In 2015 the Kansas State Department of Education created the Kansans Can School Redesign model that allows school districts the flexibility to change the structure and modalities of teaching to fit the needs of their students and communities. In 2021 KSDE and Kansas State University worked together to document the journey of six different school districts undergoing redesign. Coffeyville’s redesign journey focuses on a district wide approach to social-emotional learning, project-based learning, and service learning. Highlighted in their story is a long-standing kindergarten class embedded in the local senior citizen center.
Watch the full documentary: