Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

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Educational Equity

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. 

 

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The Kansas Learning Network is busy producing Season Two of the The 3-Minute Podcast. This newest season, set to roll out mid-January 2022, will focus on Navigating Tensions. A topic that Kansas Educators provided to us to explore.

In knowing the targeted audience is educators - each guest 3 shares uninterrupted minutes to push thinking followed with coaching questions and the opportunity to interact via Twitter with the content. The podcast is centered on improvement drivers sharing experiences and expertise from Kansas rooted in the foundational areas of school improvement: Leadership, Communication, Collaboration, and Data-Driven decision making. 

We hope you will give it a listen and share it with others! The initial response has been very positive, and analytics are proving to ring true to what we know about how many people are accessing information through podcasting. Season One was accessed in Kansas, many of the 50 United States, and other countries by several hundred listeners! 

 

December 2021 - As teams continue to focus on continuous school improvement, data sets and student achievement are likely at the center of the conversation. Most teams and educators know they should be using data to drive decisions. However, there can be confusion around which data sets are important, relevant, and useful when making decisions. This issue focuses on the research around using data to drive decisions and better understand the professional development needs of the building. Listen to the audio version here

 

 

Here's what we're reading...

The Adaptive School Cognitive Coaching  Got Data? Now What? Courageous Conversations  Coaching for Equity

 

Who We Are

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).