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KSDE Events Portal Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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“Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.”
If we are to reach this goal there is much work to be done. Kansans are demanding higher levels of academic and cognitive preparation, better technical and employability skills, and students who are civically engaged before leaving high school. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused approach that provides support and resources for individual success and will require collaboration not just among educators but also among communities and local businesses. It is time to commit ourselves to the task of giving kids all of the tools they need to be successful.  
The theme for this year’s Impact Institutes is “Kansans Do.” Please join us at the Kansas State Department of Education Division of Learning Services 2017 Impact Institutes and begin the challenging work of each child’s success. 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 and workshops on topics connected to many academic areas. These workshops 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. 
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Topics and Descriptions

Dates and Locations (Downloadable Flyer)

June 20-21, 2017
Washburn University
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka KS 66621

July 18-19, 2017
Barton Community College
245 NE 30 Road
Great Bend KS 67530


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.

 Every attempt will be made to ginotice 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