The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Washington, D.C. and Loudoun County Virginia last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).
Over the course of two and a half days, education leaders showcased their efforts toward advancing equity in their district and shared best practices around topics such as real world learning, social emotional learning, and culturally competent maker learning. Participants saw innovation in action while visiting schools working on project-based learning, computer science integration, and real world learning.
— Dr. Melvin J. Brown (@REYNSupt) October 17, 2019
Never underestimate what kids can do when given real world problems to solve and a myriad of tools to choose from to create a solution. Thanks @LCPSOfficial for a fantastic day! #DPLIS @LCPSLiberty @MoorefieldStationES @LCPS_Academies pic.twitter.com/3xTRmG2FNL
— Kim Rector (@rectorcrew) October 18, 2019
— Alaina Trott (@AlainaTrott) October 17, 2019
Attendees chose from four different strands that featured different LCPS schools.
The League network was excited to welcome 14 new districts, making the League of Innovative Schools 114 districts across the country who tackle education’s biggest challenges within their districts and with each other. These districts were selected based on their demonstration of innovation in their district and their commitment to supporting marginalized students.
— Jen Kelsall (@Kelsall2) October 16, 2019
Following the meeting, League member districts will continue to engage in conversations about equity and supporting their most marginalized students. To learn how some League districts are engaging in this work check out these 10 Inclusive Innovation initiatives.
— Kim Smith (@k12kimsmith) October 16, 2019
— El Segundo Unified (@ElSegundoUSD) October 18, 2019