Schedule at a Glance

Implementing Change...one step at a time.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Room: Missouri
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Over the past three years, the Athens City School System has implemented several new programs to expand opportunities for students. Through innovative programs like PowerUp, the district's 1:1 digital initiative; the Athens Renaissance School, a new blended and online learning school, and the state-wide program to help incarcerated youth obtain high school diplomas, Athens is implementing new ways to extend learning outside the traditional educational barriers.
This session will share with participants how the implementation of the PowerUp Program served as the catalyst to the creation of a new teaching and learning environment in the school system and provided a vehicle for retooling pedagogy. Hear how that one decision three years ago has helped create a culture of trust and "risk-taking" among teachers that opened the doors to personalized learning within the district.
Skill Level: Intermediate