Kansas Advanced Teacher Academy (KATA) 2019
Summer Immersion for High School Students
on the K-State Campus in Manhattan
June 9-14, 2019
June 16-21, 2019
June 23-28, 2019
About the Academy
The Kansas Advanced Teacher Academy (KATA) summer immersion program is a six-day exploration event designed to foster professional growth in high school students seeking to potentially move into the Teaching profession when they finish their high school.
You’ll be teamed with other high school students for days filled with activities around camps as we explore teaching as a career. You’ll get to visit with our College of Education professors, while hearing from some of our best recent graduates about their experiences and observing our current students teaching middle schoolers in hands-on classes on campus. And, you’ll enjoy tours, a free pass to the Natatorium, bowling, and a trip to Call Hall for their delicious ice cream—the perfect summer treat.
The institute is designed to get you comfortable with your future career, as well as with our beautiful campus. It’ll provide you an opportunity to ask questions and get some one-on-one time with people who are knowledgeable about our award-winning teacher education program. You’ll also stay in one of our residence hall suites for five nights, so you’ll experience another element of life as a college student. Plus, to wrap up the institute, we’ll have a luncheon with presentations and awards to showcase your accomplishments. It’s going to be an energetic time that will make you even more excited about being a teacher!
Who Should Attend?
The KATA is for students who will complete 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in May 2019. Students can come on their own or with friends from their school or community.
What Will We Do?
To say the least, it's going to be an action packed week! Participants will take part in activities and workshops designed to provide a deep level of exposure to 'what it means to be an effective teacher.' This will include, but is definitely not limited to, lesson planning, creating collaborative learning opportunities for students, role playing common classroom scenarios, STEM in the classroom, the role of Art in education, and MUCH more. Finally, one element of our program we are particularly proud of is the level of exposure participants will have to our own College of Education's faculty. Interaction with professors, who have hundreds of years of K-12+ teaching experience collectively, will allow participants to gain a deep insight into a career in education.
Housing and Dining
Program participants will be housed in residence hall rooms (double occupancy) at Kansas State University. All meals from dinner on Sunday to lunch on Friday are included in the registration fee. Snacks are provided during the morning and afternoon sessions, as well as in the residence halls in the evening.
Transportation and Parking
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Kansas State University, Manhattan campus. Residence halls are within walking distance of on-campus activities. Transportation will be provided to any activities off campus that are further than walking distance.
Parking permits are required for all vehicles parked on the K-State campus. They are not required for drop-off/pick-up at the residence halls. However, they will be needed if the driver plans on attending the closing ceremony/luncheon on Friday afternoon. Parents are welcome to attend.