Understanding the Navigating Change Document

These guides, training and support videos, and easy-to-use resources are designed to provide you with support in understanding and use the Navigating Change Document, issued by the Kansas State Board of Education in July 2020.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary
Digging Into Navigating Change
Utilizing the Instructional Examples
Standards and Competencies Comparison Documents
Navigating Change Document

Training and Support Videos

Start from the beginning with this session that provides general foundational information regarding competency-based education systems, beginning with the work of the Stage 1 and Stage 2 teams who created the Kansas Navigating Change document, moving into a comparison of traditional systems to competency-based systems, and ending with steps schools can take to begin the conversation in their communities. This session is applicable to anyone interested in the foundational information related to competency-based education in Kansas, especially district/building leadership teams, administrators, and individual teachers. Registration: Oct 21, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Jennifer Hanni
Let’s be honest… the document is overwhelming. Take some time to explore and understand more about the competences with Lori as we understand what is in the document and what are competencies. We’ll also explore the assessments and instructional examples as well. Did you know there are competencies for Dance?? Registration: Nov 4, 2020 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Lori Jensen Wilson
Teachers need a framework to ensure that all learners have access to instruction that leads them to mastery of the competencies. This process involves identifying the classroom barriers to individual student learning, designing flexible pathways for accessing content and demonstrating learning, and creating student choice and agency. Educators can accomplish these goals by implementing Universal Design for Learning and providing tools that increase accessibility. Registration: Jan 20th, 2021 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Robi Alstrom
Shifting to competency-based learning begins with a clear concept about grade-level outcomes with a focus on high expectations of complexity and cognitive rigor. Using backward design principles, teachers recognize a variety of learning trajectories, develop multiple learning opportunities for accessing the class content, and provide authentic demonstrations of master of learning. Registration: Jan 27th, 2020 in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Robi Alstrom
This session focuses on finding and using the instructional examples within the Navigating Change document. The instructional examples provide educators with numerous ideas for addressing how the competencies can be operationalized in classroom, hybrid or remote learning environments. The structure of these instructional examples illustrate how the competencies can be integrated across content areas, incorporated with SECD, paired with best practices, connected to high quality instruction, and focused on assessments where students demonstrate mastery. Participants in learn how to find the instructional examples in the document for each of the grade bands, identify the structure within the instructional examples, make connections to instructional practices that work in a variety of learning environments, and get ideas for using or adapting the instructional examples. Audience: teachers, administrators, curriculum leaders. Registration: Jan 6th, 2021 3:30pm in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Darla Smith