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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, September 26

9:00am
Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

When

Wednesday, September 26, 9:00am – Wednesday, March 20, 2:00am

Where

Clearwater and as determined

Description

Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, 2019 from 9:00-2:00

There's too much going on! Time to group up, network and even learn new skills and information that will help manage the mayhem! We'll have some fun, feed you lunch, and meet with all of our consultants at different times to provide the most timely information to help with KESA, redesign, Social Emotional, Trauma-Based, communication and MUCH more!
Topics:

  • Communicating with difficult people
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Communication with Media
  • SPED; 504, changes, etc.
  • KESA and Redesign updates, etc.
  • How to create teacher leaders
  • Managing the whirlwind
  • Four Disciplines of Execution
  • Prioritizing
  • "So you want to be a Superintendent"
  • Using social media to network, promote, celebrate and connect
  • Best places to go for curriculum assistance (KSDE website, Curriculum Analysis and Adoption resources, EdReports, Evidence ESSA, etc.)
  • Innovative PD such as Teacher-Directed or Flexible.
  • Developing two-way communication with stakeholders.

Each day will provide time to process and share.

Instructor

Dr. Brad Pepper and all consultants

Cost

Member Workshop Fees: $300 (may use member credit)  
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $450 
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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Assessment

Tuesday, October 23

9:00am
District and Building Test Coordinator Training

District and Building Test Coordinator Training

When

Tuesday, October 23, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Ave

Description

Join KSDE consultants for your annual assessment training. Activities will be hands-on and will include information needed for your annual test security trainings. Lunch will be provided.

Instructor

Lee Jones and Mary Matthews

Cost

Workshop Fees: $20 (May NOT 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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Friday, January 25

8:30am
Analyzing AimswebPlus Reports

Analyzing AimswebPlus Reports

When

Friday, January 25, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

You have given your AimswebPlus Benchmark Assessments, what do you do next? Learn how to create reports and use them to group your students and reinforce learning. You can set individual progress monitoring goals and address whole-group curriculum. Learn how to share reports with parents and explain their results.

Instructor

Tanya Jacobucci

Cost

Member Workshop Fee: $125

Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $200

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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CTE

Friday, October 19

8:30am
CTE Media and Tech Cluster Meetings for Teachers

CTE Media and Tech Cluster Meetings for Teachers

When

Friday, October 19, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS 67026

Description

Dates: October 19 & March 7

Spend a day each semester with fellow Media and Tech 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: $175 or FREE for Perkins' Members
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $350 or FREE for Perkins' Members

May use member credit
Available for College Credit: Yes, 1 hr.

Baker University Graduate Credit: $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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Monday, November 5

8:30am
CTE Design, Production & Repair Cluster Meetings for Teachers

CTE Design, Production & Repair Cluster Meetings for Teachers

When

Monday, November 5, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS 67026

Description

Dates: November 5 & April 3

Spend a day each semester with fellow Design, Production & Repair 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: $175 or FREE for Perkins' Members
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $350 or FREE for Perkins' Members

May use member credit
Available for College Credit: Yes, 1 hr.

Baker University Graduate Credit: $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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Tuesday, November 13

8:30am
CTE FACS Cluster Meetings for Teachers

CTE FACS Cluster Meetings for Teachers

When

Tuesday, November 13, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS 67026

Description

Dates: November 13 & April 11

Spend a day each semester with fellow FACS 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: $175 or FREE for Perkins' Members
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $350 or FREE for Perkins' Members

May use member credit
Available for College Credit: Yes, 1 hr.

Baker University Graduate Credit: $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.

Register

Wednesday, November 28

8:30am
CTE Teaching Pathway Meeting for Teachers

CTE Teaching Pathway Meeting for Teachers

When

Wednesday, November 28, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Ave, Clearwater, KS 67026, USA

Description

Dates: November 28 & April 17

Spend a day each semester with fellow Teaching Pathway 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: $175 or FREE for Perkins' Members
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $350 or FREE for Perkins' Members

May use member credit
Available for College Credit: Yes, 1 hr.

Baker University Graduate Credit: $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, January 17

9:00am
CTE Pathway Data Day with Angie Feyh

CTE Pathway Data Day with Angie Feyh

When

Thursday, January 17, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where

Description

Join Angie Feyh from KSDE as she helps you complete the data needed for your CTE Pathways. Angie is also able to help with several of your questions related to pathway applications and data needed to gather each year.

Cost

FREE

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.

Register

Tuesday, February 26

8:05am
CTE Health Cluster Meetings for Teachers

CTE Health Cluster Meetings for Teachers

When

Tuesday, February 26, 8:05am – 8:05am

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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ELA

Friday, December 14

9:00am
Reading in the Early Grades (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and the Science of Reading)

Reading in the Early Grades (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and the Science of Reading)

When

Friday, December 14, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

This session will focus on instructional strategies and the science of early reading. Participants will be engaged in active learning, connect instruction to the Kansas State Reading Foundational Skills state standards, and review a variety of instructional strategies for implementation in classrooms.

Lunch will be provided!

Instructor

Cindy Hadicke- KSDE

Cost

Workshop Fees: $25
May NOT 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.

Register

Tuesday, January 29

8:30am
Literature Circles in the Intermediate Grades

Literature Circles in the Intermediate Grades

When

Tuesday, January 29, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Incorporate literature circles to help open up the conversations and invite more participation/collaboration when reading. Literature circles are a great way to immerse your class in a deeper discussion about their novels or other texts, and assess their comprehension.   

Instructor

Tanya Jacobucci

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $125   

Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $200

May use Member Credit

Available for 1 hourCollege Credit through Baker University Graduate Credit: $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.

Register

Thursday, February 28

8:30am
Close Reading in Grades 2-5

Close Reading in Grades 2-5

When

Thursday, February 28, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Improve comprehension with the Close Reading strategy. Learn how to help students annotate text and analyze what they are reading. Meets ELA common core standards by teaching students to independently interpret text.  

Instructor

Tanya Jacobucci

Cost

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

Available for one hour graduate credit through Baker 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.

Register

KESA

Monday, November 12

8:30am
KSDE IPS Roadshow

KSDE IPS Roadshow

When

Monday, November 12, 8:30am – 2:30pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Ave, Clearwater, KS 67026, USA

Description

Building or District teams comprised of both middle and high school staff leading IPS (maximum of 6 participants per district) are invited to this 2nd round of IPS workshops. Building or District teams will be able assess their current IPS program, envision an ideal IPS program, and develop a 5 year plan for IPS in the building or the district.
LUNCH IS PROVIDED!

Instructor

KSDE

Cost

Member Workshop Fees: $25      
Nonmember Workshop Fees: $25     
May NOT 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.

Register

Friday, November 16

9:00am
KESA Regional System Support Meeting

KESA Regional System Support Meeting

When

Friday, November 16, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

In an effort to improve communication, accreditation staff at the Kansas State Department of Education are offering Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) regional system support meetings.  These meetings have been scheduled to provide you with updated KESA information, help answer your questions, and provide support where needed. This is a good opportunity to bring staff that is currently working with KESA as well as staff in districts/systems whom may need to learn about KESA.  It is also an opportunity to hear from other systems on how KESA is guided in their district and share experiences, thus learning from each other. We hope you take the opportunity to come and hear the latest updates, but more importantly share and learn from each other. Lunch will be provided.

Instructor

KSDE Consultants

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $25    
Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $25      

May NOT 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.

Register

Friday, December 7

8:30am
KESA Outside Visitation Team Training

KESA Outside Visitation Team Training

When

Friday, December 7, 8:30am – 11:30am

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Have you participated in an official OVT training? Are you interested in serving on a district team or are you already serving? Join us December 7th in the morning to receive the required training to officially be a recognized OVT member.

Instructor

Lori Jensen

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $60- Half day workshop fee      
Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $100- Half day workshop fee      

Use Member Credit?  Yes
Available for College Credit? No

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

Tuesday, November 6

8:30am
Big Ideas in Math That Create Powerful Elementary Learners!

Big Ideas in Math That Create Powerful Elementary Learners!

When

Tuesday, November 6, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Let’s hit the “refresh” button for elementary mathematics with some simple strategies from big ideas that will motivate even the most reluctant learners! Kim Sutton is coming to spread her exciting and meaningful strategies for difficult concepts in mathematics. You will love the games, literature, activities, music and dance that will breath new life into your K-5 math classroom.

Kim will take on concepts for developing stronger number sense, creating understanding of place value, the operations and more.  

Program Highlights

  • How to organize your instructional minutes to maximize the time you spend on mathematics to reach the intensity of the standards!
  • Ways to incorporate new titles of children’s literature for interest, engagement and learning!
  • Ten new dice games for math fundamentals like place value, basic facts, fractions and geometry.
  • How to use visuals effectively in your classroom!  Watch the transformation of your students as they become amazing mathematicians!
  • How to increase the working memory of each and every student!  You will love the improvements you see every day with simple practice strategies!   

LUNCH IS PROVIDED!!

Instructor

Kim Sutton

Cost

Member Workshop Fees:  $135 plus $3 for materials kit       

Nonmember Workshop Fees:  $210 plus $3 for materials kit        

May NOT use member credit.

Available for 1 hour College Credit through Baker University Graduate Credit for an additional $90.00.
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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Friday, November 9

8:30am
Dreambox Learning - Personalizing Student Learning in Mathematics- Nov.

Dreambox Learning - Personalizing Student Learning in Mathematics- Nov.

When

Friday, November 9, 8:30am – 11:30am

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Join us to explore and investigate Dreambox Learning. This personalized online mathematics program provides targeted instruction and practice to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Discover how this program gives specific, detailed information about each student based on KS standards so teachers can provide support that is intentional and purposeful. 

Instructor

Dr. Debbie Thompson

Cost

FREE

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, January 24

8:30am
Leveraging Productive Struggle, Task Selection, and Purposeful Questions to Mine the Gaps in Student Understanding (K-5)

Leveraging Productive Struggle, Task Selection, and Purposeful Questions to Mine the Gaps in Student Understanding (K-5)

When

Thursday, January 24, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Where

Newman University Dugan Library and Campus Center 3100 McCormick Wichita, KS. 67213-2097

Description

Is student productive struggle one of your struggles? Do you wonder if your tasks provoke struggle and advance student learning? In this session, participants will learn about practical actions they can take to promote and provoke productive struggle. Participants will consider the importance of task selection and learn about how to modify tasks to maximize their effectiveness. Participants will also learn about how to use their questions to focus student thinking and support productive struggle. Ready-to-use classroom resources will be shared.  

Instructor

John SanGiovanni

Cost

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

Member Credit may NOT be used.

Available for 1 hour college credit through Baker University for an additional $90.00
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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Technology

Monday, November 26

9:00am
KSDE Computer Science Roadshow

KSDE Computer Science Roadshow

When

Monday, November 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where

ORION, 13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Join the KSDE consultants in learning about the current computer science information.

Beginning in March, 2018, a committee of Kansas educators convened to write K-12 model standards for computer science. This road show will present the structure and underlying rationale behind the second draft of the standards and prepare attendees for the public comment period that is vital to the process. Committee members will be on hand to discuss and to accept comment.

Lunch provided!

Instructor

Stephen King

Cost

$25
May not 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, January 31

8:30am
iPad Apps for preK-2

iPad Apps for preK-2

When

Thursday, January 31, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where

13939 Diagonal Rd., Clearwater, KS

Description

Come check out the latest and greatest iPad apps out there for our younger learners! We will looks at ways to help reinforce reading, writing, and math with apps built specifically for 4-8 year-olds.

Instructor

Tanya Jacobucci

Cost

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

Available for one hour graduate credit through Baker 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.

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.

Register

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