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Hello, All:

 
The Professional Learning program will use these webpages as its main source of information and updates. By close of business each Monday there will be a new update and/or announcement, even if that is to let you know there is no update. Announcements that deal with permanent issues will eventually be added to the appropriate, permanent spot. I may also put something in the KSDE Weekly newsletter if I think it is of interest to a larger audience. 
 
I had mentioned I would be adding a form here to allow folks to join a listserv I was working on to augment the curriculum leaders listserv. In the interest of consolidating information sources, I have opted not to do that. Other than for updates, district/system information and questions will go directly to those facilities and if there is urgent information to go out, I will use the appropriate listserves. Feel free to contact me also. 

 

Ed Kalas, Education Program Consultant

 

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATES

Update: October 3, 2022
 
New PD Plan Template with Guidance and Template only on the PD Plans and Planning page. Also right below: 
 
 
Update: September 27, 2022

The template for PD plan reports is scheduled for introduction on October 3, 2022. It will include guidance on how to update the plan and the template layout to write the plan. Use of the layout will be optional; however, it will include report sections (selecting PDC membership, updating the PD plan, etc.) and minimum content that are required.

The second week of Zoom sessions last week to discuss and get input for the template went well. After discussing how PD Plans are created and what Individual Professional Development Plans should look like, I started working on the actual document. Instead of just being a template, it became a template with guidance. Also, there is the template by itself to help with the actual production of the PD Plan. 

This week I have sent out a few drafts others to peruse and for comments. On Wednesday the 28th, we will have two Zoom calls for more input. Thursday will be for finalizing the content and finishing the formatting for the unveiling by the close of business on October 3rd. 

 
Update: September 19, 2022

The template for PD plan reports is scheduled for introduction on October 3, 2022. It will include guidance on how to update the plan and the template layout to write the plan. Use of the layout will be optional; however, it will include report sections (selecting PDC membership, updating the PD plan, etc.) and minimum content that are required.

The first week of Zoom sessions last week to discuss and get input for the template went well. After discussing how districts select their PDC members and how some of the details did not meet the regulation, we came up with some options to adjust current practices. Also, in some of the plans I have reviewed, some elements of what should be in the PDC operation standards were not included. The template will provide a list of those minimum elements.

This week the big topic will be developing and maintaining the PD plan itself, including PD needs assessment, goals and objectives, activities, and evaluation criteria.  I plan to send out a draft next week to those involved, if time allows, for final input. 

 
 
Update: September 12, 2022

I have scheduled six, hour-long Zoom sessions with districts/systems who have plans in review for this week and 6 for next week to get input about PD Plans and a PD Plan template and guidance. This week all the sessions are the same and will cover the layout of the plan, its introduction and the PDC and its operation. Next week each session is the same and will cover the PD Plan itself, individual development plans and miscellaneous plan sections. 

This process is meant to make writing and reviewing PD Plans more consistent and quicker in the future. If a district/system has already received the KSDE review report, it does not have to use the new template but can just respond to the review report as originally requested. However, the new template will also have more details about plan content and may help keep the number of revisions to a minimum.

Also attached is the revised timeline. I will need at least 30 days from the final due date to be able to review your final drafts.

 

Update: September 6, 2022
The following districts/systems received their first KSDE review of their PD Plans during the week of 8/29/22:
  • D0219 Minneola
  • D0361 Chaparral Schools
  • D0358 Oxford
  • D0474 Haviland

The plans were included in emails, which contained a copy of the working PD Plan with markings that match the designations for the comments in the other document, the PD Plan Review Report.

If you are interested in the instructions for how to deal with the report, please click here.

 

Update: August 29, 2022
The following districts/systems received their first KSDE review of their PD Plans during the week of 8/22/22:
  • D0241 Wallace County Schools
  • D0211 Norton Community Schools
  • D0431 Hoisington
  • Z0031 Wichita Catholic Diocese
  • D0466 Scott County
  • D0207 Ft Leavenworth
  • D0350 St John-Hudson
  • Z0064 Annoor Islamic School

The plans were included in emails, which contained a copy of the working PD Plan with markings that match the designations for the comments in the other document, the PD Plan Review Report.

If you are interested in the instructions for how to deal with the report, please click here.

These districts/systems should receive their first KSDE review of their PD Plans in the next 2 or 3 days. 

  • D0219 Minneola
  • D0361 Chaparral Schools
  • D0358 Oxford
  • D0474 Haviland

 

Update: August 22, 2022
The following districts/systems received their first KSDE review of their PD Plans during the week of 8/15/22:
  • D0205 Bluestem Public School
  • D0204 Bonner Springs
  • D0395 LaCrosse
  • D0480 Liberal
  • D0209 Moscow
  • D0453 Leavenworth
  • D0316 Golden Plains

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kansas Learning Leaders - Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Frederick Brown returns to Kansas:
The Learning Principal
November 2, 2022

Kansas Learning Leaders,

LFKS listened! Frederick Brown, Learning Forward’s Chief Learning Officer, is returning to Kansas IN PERSON for another amazing learning session that will focus on PRINCIPALS, or aspiring principals, and their role as a learning leader!

Again, Fred’s focus will be Principals as Learning Leaders! With roles and responsibilities changing and becoming more challenging, principals will learn about and USE tools, resources, protocols they can use immediately.

Calling ALL Principals!! Please join us for this important professional learning event that will help us all succeed. To learn more and to register, read more...below.

Happy Learning and Leading!
Dancing Dendrites!!

Eric Shipman
LFKS President
eshipman@usd264.org

Dayna Richardson
LFKS Executive Director
daynarichardson45@gmail.com


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See other announcements on the PD Plans and Planning page - Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Learning Forward-Introduction to the Standards for Professional Learning - Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Introduction to the Standards for Professional Learning read more ...


 

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Professional Development Council (PDC) Training

Training is required annually for members of district Professional Development Councils (PDC). Included resources will provide access to Annual PDC training, as well as Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning.

 

 

Required Annually
- PDC Member 

Universal resources:

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For questions about professional development, contact:

Ed Kalas
Education Program Consultant
785-296-2198
ekalas@ksde.org

OR

professionallearning@ksde.org

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