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VaLIN teams meet during the cohort cycle in a year-long community of practice designed to spark ideas and actions for local innovation initiatives. Teams also participate in a coaching model designed to support implementation of local innovation initiatives focused on three outcomes: expanding instructional use of deeper learning strategies, increasing equity so all learners participate in rich, challenging learning experiences, and implementing actions to fully and actively engage all learners through multiple pathways leading to high school graduation. The Profile of a Virginia Graduate provides local school communities with a frame of competencies that students should develop as they master the Virginia Standards of Learning and work through division curricula.

In the Network, Lead Innovation Teams research and develop innovative approaches designed to ensure that all learners develop complex competencies, known as the 5 C's, essential to long-term success in homes, communities, and the workforce. As teams determine the effectiveness of innovations, they share artifacts, media, and “how to” information through face-to-face and virtual communication across the Commonwealth.

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Learn More About Each Cohort

Cohort 1

Twenty eight school divisions participated in the initial VaLIN cohort, spanning from 2019-2020.

Cohort 2

Thirty five school divisions participated in Cohort 2 (2020-2021) and experienced unique circumstances.

Cohort 4

From 2022-2023, thirty school divisions participated in the rebranded Virginia Leads Innovation Network.

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