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Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Twenty-nine Kansas school districts applied for the Kansans Can Redesign Project. However, only seven could be selected. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) developed the Gemini Project and offered the remaining districts an opportunity to take part in the project on a smaller scale. While the districts participating in the Gemini Project won’t receive onsite coaching from KSDE staff members like the Mercury 7 districts, they will:

  • Participate in video Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions together.
  • Set a project launch date that occurs no later than the spring of 2020.
  • Participate in opportunities to collaborate with other Gemini and Mercury schools.
  • Develop and share a project timeline with KSDE staff members.
  • Redesign one elementary school and one secondary school.
  • Adhere to the redesign fundamental principles.

Twenty-one school districts accepted the challenge. ​

Gemini I Districts

Ashland USD 220

Basehor-Linwood USD 458

Beloit USD 273

Burrton USD 369

Canton-Galva USD 419

Dighton USD 482

Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410

Fowler USD 225

Geary County USD 475

Kingman-Norwich USD 331

Leavenworth USD 453

Newton USD 373

North Lyon County USD 251

North Ottawa County USD 239

Ottawa USD 290

Renwick USD 267

Rolla USD 217

Santa Fe Trail USD 434

Skyline USD 438

Spring Hill USD 230

Kansans Can 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
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadRedesign Leadership Competencies 
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.
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.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Talking Points History and talking points of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
DownloadKansas School Redesign Concepts PowerPointPowerPoint
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Booklet - BOOKED for printingThis document is set up to print front to back on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and booked.
DownloadMercury 7 School Redesign ProfilesRedesign profiles of each Mercury 7 team.
DownloadRedesign Announcement PowerPointRedesign Announcement PowerPoint



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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
Ann M. Bush
Communications Specialist

Cheryl Franklin
Graphic Design Specialist

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