Kansas City Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Kansas and Missouri.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

To contact the local chapter, please email the Kansas City Chapter

Quarterly Conversation #2

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Millcreek Learning Center
150 S Water Street, Olathe, KS 66061

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Breakfast at the Olathe School District Millcreek Learning Center


The Olathe School District’s Millcreek Learning Center has been transformed to support alternative education options for both traditional and non-traditional students, as well as district wide support offices. The center’s main focus is the district’s high school and middle school S.O.A.R. program “S.O.A.R. (Students on an Alternative Route) assists students in achieving their highest potential through individual, flexible and structured educational experiences. One common goal all S.O.A.R. students share is to earn their High School diploma.” In addition to S.O.A.R., specialized classrooms for Credit Recovery for those seeking their G.E.D., as well as Extended Absence for students who miss large amounts of school due to medical requirements are provided. The transformation of Olathe’s original high school built in 1926, as well as two later additions built in the early fifties has created a dynamic learning environment where flexible classrooms and collaborative areas are combined to provide students with choice and ownership of their learning, even if their path is non-traditional. This unique facility also houses the offices for Olathe Community Development, The Olathe Public Schools Foundation, Parents As Teachers, and Assisted Transportation, bringing many resources under one roof.

Join us on Tuesday morning, May 1st at 7:30 am to experience the transformation of the Millcreek Learning Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how existing space can be reinvented to support 21st Century learning opportunities and provide flexibility for the future. After breakfast and networking, a brief presentation will be shared, along with a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of this project type. After the presentation and discussion, the facility will be available for tours.

John N Shaw Award

The MWGL John Shaw Award is a regional architectural design competition intended to showcase good design that results from collaboration with educators, students, and community representatives.

Click here for more information and to register.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Innovation in Learning Environments Grant

The Kansas City Chapter is proud to support efforts in education innovation by funding the work of teachers, administrators and schools to bring new ideas and opportunities to learners in our area. Four $1,500 Innovation in Learning Environments Grants will be awarded annually. To be considered for the 2018 grant program, please complete the application form and submit via email to kcchapter@a4le.org. Deadline: April 02, 2018.

Call for Proposals

2018 Quarterly Conversation Events

The Kansas City Chapter is seeking proposals for future locations for our Quarterly Conversation events. We’re looking for learning environments that challenge the status quo and demonstrate innovation in instruction and space. Facilities should be recently constructed and include opportunities for collaboration, hands on learning, community connections, etc. Any project from early childhood to higher education would be welcome, as we work to connect the opportunities from all learning levels.

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Now accepting submissions for Q3 and Q4 events.

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ALEP / Certificate Programs


Comprehensive industry education: ALEP, Advanced Academy and Vibrant Learning Environments


LEsolutions Online Awards


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November 1-4, 2018
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL