Event Schedule

Monday, March 4
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Big Basin
Sean Covey is an American business executive, author, speaker, and innovator. He is President of FranklinCovey Education and is devoted to transforming education throughout the world through a principle-centered leadership approach. Sean Covey (bo... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
Dighton Elementary Teachers will discuss their redesign journey. They will share their "Why".
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
A journey through a Gemini II redesign effort in real time. How the hyper focus on change made us realize what great things we were already doing and made us double down on our "why." The ups and downs of the process will be discussed as well as h... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
We have all worked hard to implement IPS for our students. However, we have to keep moving forward. This is not a time to become satisfied where you are or, HEAVEN FORBID, stagnant. Let's come up with what we can do next. From small to big, rural ... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Stockton Grade School staff will share the research behind Personalized Learning and their transition from differentiation to personalization. Learn about tools, structures, and data that have increased student engagement and achievement.
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
  • John Girodat (Speaker) Kansas State Department of Education
Identification, prevention, and intervention ideas of students who are chronically absent. This session will be for building leaders, superintendents, counselors, and teachers to help build teams to identify and monitor attendance records. Once te... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Real World Application
Alcove Room
Interested in exploring the implementation of a STEAM Club or Makerspace in your school district? Stop by to hear one teacher's insight into her experience in getting a STEAM club up and running in her district. Tips, ideas and brainstorming on ap... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
One Giant Leap: A Series of Small Steps is a behind-the-scenes look at how our school and classroom leaders joined forces on their mission to lead the world in the success of each student. The audience will be taken backstage to see how the true s... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
Setting up your building for success through developing leadership capacity, staff and parent buy-in, and developing and communicating your purpose and design.
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10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Evidence-Based Model is the comprehensive home-visiting, parent education model used by Parents as Teachers Affiliates. The model provides services to families with children from prenatal through kindergarten. Affilia... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Caney Valley is in the first the first year of implementing the IPS curriculum. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly session will look at the framework for Caney Valley Jr/Sr High Schools IPS curriculum. An IPS hour (30 minutes) has been worked into the... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
Our building cooperates with local business owners, professionals, and community leaders in an effort to form mentor partnerships with Juniors and Seniors that have specific interests in staying and working in our community. The partnerships meet ... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Real World Application
Alcove Room
I would like to talk to educators about ways I encourage reading outside of the curriculum. So much focus today is on textbook series and articles that we forget to get kids to learn to LOVE reading again. We've gone away from that, and I'd like t... See More
10:50 am - 11:10 am 10:50 am
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
A journey of growth and change: Stockton Grade School staff will share the ins and outs of Redesign. From planning and research to implementation, peek into a day in the life of Stockton Grade School students and staff.
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
Bennington JH/HS walks you through the steps they took to develop their vision for a ReDesigned school from multiple Community World Cafe's and Parent Camps, to Staff Buy-in and Launch.
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
  • Tina Haefke (Speakers) Social Work Coordinator, Greenbush
  • Kelly Mulvihill (Speakers) Kindergarten Teacher, Eudora
  • Ashli Olivera (Speakers) Elementary School Teacher, Eudora Schools USD 491
  • Dace Inbody (Speakers) Special Education Teacher, Eudora Schools
Students with challenging behavior require a shift in adult perspective and practice. Collaborative Problem Solving will promote the understanding that challenging behavior is due to lack of skill, not will. Come learn how Eudora Elementary School... See More
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
USD 507 Satanta provides targeted intervention on the Big 5 components of reading for students in grades K-8. This presentation will describe how their intervention process has evolved the meet the needs of all students with a small staff. They wi... See More
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
  • Desaree Groene (Speakers) USD 465
  • Tabatha Rosproy (Speakers) Early Childhood Educator - Cumbernauld Little Vikes Age to Age Preschool, Winfield
Take a look inside a classroom housed in a retirement village, where preschoolers are growing up alongside their “grandmas and grandpas.” The grandparents volunteer in the classroom daily, just as students are integrated into activitie... See More
11:10 am - 12:00 pm 11:10 am
Real World Application
Alcove Room
While traditional assessments can provide valuable information about student progress, the Rock Creek High School Senior Exit Project allows students to demonstrate success through a capstone project that utilizes skills learned throughout high sc... See More
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
The secondary teachers at Dighton Jr/Sr High School will share how they redesigned the school to help each student own their learning and success.
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
  • Tammy Mitchell (Speakers) Elementary Specialist of School Redesign, Kansas State Department of Education
  • Jay Scott (Speakers) Secondary Education Redesign Specialist, Kansas State Department of Education
KSDE School Redesign Coordinators, Jay Scott and Tammy Mitchell will review the current Apollo phase application process. This is a great sessions for anyone considering applying to be a redesign district.
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
  • Liz Plunkett (Speakers) Syracuse Elemenatry School
  • Mary Larkin (Speakers) 1st grade teacher/Instructional Coach, USD 494
Phonics Club was designed to help target struggling readers at the 1st and 2nd grade levels through the LiNK Grant. As a literacy team we decided the best use of our grant money was to place highly qualified teachers with students to work on tar...
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1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Learn how a small school is utilizing career based seminar classes and student led parent teacher conferences to implement Individual Plans of Study.
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
Seaman High School's Internship Coordinator, Gita Noble and Principal, Mike Monaghan share how student success, personalized learning, community partnerships and real-world applications define their student internship program.
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm 1:00 pm
Real World Application
Alcove Room

In this program students lead their schools, they are responsible for their destinies, community service and self-management. Parents that have students in Leader in Me schools speak about how their children are changed.

 

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2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
Why risk failing when things are, ok? Challenges and successes our school has confronted through this process, where we are today, and how different our future might look.
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
Come listen to how Westview Elementary in Olathe spent time surveying, researching, and pre-launching our plan to fit the needs of our students!
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
This session will feature how one Kansas district provided competency instruction district-wide, including practice with feedback in numerous classrooms. Specific instructional practices and activities from various classrooms will be shared, as we... See More
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Allowing students choice while maintaining a guaranteed and viable curriculum in core subjects isn't as hard as it seems. It is ten times harder. It is not, however, impossible. Our schools will share how we created checkpoints, leveled junior hig... See More
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
Engage in a dynamic learning environment where students are at the center. Learn how to optimize your student strengths using Targeted Instruction, Flexible Content and Tools, Data- Driven Decisions and Student Reflection and Ownership. Take home ... See More
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm 2:00 pm
Real World Application
Alcove Room
As we seek to develop the soft skills of our students, the skill of effective interpersonal communication is often regarded as one of the most real world skills needed for success beyond high school. Participants in this session will learn about t... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
Craig Idacavage was named as the principal of David Brewer Elementary School in July 2015, becoming the 4th principal in the previous 4 years. The school was identified as a Title I Focus school with low staff morale, and lacking in school culture... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
Are you tired of the same routine day in and day out? Are you interested in breaking free from an antiquated educational system? If so, join our Twister Redesign Team as we share our journey to the moon (#KStotheMoon). Discover ways to incorporate... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
Educators can create classroom and school cultures that allow students to develop and build social and emotional competencies. In order to do this educators need to build positive relationships with their students, integrate these competencies in ... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Educators continually seek a standard definition for personalized learning, but there really isn't one! Personalized learning should look different in every classroom because it is based on students' individual needs and interests. During this ses... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
You have committed to redesigning your school or district! Come and learn about the design thinking process and how to apply it to your district. You will leave with practical skills to empathize with your stakeholders, engage your community and l... See More
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm 3:00 pm
Real World Application
Alcove Room
Have any trouble keeping students motivated in your classroom? Worried about students that don't seem to care? Join us in this session to gain reasons and solutions! We'll work to get at the heart of each problem and will discuss which strategies ... See More
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tallgrass Taphouse - 320 Poyntz Ave
JOIN US for a FUN event full of door prizes and making connections! If you haven't been before, you won't want to miss! We'll be in the back room of Tallgrass Taphouse! Come early - leave late!!
SPONSORED BY PublicWorks. 
Tuesday, March 5
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
A step-by-step look at our redesign process; what we've learned, the obstacles we've encountered, how we're trying to overcome them, and what our future looks like (for now).
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
  • Tammy Mitchell (Speakers) Elementary Specialist of School Redesign, Kansas State Department of Education
  • Jay Scott (Speakers) Secondary Education Redesign Specialist, Kansas State Department of Education
KSDE School Redesign Coordinators, Jay Scott and Tammy Mitchell will review the current Apollo phase application process. This is a great sessions for anyone considering applying to be a redesign district.
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
As a part of USD 271 Stockton's Redesign, students in grades PK-7 meet daily to build relationships, develop social emotional skills and celebrate success. We will share the why and how of our Community Group structure, how we support staff as wel... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Reading proficiency is a critical factor for postsecondary success. As students increase their reading achievement, they increase the number of options they are able to pursue after graduation. Without adequate reading skills, students are less li... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
The Kansans Can Vision is clearly and intensely focused on the success of each student. In this session we will lead participants through their National Student Clearinghouse data to understand how their school is doing in preparing each student f... See More
9:00 am - 9:50 am 9:00 am
Real World Application
Alcove Room
Change is a process that can place stress on both the mind and the body. Giving ourselves and others grace during times of transition can help to calm fears, deepen connections, and create sustainable transformations. In this session we will explo... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Redesign
Flint Hills Room
Westview Elementary will share their efforts on continuing to learn and grow with our redesign in our launch year.
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Redesign Preparation and Launch
Kings Room
We will be sharing out story of how we have gone through the Redesign process. Design Thinking Training, Innovation Academy, Project Based Learning, Community Partnerships and Student Choice
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Student Success Skills
Konza Prairie Room
Lawrence Gardner High School is located within the maximum security prison of Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex. The staff of LGHS are visionaries delivering healing and empowerment through relationships that cultivate and equip both students a... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Personalized Learning
McDowell Room
Have you wondered how you can get personalized learning in your mathematics class without it being "another thing" that has to be done? This session will provide details to help you explore ideas opening up options for you and your students. Leave... See More
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Community Partnerships
Tuttle Room
Launch-ready redesign districts will be available to answer questions and share ideas with anyone who would like to know more about the redesign and launch process.
10:00 am - 10:50 am 10:00 am
Real World Application
Alcove Room
As we've helped schools understand their National Student Clearinghouse data the inevitable question that arises is, "But can't they be successful without attending college?" In this session, we will show how the answer to this question is, "Yes!"... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Big Basin
  • Randy Watson (Speakers) Commissioner of Education, Kansas State Department of Education
  • Brad Neuenswander (Speakers) Deputy Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education
Join us as we wrap up our conference with Dr. Randy Watson and Brad Neuenswander!
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