K-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
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$125 (includes lunch &, materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE. An additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. A minimum of 8 participants is required to hold the workshop.

Registration will close on Sept. 9, 2014.


What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Student Motivation and Engagement

As rigor and relevance increases, so does the need to engage our students. This session explores practical classroom applications of motivation and engagement research. It also will provide an opportunity for participants to explore and experience key principles and instructional strategies that are fundamental in motivating and engaging today’s learners.

This workshop will provide participants with practice in close reading passages and guide them through planning a close reading lesson to use in their classrooms.

Participants should bring their own laptop or mobile device.

Featured Presenter: Curtis Chandler


Curtis Chandler, Ph.D., is an education specialist, staff developer, researcher, and keynote speaker working with ESSDACK to improve the instructional capacity of schools. He has worked with the Center for Teacher Quality, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Mid-American Association for Computers in Education, and with school districts around the nation to improve student learning through the use of instructional technology, problem-based learning, Language Arts instruction, and implementation of College and Career Readiness standards. Curtis was named the Kansas State Teacher of the Year in 2011 and is also an inductee into the Mid-America Educator Hall of Fame. Above all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and favorite “students” – his four young sons.





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