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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 date will be either October 27 or 28, 2015.  You will need to choose the length of session that would be appropriate for your topic - either 50 minutes or 100 minutes long. Presentations are expected to be interactive for the attendees. Scheduling of the presentation sessions is at the discretion of the KSDE Conference Program Committee.

Strands:   Conference strands are: Relationships, Relevance, Responsive Culture, Results, and Rigor.  Interactive presentations should be directed to help your audience gain knowledge, plan, and/or implement successful strategies to increase effective instructional practices leading to student 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
     Academic/Cognitive, Technical/Career-specific, Employability, and Post-secondary evidence
     Career & Technical Education; Professional Learning; Resources; Data

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

  • Presentation proposals due to KSDE by May 12, 2015.  Extended to May 22, 2015.
  • Presentation proposal submissions need to have employer approval. 
  • Notifications on proposal selection will be emailed by July 10th. 

Click here to submit your proposal


Conference Information

Conference Schedule At A Glance

College Credit

*Mid-America Nazarene
*Newman University


Conference Breakout Sessions

Exhibit Booth Registration

Lodging Information

Presentation Proposals Online Submission Form

Student Cover Art Design Contest

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2012

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2013 

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2014

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2015

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