Lisa Bevins Salyer – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Lisa Bevins Salyer – ARI Innovations Mini Grant

Biography

Highland Elementary in Johnson County was fortunate to become A Leader In Me School during the 2014- 2015 school year. This program is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Through implementation of this program students are equipped with the skills that they need to become productive citizens in this 21st century digital world. This was the inspiration for designing the project, “Leadership and Character Education in the Digital Age.” This project allowed for collaboration between colleagues, provided a source of instructional tools, created 24/7 access, and allowed students to learn through a variety of educational tools. Observations,pre-and post assessments, student blogs, student presentations,peer and self-evaluations were used to monitor the success of the project. The ultimate indicator of success is watching students naturally incorporating the language, being creative, taking initiative, and setting goals independently. The students’ work was published to a national audience on the website Holler under Promising Practices. https://www.theholler.org/hollers/promising-practice-teachers/