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Case Study Interview: District with a Challenge/Jefferson County, Kentucky

Meeting the wide-ranging needs of its diverse student population is a challenge for Louisville, Kentucky's Jefferson County School District as district leaders note that they are wrestling with how to best address the variety of challenges students bring to schools from their home and community environments. The district is looking for innovative ways to change the school climate and provide meaningful learning opportunities for all students.
  • Windy Lopez, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, Scholastic
  • Bernard Minnis, Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Lue Peabody, Director of Literacy, Student Development, and Title 1 Services, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Maurice Risner, Executive Director of Student Relations and Safety, Jefferson County Public Schools
Institute Syllabus
Session 1
Prior to Session 1 read Rebuilding for Learning™: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching, and Re-engaging Students. (pps. 1-34) Click here to download

What is the Rebuilding for Learning Initiative and Why is it Needed?

Key topics explored:
  • What is the aim of the initiative and why is it needed?
  • Objectives and overview
  • Why is a system of learning supports imperative for school success?
  • What is currently being done and why isn't it working?
  • What lenses need to be used to see what's missing in school improvement planning?
Discussion, follow-up, and reading for next session

Reflect and Discuss:
  • What is your experience related to addressing barriers to learning?
Act:
  • Make a list of what you view as essential learning supports for student and school success.
Read for next session:
  • Module 3, Part A (pps. 35-55) in preparation for the presentation of the Intervention Framework.
Tools and case studies:
  • Case Study Interview: District with a Challenge/Jefferson County, Kentucky

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  • Lessons from the Gulf Coast (Rebuilding for Learning™: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching, and Re-engaging Students, p. 25)
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