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March 30, 2012
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Area educators invited to Baker University Practitioners Conference

Baldwin City, Kan. — Partnering with the Kansas State Department of Education, Baker University’s School of Education will host the fourth annual Practitioners Conference 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30-31 on the Baldwin City campus. All area educators and school administrators are encouraged to attend the event, featuring keynote speakers Tim Elmore and Kenneth Wesson.Tim-Elmore-pic-3

Topics to be discussed during the conference include: Academic Rigor, Classroom Management and Discipline, Common Core Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, Effective Strategies, Special Education and Technology Integration.

Elmore, founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders, will speak on Wednesday, May 30, at the conference. Author of “Generation iY” and “Habitudes:Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes,” Elmore has spoken to more than 250,000 students, faculty and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country.

Wesson, author of “Memory and the Brain: How Teaching Leads to Learning,” will be the keynote speaker on May 31. He is a regular guest on PBS and other special programs on brain development. He addresses educational organizations on establishing “brain-considerate” learningKennethWesson environments.

Registration for the conference is available for one or two days. To register, go to or call Tami Zillig at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (913) 344-6038.


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.