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 KSDE Annual Conference

Preconference:
Monday, October 28, 2019
Main Conference: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hyatt Regency/Century II
Wichita, Kansas


The KSDE 30th Annual Conference focuses on school improvement and the continuous improvement of academic performance for all students. The theme for this year's conference, Kansans CAN: Ignite! The conference 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. Conference registration includes breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.

2019 KSDE Annual Conference
    
 

 

 

Online registration closes after October 21, 2019.

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS:

Preconference: $105.00
Main Conference: $150.00
Full Conference: $250.00

Please send checks and purchase orders to
KSDE Annual Conference
Attn: Tierney Kirtdoll
900 SW Jackson St. Ste. 653
Topeka, KS 66612
EMAIL: tkirtdoll@ksde.org
FAX: (785) 291-3791

Credit card payments are not accepted.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:

Cancellations made in writing up to 10 days prior to the event date receive a full refund.

Cancellations made within 10 days of the event date receive no refund, and unpaid fees will be billed to the attendee and/or attendee's school/organization.

No-shows are ineligible for a refund. 

Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.

    
 

 

 

Preconference - October 28, 2019

Mark your calendars! The preconference on October 28 will be dedicated to Kansas Redesign!  

Main Conference - October 29-30, 2019
A variety of breakout sessions will be offered during the Main Conference. Conference strands are organized around the Kansas State Board of Education outcomes: Social-Emotional Growth, Kindergarten Readiness, Individual Plans of Study, High School Graduation Rates, Postsecondary Completion/Attendance and Assessment.

Commissioner Randy Watson .......

Trooper Ben

The Opening Keynote speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 29 is Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. 

Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. Jimmy is also the author of four books, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” “Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence,” the best-selling book “Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes,” and his latest release, “Stop. Right. Now. – The 39 Stops to Making Schools Better.”

Jimmy currently serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching courses in educational leadership. Finally, he is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing and providing world class professional learning services for educators across the country.


Joe Sanfelippo, Principal, Fall Creek School District, Fall Creek, WI, will provide the closing keynote on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Joe Sanfelippo

 

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. He holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe has taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 5th Grade. He has served as a principal in suburban and rural Wisconsin.  Joe co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He was named 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 by Education Dive.

 

 

    

Conference Information

 

2019 Student Art Contest

College Credit Information

Conference Program via Sched

Conference Schedule

Exhibit Booth Registration

Lodging

Presentation Proposals Online Submission Form
 


For questions about registration, please contact: 
Tierney Kirtdoll, tkirtdoll@ksde.org 
(785) 296-3142

For logistics questions, please contact:
Karen Maddox, kmaddox@ksde.org
(785) 291-3098

For questions about the program, please contact: 
Pat Bone, pbone@ksde.org
(785) 291-3097