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Monday, March 28, 2011

August Drive in Conference - Great Bend


KSDE, Career and Technical Education, is planning a jump-start to the FY 2012  school year by offering a "Career and Technical Education Drive-In Workshop 2011 opportunity.  The workshop will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 West 10th Street, Great Bend KS 67530, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The purpose of this one-day workshop is to assist administrators, counselors and CTE/Academic teachers  to implement quality career clusters/pathways that prepare students to meet graduation and career ready requirements.  This workshop will give participants the tools they  need to build and maintain successful career clusters/pathways!

To register for the workshop, go to the following link:  A block of 100 rooms has been reserved at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center.  The following information  has been provided by the hotel:

Rooms will be held until July 15, 2011. 

Arrival Date:  Sunday, August 7, 2011
Departure Date:  Monday, August 8, 2011
Room Rate:  $60 (Government Rate)
Taxes:  Room rate is subject to current applicable state and local taxes, which are presently at 13.05%.  With proper tax exemption forms, the rate is subject to local occupancy tax which is presently at 5%.
Reservation Procedure:  Call the Hotel Reservations department at 620-792-2431 or toll free at 866-212-7122.  To receive the contracted rate, participants will  need to identify the group name as KSDE Drive-In Workshop.  Reservations not made my July 15, 2011 will be honored on a space available basis.  Check in time begins at 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.  The room rate is quoted for 1 to 4 person occupancy.  Please no internet reservations as they will not reflect towards the room block and a higher rate may be charged.

Topics may include but are not limited to:  Rigorous Program of Study, Professional Learning Toolkit, Best Practices, Articulation Agreements, Assessment, Pathway Updates, and Proficiency-based Credit.

Kirk Haskins
Kirk Haskins, MBA, BA
Education Program Consultant - Business Management


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