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Wednesday, July 17
 

7:30am

Registration & Breakfast
Check-in begins at 7:30am in the Benson Education Center.

Breakfast will be in the dining room in Riney Student Conference Center.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am

8:30am

9:10am

Developing Adult Social-Emotional Skills that Build Family, School, Community Partnerships in the Development of Each Student’s Individual Plan of Study
The development of social-emotional skills (SEL) for both adults and students creates a positive school culture that prioritizes individual student success. While adults in the school implement practices that promote SEL with students and families, the school culture becomes an environment in which the Individual Plan of Study provides meaningful postsecondary planning for both students and families. This workshop will explore the building of SEL skills in adults that foster family and community partnerships in the development of each student’s Individual Plan of Study.

Speakers
JG

jane groff

Executive Director, KPIRC
Dr. Jane Groff has served as the Director of the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) for ten years. While supervising all KPIRC priorities, Dr. Groff provides professional development and technical assistance on family engagement in education to Kansas districts and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Chandler Hall - Room 402

9:10am

Create Connections with Your Community to Build Work-Based Learning Experiences for Students
Discuss the importance of career awareness, exploration, and preparation.  Participants will receive resources to guide students in the development of a WBL Portfolio and measurement of employability skills aligned to the Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Clark

Natalie Clark

Education Program Consultant, KSDE
Natalie Clark is an Education Program Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education in the areas of Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing. Natalie’s high school classroom experience includes Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Instructor... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 35

9:10am

Epic! Connections
Social emotional learning and civic engagement are paramount in classrooms today. In this session we will explore what you already do and connect this to ideas to strengthen these skills for your students. Come explore the books on Epic! and learn how to pair these with current fiction and chapter books you are using in your classroom to support social emotional learning and civic engagement. We will explore pairing nonfiction selections with what you are already doing to engage readers, enhance prior knowledge, and allow students to connect globally for civic engagement. Bring a device for exploring online!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Teacher, West Elementary
Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, KS, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 6

9:10am

Let’s Talk About Apprenticeships
Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “earn while you learn” model that combines on-the-job learning with related technical instruction.  A written plan designed to move an apprentice from a low or no skill entry-level position to full occupational proficiency. Registered Apprenticeship works for Individual Companies – Small & Large, Corporations, Associations, Labor Unions, Non-profit Organizations, Community Colleges, Vocational & Technical Centers.

Speakers
CT

Chastity Troxel

Registered Apprenticeship Program Manager, Kansas Department of Commerce


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 2

9:10am

Addressing Problem Behavior
This session will look at the most effective way to address problem behavior. Participants will learn what effective educators do to prevent problematic behavior, and how they address behavior once it occurs to increase the likelihood of the behavior not occurring again. Participants will be introduced to the concept of “triaging” students and using that information to inform the most beneficial way to approach and work with individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Stickle

Lee Stickle

Director, TASN ATBS
I am new to the field of education, having been a teacher for only 37 years! I believe that education is the single best field to work in and that public education is a tremendous gift to our country. I love kids, all of them, even the ones that challenge my skills, patience, and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 36

9:10am

Parent Resources for SECD and How Schools Get These Resources Out
If we want to move our students, building and districts forward then we have to have a successful partnership with parents. Come learn what resources are available for parents in encouraging and building SECD skills at home. These resources will include building student skills, as well as parent and family skills.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Chandler Hall - Room 422

9:10am

Weaving the Redesign Principles into Your Math Classroom Using the Teaching Practices
What does Personalized Learning, Student Success, and Real-World Application look like in mathematics? Learn how to weave the redesign principles in your math classroom.  From growth mindset and social-emotional character development to personalizing learning with real-world application, discover the productive ways teachers and leaders can support the Redesign Principles in our classrooms every day. Participants will walk away with some ideas about how to begin redesigning their math classroom based on sound practices that are foundational for students' understanding of mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Jolene Goodheart Peterson

Jolene Goodheart Peterson

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Salina Public Schools, USD 305
Bachelors Degree, Secondary Mathematics Education, Kansas State University, 2005Masters Degree, Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2018Teaching experience:Grade 9-12 mathematics, Wamego High SchoolGrade 8 mathematics, Junction City Middle Schoole-mail: Jolene.Peterson@usd305.comPeople... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Room 312/314

9:10am

Mind, Body, and Effective Action
Mindfulness and growth mindset are two areas that are getting a great deal of attention in education today. Both theories stress children think internally about how their bodies and minds respond to activities. This presentation was developed to share activities and a curriculum with all educators that could help students learn to reflect on how they feel in a variety of situations. Teachers will also be given some helpful tips in working with students throughout the building. In addition, activities to jump start learning will also be reviewed.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 433

9:10am

Putting Students First: Navigating the Complexities and Civic Issues That Schools Face in 2019
Navigating the classroom in the tumultuous times that we face in America, can be a terrifying place for educators, students, and administrators alike. As the world changes, we as educators and administrators need to be prepared to change along with it. This workshop will provide all participants with the tools and ability to teach using many of KSDE’s Foundational Structures.

Attendees will participate in several lessons including a Teaching Tolerance lesson called: "Speak up at School." This addresses how to respond when you hear students or fellow educators speak with inappropriate bias of any kind.

Lara and Dasan will demonstrate how to create a school culture of Kindness and motivate students to be civically engaged.

Participants will leave with lessons and materials for their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lara McDonald

Lara McDonald

Language Arts Teacher, Washburn Rural Middle School
Navigating the classroom in the tumultuous times that we face in America, can be a terrifying place for educators, students, and administrators alike. As the world changes, we as educators and administrators need to be prepared to change along with it. I teach 7th grade Language Arts... Read More →
avatar for Dasan McDonald

Dasan McDonald

8th Grade Math Teacher, USD 437
I am a 8th Grade mathematics teacher in USD 437. Previous to this experience I taught elementary school in grades ranging from 3-6th. I believe that we as educators need to invest in our students social and emotional well being in order to influence their learning.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 5

9:10am

Reading Instruction for Every Teacher
In this session, we will introduce the Science of Reading and help teachers connect the importance of the foundations of solid reading instruction to their current practice. We will work collaboratively in small grade level groups to design instruction that teachers can take and use immediately in their classrooms. Teachers will plan and produce effective reading instructional strategies that will aid in the outcome of improved reading comprehension for all students.  This session will offer grade-appropriate strategies for all teachers in grades K - 12. PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP/ELECTRONIC DEVICE.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Hadicke

Cindy Hadicke

Elementary Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
avatar for Sarah Perryman

Sarah Perryman

School Redesign Coordinator, KSDE


Wednesday July 17, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 23

10:40am

A Guide to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Alma Rosas-Hall and Shakiyya Bland will introduce secondary educators to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and present strategies for how to sustain cultural relevance within instructional practices and curriculum planning. The session will provide supports and examples of how to be culturally responsive educators. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shakiyya Bland

Dr. Shakiyya Bland

District Mathematics Curriculum and Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
Dr. Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D.PEG Affiliate PractitionerKSDE Certified Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Consultant#CreatingEquitableSpaces @DrShakB1What are the costs of being afraid of what might happen to us if we disrupt educational injustice versus what we know will happen to students... Read More →
avatar for Alma Hall

Alma Hall

Phy. Ed & Health Teacher, KCKPS#500
Mrs. Alma D. Rosas-Hall, M.S. in Teaching., MSSL., Doctoral CandidateAs a Physical Education & Health Teacher at Harmon High School, I strive to promote the importance of our cultural pride and ownership of our own diversity and celebrate our social justice changes through sports... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

10:40am

Choose Your Own Adventure in Slides
Choose Your Own Adventures enable readers to become part of the story. In this session you will see student examples, templates and learn how to teach your students to use Google Slides to create hyperdocs to Choose their Own Adventure.  This activity can be done on any device that works with Google Slides.  

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Teacher, West Elementary
Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, KS, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 6

10:40am

Developing Adult Social-Emotional Skills that Build Family, School, Community Partnerships in the Development of Each Student’s Individual Plan of Study
The development of social-emotional skills (SEL) for both adults and students creates a positive school culture that prioritizes individual student success. While adults in the school implement practices that promote SEL with students and families, the school culture becomes an environment in which the Individual Plan of Study provides meaningful postsecondary planning for both students and families. This workshop will explore the building of SEL skills in adults that foster family and community partnerships in the development of each student’s Individual Plan of Study.

Speakers
JG

jane groff

Executive Director, KPIRC
Dr. Jane Groff has served as the Director of the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) for ten years. While supervising all KPIRC priorities, Dr. Groff provides professional development and technical assistance on family engagement in education to Kansas districts and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 402

10:40am

Let’s Talk About Apprenticeships
Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven, “earn while you learn” model that combines on-the-job learning with related technical instruction.  A written plan designed to move an apprentice from a low or no skill entry-level position to full occupational proficiency. Registered Apprenticeship works for Individual Companies – Small & Large, Corporations, Associations, Labor Unions, Non-profit Organizations, Community Colleges, Vocational & Technical Centers.

Speakers
CT

Chastity Troxel

Registered Apprenticeship Program Manager, Kansas Department of Commerce


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 2

10:40am

Addressing Problem Behavior
This session will look at the most effective way to address problem behavior. Participants will learn what effective educators do to prevent problematic behavior, and how they address behavior once it occurs to increase the likelihood of the behavior not occurring again. Participants will be introduced to the concept of “triaging” students and using that information to inform the most beneficial way to approach and work with individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Stickle

Lee Stickle

Director, TASN ATBS
I am new to the field of education, having been a teacher for only 37 years! I believe that education is the single best field to work in and that public education is a tremendous gift to our country. I love kids, all of them, even the ones that challenge my skills, patience, and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

10:40am

How to Intentionally Integrate SECD Language Into Day to Day Interactions
This session will help participants understand language habits and patterns and how often our patterns don’t match our best intentions. Participants will learn about how we can shift our language to more effectively work with students, parents, and colleagues and build SECD environments.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Wednesday July 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Dining Room

12:40pm

Job Shadowing for Middle Schoolers
Hear how one middle school developed a program that sends nearly every 8th grader in the district on a job shadowing experience. Job shadowing is a great way for students to practice soft skills while also exploring a career. Learn about the process of preparing students and host businesses, the paperwork involved, and the struggles. Also, hear what students think about the experience.

Speakers
TH

Tony Helfrich

Principal, Pratt, USD 382
avatar for Brittney Donnenwerth

Brittney Donnenwerth

College & Career Readiness Advisor, Pratt USD 382
I have a passion for getting middle schoolers to start thinking about their futures. My goal is to help each student start to develop their own definition of what a successful life looks like, and see where a career might fit into that. I love working with middle schoolers because... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 2

12:40pm

A Guide to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Alma Rosas-Hall and Shakiyya Bland will introduce secondary educators to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and present strategies for how to sustain cultural relevance within instructional practices and curriculum planning. The session will provide supports and examples of how to be culturally responsive educators. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shakiyya Bland

Dr. Shakiyya Bland

District Mathematics Curriculum and Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
Dr. Shakiyya Bland, Ed.D.PEG Affiliate PractitionerKSDE Certified Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Consultant#CreatingEquitableSpaces @DrShakB1What are the costs of being afraid of what might happen to us if we disrupt educational injustice versus what we know will happen to students... Read More →
avatar for Alma Hall

Alma Hall

Phy. Ed & Health Teacher, KCKPS#500
Mrs. Alma D. Rosas-Hall, M.S. in Teaching., MSSL., Doctoral CandidateAs a Physical Education & Health Teacher at Harmon High School, I strive to promote the importance of our cultural pride and ownership of our own diversity and celebrate our social justice changes through sports... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

12:40pm

Choose Your Own Adventure in Slides
Choose Your Own Adventures enable readers to become part of the story. In this session you will see student examples, templates and learn how to teach your students to use Google Slides to create hyperdocs to Choose their Own Adventure.  This activity can be done on any device that works with Google Slides.  

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Teacher, West Elementary
Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, KS, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 6

12:40pm

How to Intentionally Integrate SECD Language Into Day to Day Interactions
This session will help participants understand language habits and patterns and how often our patterns don’t match our best intentions. Participants will learn about how we can shift our language to more effectively work with students, parents, and colleagues and build SECD environments.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

12:40pm

STEM Activities That Lead to Career Opportunities
Looking for engaging, hands-on STEM activities for your classroom? Trane's BTU CrewTM combines two of the fastest growing career opportunities in one real-world PBL experience that can lead students from fun career exploration to industry-recognized certificates for high-tech, high-demand, high-wage careers. This session will highlight the public-private partnership between Trane and KSDE that is helping schools implement the Energy Pathway, provide IPS opportunities as part of the Kansans Can School Redesign initiative, and connect students with the latest in industry-recognized training and technology to jump-start their careers. Data analytics is making headlines and changing lives across all industries. Now being successfully implemented in school districts in Kansas, come find out how you can help your students learn more about and join this exciting new CTE program! This presentation will include ideas that are being discussed to help blend this PBL energy curriculum in with existing classes. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Whisler

Dan Whisler

Educator in Residence, Trane
Dan Whisler is the Educator in Residence for Trane, working with school districts across Kansas to lead the BTU Crew PBL energy education program. Prior to this position he taught Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science at Sterling High School for 33 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

12:40pm

KESA and Redesign – How Do They Work Together?
This session will explore the connections between the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) and the Kansas Can School Redesign Project (Redesign). KSDE has been working on an updated KESA Rubric that incorporates the Principles of Redesign, in cooperation with the Accreditation Advisory Council and others. A draft of that work will be shared for discussion, along with plans for how and when to finalize and implement the updated rubric. Currently, both programs address continuous school improvement initiatives, but they focus on it from different perspectives and have sometimes used slightly different language to do so. This work is intended to try make the connections between the two more seamless for systems to implement.

Speakers
avatar for David Barnes

David Barnes

KESA - Education Program Consultant, KSDE
I returned to KSDE as a consultant for KESA last year after five years in the classroom, teaching math and science at the high school level. Previously, I worked with standards and assessments at KSDE for six years, in both math and science.
avatar for Jeannette Nobo

Jeannette Nobo

Assistant Director - Accreditation, KSDE
At KSDE for 32 years working in areas of accreditation, school improvement, equity and diversity, curriculum and assessment.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 23

12:40pm

Standards Grading and Reporting
How do your grades represent learning? Through self-reflection and exploration of historical perspectives on current grading practices, we will compare and contrast traditional and learning-oriented (e.g. standards based grading) grading practices. In this session, we will identify the components of learning-oriented grading policies and practices that promote a growth mindset and student success. Participants will understand effective instructional and reporting practices aligned with the KSDE Redesign Principles, with special emphasis on why learning-oriented policies promote student success, how to transition grading and instructional practices, and what it means for teachers and students. We will explore learning-oriented practices as well as action steps to transition from traditional grading and instructional practices to learning-oriented grading and instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jolene Goodheart Peterson

Jolene Goodheart Peterson

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Salina Public Schools, USD 305
Bachelors Degree, Secondary Mathematics Education, Kansas State University, 2005Masters Degree, Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2018Teaching experience:Grade 9-12 mathematics, Wamego High SchoolGrade 8 mathematics, Junction City Middle Schoole-mail: Jolene.Peterson@usd305.comPeople... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Room 312/314

12:40pm

Mind, Body, and Effective Action
Mindfulness and growth mindset are two areas that are getting a great deal of attention in education today. Both theories stress children think internally about how their bodies and minds respond to activities. This presentation was developed to share activities and a curriculum with all educators that could help students learn to reflect on how they feel in a variety of situations. Teachers will also be given some helpful tips in working with students throughout the building. In addition, activities to jump start learning will also be reviewed.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 433

12:40pm

Putting Students First: Navigating the Complexities and Civic Issues That Schools Face in 2019
Navigating the classroom in the tumultuous times that we face in America, can be a terrifying place for educators, students, and administrators alike. As the world changes, we as educators and administrators need to be prepared to change along with it. This workshop will provide all participants with the tools and ability to teach using many of KSDE’s Foundational Structures.

Attendees will participate in several lessons including a Teaching Tolerance lesson called: "Speak up at School." This addresses how to respond when you hear students or fellow educators speak with inappropriate bias of any kind.

Lara and Dasan will demonstrate how to create a school culture of Kindness and motivate students to be civically engaged.

Participants will leave with lessons and materials for their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lara McDonald

Lara McDonald

Language Arts Teacher, Washburn Rural Middle School
Navigating the classroom in the tumultuous times that we face in America, can be a terrifying place for educators, students, and administrators alike. As the world changes, we as educators and administrators need to be prepared to change along with it. I teach 7th grade Language Arts... Read More →
avatar for Dasan McDonald

Dasan McDonald

8th Grade Math Teacher, USD 437
I am a 8th Grade mathematics teacher in USD 437. Previous to this experience I taught elementary school in grades ranging from 3-6th. I believe that we as educators need to invest in our students social and emotional well being in order to influence their learning.


Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 5

2:10pm

Job Shadowing for Middle Schoolers
Hear how one middle school developed a program that sends nearly every 8th grader in the district on a job shadowing experience. Job shadowing is a great way for students to practice soft skills while also exploring a career. Learn about the process of preparing students and host businesses, the paperwork involved, and the struggles. Also, hear what students think about the experience. 

Speakers
TH

Tony Helfrich

Principal, Pratt, USD 382
avatar for Brittney Donnenwerth

Brittney Donnenwerth

College & Career Readiness Advisor, Pratt USD 382
I have a passion for getting middle schoolers to start thinking about their futures. My goal is to help each student start to develop their own definition of what a successful life looks like, and see where a career might fit into that. I love working with middle schoolers because... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 2

2:10pm

Epic! Connections
Social emotional learning and civic engagement are paramount in classrooms today. In this session we will explore what you already do and connect this to ideas to strengthen these skills for your students. Come explore the books on Epic! and learn how to pair these with current fiction and chapter books you are using in your classroom to support social emotional learning and civic engagement. We will explore pairing nonfiction selections with what you are already doing to engage readers, enhance prior knowledge, and allow students to connect globally for civic engagement. Bring a device to explore online!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Teacher, West Elementary
Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, KS, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 6

2:10pm

Exploring the Kansans Can Competencies: Self-Regulation, Assertiveness and Self-Efficacy
Participants will explore the Kansans Can Competency Framework, and then focus on one of three competencies (i.e., self-regulation, assertiveness and self-efficacy) for self-assessment, building knowledge and planning instruction. Aligned with the Social-Emotional Character Development (SECD) Standards, these competencies can be taught, practiced and reinforced in every classroom, Pre-K through 12. Throughout this 80-minute segment, participants will complete a set of small group activities where they reflect on current instruction/practice, learn foundational concepts and instructional practices, and then plan instruction and practice in various classroom settings. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how readily available tools and resources can be utilized for embedding SEL in daily instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Pattie Noonan

Pattie Noonan

Associate Research ProfessorUniversity of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning/Special Education


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 402

2:10pm

HGSS Classroom Based State Assessment
This session will focus on the new HGSS classroom based state assessment model. Teacher and administrators will learn the process, and address administrative and procedural issues impacting this assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Don Gifford

Don Gifford

HGSS Educational Consultant, KSDE
Don taught for 32 years in 1A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A schools in Kansas. He left the classroom in 2010 for the State Department of Education. Don is the coordinator for Civic Engagement for KSDE and has supervised and facilitated History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (HGSS... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

2:10pm

Parent Resources for SECD and How Schools Get These Resources Out
If we want to move our students, building and districts forward then we have to have a successful partnership with parents. Come learn what resources are available for parents in encouraging and building SECD skills at home. These resources will include building student skills, as well as parent and family skills.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

2:10pm

STEM Activities That Lead to Career Opportunities
Looking for engaging, hands-on STEM activities for your classroom? Trane's BTU CrewTM combines two of the fastest growing career opportunities in one real-world PBL experience that can lead students from fun career exploration to industry-recognized certificates for high-tech, high-demand, high-wage careers. This session will highlight the public-private partnership between Trane and KSDE that is helping schools implement the Energy Pathway, provide IPS opportunities as part of the Kansans Can School Redesign initiative, and connect students with the latest in industry-recognized training and technology to jump-start their careers. Data analytics is making headlines and changing lives across all industries. Now being successfully implemented in school districts in Kansas, come find out how you can help your students learn more about and join this exciting new CTE program! This presentation will include ideas that are being discussed to help blend this PBL energy curriculum in with existing classes. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Whisler

Dan Whisler

Educator in Residence, Trane
Dan Whisler is the Educator in Residence for Trane, working with school districts across Kansas to lead the BTU Crew PBL energy education program. Prior to this position he taught Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Environmental Science at Sterling High School for 33 years... Read More →


Wednesday July 17, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

3:30pm

Closing Session: Keynote Speakers Randy Watson & Brad Neuenswander
Join Randy Watson & Brad Neuenswander as the keynote speakers!


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Randy Watson

Dr. Randy Watson

Commissioner, KSDE
Kansas Commissioner of Education
avatar for Brad Neuenswander

Brad Neuenswander

Deputy Commissioner, KSDE


Wednesday July 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Benson Education Center - Carpenter Auditorium
 
Thursday, July 18
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am
Riney Student Conference Center - Dining Room

8:30am

9:10am

Virtual Collaborative Coaching
Think instructional coaching is too expensive or out of your reach? Think again. Thanks to the LiNK program, Kansas has had the opportunity to model and test an affordable, convenient, and – most importantly – effective form of personalized professional learning for teachers. In this session, two virtual instructional coaches will demonstrate how the model works, share their own successes and challenges, and provide participants examples of how a virtual coaching program might work in their districts.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buzard

Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
avatar for Emily Hamm

Emily Hamm

-Virtual Instructional Coaching-Remote teaching/tutoring-Professional development-The gig economy-Children and YA Literature


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Riney Student Conference Center - Room 312/314

9:10am

From Spark to Flame: Using Young Adult Literature to Ignite Activism and Civic Engagement
One of the best ways to expose students to people and worlds outside their own is through literature. This session will explore ways to use young adult literature as a means to promote activism and civic engagement among students. You will learn about the exciting and emerging genre of activist literature, as well as leading authors and popular titles.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Stones

Randi Stones

7th Grade ELA, Washburn Rural Middle School
I have been teaching ELA for 14 years and I LOVE young adult literature! last year, I completed my thesis project paper work on the topics of Young Adult Literature and Civic Engagement. I hope to help teachers promote activism and civic engagement through literature by connecting... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Chandler Hall - Room 436

9:10am

Kansans Can School Redesign- Community Partnerships, Featuring Fredonia
The Kansans Can School Redesign Project has set out to help Kansas schools lead the world in the success of each student. To do this, Redesign thrives off four principles: Real World Application, Personalized Learning, Student Success Skills, and Community Partnerships. Come take a deeper dive into Community Partnerships. In this session, you will learn about the principle and how Fredonia has integrated Community Partnerships into their school redesign plan.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Baker

Barbara Baker

Special Eduation Teacher/Coach, Fredonia High School
Barbara Baker has taught special education for more than 31 years at Fredonia High School which is also her alma mater. In addition to teaching grades 9-12, Barbara is also the Spirit Squad coach, assistant track coach, Student Council Advisor, Co-Sponsor of the Senior Class, Renaissance... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 23

9:10am

Shifting to Phenomena Driven Learning in K-12 Science
Build on what we know about teaching science using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through a variety of activities. Phenomena don't have to be phenomenal to enhance science education. Leave with ideas and materials you can implement.

Speakers
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Joyce Depenbusch

Science teacher, Skyline Schools
Just finished my 22nd year at Skyline Schools in Pratt County. The majority of my teaching has been in 5-12th science and math. Although in a small school you can wear many hats, and I have worn my share. I have a degree in wildlife biology and one in elementary education from the... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Chandler Hall - Room 402

9:10am

Building Family Engagement Capacity with the Kansas Family Engagement and Partnerships Standards for Early Childhood
This session will familiarize participants with the Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood. Participants will obtain knowledge about the purpose of the standards and how they relate to other state standards such as the Kansas Early Learning Standards and the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Participants will learn best practices to build family engagement capacity in local communities using the Standards as a framework. Resources will be provided and examples of family engagement practices in Kansas will be featured.

Speakers
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Barbara Gannaway

Assistant Director, Kansas Parent Information Resource Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 10

9:10am

Classroom Structures That Build Resilience
Why do some students overcome what seems to be insurmountable odds to become productive and happy adults? How do they manage to survive and thrive? The critical factor identified is resiliency. This session will give concrete strategies of how to build resiliency in students. Participants will learn the set of attributes that are necessary for resiliency and understand what can be done in the classroom, as well as school-wide

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Chandler Hall - Room 422

9:10am

Finding Consensus in a Divisive World
Help students find consensus and recognize the benefits in compromise though engaging activities.  We will use fun conundrums and current issues to encourage students to form their own educated opinions, listen to the opinions of others, use respectful language, and work together to find consensus. Walk away with ready-to-use strategies to build consensus and teamwork in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wahaus

Kim Wahaus

American Government and AP Government Teacher, Olathe South High School
I am an archivist and a picker by nature, which vocationally makes me a social studies teacher. I have a true passion for helping students of all educational levels uncover more than facts, but the skills necessary to be historians, advocates, and open minded thinkers.


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am
Benson Education Center - Room 36

9:10am

Rigorous and Relevant Instruction: Instructional Strategies that Support Rigorous and Relevant Learning.
This workshop is designed to help educators increase the rigor and relevance of their classroom instruction. Participants will learn about how rigor and relevance are defined and examine how they can be applied to the four concern areas. English, mathematics, science and social studies. Exemplary lessons and assignments for each of the four content areas will be studied and evaluated. Participants will leave with a valuable collection of research-based instructional strategies that can be used in every classroom.

Speakers
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Beth Fultz

Assistant Director, KSDE


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

9:10am

Personalized Literacy Learning
In this session, we will explore how to transform your instruction by providing personalized learning experiences for each student while moving the class forward.  We will examine pedagogy and possibilities for personalized learning, inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, and classroom formative assessment.  You will leave armed with pedagogy and strategies over how to tailor learning experiences for each student while still advancing your entire class toward mastery.  

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 5

9:10am

Unlock the Mystery of Inquiry
Want to increase rigor/excitement in your social studies classroom? Come learn how to effectively use the C3 framework for inquiry that has students engaging w/primary source evidence, & taking informed action! Appropriate for elementary and secondary social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tina M. Ellsworth

Dr. Tina M. Ellsworth

Social Studies Coordinator, Olathe Public Schools
Social studies education | Historical Thinking Skills | Culturally Responsive/Sustaining Pedagogies | Civic Education | Rho Kappa | Inter-district partnerships


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 6

9:10am

Movin’ to the Standards
Student activity and health are positively correlated with academic outcomes as evidenced by current brain research. However, finding time to build in student physical activity can be challenging for schools. This session will provide numerous examples of how physical activity can be easily incorporated into lessons that meet standards in numerous content areas for all grade levels without the loss of instructional time. Also, the presenters will address how physical education classes can integrate other subject matter to enhance the learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Meggin DeMoss

Meggin DeMoss

Active Schools trainer
Retired elementary physical education teacher.
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Rhonda Holt

Active Schools! Let's Move Kansas


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 433

9:10am

Navigating Dyslexia in the Public Schools
Educators will begin by learning about Dyslexia, how it impacts a student's acquisition of reading and the prevalence. Trainers will further provide educators with an introduction to the Science of Reading and the importance of explicit instruction and supporting the learner in the classroom. Opportunities for available training and online resources will be shared to further those engaged in learning more about evidence based practices. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity to view screening data and explore the strengths, limitations, and pitfalls in the flagging process, along with diagnostic tools to confirm needs and the role of progress monitoring to measure progress. Educators are encouraged to bring a sample of universal screening data for a specific class or if possible and entire grade level. The data will be viewed by the educator only as we take them through the process of making data-driven decisions, therefore confidentiality should not be a concern.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Callaghan

Jaime Callaghan

Director of Student Services at Auburn-Washburn. Experience as a school psychologist and building principal, including being a parent of a student with characteristics of Dyslexia. Jaime has also served on the Executive Board for the Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 2

10:40am

Virtual Collaborative Coaching
Think instructional coaching is too expensive or out of your reach? Think again. Thanks to the LiNK program, Kansas has had the opportunity to model and test an affordable, convenient, and – most importantly – effective form of personalized professional learning for teachers. In this session, two virtual instructional coaches will demonstrate how the model works, share their own successes and challenges, and provide participants examples of how a virtual coaching program might work in their districts.

Speakers
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Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
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Emily Hamm

-Virtual Instructional Coaching-Remote teaching/tutoring-Professional development-The gig economy-Children and YA Literature


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Room 312/314

10:40am

Uncomfortable Conversations Ahead
Cultural awareness in a classroom begins with real reflection by the teacher and a willingness to lead students into courageous conversations.  Join me in a session examining our own bias, inspecting of favorite lessons for diversity inclusion, and exploring new materials to implement in your classroom. We will use uncomfortable conversations and judgement-free classrooms as a springboard into diversity rich lessons that incorporate critical thinking, social skills, and content analysis using media clips, primary documents, and hands-on activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wahaus

Kim Wahaus

American Government and AP Government Teacher, Olathe South High School
I am an archivist and a picker by nature, which vocationally makes me a social studies teacher. I have a true passion for helping students of all educational levels uncover more than facts, but the skills necessary to be historians, advocates, and open minded thinkers.


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

10:40am

From Spark to Flame: Using Young Adult Literature to Ignite Activism and Civic Engagement
One of the best ways to expose students to people and worlds outside their own is through literature. This session will explore ways to use young adult literature as a means to promote activism and civic engagement among students. You will learn about the exciting and emerging genre of activist literature, as well as leading authors and popular titles.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Stones

Randi Stones

7th Grade ELA, Washburn Rural Middle School
I have been teaching ELA for 14 years and I LOVE young adult literature! last year, I completed my thesis project paper work on the topics of Young Adult Literature and Civic Engagement. I hope to help teachers promote activism and civic engagement through literature by connecting... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 436

10:40am

Kansans Can School Redesign- Personalized Learning, Featuring Fowler
The Kansans Can School Redesign Project has set out to help Kansas schools lead the world in the success of each student. To do this, Redesign thrives off four principles: Real World Application, Personalized Learning, Student Success Skills, and Community Partnerships. Come take a deeper dive into Personalized Learning. In this session, you will learn about the principle and how _(school name) has integrated Personalized Learning into their school redesign plan.

Speakers
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Corri McDowell

PK-12 Principal, Fowler High School
Fowler USD 225 is a Gemini I school. We launched our redesign on August 1, 2018. Information about our key philosophies can be found on our website under "The Fowler Model." Our presentation will focus on practical ideas for personalizing learning at both the elementary and secondary... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 23

10:40am

How to Assess all 3 Dimensions of Science
Learn more about how science assessments can measure what students are figuring out about science. The next step to expanding science standards is to assess student learning. Tips will be shared on how to make more effective science assessments. Particpants will evaluate sample assessments, and learn how to evaluate their own assessments. Optional: Bring a favorite formative assessment to evaluate during the session along with a lap top or other device.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Depenbusch

Joyce Depenbusch

Science teacher, Skyline Schools
Just finished my 22nd year at Skyline Schools in Pratt County. The majority of my teaching has been in 5-12th science and math. Although in a small school you can wear many hats, and I have worn my share. I have a degree in wildlife biology and one in elementary education from the... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 402

10:40am

CASEL Assessment Tools and How to Use Them
CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, is a leader in the social-emotional field. They have created school-wide and district guides and rubrics for intentional and collaborative implementation and assessment of social-emotional learning. These tools will be used as a framework for the KSDE Social-Emotional Growth Recognition process. Come learn about these tools and how you can use them to move your district and/or school forward in SECD growth.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

10:40am

Using the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) to Connect with Families
This session will review the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 and provide a variety of methods of administering the screening to entering kindergarteners and their families. Participants will gain an understating of how the results can be used as an effective tool to build relationships with families from the beginning of the year. Methods of accessing and interpreting the results for families will be explained with opportunities shared for additional follow up training.

Speakers

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 10

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Dining Room

12:40pm

Uncomfortable Conversations Ahead
Cultural awareness in a classroom begins with real reflection by the teacher and a willingness to lead students into courageous conversations.  Join me in a session examining our own bias, inspecting of favorite lessons for diversity inclusion, and exploring new materials to implement in your classroom. We will use uncomfortable conversations and judgement-free classrooms as a springboard into diversity rich lessons that incorporate critical thinking, social skills, and content analysis using media clips, primary documents, and hands-on activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wahaus

Kim Wahaus

American Government and AP Government Teacher, Olathe South High School
I am an archivist and a picker by nature, which vocationally makes me a social studies teacher. I have a true passion for helping students of all educational levels uncover more than facts, but the skills necessary to be historians, advocates, and open minded thinkers.


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

12:40pm

Service Projects in the English Classroom (Lead 2 Feed)
In this session, Ashley Watkins will share information about Lead 2 Feed, examples of the projects her students completed, and the lessons she learned throughout the process. Ashley really believes that this project is something that any teacher could do for any subject at almost any grade level, and it is a powerful way to help students grow in empathy and leadership. After her presentation, you will have time to explore the Lead 2 Feed website and time to plan something similar for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Watkins

Ashley Watkins

9-12/ELA and Journalism/teacher, Halstead High School
I have been teaching for 15 years. I love reading, service learning, talking about how to improve school culture, and being on the water in my kayak.


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 436

12:40pm

Kansans Can School Redesign- Student Success Skills, Featuring Liberal
The Kansans Can School Redesign Project has set out to help Kansas schools lead the world in the success of each student. To do this, Redesign thrives off four principles: Real World Application, Personalized Learning, Student Success Skills, and Community Partnerships. Come take a deeper dive into Student Success Skills. In this session, you will learn about the principle and how _(school name) has integrated Student Success Skills into their school redesign plan.

Speakers
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Troy McCarter

Assistant Principal, Liberal USD 480
I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Abilene Christian University (Go Wildcats!). I then taught 3 years of 8th grade math in Guthrie , Oklahoma. My wife and I decided to return home in 1998 where I began teaching 8th grade math at West Middle School.  In 2006... Read More →
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Melisa Westerman

Liberal USD 480


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 23

12:40pm

How to Assess all 3 Dimensions of Science
Learn more about how science assessments can measure what students are figuring out about science. The next step to expanding science standards is to assess student learning. Tips will be shared on how to make more effective science assessments. Particpants will use sample assessments to learn how to evaluate their own assessments. Optional: Bring a favorite formative assessment to evaluate during the session along with a lap top or other device.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Depenbusch

Joyce Depenbusch

Science teacher, Skyline Schools
Just finished my 22nd year at Skyline Schools in Pratt County. The majority of my teaching has been in 5-12th science and math. Although in a small school you can wear many hats, and I have worn my share. I have a degree in wildlife biology and one in elementary education from the... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 402

12:40pm

CASEL Assessment Tools and How to Use Them
CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, is a leader in the social-emotional field. They have created school-wide and district guides and rubrics for intentional and collaborative implementation and assessment of social-emotional learning. These tools will be used as a framework for the KSDE Social-Emotional Growth Recognition process. Come learn about these tools and how you can use them to move your district and/or school forward in SECD growth.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

12:40pm

Computational Thinking: CS With or Without Computers
In this session attendees will learn the underlying principles of computational thinking and will be exposed to numerous examples of how those principles are being taught in grades K-12 across various curriculum topics.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Weese

Josh Weese

Teaching Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
I am a teaching assistant professor in the department of computer science at Kansas State University. I teach a variety of computer science classes at the post-secondary level, but I am heavily involved with CS at the K-12 level. I participate in and run multiple outreach programs... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

12:40pm

Using the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) to Connect with Families
This session will review the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 and provide a variety of methods of administering the screening to entering kindergarteners and their families. Participants will gain an understating of how the results can be used as an effective tool to build relationships with families from the beginning of the year. Methods of accessing and interpreting the results for families will be explained with opportunities shared for additional follow up training.

Speakers

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 2:10pm
Benson Education Center - Room 10

12:40pm

Unlock the Mystery of Inquiry
Want to increase rigor/excitement in your social studies classroom? Come learn how to effectively use the C3 framework for inquiry that has students engaging w/primary source evidence, & taking informed action! Appropriate for elementary and secondary social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tina M. Ellsworth

Dr. Tina M. Ellsworth

Social Studies Coordinator, Olathe Public Schools
Social studies education | Historical Thinking Skills | Culturally Responsive/Sustaining Pedagogies | Civic Education | Rho Kappa | Inter-district partnerships


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 6

12:40pm

Using Questioning in the Classroom - Student-driven Inquiry Processes that Engage Students in Your Curriculum
In this session, we will explore how to transform your instruction by providing personalized learning experiences for each student while moving the class forward.  We will examine pedagogy and possibilities for personalized learning, inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, and classroom formative assessment.  You will leave armed with pedagogy and strategies over how to tailor learning experiences for each student while still advancing your entire class toward mastery.  

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 5

12:40pm

Movin’ to the Standards
Student activity and health are positively correlated with academic outcomes as evidenced by current brain research. However, finding time to build in student physical activity can be challenging for schools. This session will provide numerous examples of how physical activity can be easily incorporated into lessons that meet standards in numerous content areas for all grade levels without the loss of instructional time. Also, the presenters will address how physical education classes can integrate other subject matter to enhance the learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Meggin DeMoss

Meggin DeMoss

Active Schools trainer
Retired elementary physical education teacher.
avatar for Rhonda Holt

Rhonda Holt

Active Schools! Let's Move Kansas


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 433

12:40pm

Navigating Dyslexia in the Public Schools
Educators will begin by learning about Dyslexia, how it impacts a student's acquisition of reading and the prevalence. Trainers will further provide educators with an introduction to the Science of Reading and the importance of explicit instruction and supporting the learner in the classroom. Opportunities for available training and online resources will be shared to further those engaged in learning more about evidence based practices. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity to view screening data and explore the strengths, limitations, and pitfalls in the flagging process, along with diagnostic tools to confirm needs and the role of progress monitoring to measure progress. Educators are encouraged to bring a sample of universal screening data for a specific class or if possible and entire grade level. The data will be viewed by the educator only as we take them through the process of making data-driven decisions, therefore confidentiality should not be a concern.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Callaghan

Jaime Callaghan

Director of Student Services at Auburn-Washburn. Experience as a school psychologist and building principal, including being a parent of a student with characteristics of Dyslexia. Jaime has also served on the Executive Board for the Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 2

2:10pm

First Amendment in the Schoolhouse
PAPRS- even without the E, the Constitutional Freedoms of Press, Assembly, Petition, Religion, and Speech encompass each of our daily lives.  Teach students about what each of those freedoms mean, explore the Supreme Court cases that bring those freedoms to the schoolhouse, engage students with real world Constitutional connections, and foster creative advocacy through the First Amendment.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wahaus

Kim Wahaus

American Government and AP Government Teacher, Olathe South High School
I am an archivist and a picker by nature, which vocationally makes me a social studies teacher. I have a true passion for helping students of all educational levels uncover more than facts, but the skills necessary to be historians, advocates, and open minded thinkers.


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 36

2:10pm

Service Projects in the English Classroom (Lead 2 Feed)
In this session, Ashley Watkins will share information about Lead 2 Feed, examples of the projects her students completed, and the lessons she learned throughout the process. Ashley really believes that this project is something that any teacher could do for any subject at almost any grade level, and it is a powerful way to help students grow in empathy and leadership. After her presentation, you will have time to explore the Lead 2 Feed website and time to plan something similar for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Watkins

Ashley Watkins

9-12/ELA and Journalism/teacher, Halstead High School
I have been teaching for 15 years. I love reading, service learning, talking about how to improve school culture, and being on the water in my kayak.


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 436

2:10pm

Kansans Can School Redesign- Real World Experiences, Featuring Colwich Elementary
The Kansans Can School Redesign Project has set out to help Kansas schools lead the world in the success of each student. To do this, Redesign thrives off four principles: Real World Application, Personalized Learning, Student Success Skills, and Community Partnerships. Come take a deeper dive into Real World Experiences. In this session, you will learn about the principle and how _(school name) has integrated Real World Experiences into their school redesign plan.

Speakers
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Dena Tice

Teacher, USD 267
I am a 6-8 math teacher. The focus of our group is student driven learning.


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 23

2:10pm

Shifting to Phenomena Driven Learning in K-12 Science
Build on what we know about teaching science using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through a variety of activities. Phenomena don't have to be phenomenal to enhance science education. Leave with ideas and materials you can implement.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Depenbusch

Joyce Depenbusch

Science teacher, Skyline Schools
Just finished my 22nd year at Skyline Schools in Pratt County. The majority of my teaching has been in 5-12th science and math. Although in a small school you can wear many hats, and I have worn my share. I have a degree in wildlife biology and one in elementary education from the... Read More →


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 402

2:10pm

Building Family Engagement Capacity with the Kansas Family Engagement and Partnerships Standards for Early Childhood
This session will familiarize participants with the Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood. Participants will obtain knowledge about the purpose of the standards and how they relate to other state standards such as the Kansas Early Learning Standards and the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Participants will learn best practices to build family engagement capacity in local communities using the Standards as a framework. Resources will be provided and examples of family engagement practices in Kansas will be featured.

Speakers
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Barbara Gannaway

Assistant Director, Kansas Parent Information Resource Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 10

2:10pm

Classroom Structures That Build Resilience
Why do some students overcome what seems to be insurmountable odds to become productive and happy adults? How do they manage to survive and thrive? The critical factor identified is resiliency. This session will give concrete strategies of how to build resiliency in students. Participants will learn the set of attributes that are necessary for resiliency and understand what can be done in the classroom, as well as school-wide

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Chandler Hall - Room 422

2:10pm

The Impact of Poverty on Educational Success 
This session will focus on students of poverty and how best to address their needs in your classrooms. In this session, we will define poverty, identify the impact of poverty in the classroom, and address how to best address the needs of students from this population. You will leave this session with tools and strategies which you can implement immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Hadicke

Cindy Hadicke

Elementary Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education


Thursday July 18, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Benson Education Center - Room 35

3:30pm

Closing Session, Door Prizes, & Snacks
Join us for the closing session, snacks,  and door prizes!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Riney Student Conference Center - Dining Room