KC EdCollective
KC EdCollective
Supportive, face-to-face, right-fit environments for educators to test, validate and refine creative ideas.

 Learning Labs

School to school learning excursions that connect KC educators to reservoirs of expertise.

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School cultures improve when teachers within the school learn from each other on an ongoing basis. District cultures improve when schools learn from each other, and when districts learn from one another.
— Michael Fullan

About

Strategic connections that help you and your school grow can be difficult to find. Learning labs create face to face, right-fit professional learning opportunities for schools to share, see, and refine best practices in education.

Take the interest survey above, let us know what best practices you want the see or share with schools across the metro, and we will work to make it happen!

 Learning Lab Reflections

In the 2018-2019 school year, we hosted learning labs at five Kansas City school, to share and see best practices in instructional coaching. Take the interest survey to let us know what other practices you would like to see in schools in the 2019-2020 school year.

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30 Educators

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13 Schools

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10,000 Students

Impact

The Kansas City Education Collective is facilitating these labs, but the learning is only possible through the openness of host schools and the enthusiasm of coaches from participating schools in the Kansas City metro area. A collective vision of what is possible, gathered from observing each other across schools, will lead to better outcomes for educators and students. Join us!

Featured Content


Our learning lab process is inspired by the well known instructional coach Diane Sweeney. Check out our featured post on her blog.

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The Learning Lab Process

Context

See and discuss the key actions, systems, and documents that inform the best practice you are observing.


Observation

Observe a best practice in actions with specific look-fors to validate and refine both your practice and the school you observe.


Implications

Share what you see and hear in action. Everyone leaves with a specific next-step they can put into practice immediately.