprenticeships.

Logan County

Logan County High School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Logan County High School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Adairville Elementary School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Adairville Elementary School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Auburn Elementary School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Auburn Elementary School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Chandlers Elementary School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Chandlers Elementary School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Lewisburg Elementary School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Lewisburg Elementary School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Olmstead Elementary School
Innovation

Flex Learning

Key Elements
  • Learner Profiles
  • Personal Learning Paths
  • Competency-Based Learning
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Olmstead Elementary School will develop a Flex-Learning model where teachers facilitate an environment based on learner profiles and student-driven choices. They will use essential elements of personalized learning such as anytime-anywhere learning; redefining the teacher’s role; the student-driven learning path; project based, authentic learning; and competency-based pacing.

Metcalfe County

Metcalfe County Elementary School
Innovation

Flexible Learning

Key Elements
  • Flexible Groups
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Leader in Me
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Metcalfe County Elementary School will work toward flexible grouping and scheduling to maximize student opportunities for learning. The school will capitalize on Leader in Me to help students take ownership of their learning and achievement.

Metcalfe County Middle School
Innovation

Preparing the Way

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Leadership Notebooks
  • Access to High School Credits
  • Digital learning
  • Service Projects
  • Flexible Scheduling
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Metcalfe County Middle will seek to help each and every student move at a pace that is challenging, yet most conducive, to their learning. The school will increase the number of students participating in high school digital learning programs.

Metcalfe County High School
Innovation

Learn Your Way

Key Elements
  • Digital Learning Program
  • Blended-Learning
  • Developing Student Agency
  • Flexible Scheduling
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Metcalfe County High School will provide students an alternative pathway to continue and pursue their education in a non-traditional setting based on student choice.

Monroe County

Monroe County Middle School
Innovation

Falcon Freedom

Key Elements
  • Project-Based learning
  • Khan Academy
  • Leader in Me
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Monroe County Middle School will provide an innovative, personalized learning environment for student by giving them opportunities and incentives to push their skills and idea development beyond the current educational setting.

Monroe County High School
Innovation

Self-Paced Instruction

Key Elements
  • Individualized Career Mentoring/Advising
  • Self-Paced Instruction
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Hybrid Scheduling
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Monroe County High School will develop a 6-year plan for each student that identifies courses needed to maximize their learning experience. The school will ensure that students will leave high school with ownership of and value the importance of learning.

Gamaliel Elementary School
Innovation

Project-Based Learning

Key Elements
  • “Envision Style”
  • Student Empowerment
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Gamaliel Elementary School will provide project-based learning to students who will choose the direction of their learning. The school will use Leader in Me to develop student ownership of learning and empower them to achieve self-developed goals.

Joe Harrison Carter Elementary School
Innovation

A Differentiated Style of Teaching and Learning

Key Elements
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Student Leadership
  • Alternate Learning Environments
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Joe Harrison Carter Elementary School will create a school environment of differentiated instruction through intensive knowledge of the student. The school will develop student leaders who take ownership of learning and monitor progress toward goals. The school will develop alternative learning environments based on student needs.

Tompkinsville Elementary School
Innovation

Project-Based Learning

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Individualized Instruction
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Tompkinsville Elementary School will provide learners the opportunity to participate in project-based learning. The school will help students learn to set goals for themselves and prioritize their progress toward meeting those goals. The school will seek to create lifelong independent learners.

Owen County

Maurice Bowling Middle School
Innovation

A Career Driven Focus

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Mastery Learning
  • Flexible Scheduling
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Maurice Bowling Middle School will become a community-based resource offering both education and community leaders the opportunities to serve as facilitators of learning. Blended-learning will become the norm, and the school will design learning to meet the individual needs of students.

Owen County High School
Innovation

“Badge” Model

Key Elements
  • Student Choice
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Mastery Learning
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Owen County High will provide students choices to select coursework from traditional, self-paced, online and beyond the school day to help them achieve “badges” for graduation, including focusing on career choices.

Owen County Primary / Elementary School
Innovation

Personalized Success

Key Elements
  • Daily 5 Café
  • Math Daily 3
  • Data Retreat
  • Personalized Learning
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Owen County Elementary School will personalize instruction for each “learner” based on their unique needs, abilities, and interests. The school, through a personalized learning approach, will prepare learners who compete and succeed in an ever-changing global society and career marketplace.

Owensboro Independent

Owensboro Middle School South
Innovation

Deeper Learning with Purpose

Key Elements
  • Design Thinking
  • One-to-One Technology
  • Intentional Scheduling
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Owensboro Middle School South will develop a system where students are moved dynamically to whatever space that helps them achieve their goals. These school spaces will provide motivation for students to have early entry into college and career pathways.

Owensboro Middle School North
Innovation

ROARing to Success

Key Elements
  • Data Focus
  • One to One laptops
  • Pre-AP Academy
  • Related Arts
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Owensboro Middle School North will increase personalized instruction options for students. The school will incorporate “Reaching Outstanding Assessment Results” (ROAR) groups. The school will provide options that help students identify and create learning opportunities that focus on self-identified interests and passions.

Owensboro High School
Innovation

Pathways Personified

Key Elements
  • Innovation Academy
  • One to One laptops
  • Career and Technical Pathways
  • Fine Arts for College and Career
  • Passion Based Diploma
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Owensboro High School will increase personalized pathway options for students. The school will create truly individualized options that are flexible and equips students for college and career readiness.

Cravens Elementary School
Innovation

Projects, Programming, Personalization

Key Elements
  • Pod Learning Opportunities
  • Project-Based learning
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Cravens Elementary will continue a focus on data-driven decisions that will produce 21st century learners who are at or above grade level by the end of the 4th grade. The school will scale project-based learning across other grade levels. Intentioned and chunked project will be placed into appropriate units of study.

Estes Elementary School
Innovation

Start, STEAM, and Steer

Key Elements
  • Preschool Pathways
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Student Leadership Program/EMERGE
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Estes Elementary will engage all learners by focusing on kindergarten-readiness, project- and problem-based learning, and passion-based leadership that involves community partners.

Foust Elementary School
Innovation

Case-by Case Innovation

Key Elements
  • Student-Level Case Management
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Personalized Instruction
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Foust Elementary will utilize a data driven, case management approach to providing personalized instructional approach for every student. Triangulation of data will be used to create individual customized action plans in the areas of math.

Newton Parrish Elementary School
Innovation

Authentic, Blended-Learning

Key Elements
  • Real World Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Teaching to the Digital Native
  • Student Empowerment
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Newton Parrish Elementary School will develop a blended-learning model to create smaller learning communities for students and uses technology and instructional techniques to make the work purposeful and authentic.

Sutton Elementary School
Innovation

Developing Students in the Innovation Generation

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Community Involvement
  • Technology-Based and Fine Arts Programming
  • Communities of Practice
  • Data Retreats
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Sutton Elementary School will develop the skills of all teachers to help students understand the importance of taking personal responsibility and initiative. As a result, the school will prepare students to solve real-life problems that affect the overall community and empower them to make appropriate actions given academic data.

Russell County

Russell County Middle School
Innovation

Accelerated Learning

Key Elements
  • Accelerated Learning
  • Standards-Based Instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Community Engagement
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Russell County Middle School will provide a nurturing, learner-centered atmosphere which bases all decisions on its students’ academic and personal achievement. With the use of Accelerated Learning, the school will challenge students of all abilities to achieve excellence.

Russell County High School
Innovation

Anchor University

Key Elements
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Student Choice
  • Performance-Based Learning
  • Accelerated Learning
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Russell County High School will provide an innovative, accelerated pathway for high-achieving seniors. They will provide an opportunity to earn college credit while still being part of Russell County HS.

Jamestown Elementary School
Innovation

Project “R.E.A.L.” (Real Experiences to Accelerate Learning)

Key Elements
  • Project-Based learning
  • Student Choice
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Jamestown Elementary School will embrace a project-/problem-based learning model that shifts away from teacher-centered instruction and emphasizes learner-centered learning. The school will engage students in creating, questioning, and revising knowledge, while developing their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, reasoning, synthesis, and resilience.

Russell Springs Elementary School
Innovation

Cradle to Career

Key Elements
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Acceleration
  • Multi-Tiered Kindergarten
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Russell Springs Elementary School will transform their approach to early childhood education through personalizing the kindergarten experiences through a Kindergarten Academy.

Salem Elementary School
Innovation

Leading Learners into the Future

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student Choice
  • Technology Integration
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Salem Elementary School will create an environment in which the students take ownership of their education and seek academic excellence by to achieving personalized learning goals.

Shelby County

Shelby County East Middle School
Innovation

MISSLE Time

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Standards-Based Grading
  • Digital Integration
  • Student Empowerment
  • Community Involvement
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Shelby County East Middle School will help students in become self-regulated learners through the integration of technology and project-based learning. Students will self-monitor, self-assess, and showcase their learning. The school also plans to increase community involvement through learning opportunities co-designed by students.

Shelby County West Middle School
Innovation

Learning from Each Other. Leading by Example.

Key Elements
  • Standards-Based Grading
  • Visible Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Flipped- and Blended-Learning
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Shelby County West Middle School will use innovative delivery of instruction, assessment-capable learners, who will not only be able to attain mastery of standards, but will also be able to contribute to the world around them through leadership. The school will employ innovative scheduling, high-quality technology integrated instruction, and collaborative service learning projects to provide students opportunities to achieve personalized academic goals.

Martha Layne Collins High School
Innovation

Making Learning Visible

Key Elements
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Blended-Learning
  • Design Thinking
  • Project-Based Learning
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Martha Layne Collins High School will provide as many avenues as possible for students to learn content. Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking will lead to standards mastery for all students.

Shelby County High School
Innovation

Embrace, Empower, & Encourage

Key Elements
  • Lead by Example
  • Embrace Social Responsibility
  • Master Standards
  • Alternative Traditional Seat Time
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Shelby County High School will use a variety of ideas and strategies (e.g., 21st Century Learning, self-motivated learners, effective teams, etc.) to achieve the ultimate goal of personalized learning for its students.

Clear Creek Elementary School
Innovation

Personalized Learning the Clear Creek Way

Key Elements
  • What I Need (WIN)
  • Engineering is Elementary (EIE)
  • Formative Assessment, Metacognitive Strategies, and Self-Reported Grades
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Leader in Me
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Clear Creek Elementary expects their students to demonstrate their learning in multiple ways. For their students to succeed, they will infuse the 21st Century Learning Skills into the daily learning, and students will be engaged in their learning through experiences with collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.

Heritage Elementary School
Innovation

Innovation Aspiration

Key Elements
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Real-World Problem-solving
  • Design Learning
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Heritage Elementary school will follow the design thinking process to develop a customized innovation for their school and students.

Painted Stone Elementary
Innovation

Academic Excellence: Child by Child

Key Elements
  • Personalized Learning
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Project Design Teams
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Painted Stone Elementary will provide opportunities for students to create their own schedules and work collaboratively with a small groups of students in design teams to create real-world projects.

Simpsonville Elementary School
Innovation

Flipping Simpsonville

Key Elements
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Self-Regulated Learners
  • Student Choice
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Simpsonville Elementary will “make it personal” for student through an innovative transformation of the learning environment. The school will help students achieve the personalized learning goals via student choice and project-based learning.

Southside Elementary School
Innovation

My Learning – Our World

Key Elements
  • Learning Management System
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Standards-Based Reporting
  • Blended-Learning
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Southside Elementary School will help students be in control of their own learning through several means, including standards-based reporting, blended-learning and project-based learning.

Wright Elementary School
Innovation

Qualities of Learners

Key Elements
  • Data Retreats
  • Purposeful Planning
  • Student Empowerment
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Wright Elementary School will collect student empowerment data and use it to help students become advocates of their own learning and to create a culture of responsible learners.

Simpson County

Simpson Elementary School
Innovation

Personalized Learning the Simpson Elementary Way

Key Elements
  • Blended-Learning
  • Technology-Based Labs
  • Kahn Academy
  • Edivation
  • Leadership Notebooks
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Simpson Elementary will move students toward setting personal growth goals and taking responsibility for their own learning.

Lincoln Elementary School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Blended-Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning Self-Paced Units
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Lincoln Elementary will focus on personalized learning for both students and teachers. This process will require a shift in focus from thinking about what a class needs to a focus on what each teacher and student needs.

Franklin-Simpson Middle School
Innovation

Create Relationships & Achieve Greatness

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Digital learning
  • Standards-Based Learning
  • Blended-Learning
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Franklin-Simpson Middle School will move students toward setting personal growth goals and taking responsibility for their own learning.

Franklin-Simpson High School
Innovation

Wildcat Roar

Key Elements
  • Learner-centered engagement
  • Communities of Practice
  • Authentic Learning
  • Technology opportunities
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Franklin-Simpson High School’s faculty and staff, and students will embrace personalized learning. The school will “live” its mission “to empower students to be college and career ready”, emphasizing personalized learning each and every day.

Franklin Elementary School
Innovation

Personalized Learning – Reading & Mathematics

Key Elements
  • Learner-centered engagement
  • Flexible grouping
  • Continuous Classroom Improvement Model
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The staff at Franklin Elementary is committed to facilitating the academic and social success of each student by addressing their distinct, personalized learning needs.

Spencer County

Spencer County Middle School
Innovation

Leader’s in Collaborative Writing

Key Elements
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Job-Embedded Professional Development
  • Extended Response Questions
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Spencer County Middle aspires to be a school of innovation in the content area of writing. Throughout this process, they will continue to grow and modify all the areas for improvement that support the innovation.

Spencer County High School
Innovation

Creating educators who can inspire and motivate students toward self-discovery and self-improvement

Key Elements
  • Develop Teacher Leaders
  • College & Career Center Services
  • Technology to Support Instruction
  • Online Coursework
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Spencer County High School will build an innovative school community. Teacher Leaders will inspire and motivate students toward self-discovery and self-improvement.

Taylorsville Elementary School
Innovation

Developing Student Leaders

Key Elements
  • Fostering a Culture of Leadership
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Data Analysis
  • Enrichment/Intervention Support
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Taylorsville Elementary School will help students take ownership and a measure of responsibility of goal-setting, their own learning, and academic outcomes. They will seek to promote a safe and rigorous academic community where learners are provided engaging work to ensure their academic and social success.

Spencer County Elementary School
Innovation

Self-Paced Learning

Key Elements
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Spencer County Elementary School will plan and facilitate learning experiences within personalized environments that focus on integrating technology into problem-based learning models. They will help students develop learning plans that allow for self-pacing.

Taylor County

Taylor County Middle School
Innovation

Every Child, Every Day

Key Elements
  • Performance-Based Education
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Student Leadership
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Taylor County Middle School will seek to give every child the opportunity to work at their level of potential each and every day. The school will ensure that students will leave with the skills needed to be successful, productive, and college and career ready.

A Teacher’s Day in the Life

Taylor County High School
Innovation

Individual Student Success

Key Elements
  • Cardinal Academy
  • College-like Campus
  • New Career Pathways
  • Performance-Based Learning
  • Community Partnerships
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Taylor County High School will continue to grow their performance based system through transforming the high school to a college-like campus. The school will become a new high school here rigorous academics meet real-world career readiness.

Taylor County Elementary School
Innovation

Every Child, Every Day

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Performance-Based Learning
  • Self-paced Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Taylor County Elementary School will use a learner-centered learning approach with supports from teachers, families, and community. The school’s performance-based approach will accelerate student learning based on classroom performance.

A Student’s Day in the Life

Trimble County

Trimble County Middle School
Innovation

Redesigning CIIA

Key Elements
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Flipped/Blended-Learning
  • Teaching to Mastery
  • Mastery-Based Grading
  • Project-Based Learning
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Trimble County Middle will incorporate a four-pronged approach to modifying and redesigning four basic school structures (i.e., curriculum, instruction, individualization, and assessment) to help create an atmosphere of student-focused learning and 21st Century Skills.

Trimble County High School
Innovation

21st Century Pathways

Key Elements
  • Acceleration Paths
  • Student Empowerment
  • Mastery Learning
  • Technology
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Trimble County High School will monitor student learning to differentiate instruction and to increase student engagement. Students will use various technologies to engage in real-world activities and solve authentic problems. Students have access to learning supports via anytime-anywhere learning resources and to alternative school structures that support learning.

Bedford Elementary School
Innovation

Student Empowerment

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Student-Led Service Projects
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Bedford Elementary School will capitalize on their work with Leader in Me to increase student leadership within the school and community, as well as taking ownership of their learning and academic outcomes.

Milton Elementary School
Innovation

A Culture of Leadership

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Data Notebooks
  • Goal-Setting
  • Standards-Based Grading
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Milton Elementary School seeks to immerse all learners in a culture of leadership. Through various leadership opportunities, students will develop enduring life-skills, such as problem-solving, perseverance, teamwork, and communication. The school will implement a learner-centered school environment that recognized differences and meets students’ individual needs.

Union County

Union County Middle School
Innovation

“Growing Leaders”

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Flipped-Learning
  • Personalized Enhancement Classes
  • Advanced Placement
  • Visible Learning
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Union County Middle School will develop a student led environment where the students make their educational decision, in conjunction with their teacher and families, to meet their educational needs.

Union County High School
Innovation

Committed

Key Elements
  • Student Involvement
  • Community Service
  • 7 Habits and GRIT
  • Dual Credit
  • Career Pathways
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Union County High School will foster within each student a sense of commitment to: school; community; character; and self.

Morganfield Elementary School
Innovation

Competency-Based Instruction

Key Elements
  • Student Empowerment
  • Non-Cognitive data
  • College and Career Readiness Center Services
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Morganfield Elementary School will focus on competency-based instruction rather than seat-time. Teachers will facilitate personalized learning experiences to assist students to achieve college and career readiness.

Sturgis Elementary School
Innovation

Producing Employable Leaders through Personalized Learning

Key Elements
  • Paws in Jobland
  • College and Career Readiness Portfolios
  • Student choice
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Sturgis Elementary Schools seek to develop learners who reach a high-level of independent study. They want students to use technology to drive their learning at their differentiated level.

Uniontown Elementary School
Innovation

Competency-Based Instruction

Key Elements
  • Leader in Me
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Digital Learning
  • Student Empowerment
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Uniontown Elementary School will embrace competency-based instruction measured by student mastery. Teachers will become facilitators of personalized learning by providing students access to a wide range of tools that will help them to express their learning.

West Point Independent

West Point Elementary / Middle School
Innovation

Instructional Unity

Key Elements
  • Wireless Community Support
  • Expanded Technology
  • Unity of Instruction
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West Point Elementary/MS will develop a competency-based and student-driven learning environment support by a newly improved technology infrastructure, including wireless support in the community.