Regional PLCs

Regional Professional Development Communities

Along with our KSDE Science Teacher Leader Team we are VERY excited to be offering quarterly regional professional development meetings. Each meeting will consist of a morning of typical professional development followed by an afternoon to workshop. 

Quarter 3

Title: Science Regional PLCs- 3rd Quarter, Investigating Routines and Rigor for Science

Description: During this regional PLC, together we will introduce participants to the investigation routine from our standards framework and walk through how it can help to determine appropriate rigor for our students. The morning will provide a scaffold for this approach and the afternoon will provide support for implementation in specific classrooms with collaboration from those in attendance.

Region 1

K-State Olathe  
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8:30-3:30

Quarter 1 - September 28th, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 2 - November 16th, Register Here:  LINK
Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: LINK

Region 4

ESSDACK Regional Service Center
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8:30-3:30

Quarter 1 - September 21st, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 2 - November 16th, Register Here:  LINK
Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: LINK

Region 2

Smoky Hill Education Service Center
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8:30-3:30

Quarter 1 - September 23rd, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 2 - November TBD, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: LINK

Region 5

Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center (NKESC) 
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8:30-3:30

 

Quarter 1 - September 20th, Register Here: LINK TBA

Quarter 2 - November 15th, Register Here: LINK TBA

Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: LINK TBA

Region 3

Fort Scott Community College
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8:30-3:30

Quarter 1 - September 19th, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 2 - November 14th, Register Here:  LINK
Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: LINK

Region 6

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center  
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8:30-3:30 pm
Quarter 1 - September 19th, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 2 - November 13th, Register Here: LINK
Quarter 3 - February 20th, Register Here: (TBA)

 

 NextGen Time (Link) 

NextGen Time is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators to evaluate, select and implement materials to support 3 Dimensional learning.
 
A summary of materials offered by Nextgen Time may be found below:
Stage Description Resource
Prepare Prepare to evluate, select, and implement instructional materials  (Link)
Prescreen Use a small number of criteria to focus on the most relevant materials  (Link)
Paperscreen Use evidence and rubrics to evaluate materials as used in the classroom  (Link)
Pilot Use evidence and rubrics to evaluate materials as used in the classroom  (Link)
Plan Plan for broad and effective implementation of materials  (Link)

 

EdReports (Link)

EdReports is an independent nonprofit designed to improve education by providing reviews of K-12 instructional materials.

 

Contact Information

 


Stephen King
STEM Program Manger K-12   
sking@ksde.org
785-296-7285
 

Meg Richard
STEM Program Manger K-12
mrichard@ksde.org
785-296-8108

TBD
Senior Administrative Assistant
785-296-2078

 


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