2019 Summer Conference Information

  • The 2019 Olathe Summer Conference will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29-31 at Olathe East High School, 14545 W 127th St., in Olathe. Olathe staff and nationally known consultants will present a wide variety of concurrent professional development sessions for pre-kindergarten through senior high school educators, administrators, and counselors. 

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    Friday Keynote Presenters

    • Tom Cody — Creating an Above the Line Culture
    • Cathy Schrag — Cultural Competence in the Classroom

    Other Featured Presenters

    • Frank Kros — Mental Health Sleuth
    • Berit Gordon — Elementary ELA
    • Marcia Tate — Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites
    • Jeff Dane — Kagan Cooperative Learning
    • Jill Molli — Conscious Discipline
    • Rick Wormeli — Cultivating Creativity in Students
    • LeAnn Nickelsen — Dare to Engage!
    • Rudy Matheny — Transforming Your School Through SEL
    • Rick Gaskill — Brain Development

    Important Information

    • College credit through MidAmerica Nazarene University is $90 per credit hour (district and non-district participants).
    • Olathe educators should register through their principals.
    • Olathe teachers new to the district in 2019-20 may attend at no charge.
    • Olathe community early childcare providers may attend for a reduced cost. Contact us for more information.
    • Non-district teachers may register for $375 for all three days or $150 for single day registration.
    • Olathe teachers pursuing a master’s degree from Emporia State University should contact Ann Addison, 913-780-8163, regarding which sessions they should attend at no charge.
    • Lunches will be provided by Café 233 for $7.50 each or an express line bundle of three lunches for $20.
    • Participants should dress for varying room temperatures.
    • Participants may earn either staff development points (seven points per day) or two credit hours through MidAmerica Nazarene University (must attend three days of the conference).
    • Substitute teachers who work at least 20 days in Olathe in the 2018-19 school year receive a discounted rate of $200. Those who work 65 days (by May 10) will have their registration fee waived.

    If you have additional questions, please contact Kristin Slavik at 913-780-8036 or by emailing her at kslavikec@olatheschools.org.

    Submit Papers for MNU Credit

    Instructions for submitting papers for MNU credit are found on page 6 in your conference guide.  Use the following Google Form link for submission.

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2019 Summer Conference Documents