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Kris Shaw Language Arts and Literacy Consultant
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The Kansas State Board of Education believes that cursive handwriting as a student skill still holds an important place in the instructional practice of every school’s curriculum and can be integrated in multiple content areas. Research supports the role that handwriting instruction plays in the cognitive development of children, and this activity is even more important in an increasingly digital environment. The Board strongly encourages educators to ensure that all students can write legibly in cursive or joined italics and comprehend text written in this manner.
The Handwriting Debate Policy Update looks at handwriting in schools today; examines the pros and cons of the debate, particularly in light of research; reviews some key policy considerations around handwriting; provides examples of state actions in this area; and includes resources for more information. debate/
Central Comprehensive Center (C3) at the University of Oklahoma Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) Dorothy Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Kansas teachers- elementary, middle, HS, reading specialists, CTE, literacy coaches Kansas Universities KSDE members- Standards and Assessment, Early Childhood, Special Education, and English Language Learner Consultants
Written Language Production Standards for K-8 Alignment with Kansas Early Learning Standards Examples from other states
February 18- Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Handwriting Standards Committee Webinar with Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) March 29- Central Comprehensive Center (C3)/ Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Handwriting Standards Planning Teleconference April 18- Teleconference with whole committee- KSDE, C3, CEELO and Handwriting Standards Committee May May 18 and May 2- Two teleconferences with whole committee Review, revision and editing of anchor standards Begin writing standards for each grade level K-? Begin writing introduction June Two teleconferences with whole committee Continue writing standards at each grade level Determine where to place early learning standards July One teleconference with whole committee July 15- Piper High School, Kansas City- Face-to-face meeting to make final edits and revisions Prepare first draft of the document to be presented to the Kansas Board of Education August - Send the draft standards to the Kansas Board of Education for approval