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Panel Discussion: Four Day School Week

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Superintendents will convene at ESSDACK in the mall in Hutchinson next Friday, February 26 from 9:30-11:30 discuss the 4-Day School Week as a potential solution to the financial challenges faced in schools today. The conversation will include a panel of superintendents who will share their personal insights and experiences with this schedule.

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Dale Dennis Speaks Out against a Four-Day School Week

In the video clip below, captured during an IDL session with in January 2009 with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (an address to the Council of Superintendents), Dale Dennis, Kansas Assistant Commissioner of Education, explains why he does not recommend schools establish a four-day school week as a response to budget cuts.

4-Day School Weeks Gaining Popularity Across the Country

This article from the Hutchinson News (via the AP) reports that more than 120 districts across the country will operate with a 4-day school week this coming year.

http://www.hutchnews.com/Nation/4dayweekfri

Panel Discussion: Budget Cuts

On Wednesday, May 26th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom will host a panel discussion that explored Budget Cuts.

Panel Discussion: Consolidation

On Thursday, April 29th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel discussion that explored Consolidation.

Panelists:

  • Jane Oeser (Supt.)- Claflin
  • Daniel Binder (Supt.), with Kevin Milch (BOE member) - Hanston/Pawnee Heights
  • John Showman (Supt.) , with Glennis Zimmerman (BOE member) - South Haven
  • And host Deb Haneke (ESSDACK)

The video below is the archive of the webcast. As soon as the more polished version is available, we will replace the webcast video with the higher quality version.

Fifteenth Annual Showcase Conference for Graduate Programs

This document was references in the Crisis in the Classroom Panel Discussion on Online Instruction.

Panel Discussion: Virtual Instruction

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On Wednesday, April 21th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel discussion that explored online and virtual learning.

  • Valerie Tindal, Turning Point Learning Center
  • Nancy Barnes, Hutchinson Community College
  • Denise Dickson, Stafford Schools
  • Gary Price, Insight Schools
  • And your host, Deb Haneke, ESSDACK

Resources and Links:

Panel Discussion: Redesign Delivery

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On Friday, March 26th, at 10 am (CST), ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel discussion that explored project based learning today.

 

Chat Archive:

This is the archive of the chat during the video broadcast.

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JohnESSDACK :

Welcome to the Panel!

Fri, 26 Mar, 09:53Jim Kenworthy :

Has the presentation started? We do not have sound.

Fri, 26 Mar, 09:54Jaime Hendricks :

Do you still have no sound?

Fri, 26 Mar, 09:54Jim Kenworthy :

We have sound now. Thanks!

State Budget Crisis Brochure

This brochure was created by the Newton, KS public schools to provide information for their parents and supporters.

NPR Coverage of the Four-Day School Week

NPR radio also covered the four day school week.
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