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Kansans Can School Redesign Program Apollo II

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APOLLO II

The Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Ten school districts from across the state will take part in Apollo II, which is the next round of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

KSDE in April 2020 began accepting applications for the Apollo II Project and the districts were announced July 15 during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

In support of Kansas’ vision for education, KSDE launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project in August 2017. Twenty-nine Kansas school districts applied for the project. 

With the July 2020 announcement, 71 districts and about 165 schools are now taking part in the school redesign project.

Review Apollo II Application materials here

Even with COVID 19, these schools and their Regional Education Service Centers have worked to create a training and support model that works for them. Schools are still able to work through the plan year, but it is anticipated that some schools will need a modified Plan Year Timeline as they work to become Launch Ready. 

Apollo II Districts

Central Heights USD 288

Clay County USD 379

Emporia USD 253*

Eureka USD 389

Flinthills USD 492

 

Hutchinson USD 308*

Hays USD 489

Marais des Cygnes USD 456

Wamego USD 320

Winfield USD 465*

* Denotes districts who were involved in the project already but have added more schools for Apollo II.

  TitleDescription
DownloadFact Sheet: Kansans Can Personalized LearningFact Sheet: Personalized learning places the whole child at the center of instruction. It is informed by strong relationships between educators/ students/ family members/ community relationships to provide equity and choice in time, place, path and demo
DownloadKansans Can Personalize Learning: Research Base 
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadRedesign Launch Readiness RubricThis is the rubric that was revised and utilized for our final Apollo III cohort. It is the most comprehensive and best represents what we want schools to get out of the Redesign Plan Year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadRedesign Success RubricThis rubric is a self-assessment for Redesign schools that can be used to evaluate their current performance level as measured against the six Redesign Competencies.
DownloadRedesign Strategy ReportThis document is meant to help schools have objective conversations about the strategies that they have tested and/or want to test. Directions for use are on page 3.
DownloadRedesign Leadership Competencies 
DownloadRedesign School Coaching Support Plan This project plan outlines the support for Redesign Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
DownloadRedesign Mentoring Program: Project Plan  
DownloadLift Off: How Kansas is Redesigning its Schools for TomorrowKSDE Report from March 2020
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
DownloadRedesign Reunion Tour Summary (Summer 2021)At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Mercury and Gemini I schools were visited to reflect on successes and challenges of the last year, and the role Redesign played in navigating those. This is a summary of their feedback.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadKansan Can School Redesign Districts InfographicMap of all the participating USDs and a list of all the schools participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.
DownloadRedesign Communication PlanThis document is meant to help you and your team draft a comprehensive communication plan for your school improvement work.
DownloadRedesign Business & Community Action PlanThis document is meant to help your team consider your opportunities to collaborate with business and community sponsors in your area.

 

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Accreditation & Design Coordinator
Sarah Perryman
785-296-1074
sperryman@ksde.org 

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