2015 Summer Strategies Conference
This year's Summer Strategies Conference will be hosted by the KU School of Education, in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education. The official conference theme will be announced soon, though topics in general will cover flipped classrooms and technology use in the classroom.
Conference Date & Location
Join us on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. This full-day event will be held in Budig Hall and Joseph R. Pearson Hall on campus.
Call for Proposals
Interested presenters are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal in February 2015.
Early-bird and regular registration for the 2015 Summer Strategies Conference will be available soon. Please check back often for more information.
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities
Individuals and organizations who are interested in serving as a sponsor or exhibitor of the event are encouraged to contact Sherrie Saathoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-4297.
2014 Conference Wrap-Up
The 2014 KU School of Education Summer Strategies Conference has passed. Please check back in early 2015 for information on 2015 Summer Conference planning.
The University of Kansas - School of Education, the Kansas Department of Education, and the Kansas Alliance for the Arts of Education co-sponsored the 2014 Annual Summer Strategies Conference: Strategies for Educational Improvement: Moving from STEM to STEAM on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. This annual summer event was offered as a free conference and day of professional development for regional educators.
Thank you to the more than 350 educators who joined us from all over the state of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and beyond! Participants included teachers, principals, superintendents, university faculty, KSDE staff, and others. In addition to our large group of fellow educators, we were honored to have our two keynote speakers:
- Jean Hendrickson, Director Emeritus on the Oklahoma A+ Schools (University of Central Oklahoma),
- “Powering the STEAM Engine with Creativity. Helping schools think, plan, and behavior more creatively”
- Curtis Chandler, former Kansas Teacher of the Year (2011), currently with ESSDACK
- “Better than a Video Game – Getting Kids Addicted to Learning”
If you know of someone with strong skills in one of the identified areas please share this information with them or send us their name(s) and contact information. Proposals for 2015 will be accepted during Spring 2015.
STRATEGIES FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT – 2014 Participant Testimonials:
“Thank you so much for this conference. This year was outstanding – A+”
“It showed the direction we are headed in getting the arts back into schools, where it is needed. You all provided a wide diversity of topics to choose from.”
“Great opportunity to meet peopled from the state in a field that requires all of us to collaborate with each other.”
“The things I learned today will help me improve student engagement.”
“You have a wide range of topics – Keep it up!”
Who: Teachers, administrators and anyone interested in advancing achievement for PK-12 students in the state of Kansas
What: The University of Kansas School of Education, the Kansas State Department of Education, and others partner to offer this informative conference at NO COST.
When: Summer 2015 TBA
Where: University of Kansas, Joseph R. Pearson Hall • Lawrence, Kansas
June 14, 2013
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Summer Conference "Strategies for Educational Improvement." We appreciate that you took time from your busy schedule to join us for this event and we hope that you were inspired by something you saw.
We will have registration materials for the 2014 conference on the website in early 2014. Reserve your space early and bring a friend.
[Download PDF of Agenda]1 Updated: 6/11/13
[Download PDF of Presentations]2 Updated: 6/11/13
[Download PDF version]3 Updated: 5/1/13
|Who:||Teachers, Administrators and anyone interested in advancing achievement for K-12 students in the State of Kansas|
|What:||The University of Kansas and the Kansas State Department of Education are partnering to offer this free and informative day of professional development.|
|When:||Friday, June 14, 2013
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Welcome: 8:30 a.m.
|Where:||University of Kansas • Lawrence, Kansas|
The following are presentations from speakers at the Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference held at the University of Kansas, June 17, 2011.
Below are is a list of the speakers and presentations from the 2010 Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference. Click on a link on the right to take you to the presentation.
|How to Overcome Educator Burnout (ppt)|
|Miki Herman||Exploring Expository Text|
|The Art of Coaching Teachers (pptx)
The Art of Coaching Teachers Handout
Irma F. Brasseur-Hock
|Fusion Reading: A Comprehensive Adolescent Reading Program (ppt)|
|Jared Hedden||KEDUC: A Treasure Trove of Data|
|Diane DeBacker||Kansas Schools in Tough Budget Times (pptx)|
|Patricia Graner||Connecting SIM/CLC to Whole School Reform
CLC: Content Literacy Continum
|The Organizing Strategy|
|Francie Christopher||Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners (pptx)
School Improvement (ppt)