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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE): Leadership and support for student learning.
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KS Dept of Education 22h
Listening in to one of the first afternoon sessions, "Trauma-Informed Schools: A Whole-School Approach."
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KS Dept of Education 22h
The Madrigals from Eisenhower High School in Goddard are providing entertainment during lunch. They are doing a fabulous job!
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KS Dept of Education 22h
Veteran educator Linda Zeigler leading an afternoon session on how to improve cognition. She’s so good that no one in the room is experiencing the ol’ after-lunch slump!
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KS Dept of Education 23h
Tammy Mitchell, KSDE's elementary school redesign specialist, is discussing the perspective of the state during the redesign process. She said she doesn't want people to shy away from school redesign because it's hard - instead, lean in to the hard.
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KS Dept of Education 23h
KS educators learning to be good consumers of assessments. What is the purpose? What do they measure? Are they valuable to the student and teacher? There’s only one assessment schools are required to give every year...
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KS Dept of Education 23h
There were some lows during the school redesign process, teachers said. Those included - excitement at first but then feeling overwhelmed; and also mourning of the "old system."
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KS Dept of Education 23h
A Meadowlark Elementary teacher told attendees she was happy that teachers were allowed to explore options. Our voice mattered, and we could keep dreaming for our kids, she said.
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KS Dept of Education 24h
Staff members from Meadowlark Elementary, Liberal, share the hurdles and victories the school had while going through school redesign. Victories included teachers learning to problem solve and growth in programs.
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KS Dept of Education 24h
Larry Lass, school counselor: “We celebrate student signing days for athletics. Why don’t we celebrate signing days for academics?” I’d say that’s a really good question. Any other districts hosting Senior Signing Days for academics? Tell us about it!
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KS Dept of Education 24h
Rolling Out the School Mental Health Initiative has drawn about 70 conference attendees.
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KS Dept of Education 24h
The first sessions of the day have started. This is Everyday Employability Skills for Each Student.
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KS Dept of Education 24h
Thinking about new ways to honor your high school seniors this year? At the KSDE Annual Conference this morning getting ready to learn about Ell-Saline High School’s Senior Signing Day! A great way to highlight/celebrate the student IPS experience.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
Thomas Murray's Keynote Presentation at 2018 KSDE Annual Conference
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
Murray: Everyone in this room is a leader.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
Murray: Kids are more than data points, they are children. They are far more than data points.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
Kids today are awesome, said.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
. starts off all of his presentations with two words: Thank you. He thanked Kansas educators for their hard work.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
This is going to be hard work, Watson said. But it's worth it because it's for our kids.
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KS Dept of Education Oct 16
Educators whose districts are involved in Mercury 7, Gemini I and Gemini II school redesign projects were asked to stand. Watson thanked them for their hard work and dedication, and others in the crowd gave them a round of applause.
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