Common Core Among Topics at Summer Conference

Feb. 12, 2013 ~ The 2013 Olathe Summer Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 29-31 at Olathe Northwest High School, 21300 College Blvd. in Olathe. Olathe staff and nationally known consultants will present more than 150 professional development sessions for pre-kindergarten through senior high school educators, administrators and counselors.

Featured Presenters

  • Jan Richardson
  • Barbara Coloroso — Cyberbulling and Teaching Through Wit and Wisdom
  • LeAnn Nickelsen
  • Rick Wormeli
  • Frank Kros — Upside Down Organization
  • Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo — Conscious Discipline
  • Shauna Tominey — Early Childhood
  • Fred Burrach — Music and CCSS


  • Teaching Students in Poverty
  • Common Core
  • Early Childhood
  • Migrant/ELL
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Health/Wellness
  • Technology

Important Information

  • College credit through MidAmerica Nazarene University is $50 per credit hour (district and non-district participants).
  • Olathe educators should register through their principals.
  • Olathe teachers new to the district in 2013-14 may attend at no charge.
  • Current substitutes may attend the entire conference for $150.
  • Community early childcare providers may attend for $50 per day.
  • Non-district teachers may register for $375.
  • 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.
  • Para-educators will receive professional development points for 2013-14.
  • Classified staff who are not scheduled to work these days, but choose to attend these sessions will receive district professional development points.
  • Lunches will be provided by Cafe 233 for $7.
  • Participants should dress for varying room temperatures.
  • Participants may earn two credit hours through MidAmerica Nazarene University (must attend three days of the conference) or staff development points (seven points per day).