The Unbridled Learning Summit was held on April 12, 2010, in Louisville. University faculty, deans of education, school district representatives and stakeholder partners participated in this major event.
Dr. Holliday, Dr. Robert King (Council on Postsecondary Education and Dr. Phil Rogers (Education Professional Standards Board) provided welcoming remarks; and Chris Minnich from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) gave an overview of the common core standards work (national context about process and KY connection). The Common Core standards will be the foundation for reform efforts in Kentucky and next steps will include more in-depth emphasis on teaching and learning at the classroom level with specific strategies of support. Rick Stiggins from the Assessment Training Institute (ATI) shared the role and responsibility of leaders and professional learning teams. Governor Steve Beshear spoke at lunch and breakout sessions were provided in the afternoon. A major focus for the summit was to provide the scope of work and deployment plan for standards (district expectations, networks focus and facilitating learning in school districts).
Kentucky Content Leadership Networks
This video includes 2 parts, with a total running time of 6 minutes 30 seconds. The first is a Leadership Network participant welcome by Dr. Holliday. The second part is a Leadership Network overview for participants by Karen Kidwell.
The following outcomes were designed for sessions dealing with the “Scope of Work/Deployment of Standards: Leadership Networks” at the Summit-
Understand the implications for professional development around standards and assessment literacy from Senate Bill 1.
Understand why the system of leadership networks is being created and how the system will support every district and school.
Understand what ‘next steps’ are required.