Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers in Kansas
ECET 2 Kansas Event At a Glance
Friday Evening November 9
Kansas Aviation Museum Wichita, KS
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Welcome and Registration
Dinner with Colleagues
Networking Social Event
Saturday Morning November 10
Andover Middle School, Andover, KS
8:00am - 11:30am
Q&A Panel with Commissioner Randy Watson
Saturday Afternoon November 11
Andover Middle School, Andover, KS
GROW & NEXT STEPS
11:30am - 4:30pm
Lunch with Colleagues
What is ECET2?
ECET 2 Comes to Kansas
To Expand a Teacher Leadership Network Across Our State
It isn't a Conference ~ It's a Community
What Is ECET2?
Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers
In summer of 2015 and winter of 2016, several teacher leaders across Kansas were invited to attend the national ECET2 convening to network with other exceptional educators from around the nation. Their charge was to begin organizing a regional convening, but more importantly, to connect, grow, and be leaders in elevating the teaching profession in the state.
Led by teachers, for teachers, Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) is a national event created and made possible by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This convening aims to inspire and empower teachers across the country to grow, collaborate, and lead in a variety of ways to effect change in their classrooms, schools, districts, communities, and in the teaching profession.
The belief behind ECET2 is that teacher leadership is critical to transforming student outcomes and strengthening the teaching profession. Even promising teachers, however, can have a hard time exercising that leadership. We want to take the best of our profession, tap into their strengths, and grow their potential. ECET2 seeks to respond to these challenges by connecting teachers to one another through national and regional convenings that are focused on teacher leadership and innovative instructional practices.
The ECET2 Experience
See what happens at an ECET2 Event
Why ECET2 in Kansas?
Teacher Leaders Make a Positive Difference
To Elevate and Celebrate the Teaching Profession
Kansas educators are passionate and dedicated teachers who have rare opportunities to communicate and collaborate with other educators across the state. Though there are a few digital networks and professional organizations supporting these connections, finding the opportunity to connect teachers from all regions is challenging.
Our goal is for teachers to return to their schools and districts inspired and empowered to grow, collaborate, and lead in ways that strengthen the teaching profession and improve student outcomes. How teachers choose to put these new skills to work will vary. Ultimately, the goal of ECET2 Kansas is to help teacher leaders grow, collaborate, and lead.
ECET2 Kansas Location
Friday Evening 5:30-10pm
Kanas Aviation Museum 3350 George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210
Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Andover Middle School 1628 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002
ECET2 Kansas Event Organizers
These are the Kansas Educators Making the ECET2 Kansas Convening a Reality
Buhler Schools - USD 313
Director of Learning and Instruction
2009 KS Teacher of Year
National Board Certified Teacher
2009 National Finalist PAEMST
2012 Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Fellow
Kansas State University Alum Fellow
2014 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductee
ECET2KS Event Partners
These amazing organizations are making it possible to celebrate teaching in Kansas!
Learn more about their work and give them a shout out!
Learning Forward Kansas
Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) is an affiliate organization of Learning Forward, focusing on professional learning that improves educator effectiveness and learning for ALL students
Andover Public Schools
Andover Public Schools USD 385 Proudly serving 5,800 students at 1 virtual school, 6 elementary, 2 middle, & 2 high schools. Building on the Foundation of Excellence!