2018 Kansas Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Conference
The best math and science teachers in the state will come together to review, refresh and retool current math and science practices and inspire educators to provide a STEAM Powered classroom to their students.
I am excited to announce a great opportunity for professional learning for this summer that will help you to really use the implementation of the 2017 Kansas Standards for Mathematics as an opportunity to advance instruction in your classroom, building, and district! The mornings will include guest speakers from KATS, KATM, and others and chances to learn from expert math and science teachers in Kansas.  
This will be a great opportunity to be inspired and learn from others, but it's the afternoons that I think will really be fantastic. During the afternoons each day, grade-banded groups will be digging deep into content. Below are the fantastic afternoon sessions we will be offering in mathematics:
Using Math Discourse to Engage in High Quality Tasks
Engage in conversations around implementing tasks that promote student reasoning through meaningful math discourse. Opportunities to investigate these tasks will center on number and operation sense in the K-2 grade band and fraction sense and fraction operations in the 3-5 grade band. You will leave with ideas, tools and a supportive learning community.
Using Math Discourse to Engage in High Quality Tasks
Using what we know about the brain and the importance of academic discourse, we will engage in various discourse structures through our time together as we explore high quality tasks in Geometry, and Expressions and Equations. We will keep you actively engaged not only in tasks that you can take back to your classroom, but also in great conversation tools that you can use to help students retain the information!
During these two days of intense professional learning, you will:
  • Network with some of the best math and science teachers in Kansas; Acquire ideas and tools from Kansas math and science education researchers;
  • Dig deep into the standards with strategies to move your classroom, building, and district closer to your vision for math and science education;
  • Take your teaching to the next level.
Conference will be June 18-19 at Newman University in Wichita.
Conference Registration Fee
KEEN Member Registration Fee                               $50
Non-KEEN Member Registration Fee                       $75
Presidential Awards Dinner ONLY                            $25
Conference registration fee includes, the two day conference, lunch each day and snacks in the afternoon.  The fee also includes the awards dinner on Monday evening honoring the 2018 Presidential Awards nominees and finalists.  Please indicate on the registration portal if you plan to attend the awards banquet.
Please note the conference registration fee will not be reduced if you choose not to participate in any of the conference.
Graduate Credit
One (1) EDUC graduate credit from Friends University for your Summer 2018 conference attendance will be available at an additional expense. 




Contact Information



Melissa Fast
Mathematics Program Consultant
  Gwen Kramer
Senior Administrative Specialist
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