Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

2021 KSDE Special Education and Title Services Summer Leadership Virtual Conference

July 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm - July 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

The KSDE Special Education and Title Services Leadership Conference is designed for all Kansas Education Administrators! If you have oversight responsibility for Early Childhood, Special Education, School Improvement, and/or Title Services, this is the conference for you! This conference will provide updated information to attendees regarding district requirements and how to support your staff to ensure positive student outcomes in academics and behavior.

The 2021 Leadership Conference will be online providing a blend of pre-recorded content and live virtual sessions. The virtual live sessions will be hosted on a virtual conference platform called HOPIN, once you register for the event you should receive a message from Modern Community Learners about accessing the event.  Most pre-recorded content will be available in early July for you to access and utilize as a resource throughout the year. During the last week of July, a series of live sessions will be available for you to attend. 

Pre-Recorded Content can be accessed right now at this link KSDE TASN

Live Sessions will occur July 28-29, 2021

Download the Live Session Agenda Here

Wednesday, July 28th Summary Agenda

  • 9:30am -10:30am- SPP/APR Stakeholder Input session and Opportunity
  • 12:00 pm-12:50 pm- Keynote by Dr. Randy Watson Kansas Commissioner of Education
  • 1:00pm-1:50pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • ESSER Funds, Relief Aid, MOE, and EANS
    • Schoolwide and KansaStar
    • Indicator 6 Early Childhood Least Restrictive Environment
    • Alternative Placement Monitoring
  • 2:10pm-3:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • Title Programs for Non-Public Schools
    • Legal Updates on the Law of Special Education Part 1
    • What's New in Teacher Recruitment
  • 3:05 pm-4:00 pm Keynote by Dr. Brad Neuenswander Deputy Commissioner of Division Learning Services

Thursday, July 29th Summary Agenda

  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Keynote Jasmine Crane, MS, MA
    • Broken Promises: The Reality of Suspension and Expulsions of Children with Disabilities
  • 12:00pm-12:50pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • Funding Early Childhood Programming
    • Licensure Updates
    • McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
    • Improving Inclusion through the Special Olympics Unified Champion School Program
  • 1:00pm-1:50pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • Legal Updates on the Law of Special Education Part 2
    • Data Quality
    • Indicator 13
  • 2:15 pm-2:50 pm Open Office Hours for Title, Fiscal, Early Childhood, and Special Education, TASN Projects
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Keynote Legislative and Fiscal Update- Craig Neuenswander Deputy Commissioner Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services

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Time July 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm - July 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Format Meet Online
12.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) TASN Coordination
KSDE Special Education & Title Services
Contact Brad Schwartz
Trainer State and National Presenters
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