Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation proposal for the 2016 KSDE Annual Conference, Kansans CAN.
Before submitting your proposal, be aware of the following information.
The session date will be either October 25 or 26, 2016. You will need to choose the length of session that would be appropriate for your presentation - either 50 minutes or 100 minutes. There are a limited number of 100 minute time slots available. All presentations are expected to follow best practices for learners and be interactive for the attendees. Preference will be given to sessions that move away from the traditional "sit and get" format. Selection and scheduling of the presentation sessions is at the discretion of the KSDE Conference Program Committee.
The conference strands are new this year and are organized around factors identified as critical to a successful high school graduate as identified by the Kansas State Board of Education as well as educational practices leading to student success. Strands are: Academic and/or Cognitive Preparation, Civic Engagement, Community or Family Involvement/Engagement, Employability/Technical Skills, Nutrition & Wellness, School Climate and/or Leadership, and Technology.
You will also be asked to identify which State Board Goal(s) your presentation will address: Kindergarten Readiness
, Individual Plans of Study
, High School Graduation Rates
, Postsecondary Completion/Attendance
, and Social-Emotional Growth
. Your audience will expect to gain knowledge, plan, and/or implement successful strategies to increase effective instructional practices leading to student success.
will help educators at all levels fulfill the Kansas State Board of Education’s vision: Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.
Your proposal submissions must fit within one of the conference strands.
Proposals should be descriptive and include specifics about your proposed session including how it will provide for audience interaction and/or activity.
Conference registration fees for the main conference 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 are due to KSDE by May 13, 2016.
- Notifications on proposal selection will be emailed by July 12th to the first presenter listed on the proposal.
- Response/Acceptance to this notification is REQUIRED to be included in the conference program.
- Employer Approval to Present. When you receive notification of proposal selection you will also need your employer (school/district supervisor) to email their approval of the presentation. Instructions will be provided in the acceptance email you receive.
The proposal form does ask for some detailed responses. Due to the length of time required we have had some difficulties with the system accepting submissions. We suggest you open the form, print it, and exit. Prepare your responses in a document, and then come back, open the form and paste in your responses. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates.
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