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Orange Chosen for National Site Visit on Innovation

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Great News! Due to our exemplary innovative practices, the Orange City School District has been selected for a site visit during next month's Innovation Lab Network (ILN) National Convening. The school visit will occur in the afternoon of November 2, 2017 and will allow Orange Schools to showcase student learning. Educators and state leaders from around the United States will have an opportunity to speak with school leaders and faculty members as well as see student engagement in action.

The ILN is an initiative of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with the goal of spurring system-level change by promoting locally-led innovation. The school site visit will be a part of its national conference held in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on November 1-3, 2017.

Orange was one of the founding districts in Ohio to join the ILN. The district was chosen to be a part of the ILN for our readiness to show the nation what is possible in education when systems are designed to provide a learner-centered, innovative experience for all students.

The ILN has recognized Orange on several occasions. Along with the current site visit, Orange has collaborated with the ILN and the state on authentic student assessments. The District also was featured at a national conference earlier this year when one of our middle school teachers presented on "Innovative Assessment and Accountability."

The purpose of the ILN is to engage schools, districts and the ODE to work together to identify, test and implement new designs for public education that will empower each student to thrive as a productive learner, worker, and citizen in a rapidly changing global economy. Orange has aligned with the six ILN principles and critical attributes: world-class knowledge and skills; comprehensive systems of support, personalized learning; performance-based learning; anytime, anywhere learning; and student ownership of learning.

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