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2016 Impact Institutes


It is a new day in Kansas education.

With the input of more than 2,000 Kansans, the Kansas State Board of Education has set a new vision for Kansas education where “Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.”

Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments from the “No Child Left Behind” era. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality.

That work begins now!

lease join us at the KSDE Division of Learning Services 2016 Impact Institutes and explore this new vision for Kansas education and how your work directly impacts that vision. Kansas teachers, counselors, principals, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, and educational professionals at all levels (birth through high school) will have the opportunity to select sessions on topics connected to many academic areas. These sessions will provide the help you need in providing our students the academic and cognitive preparation, the technical and employability skills, and the civic engagement opportunities to allow them to be successful.

Dates and Locations (Downloadable Flyer)

June 14-15, 2016
Emporia State University
Memorial Union
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia KS 66801

July 6-7, 2016
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays KS 67601


To register for the event, please select your location at the top of the page. The tab will redirect you to the online registration form. Please contact Tierney Kirtdoll at 785-296-3142 or if you have any questions.

Please retain a copy of the registration confirmation  page or email for your records. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Tierney Kirtdoll at 785-296-3142 or to confirm your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.


Registration Fee: $25

The fee includes professional learning, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks each day.

Send checks and purchase orders to
KSDE Impact Institutes
Attention: Tierney Kirtdoll
900 SW Jackson St. Ste. 653
Topeka, KS 66612
FAX: 785-291-3791

Credit card payments are not accepted.

What to Bring

Laptop or handheld device, preferably one for each participant.

KSDE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY SESSION AND/OR LOCATION. Every attempt will be made to give notice to those affected in time to change to a different location, but no later than 2 weeks prior to the event. Full refunds* will be issued in the event of cancellation by KSDE. 

CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING FOR A FULL REFUND*. KSDE will not accept cancellations from attendees less than one week prior to the event because final plans (meals, presenters, etc.) must be made, and any registrations cancelled within that window will still be billed.

*KSDE requires that a W-9 tax form is first received from the recipient prior to issuing a refund if they are not listed in the State Accounting System.


Contact Information

For questions regarding registration and billing:
Tierney Kirtdoll

For questions regarding the program:
Julie Ewing

Don Gifford 

2016 Presentations and Handouts