Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN)
The Kansas State Department of Education has developed a network comprised of individuals from the Kansas Teacher of the Year, Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards Program, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Kansas Horizon Awards Program, and Nationally Board Certified Teachers, called Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN).
The KEEN’s mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary educators who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance, and the teaching/education profession.
Annually members of KEEN are invited to professional development opportunities, which address various pertinent education issues. KEEN members also serve on various advisory and selection committees for the Kansas State Department of Education.
2015 KEEN State Education Conference
You are invited to attend the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference on Feb. 19-20, 2015. The conference will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center-Maner Conference Center, located on the Kansas Expocentre grounds at 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.
“The Heart of the Matter” has been chosen as the conference theme for this year. The conference sessions, both general sessions and share sessions, will address the state’s initiatives to improve academic achievement, increase the quality of instruction for all students, and examine the practices of highly effective instructors. A student who feels engaged in the classroom is more likely to succeed. And that is the heart of the matter.