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KASCD Virtual Just-in-Time Workshop on Distance Learning

  • 28 May 2020
  • 04 Jun 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • 28 May 2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (CDT)
  • 04 Jun 2020, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (CDT)
  • Online


  • Registration through Friday, March 22, 2020.
  • Registration after March 22, 2020.


Kansas ASCD is partnering with BetterLesson to offer a virtual professional learning event specifically designed to meet the needs of schools as the academic year ends and we begin to contemplate the undetermined realities of the coming school year. This 2-day conference is specifically designed to bring instructional teams together to redesign and refine their Continuous Learning Plans to address  the complexities of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

Why Attend?

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Unpack the four pillars of effective distance learning and how they promote equitable learning outcomes for students and self-care for teachers.

  • Understand the core questions educators should  consider when developing and refining a distance learning experience for students

  • Develop a personalized district/school action plan/s based on the specific needs of your staff, results of data from Spring 2020 and recommendations by distance experts

  • Explore specific focus areas/topics that make up effective distance learning and make recommendations to the team that will inform professional development and support needs

In addition to the two sessions and collaborative planning time, all teams will receive a 1:1 Strategy Session with a BetterLesson Solution Designer.

Who Should Attend

This just-in-time event is designed to help leadership teams sharpen their continuous learning plans. Session are intended for district leaderships teams including: 

  • Technology and Curriculum Directors 

  • Tech/Instructional Coaches 

  • CTOs/CAOs 

  • Superintendents/Asst superintendents 

  • Principals

  • Teacher leaders

Registration Cost

Registration is $120 per person through Friday, March 22nd, and $150 afterwards. The last day to register is Wednesday, March 27 at 3 pm CST.

We encourage you to register as a leadership team to maximize the impact of this learning experience.


Day 1: May 28, 2020

Morning Virtual Session- Leading Through Change: Refining your Continuous Improvement Plan

As instructional leaders, you are supporting this rapid shift towards distance learning and thinking about equity, learning continuity, and your students.  How can you best support your teachers and students to be successful in this environment? How can you assess progress and make a plan for ongoing support? This session gives school and district leaders a space to learn high-impact practices about this modality and an opportunity to strategize how they can narrow their own focus to support change management and growing their instructional leadership.

All attendees will be assigned to one of the concurrent 2-hour sessions running from 9:00 - 11:00 AM CST. An additional time slot may open depending on registration number.

Afternoon - Leadership Team Activities

Regroup as a team to debrief the morning’s session and begin applying the concepts learned to your Continuous Learning Plan. You will be provided with additional resources and planning guides to facilitate this collaborative time. 

Day 2: June 4, 2020

Morning Virtual Session - Follow-Up Virtual Workshop Sessions

Select from one of thirteen 2-hour learning sessions to best address the needs of your students and staff. Your team can choose to attend various sessions to come together later with increased capacity and resources, or to all choose a topic that is especially central to your district or school. 

Sessions may include:

  • Organizing with a Tool: Setting Up a Space For Students to Learn

  • Structuring Your Time: Setting Up a Cadence for Learning

  • Developing Their Tasks: Setting Up Ways for Students to Learn

  • Synchronous Learning Sessions: Leveraging Video and Real-Time Tools

  • Self-Paced Learning Pathways: Guiding Students Through Tasks 

  • Collaboration and Communication: Developing Shared Places

  • Student-Centered Culture: Building the Concept of Community at Distance

  • Equity in Distance: Making Your Distance Learning More Equitable

  • Distance Learning in a Hurry: Making a Quick Shift

  • Meeting the Needs of All Learners at a DIstance

  • Assessing Progress Authentically at at Distance 

  • SEL and Trauma Informed Practices at a Distance 

Sessions have limited capacity and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Extended Learning Opportunity: One-to-one Distance Learning Consultation with a BetterLesson Solution Designer

Each team will be able to schedule a meeting with a BetterLesson Solution Designer to take stock of their current distance learning plan, identify blockers and potential challenges, and receive specific feedback and recommended action for moving their plan to the next phase of implementation.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you are unable to attend after registering, please contact After May 26, if you are unable to attend and do not cancel, you will be billed for the full cost of registration. 


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