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Register Now!    November 21, 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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LEARNING FORWARD KANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE  -  FEBRUARY 2015
Mark your calendar! "Closing the Knowing & Doing Gap" Feb. 3-4 in Wichita!
Make plans now to complete a "Call for Proposal" and share about the knowing and doing happening in your school or district. The cost for 1 day is $150 and 2 days is $250.
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Professional Learning that Moves Us from Knowing to DOING: A Learning Lab
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH 2014
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: October Direct Connection
The Oct. issue is now available!
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  • Navigating Change - Organizing for Success the Andover Way
  • Helping Educators and Students Have the Experience of Great Teaching
  • Learning Forward Awards Deadline!
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> 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...
- BY BEN JOHNSON

> 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.
- BY MERIS STANSBURY, ASSOCIATE EDITOR @eSN_Meris

> 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...
- BY SANDEE CROWTHER

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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