The Spring 2018 Kansans Can and Do! Symposium is co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Association of Education Service Agencies and is designed to assist administrators, administrative teams, and school leaders with the process of implementing the Kansans Can initiative. All symposium presentations, guided discussions, and collaboration time will focus on facilitating high levels of conversation.

Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(Book your rooms here.)

March 5 & 6, 2018

1 to 3 participants –  $125 per person
4 to 6 participants –  $110 per person
7 or more participants – $95 per person

There are several options for registering for the symposium:

Find full session descriptions and times on the updated session page.

Conference app:
During the Kansans Can Symposium, take advantage of the free Whova app to help plan your schedule and collaborate with peers.

Get the app here. After registration, you’ll receive a link to get full access!

We appreciate all of our sponsors and exhibitors! Check out the organizations who help make the Symposium possible.

Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Associate Commissioner Brad Neuenswander will set the stage for achieving the State Board’s vision and accreditation. Session strands will focus on the five KSBE Kansans Can goals and Moon Shot redesign ideas:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Individual Plans of Study (IPL)
  • Social Emotional
  • Graduation Rates
  • Postsecondary Success
  • Kansas School Redesign Efforts (“Mercury” and “Gemini” districts)

Session presenters include Kansas educators, KAESA consultants, and KSDE staff who will share their experiences with the effective integration of the Kansans Can goals.

The symposium will also feature a postsecondary panel made up of individuals representing the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), community colleges, technical colleges, and registered apprenticeship programs.