Professional Learning Opportunities

KSDE does not approve professional development providers. The decision on whether an in-service activity may count for professional development points belongs to the district/system Professional Development Council. However, KSDE may highlight some learning opportunities offered by its state-wide partners below.


KSDE offering professional development on balanced assessment system/structured literacy

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

The PD opportunity is called “CLUES: What Do We Do With All of This Data?” It will be held at various dates throughout January and February at service centers across the state.

The event will provide building and/or district teams of three or more with structures and processes to discuss data and design action steps to improve student outcomes. It is designed for teachers and leaders of all grade levels. Discussion of the day will focus heavily on English language arts and reading data. However, many of the processes can be transferred to other content areas.

By utilizing data, teams can make informed decisions and effectively address the needs of their students. So, attendees must have access to digital data or printed reports. This can include a variety of sources, but at minimum, please bring state assessment and academic screening results. Additional data can include common assessments, interim results, office referral rates, attendances, social-emotional learning screeners, surveys and other relevant data collected by your school and district.

The PD will be led by Casey Peine, a KSDE teacher leader consultant who also is director of teaching and learning for Clearwater Unified School District 264.

Each PD opportunity will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and costs $35, which includes lunch.

Dates, locations and registration links appear below:

  • Jan. 23, 2024: Orion Education Center, Clearwater, KS Register HERE.
  • Jan. 31, 2024: Smoky Hill Education Center, Salina. Register HERE.
  • Feb. 2, 2024: ESSDACK Service Center, Hutchinson. Register HERE.
  • Feb. 6, 2024: Greenbush Service Center, Girard. Register HERE.
  • Feb. 22, 2024: Southwest Plain Service Center, Sublette. Register HERE.
  • March 19, 2024: Greenbush Service Center, Lawrence. Register HERE.

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2024 Summer Academy (

Make Learning Happen: Invigorating Tier 1 Instruction:

Come join experts across the state to learn evidence-based methods and strategies to impact your instruction, assessments

  • 2 days of professional learning where you develop your schedule from high quality, engaging learning opportunities

  • An additional day involving a Teacher Trek day that will use state organizations in your discipline to trek to another location and apply standards

  • Standards and Assessment Updates

  • Networking across to the state to find educators that will support your learning and implementation

  • A potential keynote speaker to connect learning in the classroom while assisting with

  • Professional Development Certificates and possible graduate college credit

DATES: June 10-12

LOCATION:  Wichita Northwest

COST: $150 before May 1

            $175 on/after May 1

Credit/Debit is not available at this time. This option will be available early December. 

Schedule: Schedule will be self-selected through Sched, so select professional learning designed to your needs.(Sched will be coming soon) 

Lunch:  Lunch will be provided.

If your are registering more than one person please add all other names in the "Names of all attendees" box. Registration must be paid before attending. Please contact Casey Barezinsky at with any questions.




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