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2015 Alabama Best K12 Practices - Contest Winners

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LEAN Frog and The Alabama Association of School Boards present the 2015 winning school entries for Best Practices. This year's winners feature a wide range of best practices: 1. A unique recycling program benefit children unable to pay for the lunch; 2. K-12 vertical aligned curricula that let's students begin to explore careers starting in kindergarten ; and 3. Agricultural/Outdoor Project Based Learning on steroids.

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2015 Alabama Best K12 Practices - Contest Winners

  1. 1. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com 2015 Alabama’s Best Award Presentation AASB Annual Conference “Kids Count on Us” December 4, 2015
  2. 2. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com 2015 Alabama’s Best Award • Open to all Alabama public school districts • Expanded to include Best Practices in both instructional and non-instructional departments • Judged on creativity, sustainability, and impact on students
  3. 3. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com Runner Up - $1,000 Prize Winner
  4. 4. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com Journey to College & Career Readiness – K-12 vertically aligned curricula and real world learning experiences – Opportunities to explore, identify and narrow college and career interests throughout school career – Collaborative effort involving various school departments and high school College and Career Advisory Boards – Vertical alignment of opportunities aligned with workforce development data, business partners’ feedback & student interests. – Annual review by the various entities
  5. 5. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com Runner Up - $1,000 Prize Winner
  6. 6. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com Indian Valley CNP CNP Recycling and Repurposing for Customer Service – Collect and clean Lunchables plastic trays and Capri Sun pouches – Recycle – Revenue is used to fund students needing lunch Results – 43,788 items recycled – $847.69 in revenue – 771 students helped
  7. 7. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com First Place $3,000 Grand Prize Winner
  8. 8. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com RCS Handley High School Agricultural/Outdoor Project Based Learning • Garden • Two pine forests • Three fish ponds – Students sell tilapia and catfish • Fruit orchard • Blueberry Bushes • Bee Hives • Chicken Coop – Students sell fresh eggs for $3.00/dozen • Hydroponic Greenhouse Cross Disciplinary  Biology  Dendrology  Ichthyology  Zoology  Apiology  Ornithology  Agriscience
  9. 9. IMPROVE SUSTAINASSESS theleanleap.com | info@theleanleap.com A Creative, Impactful, Sustainable Best Practice Future Plans • Storefront in downtown Roanoke for selling eggs, fish, vegetables, honey, and jam. Collaboration • Auburn University • Alabama Forestry Commission 31% of Handley High School Students participate in this hands-on project • Critical thinking • Collaboration • Communication • Creativity
  10. 10. Thank You info@theleanleap.com theleanleap.com Follow us on Twitter: @ByronsLEAN

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