‘Challenging the Way We Work’ summer conference to be hosted for educators

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 2023 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a hybrid professional development event. This year’s summer conference, “Challenging the Way We Work” will be held on June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT at the KU Edwards Campus in the BEST Building. Iconoclastic thinkers in education will challenge the status quo with short, TED-style “EduTalks” with topics focused on artificial intelligence, competency-based education, working with diverse students, literacy, health and wellness, and more. 
Agenda and schedule for this year’s conference:
•    8:00 – 8:50 am — Networking and breakfast   
•    8:50 – 9:00 am — Welcome, Rick Ginsberg, Dean of the School of Education & Human Sciences    
•    9:00 am – 12:30 pm — EduTalks by groundbreaking practitioners and experts (presentation titles and speakers TBA)   
•    12:30 pm — lunch, with keynote presentation by Randy Watson, Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education  
•    2:00 pm – Conference wrap-up 

“From disrupting traditional teaching methods to reimagining the way we approach learning, our speakers will explore the cutting-edge of education innovation,” said Rick Ginsberg, Dean of the School of Education and Human Sciences. “These short and dynamic talks will give you a glimpse into the future of education and provide opportunities to network and engage with colleagues about future possibilities. Whether you are a teacher, a student, or simply someone who cares deeply about the future of education, you won't want to miss this incredible event.”  
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. Interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP now and mark their calendars. Access the appropriate online RSVP form to attend either in person or virtually
The 2023 Summer Conference is hosted by the KU Global Education Academy of the School of Education & Human Sciences in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).   
About the KU School of Education & Human Sciences   
Located in Lawrence, the KU School of Education & Human Sciences is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators and human science professionals as leaders since 1909. With more than 40 academic programs offered among five departments, at two different campuses and fully online, the school serves Kansas, the nation and the world by preparing individuals to become leaders and practitioners in education and related human science fields. Stay up to date by following the school on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and on its blog.