The Kansans Can School Redesign started with two simple questions:

  • What skills and knowledge does a 24 year-old Kansan need to be successful?

  • What does a school look like when it focuses on those skills and that knowledge?

The answers? 

After talking with thousands of Kansas residents, we know that our graduates need improved academic preparation, authentic cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement.

And while the current educational system works for some students, it’s clear that what we’ve done for the last 150 years isn’t preparing ALL of our students for success.

We need to change. Our schools need:

  • More engaged students

  • More personalized learning

  • More project-based activities

  • Partnerships with communities and businesses

  • More authentic real world applications

ESSDACK can help

Our consultants have over 100 years of teaching experience. Years of working with best practice research, strategies, tools, and resources. And they’re collaborating closely with KSDE staff to deliver professional learning that can assist in your redesign efforts.

We’ll work together to develop a
redesigned school that best fits your school and local community.

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