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GEMINI II: The Space Walk Begins

Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Nineteen school districts from across the state took part in Gemini II: The Space Walk Begins, which was the third round of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced this cohort on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

In February 2018, KSDE began accepting applications for the Gemini II Project and the districts were announced April 17, 2018 during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

This cohort launched using a Regional Training approach. A grant from the Kauffman Foundation allowed KSDE to contract with Education Elements (EE). EE helped the KSDE Redesign Flight Team build out content for the Regional Training approach; EE also helped train a cadre of Regional Trainers. Gemini I schools that requested an additional Plan Year, and Gemini II schools attended bi-monthly Regional Redesign Trainings during the 2018-2019 school year. Each school was assigned a coach, and that coach supported each school during their Launch Year (2019-2020). 

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. Seven districts — each one representing one of the Mercury 7 astronauts — were selected. Remaining applicants had the opportunity to participate in the Gemini I Project. 

With the April 2018 announcement, 47 districts and 103 schools were taking part in the school redesign project.

Gemini II Districts

Andover USD 385

Caldwell USD 360

Cedar Vale USD 285

Clay County USD 379

Emporia 253

Fredonia USD 484

Halstead-Bentley USD 440

Haven USD 312

Haviland USD 474

Lakin USD 215

Little River-Windom USD 444

Lyons USD 405

Neodesha USD 461

Osawatomie USD 367

Peabody-Burns USD 398

Southern Lyon USD 252

Stafford USD 349

Whitewater-Remington USD 206

Wichita USD 259

Winfield USD 465

School Redesign Documents

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 
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadLift Off: How Kansas is Redesigning its Schools for TomorrowKSDE Report from March 2020
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 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  
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
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.



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Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

(785) 296-1074

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