Instructional Support Network Newsletters
The superintendents’ webcast was January 27 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Please put this on your calendar. As usual, we recorded the webcast. To access the webcast, go to http://education.ky.gov/CommOfEd/web/Pages/default.aspx
The most recent superintendents’ webcast was Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 4 p.m. EST. The webcast addressed a budget update, the Growth component of the assessment system, the National Institute of School Leadership, the superintendent’s role in the Principal Professional Growth and Effectiveness System, and an update on the Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System Steering Committee/ASSIST tools for superintendent effectiveness.
Identifying a District Point of Contact for Instructional Supervisors - The Office of Next-Generation Learners will use People Manager/SRIM to make sure that the Instructional Support Network distribution list is current. Superintendents - The last superintendent webcast was Oct. 2 and may be viewed at
Superintendent Webcast - The last superintendent webcast was July 25. The topics discussed were 1) celebration of meeting the 55 percent target required in SB 97 and next steps; 2) summary of regulations that go into effect in the coming school year; 3) update on the accountability timeline; 4) update on the superintendent evaluation work; and 5) Information on the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) pilot Web collector. To access previous webcasts, go to http://education.ky.gov/CommOfEd/web/Pages/default.aspx
Let’s TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching Conference
The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Education Association are co-sponsoring Let’s TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching, June 19-21, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza, Louisville. Teachers will share from their own experiences in the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), Math Design Collaborative (MDC) and other methods used to teach the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Educators also will share from their direct experiences in the field testing of Kentucky’s new Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES).
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Superintendent Webcast - The most recent Superintendent Webcast was March 26. The topics included sequestration and a review of legislation passed this session. If you were unable to participate in the webcast, you can access the recording at http://education.ky.gov/CommOfEd/web/Pages/default.aspx.
Superintendent Webinar - The most recent Superintendent Webcasts were held on January 24, 2013 and February 26, 2013. If you were unable to participate in those webcasts, you can access the recording at http://education.ky.gov/CommOfEd/web/Pages/default.aspx.
The next Superintendent Webcast is scheduled for November 26, noon to 1 p.m. ET.
Link to Recordings of September 20 and October 23 Superintendents’ Webcasts: If you were unable to participate in the most recent superintendents’ webcasts, you can access the recordings of September 20 and October 23 at the following link: http://education.ky.gov/CommOfEd/web/Pages/default.aspx
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 7 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET. The topics discussed will be the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System, Common Kindergarten Entry Screener, CIITS and Program Reviews. Race to the Top District (RTT-D) Update - On Friday, August 31, iNACOL will present a special webinar focused on the Race to the Top – District (RTT-D) program recently introduced by the U.S. Department of Education. The discussion will cover the essential role of digital learning in developing a successful application
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. The April 23 webcast can be accessed here
. Upcoming Twitter Town Hall - The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) invites teachers, administrators, district staff, parents and other education stakeholders to submit questions for Commissioner Terry Holliday's second Twitter Town Hall Wednesday, June 20, 4-5 p.m. ET. Questions can be tweeted both before June 20 and during the live event from 4-5 p.m. ET. Use the hash tag #AskDocH to send questions.
On Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. ET, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and SchoolNet will host a webcast to discuss Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) Roles and Permissions.
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced on February 9 that Kentucky’s application for flexibility under ESEA/NCLB has been approved.
Kentucky’s ESEA Waiver Request
Over the past few weeks, a Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) team has worked to respond to some of the concerns highlighted by U.S. Department of Education reviewers in our original Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind waiver submission.
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for January 20, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. ET. The topics for discussion will be the NCLB waiver, standards implementation, Program Reviews, CIITS and assessment and student growth information.
There will be NO ISN webcast for the month of October. Please take some time to view the Commissioner’s most recent Superintendents’ Webcast which focused on Kentucky’s NCLB waiver request. The most recent webcast will be forwarded as soon as it becomes available.
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for October 10 at 1:30pm EST . The topics to be discussed include accountability, ISLN, Operation Preparation, science standards and a Kentucky Board of Education Update.
Webcast - There will not be a webcast for June or July. We will not publish a newsletter for July. We will resume newsletter distribution in August. Unbridled Learning Update - Standards for English/Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for May 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET. Topics will be KDE updates, including leadership networks and school readiness.
The next ISN webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. ET. The topics will include school readiness, the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) and the College and Career Readiness agenda.
Webcast - The next ISN webcast is scheduled for Friday, February 25, 3:30pm EST. More information about the topics for this webcast will be forthcoming. Senate Bill 1 (2009) Update - Standards - KDE staff had a conversation with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) standards writers on January 13, and the attached document contains the notes from that conversation.
January 13, 2011
Webcasts - The December webcast has been archived. This was a joint webcast with David Couch, associate commissioner of the Office of Knowledge, Information and Data Systems (KIDS). The goal of this joint webcast was to strengthen the collaboration efforts between district technology coordinators and instructional supervisors.
November 23, 2010
Upcoming Webcast -No November webcast is scheduled. A December webcast will be scheduled following the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) meeting on Dec. 8 so that we may provide a timely update on related activities. Once a date is confirmed, the information will be forwarded.
October 22, 2010
Webcasts - We hope the September 30 webcast on the Model Curriculum Framework and the Program Reviews was helpful. No webcast is scheduled for October. The next webcast will be in mid- to late November. As soon as the date is confirmed, this information will be forwarded.
September 17, 2010
Upcoming Webcasts - Education Commissioner Terry Holliday will be hosting a webcast for superintendents on Monday, September 20 at 9:30 ET. Instructional supervisors are invited to participate. The webcast will cover the EduJobs funding, superintendent professional development for Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) implementation, recent budget cuts, SB 1 and the Kentucky Board of Education’s strategic plan, and the release of data from the Kentucky Statewide Longitudinal Data System (KSLDS) on September 23. Information on how to link to the webcast and the PowerPoint will be sent to you as soon as possible.
August 11, 2010
Senate Bill 1 Update, Kentucky Core Academic Standards: During the 2010-11 academic year, schools and districts will begin to implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for mathematics and English/language arts. In order to assist with the transition to these standards, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has produced a crosswalk resource that will present the alignment of the Common Core State Standards, which were used to develop the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and the current Kentucky standards found in the Program of Studies. While developing this crosswalk, KDE staff members used a tool and process designed by Achieve, Inc. This crosswalk matrix will benefit educators by presenting the standards alignment along with the strength of the alignment.
June 03, 2010
Senate Bill 1 Update, Revised Content Standards: Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards, Standards Professional Development: Leadership Networks, Assessment and Accountability System, Program Reviews, College and Career Readiness Unified Plan, RTTT Update, Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) Task Force, KDE’s Support for Summer Reading Programs, National Association of School Boards of Education Foundation Obesity Prevention Project, Notification to Title III/ELL Coordinators
May 19, 2010
Senate Bill 1 (2009) Update, Revised Content Standards: Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards, Standards Professional Development Rollout: Kentucky’s Content Leadership Networks, Assessment and Accountability System, College- and Career-Readiness Initiatives: Focus on Accelerated Learning Opportunities, Guidance in Developing Writing Policy and Plan, Transforming Education in Kentucky Task Force, KSI-RTI School Survey
April 27, 2010
Senate Bill 1 (2009) Update, Content Standards Revision: Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards, Standards Professional Development Rollout: Kentucky Instructional Leadership Team Networks, Assessment and Accountability System, Program Reviews, College and Career Readiness Initiatives
May 27, 2009
Are the Structures and Systems in your district Aligned?, Taking a Closer Look at Structures and Systems, Voices from the Field: Aligning Structures and Systems, Teaching and Learning Model to Maximize College and Workforce Readiness(Timelines
), WebEx Opportunity
April 29, 2009
What does your culture reflect about your district?, Taking a Closer Look at Culture, Voices from the Field: Creating a culture of Instructional leadership, Coming Soon!, WebEx Opportunity
March 25, 2009
Who has a stake in your success?, Taking a Closer Look at the impact of Stakeholders, Voices from the Field: Listening to Learn, Learning to Act, Assessment and Accountability Message from Interim Commissioner Elaine Farris (Charts
), Science Newsletter!, Coming Soon!, WebEx Opportunity
February 25, 2009
What's your Strategy?, Taking a Closer Look at the Key Action Steps, Voices from the Field, Reading and Fun Wrapped Up in One!, Coming Soon!, WebEx Opportunity
January 30, 2009
Starting the New Year by Revisiting the Basics, Taking a Closer Look at the Characteristics of a Strategy and the work of Instructional leadership Teams, Voices from the Field, Coming Soon, College Board - NCSSFL Chinese Guest Teacher Program,WebEx Opportunity