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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:


Passion Based Learning! Opening Whole New Worlds For Our Kids


Beyond the “Wow.” Using Technology to Enhance Instruction and Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners


 Working Below the Surface-Growing Social, Emotional, and Character Development Skills in Students


Practice Makes Perfect: Understanding the Math Practices  


Curbs Cuts in the Classroom? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Across Content Areas


A True Idea Doesn’t End Thought, It Activates It! 


Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships


Through Their Eyes: Gathering and Evaluating Information


Tired of Chaos in the Classroom?


Claims with Evidence: Opening Doors to Deeper Understanding! 


Cooperative Structures


Communicating, Collaborating, an d Critiquing Effectively through Classroom Practices 


Do or DI!  


Practice What You Teach: Science Practices for English Learners  


Great Minds THINK for Themselves: Putting Inquiry into the Classroom   


Making Progress; Moving Forward: Planning Classroom Formative Assessments Effectively


Explicit v. Inquiry   



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.

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:
Tammy Mitchell


Session Descriptions

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