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Reading Assessments Critical Elements

This document includes critical elements associated with the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Integrated Framework (Kansas MTSS) and its process related to reading. While this document and associated Kansas MTSS reading process has been vetted by a nationally recognized reading expert, it is ...

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.1)

Watch Brad Witzel introduce the importance of vertical planning for algebra readiness referencing the child's earliest stages of learning, the algebra gateway, and the current state of adult mathematical literacy.

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Computational Fluency

Kansas MTSS recommends that all core periods through 8th grade devote 10 minutes daily to computational fluency. This webinar defines what we mean by computational fluency, why we recommend this time period, and how we expect this time to look in the classroom.

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Videos

*Videos are in the process of being prepared for publication.

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MAZE

Webinar describing how to use the Maze assessment data for older students.

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

KSDE Listserv List

This document provides a listing of all of the KSDE Listeservs along with the individual response/contact for being added to each listserv.

Updated on

July 03, 2017

Topic

Curriculum, Compliance/Guidance

Age

None

Emergency Safety Interventions: Requirements Webinar

This is a recorded webinar that may be used for staff training. This webinar includes all of the requirements from the emergency safety interventions regulations and statutes, as amended in 2016. The PowerPoint that this webinar is based on has been updated with the 2016 changes to the statutes a...

Updated on

July 01, 2017

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

None

Snapchat Coaching: Using Snapchat to Provide Feedback

Gain ideas on how snapchat might be used to support teacher development. 

Updated on

June 29, 2017

Topic

Instruction, School Improvement

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Snapchat Coaching: Video Presentation

Video presentation

Updated on

June 29, 2017

Topic

Instruction, School Improvement

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Kansas Leads the World in the Success of Each Student

This session will provide attendees information on Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs (ESEA) and using evidenced-based practices to support students in reaching their academic goals. Some of the changes in ESEA under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be presented as wel...

Updated on

June 29, 2017

Topic

School Improvement

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Making INformed Decisions in MTSS Using FAmily Engagement Data

This PowerPoint begins with the explanation of an Ignite presentation. Then there are 20 slides that rotate every 15 seconds. The notes for the PowerPoint are in another PowerPoint presentation called Notes for Making Informed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data.  

Updated on

June 27, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Notes for Ignite Presentation: Making Informed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data

These are the notes for the 20 slides in the Ignite PowerPoint. Each of the 20 slides is allowed 15 seconds that rotates automatically.

Updated on

June 27, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Making INformed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data

Measuring the degree to which families are engaged and then using that data for targeting improvement can be challenging. In this Ignite presentation: the newly developed 15 item Family Engagement Survey (Noonan, Gaumer Erickson, & Groff, 2015) will be shared and how it was used by schools im...

Updated on

June 26, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Engaging Families in Middle and High School Using the Individual Plan of Study

The Individual Plan of Study (IPS) process provides a fresh opportunity for schools to engage families in their student's career development in middle school and high school when families can become unsure of their educational roles. Including families in the IPS process engages them in the caree...

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June 26, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) Panel Card

The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) is the Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations pr...

Updated on

June 16, 2017

Topic

None

Age

None

Individual Plans of Study (IPS): An Overview for Families

As students navigate through high school and into career and college, it is important that they set educational goals and create a roadmap for success. This roadmap, or Individual Plan of Study, includes the development of a flexible career focus and an education plan to assure a successful trans...

Updated on

June 16, 2017

Topic

College/Career Ready Standards, Career & Technical Education, Family/Community Engagement

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

De-escalation Techniques PowerPoint

Emergency safety intervention law requires school district policies to include requirements for staff training to address de-escalation techniques. This PowerPoint may be used in support of this requirement to meet the needs of school staff as appropriate to their duties. Key Words: de-escalation...

Updated on

June 15, 2017

Topic

Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Mental Health Resources for Teens

This document from the TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative includes websites, mobile apps, and mindfulness books for teens.  The resource also includes ideas for self-care that have been identified by Kansas students.Updated 2017.05

Updated on

June 15, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Gifted: Writing IEPs PowerPoint with Speaker Notes in PDF Format

This handout is a .PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation including the NOTES section. It may be used by local staff in providing instructor-led IEP training for gifted facilitators. Included are all state requirements. The following handouts may also be used with this resource: Gifted: PLAA...

Updated on

June 14, 2017

Topic

Gifted

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Gifted: Writing IEPs PowerPoint Presentation in PDF Format

This handout is a .PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and may be used by local staff in providing instructor-led IEP training for gifted facilitators. Included are all state requirements. The following handouts may also be used with this resource: Gifted: PLAAFPs & Goals Activity Wor...

Updated on

June 14, 2017

Topic

Gifted, Compliance/Guidance

Age

None