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JCPS Educator-Led Summer Conference Kicks Off Wednesday

More than 1,600 educators from across Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will convene at the Kentucky Exposition Center over the next three days for the inaugural JCPS Deeper Learning Symposium—a powerful new summer conference led by educators and focused on innovative ideas in JCPS.

The JCPS Deeper Learning Symposium, held June 7-9, will feature nationally prominent keynote speakers as well as a number of JCPS teachers and educators as presenters. JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens will welcome attendees at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the South Hall. Dr. Marty Pollio will also help kick off the symposium as a featured presenter with a session on deeper learning in action in JCPS at 10 a.m. The sessions are open to members of the media.

The symposium will focus on the district’s vision to create personalized, deeper learning for every student and professional—a key goal of the Vision 2020 strategic plan. Deeper learning is grounded in helping students develop the social, emotional and intellectual knowledge, skills, capacities and dispositions to thrive in school and beyond by cultivating:

  • Caring, constructive learning relationships;
  • Meaningful, personalized, real-world learning experiences;
  • And supportive, equity-focused learning environments.

 

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