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Orion Education and Training offers a variety of learning opportunities, including a full schedule of workshops and events to attend at our local facilities in Kansas.

Our upcoming workshops are listed below. To learn more or to register for a workshop, click the “View details” link next to the workshop you are interested in. To switch from the “List View” to “Calendar View,” simply select “Calendar View.”

If you have questions about any of our workshops, please contact us

Administration

Wednesday, February 20

9:30am
Leadership Series- Focus on Building Budgeting

Leadership Series- Focus on Building Budgeting

When

Wednesday, February 20, 9:30am – 11:30am

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Join us for a half-day of learning and networking! Area building principals meet to discuss the latest topics, ask their questions of consultants, and share great ideas. This month our focus will be on Budgeting. You're welcome to attend just this session, we will lunch afterwards!  

Instructor

Clay Murphy

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: $60 (may use membership credit)
Nonmember Workshop Fee: $100

Not available for College Credit

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If ORION is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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CTE

Tuesday, February 26

8:30am
CTE Health Cluster Meetings for Teachers

CTE Health Cluster Meetings for Teachers

When

Tuesday, February 26, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS 67026

Description

February 26

Spend a day with fellow Health Cluster CTE instructors. The morning will be spent learning and discussing about new information to the field, industry information, updates from KSDE and more. Afternoons will be spent on-site at either related industries or exemplary programs in the area.        

Instructor

Lori Jensen

Cost

Member Workshop Fees: $125 or FREE for Perkins' Members
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $200 or FREE for Perkins' Members

May use member credit
NOT Available for College Credit

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Thursday, April 11

1:00pm
Ag Teachers- SAE Training

Ag Teachers- SAE Training

When

Thursday, April 11, 1:00pm – Friday, April 12, 3:30pm

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Are You….
Trying to put the SAE puzzle together to fit in your program?
Struggling to figure out all the changes in SAE?
Wanting to discover how other teachers make SAE work for their students?
Looking for fellowship with Ag teachers?

If these questions fit you, then join us April 11th from 1:00-4:00 and April 12th from 8:30-3:30 (Lunch is provided for the all day training) at Orion Education & Training in Clearwater.
Year 5 of the Tri-State gathering is focused on helping teachers implement the new SAE for all program into their individual programs.  If you’ve attended previous SAE workshops this past year or have never heard of the new concepts for SAE this conference is for you. Learn from fellow teachers about how they are implementing SAE into their programs for all students.  Gain additional understanding of Foundational SAE, School Based Enterprise and the other changes made to SAE by the Council’s renewal project.   

Instructor

Kurt Dillon, KSDE

Cost

FREE for Kansas CTE Teachers

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Thursday, May 16

9:00am
CTE Data Day with Angie Feyh

CTE Data Day with Angie Feyh

When

Thursday, May 16, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Join Angie Feyh from KSDE to work on your data needed to wrap up the year for your CTE Pathways. Districts are welcome to stay as long as necessary to talk with Angie and work on their reports.     

Instructor

Angie Feyh

Cost

FREE for all participants

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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KESA

Wednesday, March 20

9:30am
Leadership Series- Focus on Accreditation/ Redesign

Leadership Series- Focus on Accreditation/ Redesign

When

Wednesday, March 20, 9:30am – 11:30am

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Join us for a half-day of learning and networking! Area building principals meet to discuss the latest topics, ask their questions of consultants, and share great ideas. This month our focus will be on Building Success with Accreditation and/or Redesign with Lori Jensen Wilson. We will lunch afterwards!  

Instructor

Lori Jensen Wilson

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: $60 (may use membership credit)
Nonmember Workshop Fee: $100
NOT available for College Credit

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If ORION is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Math

Thursday, April 4

8:30am
Facilitating Rich Conversations in the Math Classroom

Facilitating Rich Conversations in the Math Classroom

When

Thursday, April 4, 8:30am – 11:30am

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Join us in a demonstration of an instructional routine that will elevate the math discourse in your classroom. Participants will experience a math lesson, learn strategies for discourse facilitation, and receive materials to use in class. Lunch is provided!

Instructor

Dr. Debbie Thompson

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: FREE
Non-member Workshop Fee: FREE

May NOT use membership credit

Not available for college credit

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Thursday, April 11

8:30am
Multiplication Fact Strategies - From Concept to Fluency

Multiplication Fact Strategies - From Concept to Fluency

When

Thursday, April 11, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Join this interactive session to gain up-to-date information about utilizing fact strategies in your instruction. Discover how to use best practices so your students will actually LEARN their facts and RETAIN them! You will leave with ideas and information to use immediately with your students.

Instructor

Dr. Debbie Thompson

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $125   
Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $200   

May use Member Credit.

Available for 1 hour College Credit through Baker University for an additional $90.00/ Graduate Credit Hour
Outside assignment is required for College Credit

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Thursday, April 18

8:30am
Big Ideas in Number and Numeration

Big Ideas in Number and Numeration

When

Thursday, April 18, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

This session will focus on the foundational skills all students need to be successful in mathematics. Learn about the concepts and tools you can use in your classroom to make mathematics make sense!     

Instructor

Debbie Thompson

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $125 (May use member credit)
Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $200    

Available for one hour graduate credit through Baker University for an additional $90. Outside assignment required. 

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Social/Emotional

Wednesday, March 6

8:30am
Essential Conversations for IPS Success: Integrating Social-Emotional and Career Advising for Student Success

Essential Conversations for IPS Success: Integrating Social-Emotional and Career Advising for Student Success

When

Wednesday, March 6, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Empowering an Individual Plan for Student learning is so much more than an online career interest survey starting in 8th grade. Individual learning plans begin with the earliest informal learning experiences of our children. Recognizing system capacity to support family, community and school capacity for individual student success is critical to planning!  

Evaluating system capacity is critical to identify strengths and strengths to be!! It is important to connect information directed toward counselors and social workers so that integration of Social Emotional Learning is embedded within student experiences universally. With so much work to be done we suggest bringing a team to share the load!

This day long conference will host 4 Essential Conversations through workshops to support the success of the IPS in your schools.  We will unearth connections between the Individual Plan of Study (IPS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives to expose opportunities to combine efforts when working with students, families and colleagues. We encourage school districts to bring key leaders of the IPS and SEL initiatives. The format of the event includes:

Opening session

Lead By Example - Building Adult Social-Emotional Skills (1 hour 15 min)

Adult Social-Emotional Skills are essential for creating a positive school culture and for building skills in students.  Strong adult SEL skills also improve teacher well-being and reduce stress and burnout. Learn how, as a staff, you can intentionally create structures that promote, build, expect, and evaluate these skills.

Engaging Families in the Individual Plan Of Study (1 hour 15 min)

Individual Plans of Study (IPS) in middle and high school can help student strategize their learning while giving information to families as they work together to plan their children’s future. By including families in the IPS process, families engage in the career development of their child, which serves as a key driver for optimizing youth development.

IPS Advising, Work-based learning and Community Engagement (1 hour 15 min)

How does the IPS Framework in your school tie Career Development Process with engaging Community Partners and creating meaningful Work Based Learning experiences?  How can schools measure and document the essential career-ready skills and knowledge students obtain from work-based learning experiences? Gain a clear understanding of the connection between IPS, WBL and Community Engagement while also receiving guidance on creating work-based learning student portfolios aligned to the Individual Plans of Study (IPS). Participants will receive tools and resources to help students document and reflect on their work-based learning experiences.  

SEL Needs Assessment and Planning Tools (1 hour 15 min)  

Using a research based SEL- related needs and resources assessment, identify your own strengths and stretches.  Discover how a comprehensive district framework that identifies 10 essential areas of focus for systemic SEL implementation throughout a district can be implemented to improve school climate, behavior, attendance, graduation rate and academic achievement.   

Work session for Teams

Instructor

KSDE Consultants

Cost

Membership Workshop Fee: $25 (not eligible for membership credit)
Nonmember Workshop Fee: $25

College Credit not available

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Monday, September 23

8:00am
Trauma-Informed Schools with Jim Sporleder

Trauma-Informed Schools with Jim Sporleder

When

Monday, September 23, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Where

Rose Hill High School Auditorium 710 S. Rose Hill Rd. Rose Hill, KS. 67133

Description

Jim Sporleder is one of the leaders  of the Trauma-Informed movement in schools!  He co-authored the book The Trauma-Informed School with Heather Forbes.  Jim retired as principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA in 2014, after transforming the school using trauma-informed practices, leading to a drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates, and increased numbers of graduates attending postsecondary education.  Come join us for a great day of learning! 

Instructor

Jim Sporleder

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: $90 includes lunch
Nonmember Workshop Fee: $90 includes lunch

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

Available for 1 hour of college credit through Baker University. Outside assingment is required for the college credit.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Science

Thursday, March 28

9:00am
Improving Science Achievement Through High Quality Instruction & Classroom Assessment Practices

Improving Science Achievement Through High Quality Instruction & Classroom Assessment Practices

When

Thursday, March 28, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where

Orion Education & Training 13939 Diagonal Rd. Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of teachers and students. Come experience how a cohort of master science educators in the state implemented high quality Next Generation Science Standard units of instruction anchored in science phenomena this year. Learn how assessing disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and the science and engineering practices to explain natural phenomena can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool. Discover strategies that teachers and students can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mind-set to improve science learning.  

Instructor

Lizette Burks, KSDE Science Consultant

Cost

Workshop Fee: $25/person

May NOT use membership credit

Available for 1 hour of College Credit through Baker University for an additional $90.00/ Graduate Credit Hour
Outside assignment is required for College Credit.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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Standards-Based Grading

Monday, January 20

8:00am
Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

When

Monday, January 20, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Where

Clearwater High School 1201 East Ross Clearwater, KS. 67026

Description

Join us for a candid and compelling look at what is and is not standards-based assessment and grading. We will explore what it means to be truly evidence-based in assessing and reporting students' achievements regarding standards and learner outcomes, and we will address the biggest concerns in grading today:

  • averaging 
  • zeroes on the 100-point scale 
  • re-do's
  • percentages 
  • grading scales 
  • late work
  • valedictorian 
  • what colleges are seeking 
  • ethics/integrity
  • marking homework 
  • extra credit 
  • gradebook and report card designs 
  • formative vs. summative assessments 
  • what constitutes evidence of mastery 
  • reporting behavior/effort/character elements
  • disaggregation, and much more

 Don't miss this chance to confront misconceptions and make the most of students' learning!   

Instructor

Rick Wormeli

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: $80/person includes lunch
Non-member Workshop Fee: $120/person includes lunch

Available for one hour graduate credit through Baker University for an additional $90. Outside assignment required.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or fees will be due; same district substitutions are allowed. If Orion is not notified of a cancellation, the district is still responsible for the enrollment fee. We understand that there can be emergencies and we will work with those on an individual basis once we have been contacted in a timely manner.

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