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Please join the Kansas State Department of Education Division of Learning Services in delving below the tip of the I.C.E.berg at the 2015 Impact Institutes.  The institutes will focus on Academic, Cognitive, Technical and Employability (ACTE) strategies for impacting instruction for all PreK-12 learners, across all content areas.  Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current teaching practices, choose sessions that will move their professional learning forward, engage in focused conversations around effective practice, and collaborate with a cohort of peer educators.  Experts from Teacher Licensure and Accreditation will also share important information around Student Growth Measures and answer your questions.  Lastly, participants will create a personal Impact Plan with actions that the educator plans to use in their future teaching practices to impact all learners. 

Session Topics:

Communicating, Collaborating, and Critiquing

Cooperative Structures

CTE- Project Based Learning



Developing Essential Questions/Teaching Around “Big Ideas”


Explicit vs. Inquiry-based

Formative Assessments

Gathering and Evaluating Information

Higher Order Thinking

Math Practices in Practice

Science Practices in Practices

Social Emotional

Technology Strategies-Responding to All Learners

Thoughtful Response to Learning

Universal Design for Learning

Using Evidence and Argument to Support a Claim

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

Dates and Locations (Downloadable Flyer)

June 17-18 2015
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

July 6-7, 2015
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260

What to Bring

  • Laptop or handheld device, preferably one for each participant.


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.

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 logistics and registration/billing:
Tierney Kirtdoll

For questions regarding the program:
Michele Hayes

Tammy Mitchell

DRAFT 2015 Agenda

DRAFT 2015 Session Descriptions

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"Fantastic time diving deeper with KCCRS!"

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"Great idea to involve teachers in cross curricular grouping! Amazing ideas are better attained by minds with different strengths"

"Wrapping up a productive conference in Derby"

"Great explanation of how integrating the common core involves all subjects!"