Back to the Future: Time to Redesign virtual summer conference hosted as multisession series for educators

LAWRENCE — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series. This year’s virtual summer conference series, “Back to the Future: Time to Redesign,” will focus on the needs for today’s PK-12 teachers, schools, districts and other education service providers.

The virtual multisession conference series will start at 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • June 15: Re-entry & Supporting Socio-emotional Health for Teachers & Administrators
  • June 17: Re-entry & Supporting Socio-emotional Learning for Students
  • June 22: Re-entry & Curriculum Challenges
  • June 24: Countering Disinformation, Misinformation and Hate Speech in the Classroom

The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required and capped at 500 individuals for each virtual session. Interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP now and mark their calendars. More information on keynote presenters, panelists and opportunities for additional engagement will be announced in the future. Access the online RSVP form for each session.

"We are excited about the virtual summer conference this year,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education & Human Sciences. “We’ve identified relevant issues given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the four sessions our speakers will address timely topics related to reentry, redesign and the challenging issues our schools are facing.”

The 2021 Virtual Summer Conference is co-hosted by the KU School of Education & Human Sciences and the KU Global Education Academy, with support from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education (KSAAE).

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, and Instagram.

Thu, 04/29/2021


Janelle Laudick

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Janelle Laudick

School of Education and Human Sciences