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The 2014 KSDE Summer Academy will focus on advancing instruction in the classroom using the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. The sessions will deepen understanding of the standards by engaging participants in active discussion and collaborative development of instructional units. Participants register for one option from a menu of professional learning sessions and take a three-day dive into maximizing student learning. All sessions are designed to model best practices of instruction and will engage the participants in reflecting on classroom instruction and improving student learning. On the third day of the Academy, we will be collaborating across content areas to develop instructional units that have students tackle big questions. By the end of each Academy, participants will return to their building with a renewed passion for teaching and collaboratively developed instructional resources.  Detailed descriptions for each session are located on the Sessions and Schedules page.

The cost of attending is $200 per person for the 3-day Academy.  Costs include the professional learning as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks each day. 

Dates and Locations (Event Flyer)

CANCELLED - June 3-5, 2014
Colby Senior High School (USD 315)

June 17-19, 2014
Derby High School (USD 260)
920 N Rock Rd.
Derby, KS 67037-2298

July 8-10, 2014
Highland Park High School (USD 501)
2424 SE California Ave.
Topeka, KS 66605-1797

July 22-24, 2014
Abilene Middle School (USD 435)
500 Northwest 14th
Abilene, KS 67410

What to Bring

  • Laptop or handheld device, preferably one for each participant.
  • Any copies of the standards or other documents. Standards by content area are available on the CSAS Web Pages (for the most recent standards please visit each content-related page listed in the CSAS menu at the top of the page).


To register for the conference or edit registrations, you will need to login to the Registration page. From this page, you can either login in using a previously created Summer Academy user account or create a new account. A single user (login) can register multiple participants for the Summer Academy. Instructions for registering can be found on the Registration Instructions page.

 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 scheduled academy.

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


Contact Information

For questions regarding logistics and registration/billing:
Tierney Kirtdoll

For questions regarding the program:
Jackie Lakin

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"Fantastic time diving deeper with KCCRS!"

"Sizzlin Summer Academy!"

"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!"