2023 Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference (Virtual Option)

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2023 Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference (Virtual Option)

Join us for the 2023 Summer Conference, "Challenging the Way We Work" on June 16.

By KU School of Education & Human Sciences

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 16 · 6am - 12pm PDT



About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The 2023 Summer Conference will be held on June 16, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT at KU’s Edwards Campus in the BEST Building. The event will be live, with a Zoom possibility for those who cannot attend in person. It is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. This registration page is for virtual attendance only. If you are planning to attend in person, please RSVP using this link: https://rockcha.lk/summer-conference23

This year, we are “Challenging the Way We Work.” Iconoclastic thinkers in education will challenge the status quo with short “EduTalks” on artificial intelligence, competency-based education, working with diverse students, literacy, health and wellness, and more.

Agenda and schedule for this year’s conference (subject to change):

  • 8:00 am — Networking, with continental breakfast
  • 8:45 am — Welcome by Rick Ginsberg, Dean, School of Education and Human Sciences, KU
  • 9:00 am — “Education in the Age of Smart Machines,” Yong Zhao, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, KU
  • 9:25 am — “When Am I Enough?," Jodi Grover, Principal, Burlington High School
  • 9:50 am — “Literacy Changes Lives,” Laurie Curtis, Early Literacy/Dyslexia Program Manager, KSDE                          
  • 10:15 am — Break
  • 10:25 am — “STEM to Improve Child Fitness and Wellness,” Trent Herda, Professor, Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, KU
  • 10:50 am — “This is the Moment,” Jerri Kemble, National Academic Advisor, ClassLink
  • 11:15 am — “Designing for Equity, Justice, and Innovation: A (Quick) Journey into Competency-based Education for K-12 Educators,” Manjula Karamcheti, Associate Senior Researcher, Center for Certification & Competency-Based Education, KU
  • 11:40 am — “Considering Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Human Learning ,” James Basham, Professor, Department of Special Education, KU
  • 12:05 pm — “Reconceptualizing Literacy,” Rick Ginsberg, Dean, School of Education and Human Sciences, KU
  • 12:30 pm — Lunch, with Keynote by Randy Watson, Commissioner of Education
  • 2:00 pm — Concluding remarks and networking

Note: There will be a video recording of the live event. If you have any questions or concerns, or wish not to be filmed, please email us at soehs@ku.edu.

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