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Kansas Learning Network: A Progress Report. Presented to Kansas State Board of Education October 11, 2011 Brad Neuenswander, Deputy Commissioner Colleen Riley, Director. Kansas Learning Network 2011-2012. Kansas Learning Network (KLN) Needs Appraisals KLN Sustainability Fellows

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    1. Kansas Learning Network:A Progress Report Presented to Kansas State Board of Education October 11, 2011 Brad Neuenswander, Deputy Commissioner Colleen Riley, Director

    2. Kansas Learning Network 2011-2012 • Kansas Learning Network (KLN) Needs Appraisals • KLN Sustainability • Fellows • Project Management Organization • KLN Technical Assistance • District Facilitators • Leadership Institute • Communities of Practice • KLN Implementation Coaches • KLN Future

    3. KLN Needs Appraisals: • Twelve new districts “on improvement” • Each district will host a two-day Needs Appraisal visit • Data, document, and survey review • Focus groups and interviews • Classroom observations • Final report with recommendations for improvement • Visiting teams include Cross & Joftus (C & J) consultants, district staff, KSDE staff, and KLN Fellows • Completed Needs Appraisals: • Shawnee Heights and Derby • Upcoming Needs Appraisals: • Emporia, Bluestem, Lansing, McLouth, Stanton, Salina, Ft. Larned, Colby, Atchison and Satanta

    4. SUSTAINABILITY

    5. KLN Fellows: Request For Applications (RFA) distributed to service centers, universities, and support organizations Fellow applications reviewed by committee, fourteen Fellows selected Fellows trained in Needs Appraisal/classroom walkthrough processes by C&J Staff Fellows now participating in Needs Appraisal visits in focus groups and classroom observations

    6. KLN Project Management Organization: • RFA for Project Management Organization (PMO) to plan/manage all KLN activities distributed to service centers, universities, and support organizations • Partnership of Greenbush Service Center and Southwest Plains Service Center selected • Greenbush: Bart Swartz, Michael Koonce, and Denise Richard • SW Plains: Kelly Gillespie, Mike Ronen, and Belinda Miller • Scheduling/managing Needs Appraisal visits • Supporting work on Communities of Practice (CoP) and Leadership Institute • Taking lead role in communications within KLN

    7. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

    8. KLN District Facilitators: • Each new district has been assigned a District Facilitator (DF) • Will help prioritize recommendations outlined in the final Needs Appraisal report to districts • Will assist district staff in writing district improvement plan • Cohort 1 districts will work with a DF as needed, or they will participate in other Leadership initiatives supporting their CoP • Cohort 2-4 districts will work with the same DF as previous years • All DFs will help districts choose one or two CoPs 8

    9. KLN Leadership Institute: Only for Cohort 1 Districts (Garden City, KCK, Topeka, and Wichita) Effort being led by C & J Consultant, Ray Daniels First meeting (conference call) has been held to discuss for Leadership Institute work within the Cohort 1 All Cohort 1 Districts are moving forward to sustain leadership efforts C&J working with the Cohort 1 Districts to focus and support each districts identified leadership efforts 9

    10. KLN Communities of Practice: • Three CoPs will be offered • Curriculum (C&J Lead: Connie Wehmeyer) • Instructional Improvement (C&J Lead: Gus Jacob) • Tiered Interventions (C&J Lead: Jim Karleskint) • A webinar was held to review details with districts • Each CoP will have 3 "stages" from which districts can choose depending on their readiness and implementation • Survey will be sent to districts this week asking them to choose one or two CoPs in which to participate • DFs will help districts choose the CoP(s) 10

    11. KLN Implementation Coaches: • New Implementation Coaches (IC) were chosen from applications submitted and reviewed this summer • New and veteran ICs have been trained and placed with schools on improvement • Districts have been asked to sign contract and commit to paying for IC work over the coming year • ICs are submitting school visit logs • Logs are automatically emailed to contacts at the school, district, and KSDE 11

    12. KLN Future: C&J is updating last year’s evaluation of KLN with data gathered in the 2010-11 school year Use data gathered to determine future efforts and report results in schools and districts within KLN 12