A Message from the LFKS President
As the Learning Forward Kansas President, it is my pleasure to welcome you to another academic year of great learning opportunities. We have recently updated our mission to mirror that of the national organization: Learning Forward Kansas builds the capacity of educators to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Our goal is to provide the level of support necessary for educational leaders to have the necessary tools to move their learning environments to new heights.
In Kansas, we are challenged to implement the student growth model into our evaluation system, as well as implement new standards for our students while navigating a new accreditation system. Learning Forward Kansas strives to provide the resources necessary for districts to make these shifts. We exist to support Kansas educators with this ever-changing world.
We invite each of you to join us in the task of providing professional learning to all educators.
New! FREE KESA Resource from LFKS
As part of our mission to promote effective professional learning for Kansas educators and schools, Learning Forward Kansas has developed a Facilitation Guide to support this process. On the surface, the 5 R’s of the KESA rubric seem pretty straightforward (Relationships, Relevance, Responsive Culture, Rigor, Results) until one starts looking more closely. This guide is designed to help educators and schools have a dialogue that increases understanding of KESA and the rubrics. This resource is full of strategies (also known as protocols) to organize and facilitate professional learning discussions with educators and stakeholders that lead to success for all.