Kentucky Innovative Learning Network is a partnership between local school districts and the Kentucky Department of
Education to provide a space
for sharing innovative strategies and learning about ways to transform our
education system. KDE is committed to
working with a group of leading districts within Kentucky, in addition to peer states and expert educational organizations, to advance new models of learning that can best prepare all
students for success in the 21st century.
Kentucky districts with a true commitment to implementing educational
initiatives such as personalized learning, and who are interested in furthering
their conversations with a cohort of committed peers, are welcome to join the
ILN by filling out a letter of commitment. Directions for returning the LOC are at the bottom of the document.
believes that the greatest benefit of participation in the ILN is the chance
to network with other Kentucky districts, as well as schools and organizations
outside of the state, to share best practices and learning. In addition, KDE commits
to the ILN districts by providing:
Ongoing technical assistance, supports, and
continued coordination from KDE and its partners.
from KDE for the identification, evaluation, and dissemination of best
practices to KY ILN districts and more broadly.
A platform to showcase educational innovation already happening within Kentucky schools.
Access to national educational partners and their resources; for example, CCSSO's student-centered learning collaborative.
to sources of funding to support personalized learning implementation whenever
possible; for example, KDE's Travel Fund Grant (available only to KY ILN participating districts) is facilitates out of state travel to visit exemplar school models.
return, districts indicate a commitment to the work of the KY ILN, which can be demonstrated by:
Making an effort to have representatives attend monthly Skype calls and discuss topics of interest.
Making an effort to send representatives to in-person events.
Being available to other local districts as a resource.
Participating in other KY ILN initiatives as opportunities arise; this may include participating in work groups, contributing to educational research efforts, or other projects.
information about the KYILN, including resources, is available on the KY Innovative Learning Network SharePoint site.
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