Teaching & Learning
We Lead Learning
Teaching and Learning is the heart of education, where learner and teacher come together to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes that shape individuals and entire communities. One of the best known services of Kent ISD is our extensive professional development.
Our goal is to lead learning by providing districts with up to date research based information. We have a variety of Teaching and Learning services available to assist you with curriculum implementation. We provide trainings onsite at Kent ISD as well as the building and district level. We offer many professional development opportunities including:
- Common Core State Standard Implementation
- Professional Learning Community Development
- Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Support
- Differentiated Instruction/UDL/PBL
- Research Based Instructional Strategies
*NEW* TL Brief
The TL Brief is a quarterly update of the great things happening in the Teaching and Learning Department at Kent ISD. In every issue, there is a service spotlight, an in-depth look into projects, as well as, a link to see all the services and supports that are offered through Teaching and Learning. Check out the Fall 2021 TL Brief today!
Learn more about Teaching and Learning Services and Supports available to your district.
Support for Implementation of Continuity Learning Plans
The consultants at Kent ISD are combining efforts to provide supports to districts as they begin to implement their Remote Learning plans. The Kent ISD Remote Learning Implementation Support Team (RLIS team) will offer support to districts in implementing the components of their Continuity of Learning Plan. This support will be provided in the following ways:
- Collaborate with district staff - listening, mentoring, checking in
- Connect with district staff to navigate resources and supports
- Problem Solve and assist with removing barriers
We Are All In This Together! Districts are faced with many challenges during these final months of the school year and we hope that our Remote Learning Implementation Support Teams can help provide a listening ear, a brainstorm partner, and a resource navigator.
Contact T&L Director Kelli Brockway for more information.
Below is a list of resources that are intended to assist all those who teach or support learning. We are pleased with your interest in Teaching and Learning. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or comments. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the many options available for professional development.
- Professional Learning Resources Relative to Remote Learning
- School Closure Learning Continuity Resources
- COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Waiver of Professional Learning Hours Required for Certificate Renewal (District, Teachers, and Counselors)
- MAISA ELA Units
- MAISA Title I Professional Development Modules
- Next Generation Science Standards
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
- MDE Assessment Information
- College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies