Kansas Educational Leadership Institute
“What's New” Series
Professional Learning Seminars
KELI is sponsoring a series of professional learning seminars for the purpose of impacting classroom results. These seminars are designed for beginning and veteran district and building level leaders, board members, and site council leaders. Participants are invited to join in the discussions with these cohort-based deep learning and problem solving opportunities and learn from successful peers. KELI is authorized by KSDE to issue professional development points for attendance at What's New Seminars.
April 11, 2013
Leaders Prepare for Accreditation Alphabet Changes– Moving from AYP to AMO’s and from QPA to the 5 R’s of the Whole ChildLocation: K-State Olathe Campus
Room #110, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS
Latest results and feedback from the recently completed field tests for a new Kansas accreditation system will be shared with those present. KSDE Staff Dr. Scott Myers, Director of Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA); Mr. Bill Bagshaw, Assistant Director of TLA; and Ms. Jessica Noble, Education Program Consultant, will address latest information on the transition from the current Quality Performance Accreditation System to the envisioned system. Instead of the AYP focus on a single set of test scores on State Assessments, the accreditation system under development will consider the whole child, the greater educational community, and the impact that community has on the child.
Specifically, KSDE staff members will describe how the focus of state testing efforts will move from a simple percentage of students who are “proficient or better” to how districts will be provided with a different set of data to examine, Adequate Measurable Objectives (AMOs), that will give a district a clearer picture of where their efforts need to be to prepare their students to be college ready. The R’s of focus include: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, Responsive Culture, and Results.
Practitioners from Kansas school districts will share what leaders are doing in their own settings to prepare for the upcoming changes. Time will be provided for networking with other districts and for asking questions of presenters. Special registration rates are available for districts bringing teams to the session.
Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. The seminar will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Parking is available at the meeting site. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $75.65 at the Hawthorne Suites located at 11400 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Please identify that you are with the KELI Conference when making reservations to get the group rate. Reservations must be made by March 28th to guarantee the group rate.
The deadline for registration or cancellation is five (5) working days prior the conference. A $25 late fee will be charged after the registration deadline. The registration fee will be refunded in full (less a $20 administrative fee) if notification is received by 5:00 p.m. five (5) working days before the seminar. For questions regarding registration, please call 785-532-5569 or toll free to 1-800-432-8222.
Kansas State University is committed to making conference accessible to all participants.
A participant in a seminar or non-credit program with a disability who needs accommodations or has special dietary requirements should indicate the services needed at the time of registration. If you have further questions please contact Tony Ballard at 785-532-2402 or 1-800-622-2KSU. Early notification is requested to ensure that accommodations can be provided in a timely manner.