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2014 Conference

June 13, 2014

Summer conference is full!

KU/School of Education, Kansas Department of Education, and the Kansas Alliance for the Arts of Education will be co-sponsoring the 2014 annual summer conference, Strategies for Educational Improvement: Moving from STEM to STEAM on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. We hope you'll save the date on your calendar! Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues! Remember, we offer this as a free conference and day of professional development.

If you have a presentation proposal that fits into one of these suggested areas listed below or another topic idea that you think would be appropriate for Kansas educators, please submit a proposal. Please submit your proposals online by May 1. You can also register to attend the conference at this time.

Last year's conference attracted over 350 participants that included teachers, principals, superintendents, university faculty, KSDE staff, and others. We are excited to announce our two keynote speakers, Jean Hendrickson, Director Emeritus on the Oklahoma A+ Schools (University of Central Oklahoma), whose talk is tentatively titled, “Powering the STEAM Engine with Creativity. Helping schools think, plan, and behavior more creatively”. The other keynote speaker is Curtis Chandler, former Kansas Teacher of the Year (2011), currently with ESSDACK, whose talk is tentatively titled, “Better than a Video Game – Getting Kids Addicted to Learning”. The format for the conference is a general session for the morning that includes addresses from the Commissioner of Education and keynote speakers. Lunch is provided for all presenters and participants. The afternoon session is made up of 4-5 tracks of breakout sessions lasting about 50 minutes each.

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 will be accepted through May 1, 2014

STRATEGIES FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT – Suggested areas:

Using technology in schools and classrooms
The application of common core standards in classrooms
Blended learning/Flipped Classrooms
Implementing a 1:1 Initiative
Developing positive attitudes in regard to making change
Differentiated Instruction
Developing more positive teacher/student relationships
Site-based leadership
Standards-based grading
Effective instruction strategies
Poverty, teaching at risk students
Classroom management
Safe and civil schools
KSDE accreditation
NCLB waiver
Evaluation model for teachers, principals, superintendents
Best Practices: Moving to Core Standards; impact on teaching

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Details

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 informative workshop at No Cost.

When: Friday, June 13, 2014
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Welcome: 8:30 a.m.

Where: University of Kansas • Lawrence, Kansas

 

2013 Conference

June 14, 2013

Thank You!

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.

If you have any questions, please call Sherrie Saathoff at 785-864-4297.

Archives

Videos

Welcome/Opening
KSDE Commissioner Diane DeBacker
Robert Marzano "Developing Teacher Expertise"
Olli Määttä "Combining Theory and Practice: Teaching and Teacher Training in Finland”

Documents

Keynote Introduction

Small Group Session

Combining Theory and Practice: an Inseparable Union in Education in Finland - Olli Määttä

[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

2012 Conference

[Download PDF Agenda]

2011 Conference

The following are presentations from speakers at the Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference held at the University of Kansas, June 17, 2011.

Sheahon Zenger from Frank Carey on Vimeo.

Diane Debacker from Frank Carey on Vimeo.

Dean Rick Ginsberg from Frank Carey on Vimeo.

Panel discussion from Frank Carey on Vimeo.

2010 Conference

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.

Speaker

Archives (Links)

Kristin Magette
Matt Bova
Heather Lawrence

Ideas and People Come Together for Results

Joe Novak

How to Overcome Educator Burnout (ppt)
Miki Herman Exploring Expository Text
Mark McBeth
Shelly Bolejack
The Art of Coaching Teachers (pptx)
The Art of Coaching Teachers Handout
Michael Hock
Irma F. Brasseur-Hock
Fusion Reading: A Comprehensive Adolescent Reading Program (ppt)
Jared Hedden KEDUC: A Treasure Trove of Data
Laurie Winter

Goal Structure Mapping of Narrative Text Presentation (ppt)
Goal Structure Mapping of Narrative Text Handout

Diane DeBacker Kansas Schools in Tough Budget Times (pptx)
Patricia Graner Connecting SIM/CLC to Whole School Reform
CLC: Content Literacy Continum
Dan Pollitt
Frances Ihle
Carrie Mark
Leslie Novosel
The Organizing Strategy
Francie Christopher Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners (pptx)
Chicken
The Marlup
 
Julie Ford

School Improvement (ppt)

Angelique Kobler
Terry McEwen

Thanks for the Data, But I Have Kids to Teach


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Download 2014 Agenda updated 6/13/2014

Attendee/Participant Registration 2014
Summer conference is full
Presentation Proposals for 2014

Summer conference is full

More Information
For more information contact:
Sherrie Saathoff

ssaathoff@ku.edu
785-864-4297
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