Educational Equity means that every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income, including socioeconomic status.
Preparing to Engage Virtually - The purpose of this planning map is to provide the facilitator with a resource that can be used prior to facilitating a collaborative meeting. In the weeks/days prior to facilitating, use these questions/topics to guide a planning conversation between the facilitator, the leader of the collaborative group, and any other leading or supporting stakeholders.
The Desired State - This issue focuses on a resource created to help leaders and stakeholders plan more effective and efficient virtual meetings rooting professionals back to the foundational pieces of work we know have a positive impact on school improvement: Effective and Efficient Collaborations. Communications and Leadership. The resource will assist leaders and stakeholders in making virtual interactions more meaningful and impactful. Check it out today!
Leading with Instructional Focus - A key component of continuous improvement is reflection. The purpose of this tool & video tutorial is to guide leaders to take a balcony view of the current state of student learning in their system and promote conversation that assists leadership teams to collaboratively make decisions about adaptive solutions, based upon data, and especially for groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, language, disability, and socio-economic status.
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The KSDE addresses the Elementary and Secondary Education Act priority of providing comprehensive support and improvement to qualifying schools through sustained coaching within a rigorous and collaborative systems-change process facilitated by the Kansas Learning Network (KLN). In partnership with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, KLN coaches work closely with school and district leadership teams to complete a comprehensive needs assessment focusing on root causes, data analysis, risk factors, and expansion of successful elements of the school system. Schools and districts then develop and carry out action plans to modify their infrastructure to improve outcomes for all learners.
The Kansas Learning Network (KLN) is a contract funded by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and administered by Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (SWPRSC).