February 17, 2009
Change Lives. Teach. Campaign to Roll Out at the KEEN State Education Conference
What: Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference
When: February 19–20, 2009
Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka
The Kansas State Department of Education will be sponsoring the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network State Education Conference Thursday and Friday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka.
This year’s conference theme is “Teachers…Creating a Vision for 21st Century Schools.” Educators will learn about exemplary education programs that highlight the power of collaborative work to meet the needs of 21st century students and will participate in a community conversation focused on using transformational dialogue to move a school successfully through changes required for 21st century schools.
One of the highlights of the conference will be the airing for the first time of theChange Lives. Teachvideo.Following the video, Dr. Pamela Coleman, Director of Teacher Education and Licensure at the Kansas State Department of Education will present information about the statewide campaign. Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Alexa Posny will follow with the keynote address, Creating a Vision for 21st Century Schools: Partners for Change. In addition, Deputy Commissioner of Education Dr. Diane DeBacker will be facilitating a community conversation Friday morning.
Presentations at the conference will recognize the 2008 Milken National Educator, the 2008 National Board Certified Teachers, the Teachers of Promise, and the 2009 Kansas Horizon Award Educators. Lt. Governor Mark Parkinson will address the audience and assist in the presentation of awards at the Thursday evening banquet.
Conference registration begins Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
The agenda is as follows:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
10:30–11:30 a.m. Conference Registration
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15–12:30 p.m. Change Lives. Teach.
12:30–1:20 p.m. Opening General Session —
“Creating a Vision for 21st Century Schools”
1:20–1:35 p.m. Break
1:35–2:50 p.m. Concurrent Share Sessions A–I
2:50–3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15–4:30 p.m. Concurrent Share Sessions A–I
5:30–6:00 p.m. Kansas Awards Banquet — Reception
6:00–8:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Program to Honor the 2008 Milken
National Educator and the 2008 National Board
Friday, February 20, 2009
7:30–8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30–11:45 a.m. Community Conversation on Using Transformational
Dialogue to Achieve Strategic Change
12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Awards Program to Honor the Teachers of
Promise and the 2009 Kansas Horizon Award Educators
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