Public, rural school district, spanning 120 miles in Russellville, Kentucky
Serving 3,100 students in five PK-8th grade schools, one high school, and one Career and Technology Center
Learning Walks, Profile of Success, Success Indicators, Learning Model, Defenses of Learning, Book Study, LC Innovators Facilitation
Logan County Schools partnered with Learner-Centered Collaborative to develop a Profile of Success driven by an opt-in team of educators known as the LC Innovators. Recognizing that success hinges on buy-in from the entire learning community, the team regularly tests, reflects, shares, and refines their work with input from all school sites with convenings led by Learner-Centered Collaborative. This collaboration has grounded the Profile of Success and the Success Indicators with clear alignment that enables the Learning Model to both double as student and educator competencies driving work throughout the district.
With a clear Profile of Success, LC Innovators sought to identify models and examples in practice through Learning Walks facilitated by our team. The insights gained have validated their ongoing learner-centered work and inspired new ideas which they share on a website for teachers to see Profile of Success competencies and impacts in real classroom settings.
To demonstrate student competencies aligned to the Profile of Success our teams co-designed and implemented Defenses of Learning, which we prototyped and tested, and, in the 2021-2022 school year, each student in grades 5, 8, and 12 created a Defense of Learning.
Now, informed by data and feedback indicating both student and educator progress toward success metrics, Logan County and Learner-Centered Collaborative continue to build and expand learner-centered capacity throughout the district—ultimately empowering students and educators as agents of their own learning and growth.