The KSDE Annual Conference focuses on school improvement and the continuous improvement of academic performance for all students. The theme for this year's conference, It's Go Time!, will showcase Kansas school success stories as well as address some of our schools' most significant challenges for the future. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas.
Pre-conference, October 20, 2014:
The pre-conference will focus on assessment updates and plans for 2014-2015. Ms. Mary Matthew will open with the annual test security and ethics training. Following the security training, Ms. Beth Fultz will provide an update on Kansas participation in the National Assessment on Educational Progress (NAEP).
Following a short break, the morning session will conclude with the latest information on 2015 Kansas state assessments presented by Ms. Marianne Perie, Director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE).
In the afternoon, there will be 90-minute breakout sessions in the following areas:
CTE and cPass;
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), alternate assessments;
ELPA21, the new English language proficiency assessment.
The last session of the day will be training for new test coordinators.
The target audience for the pre-conference includes, Test Coordinators, Curriculum Coordinators, Administrators, and Teachers.
Main Conference, October 21-22, 2014:
The main conference keynote speakers will be Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, and Brian Black, Corporate Public Affairs & Global Diversity with Spirit Aerosystem in Wichita, KS.
Brad Neuenswander, Interim Commissioner of KSDE, will speak during the opening session of the conference, offering insight into successes, challenges, and emerging programs and initiatives impacting Kansas schools. Student performances will be highlighted throughout the conference and attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors with the latest in educational resources and programming. Conference registration includes breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.
The main conference will also feature 65 breakout sessions covering the following strands which represent the revised accreditation model: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, Responsive Culture, and Results. Attendees will receive information from practitioners as well as experts in the field of education.
Preconference (Monday, October 20, 2014): $100.00
Main Conference (Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22, 2014): $125.00
Preconference and Main Conference (October 20-22, 2014): $200.00
PLEASE NOTE: KSDE is not offering a group discount for 2014.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 13, 2014 5:00PM CST
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY!!!
Credit card payments cannot be accepted.
CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BY
OCTOBER 13, 2014 FOR A FULL REFUND
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact:
Tierney Kirtdoll, firstname.lastname@example.org, (785) 296-3142.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 13, 2014.
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KSDE Annual Conference
Attention: Tierney Kirtdoll
900 SW Jackson St. Ste. 653
Topeka, KS 66612
No refunds will be given after October 13, 2014.
NOTE: Complimentary self-parking for overnight guests at the Hyatt; discounted self-parking rate of $5.00 for drive-in attendees.