Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

TASN works with technical assistance providers throughout Kansas.

Our partners include:

Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports

The TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS) project provides training and coaching of educators to support students who have challenging behaviors and/or complex needs.

Families Together, Inc.

Families Together, Inc. is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for Kansas. They provide support to families of children with disabilities. This support includes programs designed to build and sustain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the lifelong outcomes for their child or sibling with a disability.

General Supervision, Timely and Accurate Data

The General Supervision, Timely and Accurate Data (GSTAD) project provides data management for the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, including reporting district performance and supporting the Kansas Integrated Accountability System.

Infinitec

The Kansas Infinitec project provides educators in Kansas with access to resources, information, and training on state of the art assistive technology (AT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

InfiniTEXT

InfiniTEXT is a partnership with the UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago and the Kansas State Department of Education. This partnership provides state-wide access to an on-line repository of digitized instructional materials including textbooks and other classroom related printed materials.

Kansas CHAMPS & DSC Training Cadre

The Kansas CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC) Training Cadre is a group of educators from across the state of Kansas who have received training and ongoing professional development to be able to provide the deep knowledge of use of positive behavior supports in classroom management on a as needed basis to educators and districts state wide.

Kansas College & Career Competency Framework

The College and Career Competency (CCC) Framework supports middle and high school educators in systematically embedding intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies into course content. Free resources are available at www.cccframework.org.

Kansas Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired

The Kansas Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired provides, or assists in the procurement of, Braille, large print, or recorded textbooks and other educational materials for Kansas students who are blind/visually impaired.

Kansas Learning Network

The Kansas Learning Network (KLN) project provides targeted intensive support and ongoing coaching to districts and schools identified by KSDE through their accountability systems.

Kansas LETRS Training Cadre

The Kansas LETRS Training Cadre is a group of educators from across the state of Kansas who have received training and ongoing professional development to be able to provide the deep knowledge contained with the LETRS professional development modules on a as needed basis to educators and districts state wide.

Kansas MTSS

The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) project provides resource development, training, and support for district wide implementation of the Kansas MTSS framework. This includes implementation preschool through high school and includes support for reading, math, behavior, early childhood, and secondary transition.

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center

The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) project provides information, training and support to educators and families in developing and implementing effective parent engagement practices.

Kansas Recruitment & Retention

The Kansas Recruitment and Retention project provides support to Kansas districts, schools and educators through the Kansas Education Employment Board (KEEB) and to early career special education staff through the Kansas e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) effort.

Kansas State Department of Education

The Kansas State Department of Education provides leadership to districts through the Board of Education, Office of the Commissioner, Division of Learning Services and Fiscal and Administrative Services.

Kansas State Department of Education ECSETS

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Early Childhood Special Education and Title Services (ECSETS) provides leadership and support all learners receiving early childhood, title or special education services throughout Kansas schools and communities.

Kansas Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists Preparation and Mentorship

The Kansas TVI/COMS project supports the preparation and mentoring of TVIs and COMS in order to provide effective instruction for students who are blind or visually impaired across the state.

Kansas Teachers of the Deaf (TOD) Endorsement & Professional Development Project

The Kansas Teachers of the Deaf project supports the preparation and mentoring of teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Partner Organizations

KSDE TASN partners with many other agencies and organizations to support students, families and schools.

School Mental Health Initiative

The School Mental Health Initiative provides school communities with resources, consultation, and training to aid in the development​ ​and​ ​integration​ ​of ​ ​a continuum of​ ​social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health practices​ ​and supports​ ​for children​ ​within a multi​ ​tier system framework.

TASN Coordination

The TASN Coordination project assists educators and families in connecting to resources and supports available through TASN and partners. In addition they work closely with KSDE ECSETS Leadership in ensuring that TASN is meeting statewide needs.

TASN Co-Teaching

The Kansas Co-Teaching project and training cadre provides training, coaching and support to districts and educators state wide to effectively use co-teaching practices within classrooms at all levels.

TASN Evaluation

The TASN Evaluation project assists the entire TASN system in designing and implementing an evaluation system that focuses on measuring the effectiveness, implementation, and sustainability of efforts.