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FSD79 Recognized for Incorporation of Personalized Learning

Aug. 23, 2018

MUNDELEIN, IL -- Fremont School District 79 has been recognized by LEAP Innovations as a School Team Award recipient for the upcoming 2018 Innovation in Education Awards.

The recognition coincides with the third-annual LEAP InnovatED Summit to be held Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Chicago.

Fremont School District 79 has earned the honor for its work at the elementary and intermediate school level where administrators and teachers explore personalized learning in the classroom. The district is about to enter its third year of partnering with LEAP.

“Fremont School District 79 is proud to accept this honor from LEAP Innovations,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Robertson said. “LEAP is a leading organization in providing a framework for personalized learning. Our teachers and administrators have been impressed by their methods for meeting the important specific needs of individual learners. We already have seen the benefits of their practices in our classrooms and with our students.”

“It’s been incredibly exciting to watch the Fremont School District team band together and push the boundaries of innovation with personalized learning," said LEAP Innovations Founder and CEO Phyllis Lockett. “This award recognizes the success of their schoolwide commitment to ensure the learning experiences of their students prepares them for our changing world.”

LEAP Innovations is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization connecting innovation and education to reinvent and transform the way kids learn. LEAP works directly with educators and innovators to discover, pilot and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices in the classroom and beyond. LEAP serves as a national hub for a new, collaborative ecosystem of the best and brightest education innovators, digital entrepreneurs, and thought leaders committed to reinventing education.

LEAP Innovations is leading a community of practice comprised of more than 100 partners, from educators to innovators, and parents to policymakers, to help organizations transform education and accelerate change. In Chicago alone, LEAP is working with more than 40 schools—and that number continues to grow.

Launched in April 2014, LEAP has secured more than $15.5 million in philanthropic funding, including a $5.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to catalyze education innovation across the country.