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STE Summer Conference

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STE Annual Summer Conference 2014

2014 Theme: Change Your Luck with PGES
(Professional Growth and Effectiveness System)


On Friday the 13th "Change Your Luck" with PGES!  The PGES is designed to measure teacher and leader effectiveness and serve as a catalyst for professional growth and continuous improvement. The PGES is divided into the TPGES (Teacher PGES), OPGES (Other PGES), and the PPGES (Principal PGES). Related Links for the PEGS: PEGS Main page | Overview

Kentucky has adopted the Framework for Teaching based on the work of Charlotte Danielson for the TPGES. The Framework for Teaching is a foundation for mentoring, coaching, professional development, and the teacher evaluation process, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.

The 2014 School of Teacher Education Summer Conference is dedicated to offering professional development, Action Research presented by WKU Graduate Students, Makerspace engagement activities, and practical applications of the Framework for Teaching.

This one-day conference will follow the time schedule below. See the full Conference Program (pdf).

Opening 8:30-9:30
Session 1 9:35-10:15
Session 2 10:30-11:10
Session 3 11:15-11:55
Session 4 12:45-1:25
Session 5 1:30-2:10
Closing/Panel 2:15-3:15

The five time slots (40 minute session) will include learning stations, concurrent sessions, and Makerspaces. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided by the conference. Our door prizes will be given at the closing general session (must be present to win).

When:   Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CDT
Where:    Gary A. Ransdell Hall, Western Kentucky University
Registration:    Early Registration: May 1-May 30
Regular Registration: May 1 – June 1 (POs, check, and cash accepted)
$45.00 Early Bird Registration Fee ($50 after June 1 and on-site)
$15.00 Fee for WKU Student and for presenters

Free! One makerspace is being offered at each session time slot. Makerspaces are open labs where people with common interests gather to share resources, knowledge, and make something (sort of like the old make-and-take workshops). We will have several Makerspaces for different topics. All materials will be provided. Registration is free but space is limited to 10 people for each Makerspace. There will also be technology workshops offered at each session time slot.

Register for the Conference to Reserve your Spot!
Registration opens May 1 and closes June 1, 2014


For information about the conference program and payment of registration fees contact Jamie Stephens at After completing the online registration form, print your registration information and mail the form and your payment information to the following:

Jamie Stephens
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Note! Bring a sweater! As with any conference, some people will be cold and others will be too warm. It's a good idea to bring a wrap of some kind so you will not be uncomfortable.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14