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Thing to Know About Lincoln Elementary

We are a Personalized Learning Campus. Personalized Learning (PL) aims to develop the whole child and empower them to take ownership of their learning by providing them with multiple pathways to demonstrate mastery learning in order to be successful and productive 21st century citizens in an ever-changing world.

Simply put, in our Personalized Learning approach at Lincoln, all learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, without barriers. 

Flexible environments offer student choice. Learners become familiar with their best learning preferences and work with their teachers to set goals and develop their own personalized learning plans. Character development, collaboration, team work and other essential skills are highly valued. Our goal is that all learners are successful in work, in learning, and in life.

Check out this video for "7 Things That Happen When Students Own Their Learning".

More About Lincoln Elementary:

  • School Enrollment: 370 (K-5)
  • Year Established: 1958
  • School Colors: Blue & Gold
  • Mascot: Lion
  • Motto: Where Greatness Begins
  • Mission Statement: Lincoln School is dedicated to creating a community of learners that realizes the potential of each child in a safe and caring environment
  • Defining Statement: Here at Lincoln Elementary, we are willing to be pushed beyond the edge of our comfort levels and take risks, because we know that is precisely where innovation occurs and growth happens. With strength, vision, and determination we will change the educational paradigm. We are committed to being the place ‘Where Greatness Begins!’
  • The school is made up of approximately 370 students in Early Childhood through 5th grade. Of these 370 students 72% are White, 18% Hispanic, 7% Black, 2% Asian, and 1% Native American.
  • Our students with disabilities (14%), include a special education early childhood program (EC), learning disabilities (LD), emotional/behavioral disabilities (EBD), intellectual disabilities (ID) and pupils who receive speech and language (SL) services.
  • We have been able to continue the strong academic history that Lincoln has seen and including an increase in student achievement despite a high number of families from low socioeconomic status, by providing our children with an academic challenging and safe learning environment for them to thrive and grow.

Explore our progressĀ on this infographic of our Personalized Learning Journey.

Our focus at Lincoln is on Personalized Learning where all learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need

Our focus at Lincoln is on Personalized Learning where all learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, without barriers.  See our journey here.

 

2014-2015

  • Piloted Personalized Learning (PL) 5 staff
  • Changed classroom environment to create learner centered spaces
  • Visited sites in Charleston , SC & CESA #1 Schools to gather ideas and resources
  • Started Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Explored elements of PL by other staff

 

2015-2016

  • Started multi-aged classrooms (K-1,2-3,4-5)
  • Shared the vision at school launch party
  • Offered parent PL listening sessions
  • Provided direction by developing Phases of Implementation
  • Introduction Must Do/May Do lists to build learner independence
  • Initiated goal setting to develop learner ownership
  • Implemented PL elements in majority of classrooms

 

2016-2017

  • Developed a comprehensive vision with the support of G&D Associates
  • Onboarded new staff with 'PL Jam Sessions'
  • Defined PL
  • Furthered learner ownership by using data to set goals
  • Partnered with two other School District of Janesville elementary schools to establish the PL3, furthering the impact of PL
  • Implemented elements of PL by all staff

 

2017-2018

  • Introduced peer feedback to promote learner voice
  • Further work to collaborate PD with PL3 to collectively move forward this work
  • Received grant with CESA #1 to work towards implementation efforts aligned to their Honeycomb
  • Used stoplight reports for staff to monitor progress and establish next steps
  • Implemented Access, Engage, Express framework to deepen the learning experience
  • Committed to engaged and empowered learning practices as a district

 

2018-2019

  • Partnering as a district with Discovery Ed to establish coaching structures to grow teacher capacity
  • Implementing learner conferencing to build independence and provide feedback
  • Aligning professional goals for staff around vision
  • Embracing distributed leadership through ownership of deliverables aligned to the vision

 

2019- Beyond

  • Journey to be continued

 

Lincoln Elementary Where Greatness Begins!