Preparing Educators as Leaders

Teaching & Learning for College & Career Readiness

2016 Summer Strategies Conference - June 3

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 is centered on teaching & learning for college and career readiness.  Topics in general will be determined and announced soon.

Conference Date & Location

Join us on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  This full-day event will be held at the Kansas Union on campus.  More information to be provided to registered participants.

Call for Proposals

Interested presenters are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal online. Online submission is now open. Please submit your proposal before Friday, April 15, 2016. View last year's conference agenda.

Online Participant Registration

Regular participant registration for the 2016 Summer Strategies Conference is open.  Please register online before Friday, May 6, 2016. Please note, individuals who participate in the Summer Strategies Conference can receive a certificate of completion from the School of Education upon request to be used within districts that offer professional development points for educator advancement.

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 or 785-864-4297.

Thank you to our sponsors:






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Participant Registration ⊳

Submit a Proposal ⊳

Exhibitor Registration ⊳

2015 Opening Address: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
Dean Rick Ginsberg and KS Education Commissioners, Randy Watson and Brad Neuenswander
Shannon Ralph, 2015 KS Teacher of the Year

Become A Philanthropic Partner

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the KU School of Education! There are many ways for you to support the School and our students, faculty and programs while achieving your philanthropic goals. If you would like to explore ways you can help, see the Giving Options at KU Endowment, or contact:

Brian Friedman
Brian Friedman
Associate Development Director, School of Education
1891 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047
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