KSDE Weekly

Upcoming Events, Trainings and Recognition




14: 3-6 p.m., Kansas State School for the Blind preschool open house. Irwin Building, 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is required for the open house. To register or for more information, click here. For questions, contact Jeanne Goodin by phone at 816-808-6175 or by email at jgoodin@kssdb.org

14: 9 a.m.-noon, Strategies for Supporting Deaf/Blind Individuals with Additional Disabilities, Envision, fifth floor, 610 N. Main St. in Wichita. Presented by Helen Keller National Center. This hands-on training will introduce communication systems; developing meaningful activities; human guide techniques; and simulation/experiential activities. Registration capacity is 30 people in person. There is no cost to attend. This workshop also will be made available virtually via Zoom. To fully participate in the simulation activities, in-person attendance is encouraged. To register: https://forms.office.com/r/2vRkD6LreN

17: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays through May 15, “The Reading Comprehension Blueprint.” Virtual event. Dive into the aspects of reading comprehension with Amanda Witty and Mary Williams. Learn how syntax, inferences, text structure, background knowledge and vocabulary impact reading, and then collect the goals to bring these together into cohesive learning plans. Sessions offer guidance for K-12 teachers, coaches and curriculum leaders. Register here

17: 10:59 p.m., deadline to submit feedback for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Assessment Framework.  

  1. Click the link (LINK) to access the draft document.  
  2. Read through the Guiding Questions and the full draft.  
  3. Take notes and organize your feedback.  
  4. Respond to the Guiding Questions on the feedback form (LINK).  

18: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Star Assessments Spring Virtual Learning, sponsored by KSDE. Star Power Hour. Share best practices, collaborate with colleagues and hear from a special guest KSDE educator. Registration: https://renaissance.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldu6hrTMuHNxwXX7lRCu2B-bLGGoTgfo4

18: 4 p.m. Science Curriculum Leaders Collaboration meeting. (Zoom Registration Link) 

19: 4 p.m. Science Teacher Leaders Collaboration meeting. (Zoom Registration Link)  

19: 6:30-8:30 p.m., session four of Youth Mental Health First Aid Community of Practice. Virtual.  

19: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2023 Kansas Health Care Virtual Career Day. To register, https://web.kansaschamber.org/events/2023-Kansas-Health-Care-Virtual-Career-Day-3143/details

20: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., State Cybersecurity Education Innovation Summit. Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center, Room 145, 12345 College Blvd. in Overland Park. Virtual attendance via Zoom is available, too. This event will bring together stakeholders from across Kansas to discuss the current state of Kansas’ K-12 and higher education cybersecurity pathways of study. It also will provide an opportunity to engage with national leaders in cybersecurity education. Also, learn how to incorporate these materials into your existing curriculum: new NSA CAE K-12 cybersecurity curriculum; interactive cybersecurity activities/emates; Cyber.org program; GenCyber Program Camps; and free faculty development workshops. Register at tinyurl.com/KansasSummit. E-mail Andrew Lutz, associate professor of information technology at Johnson County Community College, at alutz4@jccc.edu and indicate if you will attend in-person or virtually. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions. 

21: Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds closes. Please contact esser@ksde.org for any questions on this.  

24-June 16: Spring 2023 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training. Eight-week virtual, self-paced program. Some scholarships are available for the training with priority given to those who serve in rural areas or in behavioral health settings in Kansas. Sponsored by Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Health Foundation, Masonic Cancer Alliance and KU Tobacco Treatment Education. Those who can apply include community health workers, health educators, social workers, respiratory therapists, dental hygienists, substance abuse counselors, RNs/LPNS, administrators, physicians and other health/social service professionals Applicants must be tobacco free for at least six months before the training. To apply: https://redcap.kumc.edu/surveys/?s=9PXRJ3CHLH7KKYYN

25: 11:30-noon, KSDE ESSER office hours. The Office Hour Zoom Link is: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/87815848572 

26: 2-3 p.m., Star Assessments Spring Virtual Learning, sponsored by KSDE. “April Star Burst: Closing Out of the School Year with Star Assessments.” Learn more about the month’s topic or join the Office Hours Breakout Room. Registration: https://renaissance.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErde-qqjMiH93YCVdOPZK0YvH_dSPIWqg0

26: 6:30-8:30 p.m., session five of Youth Mental Health First Aid Community of Practice. Virtual. 

26: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., “Boosting Achievement for Interrupted Learners.” Dr. Carol Salva, author of “Boosting Achievement for Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education.” Bishop Center, 301 S.W. 31st in Topeka. Fill out this registration link for a possibility to attend.  Participants who have been selected to attend will be contacted on or before April 7 to secure leave from their district.  

27: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Celebrating the Power of Voice by Developing Greater Partnerships and Purpose, Kansas MTSS and Alignment. Rolling Hills Zoo, 625 N. Hedville Road, in Salina. Free. More information: TASN Events | KSDE TASN

Posted: Apr 13, 2023,
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Author: Ann Bush
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