Training Opportunities and Events

Please look below for more information about upcoming events and registration information.

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)

The College and Career Readiness Standards identify English language arts/literacy (ELA) and math standards necessary for students as they transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment. Over the course of the three Institutes, the CCRS standards are transformed into curriculum, lessons, and resources as content of the standards to the students. Classroom activities, assignments, and a range of formative and summative assessments all help determine whether or not students are absorbing the essential skills and knowledge included in the standards.

For more information on standards-based education in adult education, see "A Process Guide for Establishing State Adult Education Content Standards" (American Institutes for Research, 2005).

Concurrent Math and ELA training sessions will be delivered at each Institute. Attendees will select one strand to attend at each CCRS Institute. Attendees must successfully complete the previous CCRS Institute in the same strand in order to attend the following Institute. Details for each CCRS Institute are located within each CCRS Institute’s registration description.

Garden City CCRS Institutes*
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846

*note: this location was changed on 2/1/17

Lawrence CCRS Institutes
Lawrence Adult Education Center
2145 Louisiana
Lawrence, Kansas 66046

To register for:
CCRS Institute I, Key Instructional Advances - click here
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Noon - 5:00pm, and
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 8:00am – 11:30am 

NOTE: Weather make-up dates for CCRS Institute I will be February 2 and 3, 2017.

CCRS Institute II, Aligning Curriculum Resources with Standards - click here
Thursday March 2, 2017 | 10:00am -- 5:00pm, and
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8:00am – 2:00pm 

CCRS Institute III, Assessing the Implementation for CCRS in Adult Education - click here
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm, and
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 8:00am – 2:00pm 

STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) Institutes

Please note: registration for STAR Institutes is only for programs with approved applications and participants.

Institute I: November 10 and 11, 2016
Institute II: January 19 and 20, 2017
Institute III: March 9 and 10, 2017

Click here for more information and to register for this event.

Approved Certificate-Eligible Professional Development Opportunities

The following PD opportunities have been approved by Kansas Adult Education Professional Development Council and the Associate Director of Adult Education for incentivization in addition to the approved PD listed in Measure 7.1 of the FY17 Kansas Adult Education Policy Manual.

The agency's Career and Technical Education unit produced BRING YOUR “A” GAME TO WORK Train-the-Trainer workshops. These were held at Barton Community College/August 2nd, Neosho Community College/August 9, and at the Board office in Topeka/August 11. An alternate method of participation confirmation will be used and is under development.

NEW: Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Symposium
Since these will most likely NOT have certificates, an alternate method of participation confirmation will be used and is under development. 

  1. Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Pre-Symposium (9/7/16) (10am-3pm)
  2. Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports Symposium - September 8, 2016

ONLY Sessions listed in table below.

NOTE: To register for the Pre-Symposium or Symposium, you need to set up a TASN account at  In the top right hand corner, you will see a LOG IN link. Click that and then click SIGN UP for new account. After answering a few short questions, you will receive an email confirming your account. Once you have confirmed your account, you can register for the symposium by clicking on the Upcoming Conference ad in the middle right side of the page under “Upcoming Conferences”.

Approved 9/8/16 MTSS Symposium Sessions (KAEPDC Approved 8/22/16) Session # Repeated 
Session #
Fact Fluency


Examining the Presence of Evidence-Based Instructional Design in Core Reading Programs A4 B4
Evidence-Based Practices and Organizational Principles Promoting Students’ Social Emotional and Academic Development A8 NA
Teaching proportional reasoning: The Role of Schema-Based Instruction (Grade Band: Middle-High School) A9 B1
Research to Reality: Kansas MTSS at the Secondary Level A13 NA
Absenteeism: Strategies for Getting Students to Stay in SchoolB2 B2 A2
Refining and Enhancing Your MTSS Implementation B3 A3
Rethinking How Social and Emotional Learning Promoted Student Success: An examination of School-Wide, Family and Community Strategies to Support Academic, Social and Emotional Learning B8 NA

Program Directors may request adding a 30-minute addendum option which would fulfill the 3-hour minimum required for incentivized funding if taking a 2.5 Hour LINCS course. Instructions to supplement 2 ½ hour LINCS course for PD certificate eligibility and the necessary form can be found here

Program Directors may submit an approval request for a PD option as acceptable for incentivized funding credit outside of those listed in Measure 7.1 of the current Kansas Adult Education Policy Manual. Instructions and the form for determining PD certificate eligibility can be found here


An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Agency

“The Kansas Board of Regents does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy should be directed to the Board of Regents General Counsel, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368, phone 785.430.4240 or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education.”