Innovation

Innovative Learning Network

Published: 9/10/2019 4:07 PM

​The Kentucky Innovative Learning Network 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. KDE is committed to working with a group of leading districts within Kentucky, in addition to peer states and expert educational organizations, to advance new models of learning that can best prepare all students for success in the 21st century.

​Any Kentucky districts with a true commitment to implementing educational initiatives such as personalized learning, and who are interested in furthering their conversations with a cohort of committed peers, are welcome to join the ILN by filling out a letter of commitment. Directions for returning the LOC are at the bottom of the document.

KDE believes that the greatest benefit of participation in the ILN is the chance to network with other Kentucky districts, as well as schools and organizations outside of the state, to share best practices and learning. In addition, KDE commits to the ILN districts by providing:

    1. Ongoing technical assistance, supports, and continued coordination from KDE and its partners.

    2. Support from KDE for the identification, evaluation, and dissemination of best practices to KY ILN districts and more broadly.

    3. A platform to showcase educational innovation already happening within Kentucky schools.

    4. Access to national educational partners and their resources; for example, CCSSO's student-centered learning collaborative.

    5. Access to sources of funding to support personalized learning implementation whenever possible; for example, KDE's Travel Fund Grant (available only to KY ILN participating districts) is facilitates out of state travel to visit exemplar school models.

In return, districts indicate a commitment to the work of the KY ILN, which can be demonstrated by:

    1. Making an effort to have representatives attend monthly Skype calls and discuss topics of interest.

    2. Making an effort to send representatives to in-person events.

    3. Being available to other local districts as a resource.

    4. Participating in other KY ILN initiatives as opportunities arise; this may include participating in work groups, contributing to educational research efforts, or other projects.

More information about the KYILN, including resources, is available on the KY Innovative Learning Network SharePoint site. (Microsoft login credentials required).


​David Cook
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Innovation
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4201 Ext. 4832
Fax (502) 564-8149

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