Formerly known as KSDC  
Now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director!
Here at Learning Forward Kansas, we're looking for an energetic, innovative leader to work with the LFKS membership to promote effective professional learning for Kansas Educators. Interested? ... Check out the flyer and apply today! >
Bridge to Change...
Thanks to all who joined us for the annual learning conference!
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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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Need a hand in implementing Kansas College and Career Ready Standards?
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    DIRECT CONNECTION: March Direct Connection
Inside the March Direct Connection...
... you'll find:
  • Conference Highlights!
  • And the 2014 Award winner is...
  • What Every Educator and Administrator Need to Know About Student Engagement
And much more!... Get your issue now! > (PDF 2.7MB)
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- Name Change Press Release (DOC 283K)
- PL in 4 States (PDF 5.4MB)
- 2014 Learning Conference Materials

- A Message From Your President
- Learning Forward Kansas Mission
- 2014-2015 Board Members
- About Learning Forward Kansas Awards
> Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters
"If students aren't learning, it doesn't matter what we do; we are just spinning our wheels!" and that convinced the rest... Yet all were wrong...

> 8 incredibly easy steps to a professional development makeover
School district expert says good professional development takes common sense, taking advantage of your best resource.

> Why does Professional Learning matter?
Stephanie Hirsh shared about the impact of professional learning with attendees of the Learning Conference... but she didn't come with all the answers...

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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When it comes to professional learning, you're not alone. Learning Forward Kansas is here to help!
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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.

Learn more about the new standards  >
Want a better understanding of the new Professional Learning Standards?
Including podcasts and other great resources that focus on the Professional Learning Standards!
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