Strategies for Educational Improvement: Engaging All Students & Teachers
View the 2019 promotional flier here (pdf)
The official theme for the 2019 summer conference is Strategies for Educational Improvement: Engaging All Students & Teachers. View the 2018 conference agenda, session schedule & descriptions here (pdf).
Conference Date & Location
The 2019 conference will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 in the BEST Building at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The physical address is 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas, 66213. Attendees will check in at the East entrance (circle drive) of the BEST Building. Free parking is available on the North side of the BEST Building. More information on parking can be found here (pdf).
About the KU Edwards Campus & Overland Park
Learn more about the KU Edwards Campus here. Interested in what Overland Park has to offer? Information from Visit Overland Park can be found here. Information on local hotel accomodations offered at the KU Edwards Campus rate can be found here (pdf).
Call for Proposals
The call for proposals for the 2019 conference is now open. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. A few presentation topics of interest include: behavior management & discipline; special education & shortages of teachers; infusing technology in the classroom; restorative practices; measuring academic achievement; culturally responsive teaching; recruiting diverse teaching staff & other HR practices; inclusionary practice; and social media and bullying. Submit a proposal online here.
Online Participant Registration
Participant registration for the 2019 conference is now open. The deadline to register for the 2019 conference is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Register online here.
Please note, individuals who participate in the conference also have an opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for a cost of $65 per person. After successfully registering for the conference, individuals will be provided the information necessary to complete registration and payment for the CEU credit.
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
Sponsor and exhibitor registration for the 2019 conference is now open. New this year, individuals and organizations are able to choose from four sponsorship levels or simply host an exhibitor table. Review the sponsor levels and benefits here. The deadline to register as a sponsor or exhibitor is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Submit your exhibitor registration here.
2019 Conference Keynote Speakers
- Welcome & Introductions: Deb Perbeck & Joe Novak, conference co-chairs; and David Cook, vice chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus
- Opening Keynote Address: Randy Watson, KSDE Commissioner of Education; and Brad Neuenswander, KSDE Deputy Commissioner
- Keynote Address #2: James Moffett, Jr, Principal of Derby Hills Elementary School (Derby, Kansas)
- TED Talk-like Presentations: 2019 Kansas Teachers of the Year. View the program here (pdf).
More information to be provided, please check back often.