Eric Sheninger speaks with district leaders, Kameren Todd and Jennifer Halley, at the Jackson County School System leadership retreat.

Leaders from the Jackson County School System participated in a teaching and learning leadership retreat on Thursday, June 17, led by globally recognized educational leader, Eric Sheninger. Multiple leaders from each of the system’s 10 schools and the Empower College and Career Center were represented at the event.

The retreat began with a discussion on the fourth industrial revolution, with Sheninger encouraging leaders to break into groups to discuss ways they can progress their school community. Leaders responded spoke about the significance of trusting students and teachers among other important notes.

Sheniger also discussed topics of pedagogy, including relevance, rigor, and how to meaningfully use technology in the classroom. Again, leaders broke into groups to discuss opportunities for growth in the area of instruction and personalized learning.

The group also heard from 7 Mindsets Director of Education, Chelsea Buchanan. 7 Mindsets is a social-emotional learning approach used by the school district. The 7 Mindsets are: Live to Give, Attitude of Gratitude, We are Connected, 100% Accountable, Passion First, Everything is Possible and The Time is Now.

"Teachers, administrators, and other district leaders left the retreat prepared to continue and elevate the culture of success at JCSS," leaders stated.

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