On Thursday, October 20, students across all six ESUSD schools were brimming with excitement as they led tours of their schools for administrators and members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.
The tours focused on the three themes of student-driven thinking, cultivating global citizens, and innovation for college and career readiness. Students demonstrated all the amazing things happening in their buildings and classrooms on a daily basis, including innovative projects that are allowing them to learn new skills.
The day before, on October 19, Superintendent Dr. Melissa Moore, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Marisa Janicek, and ESHS student Nicole Ungaro participated in a panel at the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools conference. They spoke about the progress they are seeing in ESUSD, including evidence of the Graduate Profile, the RULER social-emotional learning program, high school pathways, and student voice and choice in learning.
“It is an honor for the ESUSD to be part of the League of Innovative Schools, allowing us to showcase to others the many ways we are leveraging innovative practices to enhance the learning process for our students. It also affirms the excellent work we are doing and gives us incredible opportunities to network with educational leaders from school districts nationwide,” said Dr. Moore. “Our students did an outstanding job leading tours of their schools with tremendous enthusiasm, and they took great pride in all of the projects and initiatives they are working on this school year.”
The Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools features 151 school districts from across the country. The initiative works at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs and developers to improve learning with the power of technology. It spearheads innovative learning and leadership practices to achieve equitable outcomes for every student.
To learn more, visit https://digitalpromise.org/initiative/league-of-innovative-schools/.