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KSDE Annual Conference Presentation Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation proposal for the 2015 KSDE Annual Conference,  Kansas Children...Kansas' Future.

Before submitting your proposal, you will need to be aware of the following information.

Breakout Sessions: The session dates can either be October 27 or 27, 2015.  The length of sessions is variable.  You will need to choose the length of session that would be appropriate for your topic either 50 minutes or 100 minutes long. Longer sessions are available for presentations that will be interactive for the attendee. Scheduling of the presentation sessions is at the discretion of the KSDE Conference Program Committee.

Strands:  The theme for the 2015 KSDE Annual Conference is Kansas Children...Kansas' Future. The strands for this year's conference are: Relationships, Relevance, Responsive Culture, Results, or Rigor and should be directed to helping others in your area of expertise gain knowledge, plan, and/or implement successful strategies for building on students' success.

Kansas Children...Kansas' Future will help educators at all levels fulfill the Kansas State Board of Education’s mission: To prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents.
  • Provide a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students' varied and changing needs
  • Provide an effective educator in every classroom
  • Ensure effective, visionary leaders in every school
  • Promote and encourage best practices for early childhood programs
  • Develop active communication and partenerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents and policy partners

Your proposal submissions must fit within one of the following strands.  Proposals should be descriptive and include specifics about your proposed session.  Some ideas for topics that fit into each strand have been provided.  This is by no means an all-inclusive list.

     Staff; Students; Families; Community
     Curriculum; Instruction; Student Engagement; Technology
Responsive Culture:
Leadership; Early Childhood; School Climate; Nutrition & Wellness; Innovation
     Achievement; Growth; Gap; Other Measures 
     Career & Technical Education; Professional Learning; Resources; Data

Fees:  Conference registration fees will be waived for up to two presenters for accepted proposals.  Pre-Conference registration fees will still apply.  Registration for the conference is required.

Presentation proposals need to be submitted to KSDE by May 12th 2015.  If your proposal is chosen, you will be notified by July 10th through email. 

If your session is selected, your district administrator will be contacted for final approval. 

Click here to submit your proposal


Conference Information

Conference Program -- Not yet available

Draft Agenda -- Not yet available

Conference Breakout Sessions -- Not yet available

Exhibit Registration -- Coming Soon!

Lodging Information

Presentation Proposals Online Submission Form -- Coming Soon!

Student Cover Art Design Contest -- Now Available!

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2012

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2013 

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2014

For logistics questions, please contact:
Karen Maddox,
(785) 291-3098

For questions on the registration and Preconference (Assessment), please contact:
Tierney Kirtdoll,
(785) 296-3142

For questions on the Main Conference, please contact: 
Joyce Huser,
(785) 296-4932

Pat Bone,
(785) 291-3097