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Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Program

December Newsletter

Strong Foundations Planning

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To our valued Approved Providers, 

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we extend a warm thank you to our dedicated ESCs and APs who play an integral role in supporting the Strong Foundations Planning initiative. Your unwavering commitment and collaborative spirit have been instrumental in advancing our shared mission of enhancing educational foundations. In this December edition, we celebrate the successes achieved through our collective efforts and express gratitude for the invaluable contributions each of you brings to the table. Together, we look forward to a new year filled with continued collaboration, innovation, and impactful partnerships. 


The Strong Foundations Planning Team  


  • Pulse check surveys were due on December 1st, please be sure to complete your survey as soon as possible and encourage your LEAs to do the same.  
  • Instructional Frameworks are due Friday, December 8th. If your LEA needs an extension, please submit it ASAP. 

Upcoming Events

Implementation Plans are due January 19th 

We want to extend a huge thank you to the following APs who shared their innovative ideas and expertise at CoPs and Monthly Meetings: 

  • Emili Foster, ESC 7 – cross-training and staffing ideas 
  • Leah Beard, Engage2Learn – teacher buy-in/change management strategies 
  • Kristina Carssow, NIET – implementation plan roll-out best practices 

Spring HQIM Learning Lab dates have been released! Many are in January and February. Plan to look at the Innovator Website then to get scheduled to visit a Learning Lab this spring! Quick reminder that these are open to all districts (not just SFP districts). 

Reminders & Next Steps

Required ESC CoP is December 8th at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register. 

Required AP Monthly Meeting (not ESCs) is December 15th at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register. 

Note: The LEA CoP is optional for December only. 


The Instructional Management a-sync video is up, and the form is ready, so you can get credit for this training by following the instructions in this form:  Asynchronous Framework & Instructional Management Sessions Attendance Form   

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 Mark Your Calendar!

You can find the following trainings on our Interactive calendar.