Kids-Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged, Determined to Learn

Communities of Learners

Learn and Link

Engaging school and district leaders in innovation

Superintendents, principals, and instructional supervisors connecting to move their organizations forward by:

  • Sharing information
  • Generating new ideas
  • Solving problems
  • Organizing for purposeful actions
  • Reflecting and mentoring

What Are Communities Of Learners?

Members of a learning community identify and design their work as trust and understanding of purpose is established. In Year 1 of the kid∙FRIENDLy Communities, we have two goals:

GOAL 1: To Deepen Leaders’ Understanding Of The kid∙FRIENDLy Key Drivers

  • Communities of Practice
    (Learning for Student Empowerment – Learning for Digital Natives – Learning for Real World Application)
  • Student Agency
  • College and Career Readiness Services
  • Childcare Partnerships

GOAL 2: To Collaborate In The Identification And Development Of Other Innovative Practices For Personalizing Learning For All Learners

Participants will learn through shared presentations, visitations, reading, virtual connections, smaller focus groups specific to topic, and more – all to expand our understanding and vision of the most important next levels of work in our schools.

Spring 2015 Sessions

Closer look at learning systems: Competency-based, Standards-based, Performance-based and Community Members’ Requests

3/30 Carroll Knicely Conference Center – Bowling Green 10:00-2:00 CDT
3/31 OVEC Headquarters – Shelbyville 12:00 to 4:00 EDT
4/1 Lake Cumberland State Park – Russell Springs 10:00-2:00 CDT

Who Should Attend?

  • kid∙FRIENDLy Superintendents
  • Principals
  • Instructional Supervisors
  • District Points of Contact to the kid∙FRIENDLy grant

Weekly Memos


Karen Barron
Program Manager