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KPEC for Paraeducators

Keystone's Premier Education Conference 

June 22-23, 2021 – Attend Virtually 


It's been a _________ of a school year!  Some might say it was a "rollercoaster" of a school year – we'll let you fill in the blank. KPEC 2021 will be an opportunity to catch your breath and reflect, but also a time to engage in learning and plan for next year. We think you'll find our keynote line-up of nationally-recognized speakers to be a breath of fresh air.  This year, we invite schools to take advantage of a free "para pass" with each paid registration by a teacher or administrator. 


 

KPEC 2021 VIRTUAL PARA PASS

Free KPEC Registration for Paraeducators

 

A free KPEC virtual attendance pass for a paraeducator is available with each paid registration for an educator or administrator. How to register:  Have your teacher or administrator send an email to info@aea1.k12.ia.us to request a free para pass.


 

Which Sessions Should I Attend?

 

We created this short list of suggestions to maximize the learning opportunity for paraeducators and teachers:

  • Plan to attend all four keynote speaker sessions (2 each day).
  • Attend "alike" sessions with a teacher to reflect, plan, and discuss common topics.
  • Select breakout sessions from the special education and paraeducator tracks. There are other sessions you can attend but these tracks will be most beneficial for your day-to-day work. Scroll down to see the two-day agenda and offerings.

Attend KPEC for Credit


One hour of recertification credit is available. See credit details. These assignments can be completed with your teacher if your teacher is taking the class for credit as well. Registration support will be available during the first day of the conference.

 

Tech Tips for Attending Virtually


A technology meet up will occur at the end of May to ensure you are ready to attend the virtual conference. Be sure to check your email leading up to the conference for any last minute updates.  If you're attending with your teacher and/or other paraeducators, you can work together to use a projector and speakers in a shared space.

The tools we will be using during the conference are Whova and Zoom. The Whova app (see the Whova Basics tutorial) keeps everyone organized and houses the agenda, handouts, links to join the Zoom sessions, alerts, networking opportunities and more.  You can browse the agenda below to see the daily events and learn morea about Whova.

You'll need to have a computer or device with Zoom installed to join the sessions. Attendees who are unfamiliar with Zoom are encouraged to explore the Zoom tutorials prior to the conference.

Questions?


Paraeducators are encouraged to email questions to:


WHOVA CONFERENCE APP & AGENDA


Attendees of our summer conferences will use a tool called Whova. This tools keeps everyone organized and houses the agenda, handouts, links to join the Zoom sessions, alerts, networking opportunities and more.  You can browse the agenda below to see the daily events.  

After your school helps you register for KPEC, you'll receive an email with directions to access the Whova app on your device so you can build your own agenda for each day. You will need to create your own log-in to Whova using the email address provided by your school. There is a web version available for use on a computer. 

Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova
 

 


KPEC 2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


June 22, 2021

Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp 

Josh will share practical, evidence-based strategies on how to be the "one caring adult" to students and kids in your lives. His story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming. He may even work in a few of his famous "dad jokes."

 

 

Tricia McKale Skyles

Tricia McKale Skyles was asked to return to KPEC for an encore presentation. She's back to share more on best teaching practices for instruction and behavior management. Keynote: Here for the Ride: Engaging in Traditional Instruction After a Year of Ups and Downs.

June 23, 2021

Brian Kight

Brian Kight, founder of Daily Discipline, is a leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and discipline. He is an advisor to the Fortune 500, high growth businesses, pro and college sports teams. He'll talk about E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome) for educators.  

 

Greg Wolcott

Greg Wolcott is the author of Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today's Schools. Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed, as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths.

 


Questions?  Email us at info@aea1.k12.ia.us and we'll do our best to help.