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Upcoming Events, Trainings and Recognition

Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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April

13: Innovative Next Steps in Pre-K-12 Learning Education Conference, Bethany College, in Lindsborg. The registration fee of $40 for teachers and $10 for high school students includes lunch. College credit is available for $150 per credit hour (total of two hours). Register at https://bethanylb.edu/education-conference.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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April

5: All programs that want to be funded for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval must submit forms by April 5. The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval form for the 2024-2025 school year is available on the Early Childhood Preschool Programming Webpage

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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April

3: All programs that want to be funded for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval must submit forms by today. The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval form for the 2024-2025 school year is available on the Early Childhood Preschool Programming Webpage

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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March

22: 9 a.m. to noon, Introduction to Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Training.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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March

19: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., KSDE’s “CLUES: What Do We Do with All of This Data?” Greenbush Service Center, Lawrence. $35. Register HERE

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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March

11-12: Kansas State Board of Education meeting, Topeka. Click here to watch the live stream.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

21: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., KSDE: Meaningful Feedback to Fuel Instruction. Greenbush, Lawrence. Cost is $35. Meals provided. In person. To register, click here

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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February

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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January  

19: Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds on CommonApp closes. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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January

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System open now through March 4 for submission of License Personnel Report. 

12: Submission deadline for fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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January

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

5: Deadline for test coordinators to submit requests for accommodations for ACT. 

5: Deadline to submit accommodations requests for ACT through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations System (TAA). It takes time for approval, so please submit requests early.  

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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January

1: KSDE offices closed in observance of New Year’s.

1-March 4: Educator Data Collection System open for submission of Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

2: Star Assessments Regional Training. Star educators can join the session at Waconda USD 272. Learn more and register here.

5: Deadline for test coordinators to submit requests for accommodations for ACT.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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December

25: KSDE offices closed in observance of Christmas holiday.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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December  

15: Deadline for Kansas counselors to submit feedback survey on 2023 fall professional development. 

19: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) training, via Zoom. To register, visit the KSDE Training Portal. You must have an account to register. Upon login, click KIDS and KIDS Training to access courses. The course will focus on using KIDS data, understanding submission types and methods and be more hands-on than in previous years.  

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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December

8: 4-5 p.m. KSDE’s monthly math meeting. Topic: Tier Intervention. Zoom: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/88043941824. For more information, contact KSDE’s Jennifer Hamlet via email at jhamlet@kse.org or by phone at 785-296-6823.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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December 

4: 4-4:30 p.m., Coffee with Counselors, Ugly Sweater Party, Zoom. Connect with KSDE school counselor leader coordinators to celebrate the holidays. Registration Link

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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November

20: Last day to request December federal funds (Form 240) if funds are available. More information, Rose Ireland, 785-296-4973.

20: 3-3:30 p.m., Coffee with Counselors, Connecting Rural Counselors, Zoom. Connect with rural counselors to discuss topics related to being a counselor in a rural area. Registration Link

23-24: KSDE offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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November

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9.

Through Nov. 10: Request for State Foundation Aid for December. More information, contact Rose Ireland at 785-296-4973.

10: KSDE offices closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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November

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9.

3: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., IPS Technical Assistance Opportunity, Greenbush, 947 W. 47 highway, Girard. Click here to register

8: 10-11 a.m., KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions via Zoom about migrant student reporting. Join the Zoom meeting here. The meeting ID is 894 3382 3936 and the passcode is 388813.

8: Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education program, Part 5.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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October 

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9. 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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October

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month. 

1-31: National Farm to School Month.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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October 

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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October

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

2-6: Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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September  

29: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., CTE Technical Assistance opportunity, Orion, 13939 Diagonal Ave., Clearwater. Click here to register

29: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register.  

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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September

22: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., CTE Technical Assistance opportunity, Greenbush, 1104 E. 1100 Road, Lawrence. Click here to register

22: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kansas MTSS and Alignment Regional FastBridge training session, DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence. Click here to register. Space is limited. The training sessions are sponsored by Kansas MTSS and Alignment. 

22: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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September

15: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Counting KIDS Workshop, Cimmaron High School Auditorium, 400 N. 5th in Cimmaron. https://learning.ksde.org/.

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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September

8: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29.  

8: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., CTE Technical Assistance opportunity, Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 605 E. Crawford St., Salina. Click here to register.  

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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August 

31: 5 p.m., deadline for completed Stronger Connections Grant (SCG). Instructions and required forms are located in the Request for Application at the following link: https://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=792

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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August

25: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29.

28: 1-4:30 p.m. Counting KIDS Workshop, Oakley, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, 703 W. 2nd, Oakley. Register by Aug. 21 on the KSDE Training Portal at https://learning.ksde.org/.

29: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Counting KIDS Workshop, Cimarron High School Auditorium, Cimmaron USD 102, 400 N. 5th, Cimarron. Register by Aug. 21 on the KSDE Training Portal at https://learning.ksde.org/.

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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August

18: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29.

23: 9 a.m., School-Based Mental Health 2023-2024 ECHO series begins via Zoom. For more information, topics, dates and to register for this free opportunity, visit https://www.kumc.edu/community-engagement/our-divisions/project-echo/current-series/school-based-mental-health-echo.html.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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August

11: Noon-1 p.m., KSDE weekly “ASQ Tips and Questions Session.” KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions and help with the ASQ. Visit the KSDE TASN Calendar at ksdetasn.org/events to register. This series will conclude Friday, Sept. 29.

13: Last day of Sunflower Summer program.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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August 

8-9: Kansas State Board of Education meeting. View the live stream at https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

9: 1-1:45 p.m. Informational webinar on Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga: Tools for the Classroom E-Learning Course. Register for the informational webinar here

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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July

28: KSDE will host a Zoom meeting to review the steps schools can take to prepare for a successful Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot. Click here to register for the Get Ready for the 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot Zoom (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 28).

31: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in-person training appropriate for K-12 school counselors to set up 2023-2024 comprehensive school counseling program for success, Southwest Plains Conference Center, 810 W. Lark Ave. in Sublette. Registration is $25 per person, which includes lunch. For more information, click here. To register for the training, click here.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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July

21: Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds closes on CommonApp.

24: 9-11 a.m., FastBridge Essentials: Progress Monitoring Day 1. Virtual. Get started with a quick tour of how to navigate the FastBridge system and then dive into assessments you can use to progress monitor students: CBM Automatically, CBM Reading and Early Reading Nonsense Words. Register here.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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July

17: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2023-2024 School Year Kick-Off Event for Jump Start Your Success in School Nutrition Programs. Jump Start offers a blend of in-person, live virtual, on-demand and personalized training opportunities for new and aspiring school food service directors and managers. This training opportunity is for those with less than three years of experience. For more information about the program or event, contact KSDE’s Kelly Chanay at kchanay@ksde.org. All participants must register at https://ksde.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_577eu6HSSn2VhRk.

17: Registration deadline for Fort Hays State University’s Trauma-Informed Practices virtual workshop. The workshop is 9-11 a.m. July 25-26. The cost is $40. To register, contact Mary Cooper by email at mccooper2@fhsu.edu or by phone at (785) 628-4283.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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July 

7: 11 a.m. to noon, Kansas counselors group chat. Watch for an email from KSDE’s Kent Reed for a link to this event. 

9: Deadline for applications to become a HirePaths teacher ambassador. For more information, email info@hirepaths.com. Learn more and apply here: https://hirepaths.com/for-educators/become-a-hirepaths-ambassador

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Posted: Jun 29, 2023
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June 

30: Deadline for Child Nutrition and Wellness KANSANS CAN 2022-2023 Best Practice Awards. One-page nomination form is available here

30: Deadline to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record.  

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Posted: Jun 22, 2023
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June

23: 4 p.m., registration deadline for New Superintendents Budget Workshop. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Salina District Office, 1511 Gypsum Ave. in Salina. Registration is limited to new superintendents and first-year board clerks or business managers. Register by contacting Deborah Howard via email at deborah.howard@usd305.com or via phone at 785-309-4727. There is a $15 fee to cover a meal and refreshments. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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June

19: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. KSDE Budget Workshop, Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, 947 West 47 Highway, Girard. Register here by June 16. Registration fee is $25, which includes lunch.  

20: 10-11 a.m. FastBridge FastTrack 101: Grades 4-5. Virtual. This KSDE-sponsored professional development opportunity will teach participants about universal screening with FastTrack Reading and Math at your grade level. This session will be an overview of assessments and reports for fourth and fifth grades. Register here.  

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Posted: Jun 8, 2023
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June

12: 9 a.m.-noon, KSDE Summer School Counseling Virtual Academy. Registration required. For more information or to register, click here.  

12-13: 9 a.m.-noon, KSDE and Phenomenon Elementary Science Education virtual training. There will be approximately two hours of additional asynchronous engagement before, during and after the training. Applicants will be asked to commit to engaging during this time. College credit is optional, and certificates of professional learning will be provided. There is no cost to participants. Please email mrichard@ksde.org with questions.

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Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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June 

4: 3-5 p.m. Orientation session for Kodály Certification Courses at Wichita State University. To register, or for more information, visit www.wichita.edu/kodaly or email Steve Oare or Matt Hanne.  

5-16: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) Kodály Certification Courses at Wichita State University. Cost for the noncredit workshop is $600. Courses also can be taken for graduate credit. Housing is available. All classes take place at the Duerksen Fine Arts Building on the Wichita State University campus. To register, or for more information, visit www.wichita.edu/kodaly or email Steve Oare or Matt Hanne.  

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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May

25: Due date for Remote Learning Report (spring semester).

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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May 

23: 3:30-4:30 p.m., FastBridge Lightning Round. A space for collaboration, resources and asking questions. Exclusively for Kansas educators. Virtual event. Register here

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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May

12: Deadline for KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together session proposals. Proposal form: https://ksde.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaL4WlfFowNIyz4

16: 2 p.m., School Nutrition Program Renewal Training, at https://ksde.zoom.us/j/84920437369?pwd=dXgrdE5ickp6VVVHRTFWbkowN0FJUT09. KSDE will record this session and make the recording available to sponsors following the training if sponsors are unable to attend. 

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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May 

5: Last day for early bird registration for Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition. The conference program, registration form and more can be found here.  

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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April 

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

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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April

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

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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April  

7: Deadline for districts that plan on offering an alternative school during the 2023-2024 to complete Google form at https://forms.gle/5sAidnRkpvb63pMc7.  

11: 9-10 a.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/tJIrd-yrqDMqHtQE3TXZAettbokJ6qRUdh3c.  

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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March 

31: Final deadline for systems entering year five of KESA to have on-site Outside Visitation Team visit. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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March

25: 11 a.m., Kansas Teacher of the Year Regional Awards Banquet, Region 4, Wichita Marriott Hotel, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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March

21: 9-11:30 a.m., Progress Monitoring with FastBridge. Discover the basics of progress monitoring with FastBridge, including a working definition, purpose and available measures. Learn how to select students for monitoring, set up progress monitoring groups, choose the details needed for each group’s schedule, how to indicate the specific intervention and where to go to conduct monitoring. Use the Individual Progress Monitoring Report, such as the trend, goal and projection lines, as well as specific student errors, in order to interpret the data, evaluate intervention effectiveness and intensify interventions. Register here

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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March 

10: Deadline for state-level School Bus Safety poster contest. Entries must be received in Topeka by this date to qualify for the contest. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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June

23: 4 p.m., registration deadline for New Superintendents Budget Workshop. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Salina District Office, 1511 Gypsum Ave. in Salina. Registration is limited to new superintendents and first-year board clerks or business managers. Register by contacting Deborah Howard via email at deborah.howard@usd305.com or via phone at 785-309-4727. There is a $15 fee to cover a meal and refreshments. 

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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August  

29: 11 a.m., Register here for 1-800-CHILDREN training and demo via Zoom.    

29: 1-4:30 p.m., Counting Kids Workshop, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, Oakley.  (Registration ended Aug. 22) 

30: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Counting Kids Workshop, Cimarron High School.  (Registration ended Aug. 23) 

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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August 

23: 9 a.m.-noon. Register here for the Introduction to ASQ-3 training via Zoom. 

23: 3:30 p.m., Register here for 1-800-CHILDREN training and demo via Zoom.  

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