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Three winners of KSDE Great Ideas in Education art contest announced

Three winners of KSDE Great Ideas in Education art contest announced

Students are from Pittsburg USD 250, Dodge City USD 443 and Goddard USD 265

The top three winners of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Art Contest have been announced.

Winners are:

  • First place – Maile Farrales, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg Unified School District 250.
  • Second place – Damaris Tzunux, Dodge City High School, Dodge City USD 443.
  • Third place – Demi Minhanh Doan, Amelia Earhart Elementary School, Goddard USD 265.

The yearly contest encourages students to use their creativity by entering an illustration (art conveying a visual representation of a theme or idea) for the KSDE annual conference.

The contest is open to Kansas K-12 public and private school students.

The third-place prize is $75; the second-place prize is $110; and the first-place prize is $150.

The first-place illustration also will be featured in the conference materials. The three winning illustrations will be displayed at the conference, scheduled for Oct. 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita and will be published on the KSDE website.

The first-place winner’s sponsoring teacher and principal will receive two nontransferable complimentary registrations to the conference. The sponsoring teacher and principal of the second- and third-place winners will receive one nontransferable complimentary registration.

The Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together will offer professional development to help school districts improve policies and strategies that ensure safer learning environments and even stronger teaching and learning practices for every Kansas student. 

The conference, formerly known as the KSDE Annual Conference, will take place Oct. 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 W. Waterman St. 

Breakout sessions will center around these strands: 

  • Balanced assessment system. 
  • Early childhood. 
  • Elevating voices in education.
  • Leadership. 
  • Safe and supportive schools. 
  • Teaching and learning. 
  • Technology and cybersecurity. 

Dr. Steve Constantino, a leader, teacher, speaker and best-selling author, will kick off the conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Logan Taylor, of Y.B. Normal, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Friday, Oct. 27’s, keynote speaker is Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. Watson will highlight updates to education in Kansas. Friday morning also will include updates to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) and important work centered around four fundamental elements identified as critical to student success.

For more information or to register for the KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference, click the image above or go here.

Registration Fees 

  • One day (any individual day) - $175. You will need to indicate which day you plan to attend. 
  • Full conference - (two and one-half days) - $275. 

Registration for the 2023 conference closes Oct. 13. Register Now

Registration questions may be sent to Kelli Byrne at kbyrne@ksde.org.

Programming questions may be sent to Pat Bone at pbone@ksde.org.

Posted: Aug 10, 2023,
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