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(in every district, building, team, and classroom)
Learning Forward Kansas in conjunction with the 2014 KSDE Pre - Conference
Join us for the 2014 Pre-Conference!
Monday, October 20, 2014, Wichita, KS.
Mark your calendar! Join us in "Closing the Knowing & Doing Gap" next February in Wichita!
Make plans now to complete a "Call for Proposal" and share about the knowing and doing happening in your school or district.
Save the Date!    September 29, 2014 - Wichita, KS
Rigor & Relevance
with Bill Daggett
What does it mean to truly be college and career ready? What are the implications to our instructional programs and to the assessments? How does the Rigor/Relevance Framework relate to the new standards and assessments?
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Standards for Professional Learning
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New! Change is coming to YOUR school! ... and WE CAN TOO !
LF KS is now available to come to your school! A one-day work sessions that is based on the initiatives you want to implement.
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    DIRECT CONNECTION: March Direct Connection
Sure, there's a lot on the "to do" list ... as the school year comes to a close. But before you head off for summer vacation, take time to read through the latest issue of Direct Connection available now!
Articles in this issue focus on:
  • The outcomes standard or "Why Did We Get Those Results?
  • Project-based learning
  • The assessment of Brad Nuenswander, KS Deputy Commissioner, on "Where We Are Headed"
Plus! Details on a Sept. 29 learning day with Bill Daggett on Rigor & Relevance ... and much more.
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> Implementing Common Standards Requires a Commitment to PD
Heard the buzz about common core standards? Hayes Mizell notes implementation of those common core standards will require a commitment to Professional Development
> Advocacy … avenue for change
A Kansas star shines! Read how one Kansas educator used the Standards for Professional Learning to create a heightened commitment to professional development in her district.
- THE LEADING Teacher, Fall 2012 Vol. 8, No. 1

> Slow Turn Ahead
Find out about five principles that guide a district through a changing demographic landscape.
- Learning Forwards' Journal of Staff Development (Fall 2009)

> From Group to Team
- Learning Forwards's Journal of Staff Development (Dec. 2009)

KLFA Video Resource
The latest video from Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA) dispels myths about the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, discusses the use of student performance for teacher evaluation, shares information about the changes in state assessments and district accreditation, and provides ideas on how you might support your local schools.
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NEW! Standards for Professional Learning

Learning Forward recently released the newly revised Standards for Professional Learning, the third iteration of standards outlining the characteristics of professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.

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