Leader In Me Symposium Included Visits to Three OPS Elementary Schools
The Owensboro Convention Center is hosted the Leader In Me Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Conference attendees visited three OPS schools to see how the Leader In Me program has been implemented at each of the schools. Each school had around 50 visitors.
The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. The Leader in Me is also aligned to many national and state academic standards, including Common Core standards. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups. –Excerpt taken from The Leader In Me Website
Both Newton Parrish and Sutton elementary schools have earned the Franklin Covey Leader In Me designation of a lighthouse school. This status is the highest achievement a school that participates in the Leader In Me’s Seven Habits program can receive.
Kentucky education leaders attended the Leader In Me Symposium at the Owensboro Convention Center to learn effective ways to use the Leader In Me Program in their schools. As part of the conference, some of the leaders went on student led tours of Estes Elementary School.
Owensboro Public Schools will unveil its first of six Little Free Libraries at Cravens Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony kicks off OPS’ Owensboro Reads Campaign for the 2015-16 school year. Earlier this year, six local financial institutions each adopted an OPS elementary school. The banks supply their school with volunteers and money to purchase a Little Free Library.
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