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What is Kansans Can School Redesign?


All of the work done in Kansans Can Redesign is to be rooted in our Four Redesign Principles:

  1. Student Success Skills
  2. Real World Application
  3. Family/Business/Community Partnerships
  4. Personalized Learning

In Redesign, we utilize the process of Design Thinking in conjunction with The Four Disciplines of Execution (McChesney, Covey, and Huling, 2012).

Lastly, in order to be effective, you must have the proper conditions: Shared Leadership and Collaborative Culture.

Kansans Can Redesign works to support the Kansas Vision for Education. Learn more by reading the Redesign Project Plan

Redesigning All Schools Across the State of Kansas-



Student Success Skills: There is an integrated approach to develop student social-emotional learning. 

Student Success Skills Overview -


Family, Business, and Community Partnerships: Partnerships are based on mutually beneficial relationships and collaboration. 

Virtual Family Engagement -

Family Engagement with Jane Groff and Tammy Mitchell -

Real World Application: ​Project-based learning, internships, and civic engagement makes learning relevant. 

Making them ALL Beg for More! (ESSDACK) -

Personalized Learning: Personalized learning places the whole child at the center of instruction. It is informed by strong educator/student/family/community relationships to provide equity and choice in time, place, path, pace, and demonstration of learning. 

View the complete Personalized Learning Definition document and Infographic

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Equity and Choice in Personalized Learning


Design Thinking & The 4 Disciplines of Execution: 

4DX and Design Thinking -

Using 4DX to Create a Culture of Change -

What can you expect from Regional trainings? Watch this video to see Regional Workshops in action!


Collaborative Culture: 

Creating a Culture for Change- The Conditions -

Crisis and Considerations with Julia Fabris McBride -

Shared Leadership: 

Teacher Leadership Competencies -

Building and District Leadership (featuring McPherson USD 418) -

How do you get ready to Redesign? Watch this video to learn more!

Redesign In Action

Telling Your Redesign Story

Featuring: Neodesha USD 461

Go for Lauch

Featuring: Wiley Elementary, Hutchinson USD 308

Featuring: Hutchinson STEM Magnet at Allen

Outdoor Learning

Featuring: Bentley Primary, Halstead-Bentley USD 440

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

Questions about this page contact:

Theresa Cote, CEOE

Redesign/KESA Connection Videos

Redesign & Non-KESA Accreditation- Conversation with Ottawa’s Ryan Cobbs

Streamlining your KansaStar and Redesign Paperwork- Jean Rush, Tammy Mitchell, and Sarah Perryman 

Aligning your Improvement Plans- Conversation with Cedar Vale’s Jackie Burdette​

Setting Goals in Redesign and KESA- Jay Scott, Myron Melton, Mischel Miller, and Jeannette Nobo

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