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Vision Launch Video

This is the official Kansans Can video, which was shared for the first time in October 2015 at the KSDE Annual Conference in Wichita.

Official Kansans Can video - click here to view it on KSDE Livemedia YouTube site


Updated Kansans Can Vision Video

This video is an updated version of the Kansans Can Vision.

Official updated Kansans Can Vision video - click here to view it on KSDE Livemedia YouTube site.

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson speaks about the new vision.

Outcomes and More

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shares a message about the five outcomes.

February 2016: Individual Plan of Study (IPS) | March 2016: Social/emotional growth | April 2016: Kindergarten Readiness 

May 2016: Graduation Rates | June 2016: Postsecondary Completion/Attendance | July 2016: Accreditation

 August 2016: Assessments | November 2016: The Vision, Past 12 Months | January 2017: What's Next?

 February 2017: Teacher Voices | March/April 2017: Business Engagement


Kansans Can - Educator Voices

Emily Fleming, Kansas City, Kan. USD 500 | Rhonda White, Assistant Principal, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg USD 250

 Ivone Damian, Kansas City, Kan. USD 500 | Bill Smithyman, teacher, Blue Valley USD 229

Additional Videos


Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson presentation at the 2015 KSDE Annual Conference click  here  to view it on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site | Educator Brad LeDuc click here to view it on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site.


Mercury 7 Kansas Can School Redesign Project Discussions

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.

If you are a new Redesign Leader, we encourage you to watch the recording from our 'New Leader Bootcamp' on July 27, 2021. 

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

Kansans Can Personalize Learning -

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!


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