R12CC is collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) as they enact the State Board of Education’s mission to “prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student’s gifts and talents.” To prepare Kansas students for postsecondary education and the workforce, efforts are focused on boosting high school graduation rates by reducing the five-year superintendent turnover rate and establishing a new pathway to teaching.
Capacity building services will enable KSDE to engage in continuous improvement of accreditation processes and create a statewide leadership development framework. R12CC is also working with KSDE to evaluate and scale the newly implemented registered teacher apprenticeship program, as well as supporting the agency’s work in equity, inclusion, and belonging for SEA staff. In addition, through an executive leadership forum, R12CC is helping superintendents to address common concerns and critical questions relating to leadership, curriculum and assessment, instructional changes, and planning and constituency building.
As a result of this intensive technical assistance, stakeholders will deepen their understanding of leadership competencies required to meet state goals and the technical and adaptive challenges related to navigating education policy changes, as well as build capacity for continuous improvement at the state and local levels.
Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship: Using Program Evaluation Planning to Support Continuous Improvement and Scaling
Shane Carter, Director of Teacher Licensure, and Joel Gillaspie, Coordinator of Teacher Licensure at Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) joined Katie Allen and Rich Resendez, Co-Directors of the Region 12 Comprehensive Center
Work during our fourth project year continues to focus on providing high-quality technical assistance, building collaborative relationships, and supporting educational agencies to make systemic changes. View these project highlights to learn more about
In response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center (R12CC) launched a monthly forum to engage school superintendents in conversations about leading change during times of
R12CC’s work in Kansas includes hosting a monthly Executive Leadership Forum with superintendents to support them as they lead change management initiatives. Recent sessions focused on developing leadership in others and improving principal’s use of political, educational, and organizational levers
R12CC is collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to support the implementation of the Kansans Can Initiative with a focus on continuous improvement of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) processes. Recent accomplishments include developing a summary infographic
Work during our third project year continues to focus on providing high-quality technical assistance, building collaborative relationships, and supporting educational agencies to make systemic changes. View these project highlights to learn more about our work:
During the summer and early fall of 2021, leaders from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Kansas State Board of Education facilitated the Kansans Can Success Tour. The tour, a 50-city event, provided opportunities for school leaders,
Voices from the Field: Teacher Leadership Development in Kansas Redesign Schools During a Time of Uncertainty
Voices from the Field spotlights stakeholders in Region 12 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. R12CC is privileged to share the insights of Dr. Tammy Mitchell, Elementary Redesign Specialist, Division of Learning Services, Kansas State Department of