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Tuesday, July 30
 

6:00am

Internet-Eagle Ballrooms
To connect to the Wi-Fi Network in the Eagle Ballrooms please follow the below instructions
Wifi Network: Hyatt-MR
Password: LEADER19

Follow the instructions below to access the internet.
Access Code: LEADER19
Valid Until: 8/1/19 at 11:30 am
How can I connect? 
1. Plug-in the Ethernet cable or turn on and enable your Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) adapter on your computer/device. 
2. If you are using a wired connection, verify you have a link light on your adapter. 
3. If you are using a wireless connection, search and select the wireless network (SSID) called “HYATT-MR.” Your wireless adapter should show “Connected.”
4. Launch your Internet browser, go to a public Internet page (IE: www.google.com), and you should be redirected to the guest login page. 
5. Enter the “Access Code” provided above in the appropriate field on the login page. 
6. Accept the Terms (if applicable) and click the Sign up Now button to login. 
7. You should be redirected to the PSAV home page and are now connected to the Internet. 
 
Where can I connect? 
Search for the network/SSID that begins with “HYATT-MR” and check if you are in a covered area. Make sure that you have a “Good” or “Excellent” signal strength when you connect your computer to the wireless network. 
Troubleshooting tips 
Please check the following: 
1. Connection through a Proxy Server is unchecked
2. A static IP address is not used. 
3. The homepage is not an internal (company) intranet site. 
4. Pop-ups are temporarily enabled on the browser. 
 
Need more help? 
Contact PSAV staff or call (316) 262-4923 if you need personal assistance to connect to the Internet.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 6:00am - Thursday August 1, 2019 11:30am
Internet Access to Eagle Ballrooms

6:00am

Internet-Upper Gallery, Redbud, Cypress, Birch, Maple, Cedar, Walnut, Osage, and Oak rooms
Internet Access for Upper Gallery, Redbud, Cypress, Birch, Maple, Cedar, Walnut, Osage, and Oak rooms
Username: TASN19
Password: LEADER19

How to connect
· From device’s Wi-Fi settings, connect to Century 2 Wireless.
· Most devices will automatically display different internet options (this may take a few minutes).
 
  • From device’s Wi-Fi settings connect to Century 2 Wireless
  • Most devices will automatically display different internet options (this may take a few minutes)
(If internet options do not display automatically, open a web browser and refresh the page)
· To enter user name and password, select Log In with Account
· Enter username: TASN19
· Enter password: LEADER19
· You will be redirected to the internet at this time.  
 

9:00am

New Special Education Administrator’s Workshop
Speakers
SS

Susan Sipe

TASN Coordination, Keystone Learning Services
BM

Bert Moore

Director of SETS, KSDE
As the new Director of the SETS Team I am available to talk to anyone that has questions about Special Education OR Title programs.



Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cypress B

9:00am

School of Mental Health Advisory Council
This is a session description.

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Redbud C

11:15am

11:30am

Special Education Advisory Council Meeting
Speakers
BM

Bert Moore

Director of SETS, KSDE
As the new Director of the SETS Team I am available to talk to anyone that has questions about Special Education OR Title programs.
avatar for Heath Peine

Heath Peine

Executive Director of Student Support Services, Wichita Public Schools


Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:30am - 4:00pm
Birch

1:30pm

4:00pm

Kansas Infinitec CADRE Meeting
Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Walnut

4:15pm

KASEA Executive Board Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Heath Peine

Heath Peine

Executive Director of Student Support Services, Wichita Public Schools


Tuesday July 30, 2019 4:15pm - 6:30pm
Redbud C
 
Wednesday, July 31
 

7:30am

Registration Opens
Wednesday July 31, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm
Eagle Ballrooms Foyer

8:30am

Kansans CAN!
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Randy Watson

Dr. Randy Watson

Kansas Commissioner of Education, Kansas Department of Education
Dr. Randy WatsonKansas Commissioner of EducationKnown for his visionary leadership, Dr. Randy Watson’s roots run deep in public education.As a former history teacher, school principal and superintendent, Dr. Watson has dedicated more than 35 years of his life working in public education... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:10am
Eagle Ballrooms

9:10am

Rethinking Special Education to Meet the Needs of All Students
Speakers
avatar for Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett

Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education


Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am
Eagle Ballrooms

10:00am

TASN Marketplace Break
Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Eagle Ballrooms

10:30am

Using the ASQ: SE-2 in Preschool and Kindergarten Settings
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
What is the ASQ: 3 and ASQ: SE-2? Why do we screen young children? Why is it important to share the results with families? These questions and more will be discussed as KSDE and Kansas MTSS and Alignment partner to discuss the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ: 3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2) screening tool and how it is used in Kansas.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Petersen

Amanda Petersen

Director of Early Childhood, KSDE
avatar for Amy DeLaRosa

Amy DeLaRosa

State Trainer, Kansas MTSS and Alignment



Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Cypress A

10:30am

Rethinking Special Education
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
This session will be primarily for local directors of special education. Assistant Secretary Collett will share the OSERS prespective of what this means for local directors of special education and what actions they should be focusing on in rethinking special education.






Speakers
avatar for Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett

Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett

Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
BM

Bert Moore

Director of SETS, KSDE
As the new Director of the SETS Team I am available to talk to anyone that has questions about Special Education OR Title programs.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Redbud AB

10:30am

Title 101: The LCP Application Completion and Budget
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an introduction on how to complete the LCP application for their Title grants, State ESOL, and K-12 State At-Risk funding. Presenters will share helpful hints and resources on completing the application. The focus will be on budgets, the importance of accurate data, and the resources available to assist in the completion and understanding of the application. The programs discussed will include: Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C Migrant; Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; Title III-Immigrant; Title IV, Part A; Parental Involvement; Homeless; State ESOL; and K-12 State At-Risk.

Speakers
avatar for Tate Toedman

Tate Toedman

Assistant Director, KSDE
Tate Toedman, Assistant Director Special Education and Title Services Team, has been with the Kansas State Department of Education since 2006. He has worked in the Kansas school system since 1994, starting out as a teacher in the Topeka public schools; he moved to a counselor position... Read More →
avatar for Chris Macy

Chris Macy

Education Program Consultant, KSDE
I am on the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team. My primary focus is on 21st CCLC After School Programs, School Redesign, Title programs and Family Engagement .



Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Redbud C

11:30am

TASN Marketplace Networking Lunch
Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Eagle Ballrooms

12:30pm

Strengthening Early Childhood in Kansas: Help Inform State Planning
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, CP, RWA
Join KSDE Early Childhood staff and partners from the Kansas Children’s Cabinet in a conversation about the future of Kansas children and families. During this session, we want to hear from you about your thought on what is happening in your community to support infants, toddlers, young children and families. This includes celebrations of success, challenges, opportunities and your family’s experiences.




Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cypress A

12:30pm

Special Education-Hot Topics
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an update of important Hot Topics involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Speakers
MV

Melissa Valenza

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education



Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Redbud AB

12:30pm

Hot Topics in Title Programs
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an update of important Hot Topics involving the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These will include Data quality, Supplement Not Supplant (SNS), Paraprofessionals in title I buildings, Foster Care, Homeless professional development, title services for non-public participation, Kansas Integrated Accountability System-ESEA review, Local Consolidated Plan (LCP) assurances, and evidenced-based strategies for ESEA and State At-risk.


Speakers
avatar for Tate Toedman

Tate Toedman

Assistant Director, KSDE
Tate Toedman, Assistant Director Special Education and Title Services Team, has been with the Kansas State Department of Education since 2006. He has worked in the Kansas school system since 1994, starting out as a teacher in the Topeka public schools; he moved to a counselor position... Read More →



Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Redbud C

1:30pm

TASN Marketplace Break
Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Eagle Ballrooms

2:00pm

KansaStar for CSI, TSI, ATS, Schoolwide, Redesign, & KESA
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
KansaStar is an online platform, free to Kansas school districts, that guides high-quality work by school or district Leadership Teams with built-in flexibility to set their own direction. In this session, participants will receive an overview of how KansaStar may be used to assist districts and buildings in monitoring their planning and achievements for school improvement. KSDE staff, teams, stakeholders, and users have worked together to ensure that KansaStar can meet the requirements of multiple initiatives, all in one place.



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Osage

2:00pm

Kansans CAN Competency: Supporting Success Skills
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS
Participants will explore the Kansans Can Competency Framework through focusing on one of three competencies (i.e., self-regulation, assertiveness and self-efficacy) for self-assessment, building knowledge and brainstorming instruction. Aligned with the CASEL rubric and KS Social-Emotional Character Development (SECD) Standards, these competencies can be taught, practiced and reinforced in every classroom, Pre-K through 12. Throughout the hour, participants will complete a set of small group activities where they reflect on current instruction/practice, review critical SEL curriculum pieces, learn foundational concepts, and view examples of instructional practices in classroom settings. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how readily available tools and resources can be utilized for embedding SEL in daily instruction.



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maple

2:00pm

Co-Teaching in Early Childhood
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Cultivating Inclusive Early Childhood Learning Communities: Co-teaching is so much more than having a second person in a room. In this session you will hear personal testimony and see video examples of co-teaching in early childhood settings. We will share classroom observation data from Pre-K through Kindergarten classrooms and you will determine the extent to which co-teaching approaches impact student learning. You will also consider how co-teaching could fit within your own early childhood programs.

Speakers
avatar for Shonda Anderson

Shonda Anderson

Training and Coaching Coordinator, TASN Co-Teaching
We are currently in our 7th year of the TASN Co-Teaching Project. I would love to talk to you about how co-teaching and collaboration positively impacts instruction and student success.



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress A

2:00pm

Early Career Mentoring for Retention
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: IPS, HSG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS, PL
e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) is an innovative, statewide content and exceptionality specific, asynchronous, online mentoring program that accelerates the growth and increases the retention of new teachers. This online mentoring program has been implemented in Kansas since 2012 supporting new Special Education teachers statewide. Successful completion of eMSS can move a teacher’s licensure since it is an approved mentoring program by KSDE. During this session we will review what successful implementation of this program in your district looks like from recruitment to monthly data check ins to mentor/mentee support all year long.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Jameson

Julie Jameson

Coordinator, SEKESC Greenbush
Recruitment and retention of special education teachers. Online mentoring.



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress B

2:00pm

IDEA Legal Updates
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS, PL, CP, RWA
This session is a “year in review” regarding legal issues related to special education. It will include a discussion of selected due process hearing decisions and state complaint reports in Kansas over the past year. In addition, the presenters will provide an analysis of court decisions, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) letters and guidance documents, and questions and answers from parents and school officials to KSDE during the past year. This session will provide administrators with an opportunity to see how special education legal requirements apply in actual situations and how real disputes are resolved in the various processes used by parents, school officials, advocates, and government agencies.

Speakers
LJ

Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director, Kansas State Department of Education



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbud AB

2:00pm

The Role of Special Education Administrators in Redesign?
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Join KSDE Leadership as they discuss how special education administrators can be involved in the redesign process. You will learn who’s involved in redesign and things that you can do as an administrator ensuring that we best meet the needs of all students.

Speakers
BM

Bert Moore

Director of SETS, KSDE
As the new Director of the SETS Team I am available to talk to anyone that has questions about Special Education OR Title programs.



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Birch

2:00pm

Using the Least Dangerous Assumption When Making Assessment Decisions
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: IPS, HSG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS, PL
This session will provide an overview of the Least Dangerous Assumption and how to apply it when making decisions regarding general and special education assessments. Updated resources for both general assessments and DLM will be shared. This session will also provide districts with guidance in completing DLM justifications, looking at their DLM data, and working with their staff to ensure the right students are participating in the DLM.

Speakers
MV

Melissa Valenza

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
avatar for Cary Rogers

Cary Rogers

Education Program Consultant, KSDE
I am an education program consultant at KSDE. I just finished my first year with the agency. My primary role is the alternate assessment (DLM) and accommodations for all assessments. I’m also a member of the personalized learning cadre and a redesign coach. Please let me know if... Read More →



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oak

2:00pm

Overview of Title I, Title II, and Title IV Part A
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an overview of three Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs. The focus will be on Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; and Title IV, Part A. Attendees will learn about requirements in all three programs and where to find available resources that will help districts determine what is necessary, reasonable, and allocable under the three programs. Other topics will include the difference in supplement not supplant, the differences between a Targeted Assistance School (TAS) and a Schoolwide (SW), and the importance of rank order.

Speakers
avatar for Tate Toedman

Tate Toedman

Assistant Director, KSDE
Tate Toedman, Assistant Director Special Education and Title Services Team, has been with the Kansas State Department of Education since 2006. He has worked in the Kansas school system since 1994, starting out as a teacher in the Topeka public schools; he moved to a counselor position... Read More →
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Brian Dempsey

Attorney, KSDE



Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Redbud C

3:00pm

TASN Marketplace Break
Wednesday July 31, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Eagle Ballrooms

3:15pm

Kansans CAN!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Eagle Ballrooms

4:00pm

Closing Comments
Wednesday July 31, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Eagle Ballrooms

4:30pm

CSI/TSI/TA Q&A

Wednesday July 31, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Osage

4:30pm

 
Thursday, August 1
 

7:00am

Registration
If you have already registered and picked up your namebadge on the previous days, then you do not need to check-in or register again.

Thursday August 1, 2019 7:00am - 10:00am
Eagle Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Audits! – What Program Administrators Need to Know
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
There continues to be an increase in both the frequency and significance of single audit findings in Kansas school districts. Some of these findings are due to the change in standards that have been phased into law with the release of the Uniform Grant Guidance, but many more are the result of district staff being unaware of what just what program elements auditors look at, and how they connect to the fiscal elements. This session will provide program administrators with both a state and national perspective on best practices for preparing for your next single audit, and provide updated information and resources needed to ensure that staff are well prepared and appropriate systems are in place for your next audit.



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Cypress A

8:00am

Relationships in Education: Lessons of the Heart
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Most of us know the impact toxic stress and trauma are having on our students and staff, but the question becomes: what can we do about it? The short answer is very little without a firm grounding in the key interactions that shape brain and nervous system functioning critical to regulating emotions; a key area impacted by trauma and toxic stress. Humans develop their ability to manage strong feelings and impulses through relational connections with others who soothe and model in a process called “co-regulation.” Come experience the power of connection and co-regulation with staff and students. You will: leave experiencing the fundamental biology of connection, knowledge to define what is happening implicitly and explicitly when we are truly connected, learn pragmatic strategies to practice with staff, students and families and commit to a disciplined and intentional use of connection for holistic results.


Speakers
avatar for Christina Mann

Christina Mann

Kansas MTSS State Trainer, Kansas MTSS
Christina Mann, LSCSW, provides coaching and training to Kansas schools in the areas of Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, and PBIS for the KS State Dept. of Ed. Christina has led innovative projects connecting schools, mental health, juvenile... Read More →
KM

Kelly McCauley

Social Worker, TASN
School mental health



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Birch

8:00am

619/Early Childhood Special Education Indicators
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Participants will get an overview of the three Early Childhood Indicators Early Childhood Least Restrictive Environment, Early Childhood Outcomes, and Transition from Part C to B. Learn what they are, how data is collected, how we are doing as a state, and resources for each one.





Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Maple

8:00am

IDEA Legal Updates
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
This session is a “year in review” regarding legal issues related to special education. It will include a discussion of selected due process hearing decisions and state complaint reports in Kansas over the past year. In addition, the presenters will provide an analysis of court decisions, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) letters and guidance documents, and questions and answers from parents and school officials to KSDE during the past year. This session will provide administrators with an opportunity to see how special education legal requirements apply in actual situations and how real disputes are resolved in the various processes used by parents, school officials, advocates, and government agencies.



Speakers
LJ

Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director, Kansas State Department of Education



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Cypress B

8:00am

Rethinking IDEA MOE
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS, PL, RWA
Maintenance of Effort (MOE) refers to the responsibility of the Local Education Agency to maintain the same level of expenditures for the education of children with disabilities from one fiscal year to the next. This session will provide an overview of Maintenance of Effort, the financial reporting requirements, and review practical implications and how those have been addressed. This session will be interactive. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and scenarios to discuss.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Weiler

Christy Weiler

Coordinator, KSDE
avatar for Elena Lincoln

Elena Lincoln

TA Provider, KSDE TASN
Leveraging legal requirements to achieve student outcomes.



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Cedar

8:00am

Secondary Transition in the Real World: A Facilitated Discussion with the People that do the Work
Tailoring secondary transition plans and services to meet each student’s unique goals and ambitions is challenging and requires coordination from both inside and outside of the school building.  This session will convene a facilitated discussion with transition leaders from across the state.  Panelists will share practical information about how services may be coordinated and accessed, what it looks like when it is done well, and how to recognize when it’s not.  There will be ample opportunities for the audience to participate in the conversation. 


Speakers
avatar for Doug Berryman

Doug Berryman

Principal, Butler County Special Education Interlocal
BV

Beth VanVleck

Kansas Department of Children and Families
SG

Steve Geiber

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities
CK

Craig Knutson

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities


Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Redbud AB

8:00am

ESEA Non-Public Particpation
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an overview and best practices in working with their non-public schools. We will discuss the importance of what consultation is and what it must include. This session will focus on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements for school districts. The attendees will learn about how they should be providing services to private school students and teachers with Title I, Title II, Tile III, and Title IV, Part A funds. Resources that are available to assist districts will be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Tate Toedman

Tate Toedman

Assistant Director, KSDE
Tate Toedman, Assistant Director Special Education and Title Services Team, has been with the Kansas State Department of Education since 2006. He has worked in the Kansas school system since 1994, starting out as a teacher in the Topeka public schools; he moved to a counselor position... Read More →
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Maureen Ruhlman

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
I am the McKinney Vento State Coordinator and will be presenting an Overview of the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act on Thursday at 9:30 am.



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Redbud C

8:00am

Title III/ ESOL Migrant programs
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, we will provide an overview of our English Learner and Migrant programs. Discussion of the use of funds, available resources, and best practices on how to serve our English Learner and Migrant students will be shared. Title III and Migrant fall under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESOL/Bilingual funding at the state level provides funding for our English Learner

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ewing

Julie Ewing

Coordinator, Kansas State Department of Education



Thursday August 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Osage

9:00am

TASN Marketplace Break
Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Eagle Ballrooms

9:30am

Administrative Leadership for Effective Kansas MTSS and Alignment Implementation
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Experience has taught us that focused conversations and customized support at the district level around a district's unique needs leads to stronger district-wide structures and more clear communication. This session will address the newest level of Kansas MTSS and Alignment training that is intended to align all of the efforts within a school district to common goals, prepare district leaders to facilitate change in each building, and develop instructional leadership competencies necessary to impact student learning.



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Cypress A

9:30am

Administrator Support for Meeting the Needs of Students with Dyslexia
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RW
Education leaders will begin by learning about Dyslexia, how it impacts a student's acquisition of reading and the prevalence. A quick introduction to the Science of Reading and the importance of explicit instruction and supporting the learner in the classroom will be provided. Resources will be shared to further those engaged in learning more about evidence-based practices. Experiential learning will be shared on how to examine screening data and explore the strengths, limitations, and pitfalls in the flagging process, along with diagnostic tools to confirm needs and the role of progress monitoring to measure progress. Along with the evaluation process, role of 504 Plan versus an IEP, and overall collaborative experiences in merging tiers to meet the needs of learners with reading difficulties.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Callaghan

Jaime Callaghan

Director of Student Services at Auburn-Washburn. Experience as a school psychologist and building principal, including being a parent of a student with characteristics of Dyslexia. Jaime has also served on the Executive Board for the Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Redbud AB

9:30am

Co-Teaching within Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA)
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
It’s not just another thing! Co-teaching provides a vehicle for teachers and students to move from feelings of isolation and alienation, to feelings of community and collaboration. In this session, you will consider the TASN Co-Teaching Professional Learning System. You will also identify multiple ways the practice of co-teaching connects with the KESA model and redesign principles. You’ll hear from district level leaders who will share their experiences, accomplishments, and challenges along their implementation journey.

Speakers
avatar for Shonda Anderson

Shonda Anderson

Training and Coaching Coordinator, TASN Co-Teaching
We are currently in our 7th year of the TASN Co-Teaching Project. I would love to talk to you about how co-teaching and collaboration positively impacts instruction and student success.
avatar for Andrea Palmer

Andrea Palmer

Special Services Coordinator, USD263



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Birch

9:30am

The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI): Mentoring for Impactful Leadership
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SSS, PL, CP, RWA
This session will provide information about mentoring support for new special education leaders in Kansas. An overview of The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) will be given with an emphasis on program requirements and building leadership capacity in new special education directors, assistant directors, and coordinators. A panel of KELI mentees and mentors will be present to share their insight and experiences with session participants. This session will provide an opportunity for discussion and share important information on what Kansas districts can do to support new special education leaders entering the profession.



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Maple

9:30am

Strategies to Finance Quality Inclusive Early Childhood Programming - And Interactive Conversation.
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Providing an inclusive early childhood program often requires schools to weave together a variety federal, state, and local programs.  Come join a discussion with a panel of state and local leaders as we explore how State Pre-k, special education, career and technical education, and other programs can be coordinated to serve all kids preschool students in your district.



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Cypress B

9:30am

We Collect Data…Now What? How to Address Success Gaps in our Schools
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
Data-based decisions are key to improving our school systems. However, educators often avoid data because they are not sure how to make meaning of it and create actionable steps. This session will model effective protocols giving participants an opportunity to be part of a data driven conversation. We will highlight one district’s experience in using data to identify a success gap and creating a team to create and implement an action plan to maintain a focus on data and the groups that have suffered from success gaps. Come experience how to transform school improvement efforts by putting the decision making power in the hands of the teachers and building leaders.
 

Speakers
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Kacie Olson

Implementation Coach, Kansas Learning Network
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Laura Jurgensen

Assistant Director, Kansas State Department of Education



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:30am

KIAS- Monitoring and Reporting Requirements of Title Programs
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, participants will receive an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) monitoring system, which is part of the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS). The focus will be on the Title Self-Assessment which every district completes at least once every three years. Presenters will walk attendees through the application and address the requirements of monitoring districts must fulfill to be in compliance for receiving federal funds.


Speakers
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Christy Weiler

Coordinator, KSDE



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Osage

9:30am

McKinney-Vento Homeless
Kansas State School Board Outcomes: KR, IPS, HSG, PSC, SEG
Kansas School Redesign Principles: SS, PL, CP, RWA
In this session, the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) will assist local McKinney-Vento homeless liaisons, administrators and their staff to identify homeless students. Requirements associated with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be discussed and topics include: definition of homeless, transportation, unaccompanied homeless youth, and implications for preschool students. This session fulfills the annual mandatory requirement for local liaison professional development.

Speakers
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Maureen Ruhlman

Education Program Consultant, Kansas State Department of Education
I am the McKinney Vento State Coordinator and will be presenting an Overview of the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act on Thursday at 9:30 am.



Thursday August 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Redbud C

10:30am

TASN Marketplace Break
Thursday August 1, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Eagle Ballrooms

10:45am

11:30am

Adjourn
Thursday August 1, 2019 11:30am - 11:30am
Eagle Ballrooms