The Learning Forward Kansas video series, Inspired to Learn: Kansas Stories, is designed to be a set of tools that support schools on their professional learning journey to excellent teaching and learning every day. Each video will target a specific topic around effective professional learning and include Kansas educators sharing their expertise. Each video will be accompanied by a resource guide to provide educators, leaders, teams, and schools, with ideas and strategies that will allow them to explore the topic more extensively and make connections to their local situation.
VIDEO ONE · VIDEO TWO · VIDEO THREE · And More Coming Soon
The first video, Why Professional Learning Matters: At Our School It’s Everyone’s Job to Learn, lays the groundwork for the purpose or the “why” behind the importance of effective professional learning to implement initiatives and changes that transform educator practices AND lead to student success. The resource guide will provide suggested protocols (strategies) that educators may use with leaders, teams, or an entire staff before, during, and after the video.
The second video, What Is Professional Learning?, continues the journey toward effective professional learning that leads to successful implementation of initiatives and transforms educator practices that lead to student success. In this latest video, Kansas educators focus on the “what” as they share practical ideas, beliefs, and actions that underscore the characteristics and components of effective professional learning, during the planning, facilitation, and support of professional learning experiences. The accompanying resource guide will provide suggested protocols (strategies) that educators may use with leaders, teams, or an entire staff before, during, and after the video.
The third video (and HOW video 1), Learning and Leading Together, helps educators understand Learning Communities – What It Takes and What They Look Like. Examining the characteristics and actions of learning communities clarifies our purpose and targets our efforts in collaborative professional learning experiences. This understanding will lead to more effective conversations as we seek to not only understand what works, but what works best.