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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 middle school ELA for twelve years. I have just finished my thirteenth year in education in which I took a sabbatical from the middle school classroom. I completed my master's degree in English and taught Freshman Composition at Emporia State University. I completed... 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 30 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
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 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
BG

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

Inclusion American History 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
BF

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 Ellsworth

Dr. Tina Ellsworth

K12 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.
avatar for Rhonda Holt

Rhonda Holt

Active Schools! Let's Move Kansas
avatar for Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Kansas Department of Education


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
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 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

Inclusion American History 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 middle school ELA for twelve years. I have just finished my thirteenth year in education in which I took a sabbatical from the middle school classroom. I completed my master's degree in English and taught Freshman Composition at Emporia State University. I completed... 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
avatar for Corri McDowell

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

Inclusion American History 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
TM

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 →
MW

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 Ellsworth

Dr. Tina Ellsworth

K12 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
avatar for Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Kansas Department of Education


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

Inclusion American History 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
DT

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
BG

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