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Monday, June 4
 

TBA

College Credit Information
Emporia State University’s Graduate Office requires attendees who wish to obtain graduate credit(s) to submit an online application at https://www.emporia.edu/grad/admissions/ as a non-degree seeking student and pay $25 application fee through their website. Attached are the instructions (how to apply) on this email. Those teachers who would like to pay for this 1 graduate credit can bring a check on the workshop day ($253.50, payable to Emporia State University).
It is recommended those teachers to submit their online application asap, because it usually takes Graduate office staff about 24 to 48 hours to process online applications. Once the applications are fully processed, students will receive an email with their username and a temporary password to log in Buzz In. If they can contact Distance Education office day after the workshop day at 877-332-4249 with their Student Id (E number), I can get them enrolled them into the course.
If the student has an active record with ESU (taken courses within the past 3 years), they may not need to submit a new application. It is would be recommended all those teachers who wish to obtain this one graduate credit to contact the Graduate School at gradinfo@emporia.edu or 620-341-5403/800-950-4723 to check their student status.
For questions that students may have, have them to contact Jenny at 877-332-4249 or 620-341-5385 and she will be happy to answer questions via phone that day.
KSDE Impact Institute - 33718 - EL 743 - PC Associated Term: Summer 2018
Registration Dates: Mar 05, 2018 to Jun 04, 2018
Levels: UG CR taken as Grad or NDG-NOM, Graduate, Second Bachelor, Undergraduate
Attributes: 4 Year Institution

ESU Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Workshop On Campus Instructional Method
1.000 Credits
View Catalog Entry
Class 7:30 am - 4:15 pm MT Memorial Union Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018 Lecture Charles Matthew Seminars (P) KSDE Impact Institute - 33234 - ED 743 - PG Associated Term: Summer 2018
Registration Dates: Mar 05, 2018 to Jun 04, 2018
Levels: UG CR taken as Grad or NDG-NOM, Graduate, Second Bachelor, Undergraduate
Attributes: 4 Year Institution

ESU Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Workshop On Campus Instructional Method
1.000 Credits
View Catalog Entry
Class 7:30 am - 4:15 pm MT Memorial Union Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018 Lecture Daniel L. Stiffler (P) Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you,
Jenny


Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Emporia State University 1200 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Monday June 4, 2018 7:30am - 8:20am
Webb Hall

8:30am

Opening Session
Monday June 4, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Webb Hall

9:10am

A Model For Increasing Engagement
Let's create classrooms that students talk about. Let's create classes and projects where student have a choice about how they will learn and how they will show their learning. Let's create a classroom that offers opportunities to learn how to make a difference and gives support to being more civically engaged. In this session we will explore how to bring interest and passion to your classes as well as your students learning through Project Based Learning and technology integration.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Warsnak

TJ Warsnak

Teacher, Halstead High School


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Preston Family Room- 5

9:10am

Blended Learning-How to Make an Assignment Uniquely Different from the Paper Homework Hand-in File
When students learn at least in part through digital and online media and students determine pace and path of learning. Part of the 21st Century Skills is for Initiative and Self-Direction by the learner… monitor his or her own understanding and learning needs; goes beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand his or her own learning and opportunities to gain expertise; utilizes time efficiently and manages workload; initiates, prioritizes, and completes tasks with minimal oversight; and demonstrates initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level and a commitment to learning as a lifelong process.


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

9:10am

Building Hope Through the IPS and Career Advising
Building Hope Through the IPS: Career Advising.  How do you build hope in each student for a bright successful future?  Join us as we continue our IPS Roadshows with our spring destination: Career Advising.  Our journey will introduce you to the Career Development Cycle, Social Emotional & Character Development within the IPS, and the Advisement Cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Joni Clark-Leiker

Joni Clark-Leiker

Consultant, JCL Consulting
“Empowering the success of each student through career development is my passion.”


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Black and Gold Room- 11

9:10am

Epic! Engagement in Reading
Come explore the books on Epic! and learn how to mirror these with current fiction and chapter books you are using in your classroom. We will explore pairing non-fiction selections with what you are already doing to engage readers and enhance prior knowledge to allow student to make meaningful connections. The beginning of this session will involve introducing (or reviewing) the features of Epic!. This free reading sight has thousands of books available for classroom use. I will then model and share how to pair non-fiction selections with books teachers are already using for reading instruction. The majority of the session will be spent allowing teachers to explore the books in Epic! and creating lists and lessons to pair them with fiction and chapter books they already use in their classroom. Pairing books allows students to explore writing and reading skills as well as integrate social studies and science standards into reading instruction. Grades PK-4, Grades 5-8 Novice

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 →



Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
EKSC Room- 12

9:10am

Kansans Can Teach Together: Co-Teaching in Early Childhood Settings
Through this interactive session, participants will learn about the four co-teaching approaches and will explore the results of a five-year professional development initiative in Kansas, including observations from pre-K through third grade classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Shonda Anderson

Shonda Anderson

Training and Coaching Coordinator, TASN Co-Teaching
We are currently in our 7th year of the TASN Co-Teaching Project. I would love to talk to you about how co-teaching and collaboration positively impacts instruction and student success.



Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Roe R Cross- 16

9:10am

The Skills that Matter: Embedding Kansans Can Competencies into Classroom Instruction
Would you like to learn easy-to-use instructional activities for teaching your students interpersonal skills that are vital to success in school and work? This session will provide an overview of the Kansans Can Competency Framework and application of the framework for one competency, Assertiveness. After embedding assertiveness instruction within course content for 3-6 weeks, Kansas teachers have seen student increases in classroom engagement, more productive collaborative learning, balanced participation of all students in class discussions, higher levels of empathy, ownership over academics, increased advocacy, and the ability to speak up in difficult situations. Students have been able to generalize this learning to improve relationships with peers, teachers, and family members. During this session, we will also demonstrate alignment to the SECD standards and the Kansas MTSS Integrated Framework, share free resources, discuss implementation challenges, and possibly give away a few books. Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Anctil

Charlotte Anctil

6th Gr Math Teacher, Blue Valley School District
avatar for Pattie Noonan

Pattie Noonan

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



Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Kanza Room- 7

9:10am

Update on the SECD Standards Revisions
The SECD Standards Revisions Committee has completed their work. Come learn about the changes, additions, and enhancements to the Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development Standards. The basic framework of the standards is the same, but the committee worked hard to make sure the standards align and address many of the current initiatives, legislation requirements, and topics. Some of these areas include: child sexual assault, suicide, stress management, growth mindset, self-regulation, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

9:10am

Best Practices for World Language Teachers- Enhancing and Redesigning Your Classroom Activities
Do your classroom activities promote growth in your students’ language proficiency?  During the workshop, teachers will take a closer look at not just what the world language standards are, but more importantly, what they are not.   The focus of the session will be directed at the Communication and Culture standards which are often misunderstood. Teachers will receive assistance during the session to work collaboratively to redesign a selection of their favorite activities to better promote growth in student language proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Flenthrope

Mike Flenthrope

Coordinator for ELL & World Languages, Olathe Public Schools
Michael Flenthrope works as the world language and ELL coordinator in the Olathe School District in the Kansas City metro area. Michael has assisted on various state-level educational committees and organizations for standards and policy revisions. He has served on the executive... Read More →
avatar for Regina Peszat

Regina Peszat

World Languages Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
Becoming proficient in another language and speaking one's first language well is good for your brain, your pocketbook, your heart, and the world.


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Miller Room- 13

9:10am

Culturally Inclusive Schools
Teachers and administrators will learn how to transform and improve school environment and culture in the classroom so that every student's voice is included and every student is provided the opportunity to achieve school success.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Bosilevac

Diane Bosilevac

French instructor, Olathe North High School
GJ

Gwendolyn Jacobs

Teachers/Diversity Council Sponsors, Olathe North High School
We are instructors at Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kansas. Last year, we started a Cultural Awareness Series in order to truly embrace and understand our diversity. From those discussions, we recognized our work had just begun. This year, we created a task force to implement... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
KSN Room-10

9:10am

Kansas Curricular Standards for Science 101
See what using the Next Generation Science Standards might look like in classrooms. This session will show the major shifts in science standards, how to use the standards, and what is available to guide implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Appropriate for K-12 and administration.

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 →


Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Greek Room- 4

9:10am

Teach to Each in ELA
How do we meaningfully individualize learning? How do we teach to each and keep the whole class moving forward? Let's explore possibilities and new ideas for individualization, differentiation, problem-based learning, classroom formative assessment, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buzard

Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204



Monday June 4, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Skyline Room- 18

10:40am

A Model For Increasing Engagement
Let's create classrooms that students talk about. Let's create classes and projects where student have a choice about how they will learn and how they will show their learning. Let's create a classroom that offers opportunities to learn how to make a difference and gives support to being more civically engaged. In this session we will explore how to bring interest and passion to your classes as well as your students learning through Project Based Learning and technology integration.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Warsnak

TJ Warsnak

Teacher, Halstead High School


Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Preston Family Room- 5

10:40am

Blended Learning-How to Make an Assignment Uniquely Different from the Paper Homework Hand-in File
When students learn at least in part through digital and online media and students determine pace and path of learning. Part of the 21st Century Skills is for Initiative and Self-Direction by the learner… monitor his or her own understanding and learning needs; goes beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand his or her own learning and opportunities to gain expertise; utilizes time efficiently and manages workload; initiates, prioritizes, and completes tasks with minimal oversight; and demonstrates initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level and a commitment to learning as a lifelong process.


Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

10:40am

Building Hope Through the IPS and Career Advising
Building Hope Through the IPS: Career Advising.  How do you build hope in each student for a bright successful future?  Join us as we continue our IPS Roadshows with our spring destination: Career Advising.  Our journey will introduce you to the Career Development Cycle, Social Emotional & Character Development within the IPS, and the Advisement Cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Joni Clark-Leiker

Joni Clark-Leiker

Consultant, JCL Consulting
“Empowering the success of each student through career development is my passion.”


Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Black and Gold Room- 11

10:40am

Elementary Instructional Examples for the Updated SECD Standards
Learn concrete instructional examples of how to integrate the Updated Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards into classroom lessons and units at the elementary school level. This integration provides practice beyond a standalone character education or social skills class, allowing students to identify and understand how these skills are essential to success in all content areas. Participants will also learn how to show connection between these skills and real world application. Examples of different curriculums and resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

10:40am

Feedback with Seesaw
Come explore the free app Seesaw! and learn how to encourage and use feedback in your classrooms. We will explore the free Seesaw app, an online journal with many applications in the classroom including global impact and connections. The beginning of this session will involve introducing (or reviewing) the features of Seesaw. The majority of the session will be spent allowing teacher to practice various feedback practices in the app. Student feedback is an important piece in education that allows for learning and growth for all. Seesaw is compatible with iOS and android, chromebook and web based operating systems. Grades Pk-4, Grades 5-8 Novice

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 →



Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
EKSC Room- 12

10:40am

Kansans Can Teach Together: Co-Teaching in Early Childhood Settings
Through this interactive session, participants will learn about the four co-teaching approaches and will explore the results of a five-year professional development initiative in Kansas, including observations from pre-K through third grade classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Shonda Anderson

Shonda Anderson

Training and Coaching Coordinator, TASN Co-Teaching
We are currently in our 7th year of the TASN Co-Teaching Project. I would love to talk to you about how co-teaching and collaboration positively impacts instruction and student success.



Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Roe R Cross- 16

10:40am

The Skills that Matter: Embedding Kansans Can Competencies into Classroom Instruction
Would you like to learn easy-to-use instructional activities for teaching your students interpersonal skills that are vital to success in school and work? This session will provide an overview of the Kansans Can Competency Framework and application of the framework for one competency, Assertiveness. After embedding assertiveness instruction within course content for 3-6 weeks, Kansas teachers have seen student increases in classroom engagement, more productive collaborative learning, balanced participation of all students in class discussions, higher levels of empathy, ownership over academics, increased advocacy, and the ability to speak up in difficult situations. Students have been able to generalize this learning to improve relationships with peers, teachers, and family members. During this session, we will also demonstrate alignment to the SECD standards and the Kansas MTSS Integrated Framework, share free resources, discuss implementation challenges, and possibly give away a few books. Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Anctil

Charlotte Anctil

6th Gr Math Teacher, Blue Valley School District
avatar for Pattie Noonan

Pattie Noonan

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



Monday June 4, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Kanza Room- 7

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Webb Hall

12:40pm

Building Hope Through the IPS and Career Advising
Building Hope Through the IPS: Career Advising.  How do you build hope in each student for a bright successful future?  Join us as we continue our IPS Roadshows with our spring destination: Career Advising.  Our journey will introduce you to the Career Development Cycle, Social Emotional & Character Development within the IPS, and the Advisement Cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Joni Clark-Leiker

Joni Clark-Leiker

Consultant, JCL Consulting
“Empowering the success of each student through career development is my passion.”


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Black and Gold Room- 11

12:40pm

Kindergarten Readiness: Making the Most of the ASQ-3 and the ASQ:2-SE
All districts in Kansas have been trained to administer the ASQ-3 and the ASQ:2-SE and schedules for families to complete it are underway. Included in the planning process it is important for districts to understand how to interpret the results and take full advantage of the benefits of the screener. During this session a brief overview of the ASQ-3 and the ASQ:2-SE, ways districts are planning to administer it and how the results will be utilized by the Kansas State Department of Education will be shared. In addition, participants will learn how to interpret the results to families in a sensitive and meaningful manner that will help build rapport and trust between the school and family.

Speakers


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Kanza Room- 7

12:40pm

Leveraging Volunteers and National Service Members to Maximize Your Impact
In this session, participants will learn how school districts can develop an AmeriCorps or school-based volunteer program, with funding and resources from the Kansas Volunteer Commission, in order to strengthen family and civic engagement, increase graduation and attendance rates, and improve math and reading proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Crispin

Jamie Crispin

Deputy Director, Kansas Volunteer Commission
Jamie Crispin believes in the power of civic engagement and has always been an advocate of change through volunteering. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Arts in Sociology from the University of Warwick in England.After... Read More →
avatar for Destinee Parker

Destinee Parker

Mentor Kansas Director, Kansas Volunteer Commission
Destinee Parker is the Mentor Kansas Director at the Kansas Volunteer Commission. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University in Social Sciences and has previous experience working with nonprofits through community service. She has a passion for working with youth and... Read More →



Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Roe R Cross- 16

12:40pm

Micro-credentialing: A Transformative Approach to Professional Learning and Teacher Re-licensure
In Kansas, we are committed to leading the world in the success of each student.  Micro-credentialing, as a transformative professional learning tool and pathway to re-licensure, can help us lead the world in the success of each professional educator.  We are redesigning our schools as an effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to learning.  It's time to do the same for teachers as it relates to professional learning and re-licensure.  Join us and learn about micro-credentialing and its potential impact on professional learning and teacher re-licensure!

Speakers
avatar for Mischel Miller

Mischel Miller

Director, Teacher Licensure and Accreditation, KSDE
Mischel Miller graduated from Dodge City Senior High School and attended college at St. Mary of the Plains College, as well as Fort Hays State, Emporia State, and Walden Universities. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Educational... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Xi Phi Room- 15

12:40pm

Movement Matters
KSDE has made a commitment to focus on the education of the whole child. Participation in a quality physical education program can support this commitment. Come to this fun-filled, information- driven session to learn how physical education contributes to the social-emotional and academic growth of the students in your building. This session will address movement programs for K-12 students and has been designed to be inclusive of all educators. Addressed during this session will be the ties between quality physical education, physical activity, movement, and academic development. Also, buildings will learn how to tap into the social-emotional standard as a building-wide initiative. Skills reviewed, during the session, will focus on student social-emotional growth, including what physical educators can do to support trauma-induced training and mindfulness activities to help students reduce anxiety and stress. Measurements for these activities will also be presented. Finally, learn about programs that can also be implemented building wide which focuses on the physical and emotional health of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Verneda Edwards

Verneda Edwards

President-elect Kansas, Baker University



Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

12:40pm

MS/HS Instructional Examples for the Updated SECD Standards
Learn concrete instructional examples of how to integrate the Updated Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards into classroom lessons and units at the middle school and high school level. This integration provides practice beyond a standalone character education or social skills class, allowing students to identify and understand how these skills are essential to success in all content areas. Participants will also learn how to show connection between these skills and real world application. Examples of different curriculums and resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

12:40pm

Best Practices for World Language Teachers-Instructional Practices that Promote Language Growth
How do you and your students reach 90%+? How do you stay in the target language while teaching? How do you get your students to also use the TL the entire class period? How do you model, give directions, and question students without breaking back to English? What are the dos and don'ts to increasing TL instruction? To get to 90%+, we must first change our outlook, and then we can change our practice. During the session, teachers will learn and practice specific strategies and tips to staying in the target language while teaching. Examples of activities that encourage 90% by students will be shared.  Strategies can be applied to all instructional methodologies and approaches for language teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Flenthrope

Mike Flenthrope

Coordinator for ELL & World Languages, Olathe Public Schools
Michael Flenthrope works as the world language and ELL coordinator in the Olathe School District in the Kansas City metro area. Michael has assisted on various state-level educational committees and organizations for standards and policy revisions. He has served on the executive... Read More →
avatar for Regina Peszat

Regina Peszat

World Languages Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
Becoming proficient in another language and speaking one's first language well is good for your brain, your pocketbook, your heart, and the world.


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Miller Room- 13

12:40pm

Colleague Circles
Learn how to create Colleague Circles that can take place virtually or face-to-face with the goal of creating a trusted environment for teachers to share opportunities and challenges that they can’t share elsewhere. These peer groups will consist of 6-10 peer teachers who meet to support, encourage, and learn from each other. These groups embrace positive solutions and creative thinking, providing outlets and solutions that can be carried back to their respective classrooms. 

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 →



Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
EKSC Room- 12

12:40pm

Culturally Inclusive Schools
Teachers and administrators will learn how to transform and improve school environment and culture in the classroom so that every student's voice is included and every student is provided the opportunity to achieve school success.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Bosilevac

Diane Bosilevac

French instructor, Olathe North High School
GJ

Gwendolyn Jacobs

Teachers/Diversity Council Sponsors, Olathe North High School
We are instructors at Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kansas. Last year, we started a Cultural Awareness Series in order to truly embrace and understand our diversity. From those discussions, we recognized our work had just begun. This year, we created a task force to implement... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
KSN Room-10

12:40pm

Encouraging a Growth Mindset through Effective Grading Practices
What do your grading practices imply? In this presentation we will explore the purposes, concerns, interpretations and impacts of Traditional and Redesign Grading Practices. Time will be devoted for you to determine your perspective on learning and how the actions you take and decisions you make, based on your mindset, impact your students. We will explore the relationship between perceived and implemented grading practices and student mindset development. We will discover how to implement effective grading practices in your school to improve students’ perspectives on learning.

Speakers


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Preston Family Room- 5

12:40pm

Kansas Curricular Standards for Science 101
See what using the Next Generation Science Standards might look like in classrooms. This session will show the major shifts in science standards, how to use the standards, and what is available to guide implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Appropriate for K-12 and administration.

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 →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Greek Room- 4

12:40pm

Supporting Students in Complex Text
How can we use complex text as a tool to achieve deeper levels of learning for each student?  How do we keep the integrity of the text intact while still making the text accessible and comprehensible for each student? In this session, we will provide a common sense approach to layering texts for complexity and comprehension, as well as explore practical applications for modeling, scaffolding, and supporting each student in those texts. Teachers will leave armed the expertise and resources they need to support each student in the complex texts they plan to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buzard

Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204



Monday June 4, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Skyline Room- 18

2:10pm

Aren’t Education Standards Just for Students??
How often have we heard, or even used, the phrase, “what students should know and be able to do,” when describing what is measured by specific standards? Did you know there are actually standards to define “what teachers should know and be able to do” as well? The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards outline what effective teaching should look like to ensure each PK-12 student successfully graduates and is ready for postsecondary education or a career after high school. They are the basis for other models with which you may be more familiar: Danielson’s Domains, the KEEP Constructs, the Kansas Professional Education Standards, and others. In this session, we’ll interact with the standards themselves, crosswalk the various models, and learn of the ways they are embedded within the teaching profession – from beginning to end.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Bechtel

Lynn Bechtel

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education



Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Roe R Cross- 16

2:10pm

Building Hope Through the IPS and Career Advising
Building Hope Through the IPS: Career Advising.  How do you build hope in each student for a bright successful future?  Join us as we continue our IPS Roadshows with our spring destination: Career Advising.  Our journey will introduce you to the Career Development Cycle, Social Emotional & Character Development within the IPS, and the Advisement Cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Joni Clark-Leiker

Joni Clark-Leiker

Consultant, JCL Consulting
“Empowering the success of each student through career development is my passion.”


Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Black and Gold Room- 11

2:10pm

Micro-credentialing: A Transformative Approach to Professional Learning and Teacher Re-licensure
In Kansas, we are committed to leading the world in the success of each student.  Micro-credentialing, as a transformative professional learning tool and pathway to re-licensure, can help us lead the world in the success of each professional educator.  We are redesigning our schools as an effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to learning.  It's time to do the same for teachers as it relates to professional learning and re-licensure.  Join us and learn about micro-credentialing and its potential impact on professional learning and teacher re-licensure!

Speakers
avatar for Mischel Miller

Mischel Miller

Director, Teacher Licensure and Accreditation, KSDE
Mischel Miller graduated from Dodge City Senior High School and attended college at St. Mary of the Plains College, as well as Fort Hays State, Emporia State, and Walden Universities. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Educational... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Xi Phi Room- 15

2:10pm

Movement Matters
KSDE has made a commitment to focus on the education of the whole child. Participation in a quality physical education program can support this commitment. Come to this fun-filled, information- driven session to learn how physical education contributes to the social-emotional and academic growth of the students in your building. This session will address movement programs for K-12 students and has been designed to be inclusive of all educators. Addressed during this session will be the ties between quality physical education, physical activity, movement, and academic development. Also, buildings will learn how to tap into the social-emotional standard as a building-wide initiative. Skills reviewed, during the session, will focus on student social-emotional growth, including what physical educators can do to support trauma-induced training and mindfulness activities to help students reduce anxiety and stress. Measurements for these activities will also be presented. Finally, learn about programs that can also be implemented building wide which focuses on the physical and emotional health of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Verneda Edwards

Verneda Edwards

President-elect Kansas, Baker University



Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

2:10pm

Promoting Family Engagement in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Successful Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten education depends on building relationships and collaborations with children’s families and the school. It is critical for school districts to establish positive partnerships with children’s families and to include families in the Pre K and K settings. This session will provide ways to increase family engagement by providing examples of surveys, questionnaires, home activities linked to learning and also ways to establish and maintain positive relationships with children’s families.

Speakers


Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Kanza Room- 7

2:10pm

Strategies for Promoting Adult Social-Emotional Learning
Educators can create classroom and school cultures that allow students to develop and build social and emotional competencies. In order to do this educators need to build positive relationships with their students, integrate these competencies in their instruction, and continuously evaluate. One important piece that is often forgotten is the educators need to develop their own social and emotional competencies. It is difficult for adults to help build these skills in others if they are lacking the skills themselves. Not only are these skills important for creating culture, but they benefit teachers directly by improving teacher well-being and reducing stress and burnout. Come learn strategies on how to promote these competencies in yourself, fellow educators, and even in parents.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Monday June 4, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

3:30pm

A Film Screening of Beyond Measure: What Counts Can’t be Counted; Schools at the Heart of Change
Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system. And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse.
In Beyond Measure, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the country. From rural Kentucky to New York City, schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity as the key to good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. They are schools where practically every student graduates and goes on to finish college.
Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?

Monday June 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Webb Hall
 
Tuesday, June 5
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday June 5, 2018 7:30am - 8:20am
Webb Hall

8:30am

Opening Session
Tuesday June 5, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Webb Hall

9:10am

Applying the LifeCourse Framework to Successful Transition Planning
Participants will learn how to have conversations with individuals and families about a vision for a good life and how to achieve it using the LifeCourse tool kit. They will explore how the life domains helps plot a trajectory towards a successful transition to adult life and post-secondary education or employment.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Costlow

Tammy Costlow

Vice President for Quality Performance, CLASS Ltd.
Hello! My name is Tammy Costlow. I have worked in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability field for 25 years. I currently supervise the Targeted Case Managers at CLASS Ltd., in Southeast Kansas. I am a mentor candidate in The Learning Community of Person Centered Practices... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Miller Room- 13

9:10am

Beyond Measure Facilitated Discussion
This session is a followup to the screening of the film "Beyond Measure." A facilitated discussion on the major ideas and possible implications for change and redesign in our schools.

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 →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Greek Room- 4

9:10am

It Takes a Village to Do the IPS
Students have done the IPS, now what? Are your students' Independent Plans of Study just another thing to check off the high school graduation list and then filed away where no one sees them again? In this session, learn how to make the IPS relevant to students, teachers and parents. Participants will get a copy of the CHSM IPS and student worksheet, and the "So You Want To Go To College/So You Don't Want To Go To College" discussion sheet. Session goers will also watch a simulated student-led conference, which has transformed traditional parent/teacher conferences into Family Strategy Sessions attended by 100% of the schools students and parents. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Custer

Kristy Custer

Principal, Civic Engagement
Students who participate in their communities are often more motivated to learn.  Utilizing an experiential, project-based approach focused around their local community, Complete High School Maize students and staff have embedded Civic Engagement into almost every aspect of student... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Xi Phi Room- 15

9:10am

Literacy Network of Kansas
Participants will hear about processes and plans for the LiNK – Literacy Network of Kansas, an effort supported in part by funds from a $27 million federal striving readers grant.

Speakers
SM

Suzy Myers

Kansas State Department of Education


Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Roe R Cross- 16

9:10am

Passion Spark: Igniting Students' Call to Service
This session for teachers and administrators will focus on helping students find their passion and facilitate civic action towards that endeavor.

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.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Skyline Room- 18

9:10am

The Role of Teachers in the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Process
Kansas Education System Accreditation (KESA) is a system level accreditation process. As such it is the responsibility of the district to ensure that they as well as all schools in their system (district) are in a process of improvement and redesign.  In this session the presenters will provide a brief overview of KESA and discuss the importance of the role of the teacher in this process.

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.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

9:10am

Update on the SECD Standards Revisions
The SECD Standards Revisions Committee has completed their work. Come learn about the changes, additions, and enhancements to the Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development Standards. The basic framework of the standards is the same, but the committee worked hard to make sure the standards align and address many of the current initiatives, legislation requirements, and topics. Some of these areas include: child sexual assault, suicide, stress management, growth mindset, self-regulation, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 10:30am
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

9:10am

Cultivating Creativity: Using 3-D Printing Pens to Foster Innovative Thinking
Through the use of 3-D Printing pens, teachers and administrators immediately see the benefits of self-directed discovery. By making each student's thinking more visible, even those with limited literacy skills are better able to communicate ideas. The transfer of knowledge is increased when students feel there are no limits to their imagination. "Imagination in more important than knowledge" --Albert Einstein

Speakers
avatar for Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith

Visual Art Instructor, USD 385 Andover
Johnna Smith has been teaching visual art for 20 years in Kansas. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Art Education in 2000, and a Master’s Degree in Art Education in 2004. In 2014, she served on the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts Writing... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
EKSC Room- 12

9:10am

Guided by a Cause: IN the Classroom AND Out
Students are eager to become activists...they just may not know it yet! Learn how to not only educate, but inspire your students to both find their passions and explore avenues for school and community involvement. In this presentation, we will give teachers tools to present and explore activism and its role in shaping and changing society.
During this session we will work through and create resources as well as lesson plans that you can incorporate into your instruction to build a classroom community of civically minded students. You will be prepared to start next year with a plan of action. I will be sharing an entire unit of study WITH lessons and activities that I use in my Language Arts classroom. This unit can also be used in many other subject areas.
PLEASE BRING A DEVICE!

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 →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
KSN Room-10

9:10am

Individual Plans of Action-Kids Get To DO Civic Engagement!
In today's push to help kids see how they can change the world we must find opportunities to not just talk about changing things, but actually doing something. This session will help walk any teacher through the process of assisting their students develop a personal pathway to create change.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Topliff

Adam Topliff

Teacher, Wamego Middle School


Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Kanza Room- 7

9:10am

Teach to Each in ELA
How do we meaningfully individualize learning? How do we teach to each and keep the whole class moving forward? Let's explore possibilities and new ideas for individualization, differentiation, problem-based learning, classroom formative assessment, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buzard

Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204



Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Black and Gold Room- 11

9:10am

Tech Infused Literacy Workstations
The participants will learn how to incorporate Blended Learning & Personalized Learning in K-2 Classroom. We will plan literacy workstations that will interweave the grade level standards, student engagement, technology, and student assessment data that will echo the structures of Balanced Literacy. Participants will plan literacy workstations; create QR code playlists and build app flows that meet the needs of students. Please bring grade level standards, a computer and an iPad to this session.

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 12:00pm
Preston Family Room- 5

10:40am

Applying the LifeCourse Framework to Successful Transition Planning
Participants will learn how to have conversations with individuals and families about a vision for a good life and how to achieve it using the LifeCourse tool kit. They will explore how the life domains helps plot a trajectory towards a successful transition to adult life and post-secondary education or employment.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Costlow

Tammy Costlow

Vice President for Quality Performance, CLASS Ltd.
Hello! My name is Tammy Costlow. I have worked in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability field for 25 years. I currently supervise the Targeted Case Managers at CLASS Ltd., in Southeast Kansas. I am a mentor candidate in The Learning Community of Person Centered Practices... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Miller Room- 13

10:40am

Beyond Measure Facilitated Discussion
This session is a followup to the screening of the film "Beyond Measure." A facilitated discussion on the major ideas and possible implications for change and redesign in our schools.

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 →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Greek Room- 4

10:40am

Elementary Instructional Examples for the Updated SECD Standards
Learn concrete instructional examples of how to integrate the Updated Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards into classroom lessons and units at the elementary school level. This integration provides practice beyond a standalone character education or social skills class, allowing students to identify and understand how these skills are essential to success in all content areas. Participants will also learn how to show connection between these skills and real world application. Examples of different curriculums and resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

10:40am

It Takes a Village to Do the IPS
Students have done the IPS, now what? Are your students' Independent Plans of Study just another thing to check off the high school graduation list and then filed away where no one sees them again? In this session, learn how to make the IPS relevant to students, teachers and parents. Participants will get a copy of the CHSM IPS and student worksheet, and the "So You Want To Go To College/So You Don't Want To Go To College" discussion sheet. Session goers will also watch a simulated student-led conference, which has transformed traditional parent/teacher conferences into Family Strategy Sessions attended by 100% of the schools students and parents. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Custer

Kristy Custer

Principal, Civic Engagement
Students who participate in their communities are often more motivated to learn.  Utilizing an experiential, project-based approach focused around their local community, Complete High School Maize students and staff have embedded Civic Engagement into almost every aspect of student... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Xi Phi Room- 15

10:40am

Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Today
Participants will be provided a review of the first year of KESA; what we have learned and where we are going. Participant feedback as to their experiences with KESA is an important part of this presentation.  

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bagshaw

Bill Bagshaw

Coordinator TLA, Kansas State Department of Education
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Kansas Education System Accreditation model. This system considers process and results in formulating an accreditation status following each 5 year cycle of improvement.
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.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

10:40am

Teachers in Command:  Our Journey to Equity and Excellence
Over the past 3 years, our district, Valley Heights USD 498, has implemented the academic and behavior social components of Kansas MTSS. Through this PreK-12 process, we have increased student academic achievement through benchmarking, progress monitoring, core fidelity checks, and interventions. We have implemented various elements of the behavior social framework, including the behavior matrix, defining behaviors, data analysis to determine risk factors, and how to effectively implement a core social emotional curriculum

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Roe R Cross- 16

10:40am

Youth in Action: A History of Adolescent Civic Engagement
This session will expose teachers and administrators to historic civic action by young people. A strong background knowledge of youth engagement will empower students in future civic engagement.

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.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:40am - 12:00pm
Skyline Room- 18

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Webb Hall

12:40pm

10 Mostly Instructional Practices to Improve Civic Engagement in Any Classroom
This Session is a response to elementary and non -social studies educator's questions about civic engagement. The session will model and discuss 10 practices that can be used in any classroom regardless of grade or discipline that will improve the civic engagement of their students. Teachers will be able to implement these pracitices as soon as they return to school Resources and links will be shared.

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 →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Preston Family Room- 5

12:40pm

Between the Bells: Modifying PBL to Ensure Student Engagement Within Classroom Time Constraints Using Class Projects and the "We the People" Curriculum as Examples
This session will walk teachers though how to modify project based learning and use genius hour to engage students in learning.

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.


Vietnam docx

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Skyline Room- 18

12:40pm

Combatting Chronic Absenteeism in the Classroom: What Can Teachers Do?
Chronic absenteeism has a direct and significant impact on student achievement and gradation. Chronic absenteeism is a predictor of being grade level in 3rd grade reading, failing classes in high school, and ultimately in dropping out. In this session we will define chronic absenteeism and its impact on education, investigate the causes of chronic absenteeism, and discuss what teachers and administrators can do to combat the issue.

Speakers
avatar for John Girodat

John Girodat

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
I have been in education my entire career. I spent 12 years as a 7-12 grade Social Studies teacher, coach and athletic director. I also spent 5 years in building level administration before moving to the Department of Education in October of 2017. I work as part of the graduation... Read More →
avatar for Branden Johnston

Branden Johnston

Assistant Director, KSDE
Assistant Director in charge of Graduation, Dropout Prevention, Alternative, Charter, and Virtual Education.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Miller Room- 13

12:40pm

Evidence Based Practices for State At-Risk and ESSA
Evidence-based practice is a buzz word in education, but what does this really mean as we make decisions regarding the practices that will be utilized in schools?  This session will cover the requirements for evidence-based practices within the Every Student Succeeds Act and K.S.A. 72-5153.  Participants will gain an understanding of how practices funded by federal and all state at-risk dollars must be evidenced-based practices.   The presenters will introduce a new KSDE evidenced-based web page and demonstrate it's use as a resource to inform decisions.  Information regarding how to request that KSDE add an evidence-based practice(s) to the site will also be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis

Coordinator, TASN
Crystal is the currently the coordinator of the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network, TASN. TASN provides technical assistance and professional learning through training, coaching and consultation for Kansas educators, families and students. Crystal is a licensed School Psychologist... Read More →
avatar for Tate Toedman

Tate Toedman

Assistant Director, KSDE
Tate Toedman, Assistant Director Special Education and Title Services Team, has been with the Kansas State Department of Education since 2006. He has worked in the Kansas school system since 1994, starting out as a teacher in the Topeka public schools; he moved to a counselor position... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Xi Phi Room- 15

12:40pm

Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process
Kansas educators increasingly recognize the need to more fully integrate the science and principles of human development into proven educational practices. Social emotional learning (SEL) is at the heart of this integration. Schools progressively seek to shift from a “stand-alone initiative mindset” to embracing social emotional development as an essential element of growth and learning that is integrated throughout a student’s experience of school. To that end, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) developed a practical tool depicting this visionary aim, called the “Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process.” With a copy of the visual tool in hand, participants will explore foundational components of social-emotional development, and discover how these components are seamlessly integrated into all aspects of the school environment.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Mann

Christina Mann

Kansas MTSS State Trainer, Kansas MTSS
Christina Mann, LSCSW, provides coaching and training to Kansas schools in the areas of Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, and PBIS for the KS State Dept. of Ed. Christina has led innovative projects connecting schools, mental health, juvenile... Read More →
avatar for Myron Melton

Myron Melton

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
Myron Melton currently serves as an Educational Program Consultant for School Mental Health with the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). Myron’s work focuses on school mental health and social-emotional learning... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Greek Room- 4

12:40pm

Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Chairs: Lessons Learned 
This presentation is for those individuals who are currently acting as KESA Chairs for a system, or believe they may be interested in becoming a chair.  This presentation will outline some of the feedback we have received about experiences as a chair, as well as provide opportunity for dialogue with current KESA Chairs about their experiences.  Questions will be answered about how one becomes a KESA chair and what are the expectations for someone serving as a KESA Chair.   

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bagshaw

Bill Bagshaw

Coordinator TLA, Kansas State Department of Education
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Kansas Education System Accreditation model. This system considers process and results in formulating an accreditation status following each 5 year cycle of improvement.
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.


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Blue Key Leadership Room- 3

12:40pm

MS/HS Instructional Examples for the Updated SECD Standards
Learn concrete instructional examples of how to integrate the Updated Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards into classroom lessons and units at the middle school and high school level. This integration provides practice beyond a standalone character education or social skills class, allowing students to identify and understand how these skills are essential to success in all content areas. Participants will also learn how to show connection between these skills and real world application. Examples of different curriculums and resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

12:40pm

Cultivating Creativity: Using 3-D Printing Pens to Foster Innovative Thinking
Through the use of 3-D Printing pens, teachers and administrators immediately see the benefits of self-directed discovery. By making each student's thinking more visible, even those with limited literacy skills are better able to communicate ideas. The transfer of knowledge is increased when students feel there are no limits to their imagination. "Imagination in more important than knowledge" --Albert Einstein

Speakers
avatar for Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith

Visual Art Instructor, USD 385 Andover
Johnna Smith has been teaching visual art for 20 years in Kansas. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Art Education in 2000, and a Master’s Degree in Art Education in 2004. In 2014, she served on the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts Writing... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
EKSC Room- 12

12:40pm

Formative Assessment: It’s a Process, Not a “Thing”
Formative assessment is a planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evidence of student learning to improve student understanding of intended disciplinary learning outcomes and support students to become more self-directed learners.  (CCSSO FAST SCASS Austin, Texas June 2017).  In this workshop teachers will understand and explore how the formative assessment process is used to improve instructional practice and student learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Allen Sylvester

Allen Sylvester

"Where will I find Dr. Sylvester" an adult is asking a passing teenager. "Oh...probably building something bizarre, or fixing someone's phone" Notorious for creating such things as "Standard Issue Science Fair T-shirt launcher", "Big Bertha" the punkin' chunker, various electric... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Roe R Cross- 16

12:40pm

Guided by a Cause: IN the Classroom AND Out
Students are eager to become activists...they just may not know it yet! Learn how to not only educate, but inspire your students to both find their passions and explore avenues for school and community involvement. In this presentation, we will give teachers tools to present and explore activism and its role in shaping and changing society.
 
During this session we will work through and create resources as well as lesson plans that you can incorporate into your instruction to build a classroom community of civically minded students. You will be prepared to start next year with a plan of action. I will be sharing an entire unit of study WITH lessons and activities that I use in my Language Arts classroom. This unit can also be used in many other subject areas.
PLEASE BRING A DEVICE!

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 →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
KSN Room-10

12:40pm

Individual Plans of Action - Kids Get To DO Civic Engagement!
In today's push to help kids see how they can change the world we must find opportunities to not just talk about changing things, but actually doing something. This session will help walk any teacher through the process of assisting their students develop a personal pathway to create change.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Topliff

Adam Topliff

Teacher, Wamego Middle School


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Kanza Room- 7

12:40pm

Supporting Students in Complex Text
How can we use complex text as a tool to achieve deeper levels of learning for each student?  How do we keep the integrity of the text intact while still making the text accessible and comprehensible for each student? In this session, we will provide a common sense approach to layering texts for complexity and comprehension, as well as explore practical applications for modeling, scaffolding, and supporting each student in those texts. Teachers will leave armed the expertise and resources they need to support each student in the complex texts they plan to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buzard

Julie Buzard

Literacy coach and English teacher, USD 428/ Great Bend High School
avatar for Lindsay McCracken

Lindsay McCracken

Language Arts Teacher, USD 204



Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:40pm - 3:30pm
Black and Gold Room- 11

2:10pm

10 Mostly Instructional Practices To Improve Civic Engagement in Any Classroom
This Session is a response to elementary and non -social studies educator's questions about civic engagement. The session will model and discuss 10 practices that can be used in any classroom regardless of grade or discipline that will improve the civic engagement of their students. Teachers will be able to implement these pracitices as soon as they return to school Resources and links will be shared.

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 →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Preston Family Room- 5

2:10pm

Ally for Social Justice: How to Start a Diversity Club in Your School
This session will emphasize the how and why to start a diversity club in your school. Using examples from both Black Student Union and The Justice League, learn to facilitate social justice conversations beginning with creating a safe space for students

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.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Skyline Room- 18

2:10pm

Combatting Chronic Absenteeism in the Classroom: What Can Teachers Do?
Chronic absenteeism has a direct and significant impact on student achievement and gradation. Chronic absenteeism is a predictor of being grade level in 3rd grade reading, failing classes in high school, and ultimately in dropping out. In this session we will define chronic absenteeism and its impact on education, investigate the causes of chronic absenteeism, and discuss what teachers and administrators can do to combat the issue.

Speakers
avatar for John Girodat

John Girodat

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
I have been in education my entire career. I spent 12 years as a 7-12 grade Social Studies teacher, coach and athletic director. I also spent 5 years in building level administration before moving to the Department of Education in October of 2017. I work as part of the graduation... Read More →
avatar for Branden Johnston

Branden Johnston

Assistant Director, KSDE
Assistant Director in charge of Graduation, Dropout Prevention, Alternative, Charter, and Virtual Education.



Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Miller Room- 13

2:10pm

Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process
Kansas educators increasingly recognize the need to more fully integrate the science and principles of human development into proven educational practices. Social emotional learning (SEL) is at the heart of this integration. Schools progressively seek to shift from a “stand-alone initiative mindset” to embracing social emotional development as an essential element of growth and learning that is integrated throughout a student’s experience of school. To that end, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) developed a practical tool depicting this visionary aim, called the “Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process.” With a copy of the visual tool in hand, participants will explore foundational components of social-emotional development, and discover how these components are seamlessly integrated into all aspects of the school environment.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Mann

Christina Mann

Kansas MTSS State Trainer, Kansas MTSS
Christina Mann, LSCSW, provides coaching and training to Kansas schools in the areas of Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, and PBIS for the KS State Dept. of Ed. Christina has led innovative projects connecting schools, mental health, juvenile... Read More →
avatar for Myron Melton

Myron Melton

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
Myron Melton currently serves as an Educational Program Consultant for School Mental Health with the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). Myron’s work focuses on school mental health and social-emotional learning... Read More →



Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Greek Room- 4

2:10pm

Strategies for Promoting Adult Social-Emotional Learning
Educators can create classroom and school cultures that allow students to develop and build social and emotional competencies. In order to do this educators need to build positive relationships with their students, integrate these competencies in their instruction, and continuously evaluate. One important piece that is often forgotten is the educators need to develop their own social and emotional competencies. It is difficult for adults to help build these skills in others if they are lacking the skills themselves. Not only are these skills important for creating culture, but they benefit teachers directly by improving teacher well-being and reducing stress and burnout. Come learn strategies on how to promote these competencies in yourself, fellow educators, and even in parents.

Speakers
avatar for Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Noalee McDonald-Augustine

Educational Consultant, Smoky Hill Education Service Center



Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor- 17

2:10pm

Using Knowledge to Inform Action: Putting the Postsecondary Success Reports and Related Research to Good Use
Members of the KSDE Postsecondary Success Team will provide information and clarification of the various postsecondary reports and data that comprise the Postsecondary Success and Effectiveness metric. The session will focus on using the information contained within the reports to aid and support the ongoing success of all students. The presentation is directed towards classroom teachers with the intent being to re-emphasize the natural connections between the data and practices that all educators can engage in to help students succeed. The session will provide attendees with practical and verifiable ways to highlight their contributions to students’ success after high school

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Xi Phi Room- 15

3:30pm

Closing Session and Door Prizes
Tuesday June 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Webb Hall