Educator Development and Equity

2018 Learning from Kentucky's Classrooms Conference

Published: 7/1/2019 1:40 PM

September 7-8

Embassy Suites and Conference Center

Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY

Five conference strands will be available:

  1. Leadership
  2. National Board certification
  3. Cultural Competency
  4. Standards-Based Instruction
  5. 21st Century Learning

Join us for two days of learning led by Kentucky teachers and educators. Pre-conference sessions, keynotes, and breakout sessions will focus on lessons learned in forward-thinking instruction and instructional systems that make a difference for Our Children, Our Commonwealth. 

The conference will be September 7-8 in Lexington, KY (Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center).  September 7 will feature visits to Commonwealth Acceleration Study Sites as well as a special session with Roger Cleveland. September 8 will feature a day of learning from educators from Kentucky’s classrooms and schools. 


Conference Program

Keynote: From Profiling to Proficiency: Implicit Bias in Classrooms - Dr. Roger Cleveland, Ed.D


Pre-Conference Sessions:

Commonwealth Acceleration Study Sites

Friday, 8:30 am- 3 pm

Three study sites will open their doors on Friday, September 7 to educators from across Kentucky who wish to learn from their improvement planning, efforts, and processes. Each site will provide opportunities to learn from teachers and administrators regarding their instructional transformation efforts. 

Participating districts:

● Fleming County

● Fayette County

● Lee County

Workshop: Transforming Instruction Through Cultural

Competency, Roger Cleveland, Ed.D.

Friday, 12- 3 pm

Embassy Suites and Convention Center, Lexington, KY

Dr. Cleveland, a member of the EKU faculty since 2008, is known for his work in the areas of diversity, instructional equity, cultural competency, closing achievement gaps, learning styles, transforming school culture and school improvement planning, among other areas of expertise. He is frequently sought to conduct staff development and workshops for schools and school districts, universities,state educational agencies, and social service agencies.

Literacy Design Collaborative Coaching Cohort A & B Pre-Conference Work Session

Friday, September 7, 4-6 p.m.

Embassy Suites and Convention Center, Lexington, KY

Kimba Rael - Professional Learning Manager, Literacy Design Collaborative
Kelly Philbeck - Expert LDC Coach & Director of Continuous Improvement, Bourbon County Schools
Kate Grindon - Expert LDC Coach & Director of Instruction, Southern High School, Jefferson County Schools

This session is by invitation only and will provide an opportunity for members of Kentucky’s Literacy Design Collaborative Certified Coaching Cohort A or B to receive personalized support for credentialing and implementation of LDC coaching plans. Participants may receive feedback on tasks and/or ladders that are in progress, explore or plan use of teacher licenses in a professional learning cohort, or discuss implementation plans for LDC at the local and/or regional level.

​Questions? Contact Carly Baldwin.

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