CPSI Effective Schools Conference Series
The Effective Schools Conference Series is the cornerstone of CPSI's professional development program. Each session is scheduled to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center. Morning refreshments, program materials, and lunch are included in the conference fees.
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Parking is limited on the K-State Campus to the parking garage. Conference participants intending to park on campus are required to purchase a parking permit – see links to individual conference parking permits below. Prepayment for permits is required. Permits for the parking garage are $5 per day and information about parking permits will be provided with confirmation closer to the date of the conference. Parking in the parking garage without a permit is $1.50/hour.
2017-2018 Conference Presentations
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
This workshop provides participants with the different dimensions of diveristy in today’s environment. Aspects of cultural differences, strengths and challenges will be examined and examples will be provided. LTC Kickbusch will provide her personal story of challenges and triumphs as a child of the “barrio” who succeeded in spite of many cultural, social and educational obstacles. She gently guides the participants to a better understanding of cultural differences and similarities, as she emphasizes that appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is a very important element of team-building and team-work, which makes for a successful, productive learning environment.
Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching:
The TQE Process
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Juli K. Dixon
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She coordinates the awardwinning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy Master of Education in K-8 Mathematics and Science and the PhD in Mathematics Education. In this interactive session, participants experience how selecting the correct tasks and engaging with them as teams of learners is crucial preparation to make sense of mathematics for teaching. This engagement includes developing effective questions that provide evidence of student learning through the use of tasks, questions, and evidence (TQE Process).
Students at the Center:
Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick
Bena Kallick, Ph.D is the Co-Director of Institute for Habits of Mind and Program Director for Eduplanet21. Allison Zmuda has been a public school teacher and is now an education consultant specializing in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. How can we design learning experiences that are more in tune with the contemporary world we are living in and the students we have in front of us? The true goal of personalized learning: for every student to become self-directed learners through the design and development of their learning experiences. In this session, Kallick and Zmuda will define and describe personalized learning as a simple and powerful frame that allows students to thoughtfully engage with inquiry, generate ideas, and develop challenging yet achievable performance opportunities.
Pathways to Understanding:
Creating Learning Focused Classrooms
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Bruce is the Co-Director of MiraVia, LLC. He has been a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and staff developer. He consults for school systems, professional groups and organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, presenting workshops and courses for teachers and administrators. This seminar presents practical strategies and innovative ideas for structuring learning-focused instruction. These classroom-tested methods are applicable to all grade levels and content areas. Based on a three-phase framework for learning and teaching, this important resource connects theory with practice providing dozens of tools and powerful templates to ensure high engagement and high success for all students.
George Couros interacts with participants at the April 2017 CPSI Conference
Jaymee Herrington presents at the February 2017 CPSI Conference
Pete Hall talks to November 2016 CPSI Conference participants