Innovation at KIPP LA
EXPANDING CURIOSITY IN THE CLASSROOM
At KIPP LA, personalized learning isn’t just a buzzword--it’s part of the curriculum. All of our schools infuse technology into lessons, allowing teachers to deliver more personalized attention to each student. Adaptive educational software enables students to learn at their own pace, helping them get further, faster. Online tools allow students to explore new topics and expand their horizons, further developing their love of learning.
FOSTERING INNOVATIVE IDEAS
In 2013, KIPP LA launched its inaugural KIPPoVate competition, soliciting proposals for innovative classroom practices from across our schools. Winning teachers were awarded grants to implement their instructional technology projects in their classrooms.
KIPP Empower Academy is the first school in the national KIPP network to implement a school-wide personalized learning model. Today, all of our schools use personalized learning principles in their classrooms.
Leaders in Instructional Technology
KIPP LA is proud to be on the forefront of instructional technology innovation. We have hosted educational leaders from across Los Angeles and the nation at our schools. In 2013, KIPP Comienza Community Prep was featured as one of three schools featured by Silicon Schools Fund in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about effective blended learning.
Through our sharing of best practices and active participation in the conversation around innovation, we have formed several unique partnerships. Recently, KIPP LA, in collaboration with LAUSD, Partnership for LA Schools, and CFY-Los Angeles, received a planning grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a school design and re-launch effort focused on personalized learning.
Expanding the Possibilities
PROMOTING A DATA-DRIVEN CULTURE
To maximize the positive impact of instructional technology on student learning, KIPP LA uses a variety of data - from internal assessments to national tests - to ensure our students are on track to be college-ready. These data give our teachers a robust picture of student achievement on a real-time basis.
MAXIMIZING TIME FOR LEARNING
An online student portal platform, developed by KIPP LA and customized for each teacher, allows students to rapidly access web-based educational programs and applications.
DISSEMINATING BEST PRACTICES
Our schools use Google Applications for Education for everything from word processing to assisting students in creating digital portfolios. By leveraging the cloud, KIPP LA can share and disseminate best practices rapidly throughout the organization.