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Register Now!    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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LEARNING FORWARD KANSAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE  -  FEBRUARY 2015
Mark your calendar! "Closing the Knowing & Doing Gap" Feb. 3-4 in Wichita!
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Professional Learning that Moves Us from Knowing to DOING
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
The 2014 KSDE Pre-Conference, in conjunction with Learning Forward Kansas
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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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ARTICLES:
> 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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