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.

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


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.

Registration opens on August 26th. Follow us on twitter for updates on the six schools hosting learning labs this Fall.

 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.

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


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


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


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