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During the week of September 20th, 2021, Bullitt County Public Schools had the honor of presenting at not only 1 state-level conference, but 2!
On Monday, September 20th Adrienne Usher, Assistant Superintendent; Sarah Smith, Director of Safe Schools; Dr. Lee Barger, Director of College and Career Readiness and Innovation; and Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg, Director of Secondary Education presented some of BCPS’ innovative work to members of the Kentucky Innovative Learning Network (KY ILN). The KY ILN is a partnership between local school districts and the Kentucky Department of Education to provide a space for sharing innovative strategies and learning about ways to transform our education system.
One of Bullitt County Public Schools’ Core Values is “Proactive Innovation”, the execution of which helped the district earn the title of a “District of Innovation” in the Kentucky Innovative Learning Network. During Monday’s presentation BCPS district leaders shared several items of innovation to the KY ILN including information about district partnerships, work surrounding the district’s Graduate Profile and the impact it’s having on students, and about several examples of authentic learning experiences students have throughout district classrooms.
The district’s second presentation of the week fell on Thursday, September 23rd and was at the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington. This summit was focused around the idea that leading today’s institutions requires meeting students’ current needs while navigating unique challenges and creating new visions for the future. BCPS leaders Patrick Durham, Director of Elementary Education; and Rachelle Bramlage-Shomburg, Director of Secondary Education, were able to share some things the district is currently doing in order to help support it’s educators throughout the learning process.
The directors focused their presentation on the district’s work with the “eleot tool”. This tool looks at the student’s experience in the classroom in regards to topics such as active learning, high expectations, and digital learning, amongst other categories. BCPS principals and teachers use information collected through the eleot tool to make adjustments and enhance the student learning experience in their classrooms.
Bullitt County Public Schools is honored to have had the opportunity to share some of its innovative strategies at the state level and looks forward to continuing to innovate in the future.