Kansas City Skyline   April 23-26, 2014
Empowering Learners through Education to Change the World
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:00PM - 4:00PM CEFP Exam Board Room
4:00PM - 5:30PM MWGL Board Meeting Nichols C
5:30PM Informal Networking Social at Bar Rosso (TBD) Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
Day 1 | Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00AM - 8:00AM Conference Registration/Breakfast McCoy AB
8:00AM - 8:30AM Introductions and define the expectations & final outcome of this conference McCoy AB
8:30AM - 9:45AM Conference Kick Off – Leadership for Mass Customized Learning

PURPOSE: To create energy around an inevitable vision for education

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Bea McGarvey: educational consultant with a BS. M ED from the University of Southern Maine. Senior Associate at Marzano Research Lab, served as Executive Director of Education for the Portland Public Schools.
McCoy AB
9:45AM - 10:15AM Break  
10:15AM - 11:45AM Through the Learning Facilitators Eyes, "Discovering the Vision"

5 Learning Facilitators in the Region speaking about new/successful/innovative facilitating methods

OUTCOME: How are learning facilitators empowering all types of learners and making them successful?
McCoy AB
11:45AM - 12:45PM Lunch & Sponsor Presentations McCoy AB
12:45PM - 2:00PM Through Professional Partnerships: Fulfilling Our Purpose (Corporate Partner)

PURPOSE: To learn how corporate partnerships enable and empower learners to fulfill their purpose

Presenters/Panel: Robin Smith of Cerner, Kurt Knudsen of Freedom Bank, Clint Robinson of B&V as Corporate Partners, Donna Deeds of CAPS program
McCoy AB
2:00PM - 3:00PM Learner Profile Group: Work Time

PURPOSE: To begin the work toward the group's Final Product. Using the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How guiding questions, begin to identify the opportunities and barriers to education for your learner. What will your empowerment vision for your learner look like?
McCoy AB
3:00PM - 3:30PM Travel to the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center  
3:30PM - 5:00PM Through Society's Eyes: Finding a Learner's Play and Purpose

PURPOSE: To informally discuss the role of society to engage learners in cultural activities while expecting learners to give back to society

Presenter: Aaron North, Kauffman Foundation

Setting: Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
5:00PM - 6:00PM Award Ceremony/Reception  
6:00PM Travel to Hotel Sorella

Dinner on your own on the Country Club Plaza
Day 2 | Friday, April 25, 2014
7:00AM - 7:45AM Breakfast on the Go Artist Foyer
7:45AM - 8:30AM Travel to the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)  
8:30AM - 11:15AM Through the Learner's Eyes: Finding One's Passion

PURPOSE: To explore the following: what about this place makes a learner so successful? Can the idea of this place exist in other locations? Do we have to build a brand new facility to achieve what CAPS has achieved?

Presenters: Dave Hill of Blue Valley School District, Chad Ralston of CAPS, Students and Instructors
11:15AM - 12:15PM Lunch and Learner Profile Group: Work Time

PURPOSE: To discuss how what you learned at CAPS and Kauffman might inform the vision you are creating for your learner
12:15PM - 12:45PM Travel to Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Culinary Arts Center  
12:45PM - 2:00PM Through the Learner's Eyes: Finding One's Purpose

PURPOSE: Discuss the innovative building and learning opportunities at JCCC. How are learners taking charge of their learning?

Presenters: Kate Allen, Administrator JCCC
2:00PM - 3:00PM Travel to Hotel Sorella  
3:00PM - 5:00PM Learner Profile Group: Work Time and Gallery Walk

PURPOSE: To finalize your group's vision of learning for your learner and to design your communication strategy for the Gallery Walk. The vision should include how your learner is finding PLAY, PASSION, and PURPOSE in all their learning experiences and attention to the guiding questions:

    WHO are learners interacting with?
    WHAT are they learning?
    WHERE is learning happening?
    WHEN are learners learning?
    WHY adopt this model of education?
    HOW do we achieve the future of learning?
McCoy AB
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