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9799
Each meeting will include a structured presentation by ESSDACK specialists or guest speakers, as well as time to share resources or ideas among the members. Additionally, participants will find the non-structured exploration time valuable to work collaboratively on projects or to view vendor demonstrations. While there may be some crossover, to best meet the needs of participants, Tech Coordinators will meet separately from Tech Integration participants most months. Why Join This Group? 1. Get support and enhance your skills. 2. Stay on the cutting edge of technology. 3. Take yourself to a new professional level. 4. Share your solutions and ideas. Lunch will be served. Meetings from Sept - June Not sure about the full year? Call Pam if you want to attend a one day session of this group! More
Starts Starts: 9/7/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 9
Location Location:
Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
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9800
Each meeting will include a structured presentation by ESSDACK specialists or guest speakers, as well as time to share resources or ideas among the members. Additionally, participants will find the non-structured exploration time valuable to work collaboratively on projects or to view vendor demonstrations. While there may be some crossover, to best meet the needs of participants, Tech Coordinators will meet separately from Tech Integration participants most months. Why Join This Group? 1. Get support and enhance your skills. 2. Stay on the cutting edge of technology. 3. Take yourself to a new professional level. 4. Share your solutions and ideas. Lunch will be served. Meetings from Sept - July Not sure about the full year? Call Pam if you want to attend a one day session of this group! More
Starts Starts: 9/7/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 11
Location Location:
Status Status: 16 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
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9826
Social Studies Professional Learning Group The new Kansas History / Government standards encourage a research-based approach to instructional and learning. But what does high-quality historical thinking look like? What resources are best? What books should we be reading? What tools work best? What lesson plans can we share? Be part of the group as we work together to figure out the answers! We'll get together at ESSDACK throughout the year, set our own agenda, enjoy great conversation, and walk out the door smarter and better prepared to provide high-quality classroom instruction. Sign up once and attend all four sessions. Lunch is included and college credit is also available. More
Starts Starts: 9/12/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 26 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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9815

Join us as curriculum directors meet to collaborate, share resources and learn from one another! This group is led by Holly Francis, Augusta's Assistant Superintendent. The meetings are from 9:00-12:00 and then optional learning and collaboration will be in the afternoon from 1:00-2:30. The focus will be helping each district implement the Kansans Can vision so that each child is prepared for his or her future. All meetings are located at ESSDACK. This year, however, the December and May meeting will be off-site and something fun will be planned! More details later!

Topics that are normally included in the agendas are:
State vision outcomes
Professional learning needs
KESA-Accreditation
Curriculum
Instruction
Assessment
State regulatory supports
All meetings are available via ZOOM if you can't make it in person and recorded for future viewing. There is a $80 fee to help cover meeting costs for the year. Sign up today and be part of the 2018-2019 ESSDACK curriculum cadre!

Hope to see you join us!
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Starts Starts: 9/14/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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9814
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school. School leaders improve teaching and learning indirectly and most powerfully through their influence on staff motivation, commitment, and working conditions. To help support building leaders, ESSDACK is hosting a PLC specifically designed to meet the needs of school principals. Each meeting will include a structured presentation by ESSDACK specialists or guest speakers, as well as a non-structured time to collaboratively share resources and ideas with other principals. Meets four times per school year. Lunch will be served! September - April Why Join This Group? Enhance your leadership skills. Stay current on Kansans Can Vision and KESA updates so you can successfully lead to impact student success. Collaborate, create, and determine effective solutions and possibilities for common building management and leadership needs. Hospitality/Lunch/Materials Fee $100 More
Starts Starts: 9/18/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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9838
Sessions include: PrePare Crisis Training for School District teams, Trauma Sensitive Schools, Social and Emotional Measurements and Mental Health. Pricing $700. is for your school's Crisis team. Members may attend any training in this group throughout the year and the Baseline training for new Crisis members under this pricing. More
Starts Starts: 9/19/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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9817
ESSDACK Early Childhood Professional Learning Community presented by Jane Seward, Robi Alstrom, Katie Perez, and Renee Smith. 

Pre-K teachers, Head Start teachers, home-based preschools, faith-based preschools.


In order to support the Kansas vision of increasing kindergarten readiness, ESSDACK is hosting a professional learning community for early childhood educators that will meet five times in 2018-2019. 

The dates include: Sept. 21, 2018; Oct. 26, 2018; Jan. 18, 2019; Feb. 8, 2019; and March 1, 2019. 

The Early Childhood PLC will be facilitated by a team of ESSDACK specialists, each bringing a specific expertise to share that allows participants to drill down in a variety of areas.


We will be integrating innovative practices for math, literacy, social studies, and science  using a PBL approach to implement the Kansans Can vision. 

The needs of disadvantaged populations (Special Education, Low SES, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) will be addressed. In addition, facilitators will provide information on developing assessments, evaluating curriculum, recognizing child abuse and neglect, and support in completing grant work.


Using the Kansas Early Learning Standards as a guiding document, participants will explore:  


  • Academic content 
  • Social Emotional Learning 
  • Physical Health 
  • Approaches to Learning 
Early Childhood PLC will integrate innovative practices for math, literacy, social studies, and science using a PBL approach to implement the Kansans Can Vision.

September 21: Mapping the Route
Starting with the Kansas Vision in mind, we’ll begin to map our route to redesign with a focus on play-based learning.
  • Kansans Can Vision and Redesign: Back to the Future
  • Breakout EDU Activity
  • Research Connections Between Math, Literacy and Executive Function
  • Setting Up the Classroom:
  • For Counting and Math in Play
  • For Oral Language Development
  • For Self-Regulation
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire
  • Articulatory Awareness
  • Read Aloud Focus: Building Background Knowledge
October 26: The Journey Begins  
With a focus on social-emotional learning, we’ll look at strategies for Intentionally nurturing
curiosity while building foundational skills. You won’t want to miss Kali bringing us more
Mindful Movement.
  • Curiosity
  • Foundational Concepts: Counting and Number Sense
  • Building Vocabulary
  • Self-Regulation in Circle Time
  • Mindful Movement Read Aloud (Bring your mats.)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Social-Emotional Curriculum
  • Handwriting
  • Read Aloud Focus: Mindful Movement (Bring your favorite book.)
January 18: Road Trip
Imagination is the vehicle that allows us to travel anywhere. Bring your best ideas for fostering
creativity and imagination. We will also address the impact of poverty and trauma on young
children and look at the role of nutrition for health and well-being.
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Developing Imagery
  • Solving Story Problems
  • Content-rich vocabulary instruction
  • Self-Regulation in Math and Literacy
  • Poverty and Trauma
  • Nutrition
  • Evaluating Curriculum
  • Articulatory Awareness
  • Read Aloud Focus: Listening with a Question in Mind
February 8: Getting There Is Half the Fun or Footloose and Fancy Free
Our focus for February is physical health and flexibility in problem solving. We will also explore
a variety of early childhood assessments.
  • Flexibility and Problem Solving
  • Responding to Mathematical Thinking
  • Grouping for Vocabulary Instruction
  • Self-Regulation in Outdoor Play and Gross Motor Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Physical Health
  • Assessment
  • Articulatory Awareness'
  • Read Aloud Focus: Math and Problem Solving
March 1: Destination Redesign
This is your time to innovate as well as plan innovative activities for your students. Day 5 has
time set aside to collaborate, plan your redesigned classroom or work on grant writing.
Facilitators will have additional topics planned for participants not working on grants.
  • Innovation
  • Grouping and Base Ten Understanding
  • Oral Language Assessment
  • Self-Regulation Assessment and Intervention
  • Grant Work
  • Articulatory Awareness
  • Instructional Approaches
  • Read Aloud Focus: Informational Text

Be sure to register early in order to receive your books in time for the first session. ESSDACK needs 15 enrolled to have this PLC.  

Materials Fee is $65 for the year. 


A one time materials fee will be charged for this workshop for the year.
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Starts Starts: 9/21/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Location Location:
Status Status: 49 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
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9883
"Clerks Leadership Assistance Support Service" Clerks meet for Lunch with Kathi for an informative meeting that is a different topic each meeting, relating to their job responsibilities. !st person in your district is $80.00 second person comes for $60.00 call or email Pam at 620-663-9566, pamm@essdack.org to get registered. There are two meetings during the 2018-19 school year. More
Starts Starts: 10/17/2018 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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9911
Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school. School leaders improve teaching and learning indirectly and most powerfully through their influence on staff motivation, commitment, and working conditions. To help support building leaders, ESSDACK is hosting a PLC specifically designed to meet the needs of school principals. Each meeting will include a structured presentation by ESSDACK specialists or guest speakers, as well as a non-structured time to collaboratively share resources and ideas with other principals. Lunch will be served! Why Join ? Enhance your leadership skills. Stay current on Kansans Can Vision and KESA updates so you can successfully lead to impact student success. Collaborate, create, and determine effective solutions and possibilities for common building management and leadership needs. Hospitality/Lunch/Materials Fee $25 per session. More
Starts Starts: 11/13/2018 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 29 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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9910
Social Studies Professional Learning Group The new Kansas History / Government standards encourage a research-based approach to instructional and learning. But what does high-quality historical thinking look like? What resources are best? What books should we be reading? What tools work best? What lesson plans can we share? Be part of the group as we work together to figure out the answers! We'll get together at ESSDACK throughout the year, set our own agenda, enjoy great conversation, and walk out the door smarter and better prepared to provide high-quality classroom instruction. Sign up once and attend all four sessions. Lunch is included and college credit is also available. More
Starts Starts: 11/14/2018 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 49 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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