Education Symposium

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Focused Professional Learning:
Building Collaborative Networks of Practice

Friday, February 12, 2016
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

As legislation and accreditors bring higher education providers and PK-12 schools under the same policy umbrella, dialogue across P-20 schools is needed.  Surveys with principals and superintends reveal that collaboration is needed in four areas. 

This year, the Education Symposium will be on February 12th from 9:00 to 2:00.  The cost for the event is $10, which includes a box lunch. 

Sessions related to each of the following learning strands:

  • Integrating Technology into Instruction
  • Assessing Student Performance
  • Making Adjustments Based Upon Student Performance
  • New Teacher Mentoring

This one-day symposium engages participants to actively discuss opportunities for PK-12 school teachers and administrators collaborate with college education preparation faculty.  Each session uses a 20-20 format (20 minutes of new content; 20 minutes of discussion; 10 minute wrap up and next steps/opportunities.

Opportunities exist for Continuing Education Credits (certificates will be presented on the same day) and Graduate Level Credit (extended opportunity). 

Education Symposium Registration Form


Schedule (Tentative)

9-9:30 a.m. Orientation: Engaging in Collaboration across Structures

9:45-10:45 a.m. 1st Session

11:00-12:00 p.m. 2nd Session

11:30-11:45 a.m. Break

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. 3rd Session

Session Titles

“Enhancing New Teacher Mentoring Relationships through Focused Conversations on Classroom Management”

“Using Technology for Teacher Grant Writing”

“The Green Technology Integration of USD 224 “

“Using Technology Tools to Document Formative Assessment“

“Getting Google Certified - A District-wide Digital Learning Approach”

“The Nuts and Bolts of Critical Thinking”

“Let's Talk About Grading/Scoring and Providing Feedback”

“Here’s the Situation”


Registration $10 (to cover boxed lunch - pay at event)

Education Symposium Registration Form

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