Strategies for Educational Improvement
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:
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
Developing more positive teacher/student relationships
Effective instruction strategies
Poverty, teaching at risk students
Safe and civil schools
Evaluation model for teachers, principals, superintendents
Best Practices: Moving to Core Standards; impact on teaching
We look forward to hearing from you!
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
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)