College and Career Readiness Summit

Summit SessionJune 14-15, 2016

8am - 3pm

Alexander Hall, Murray State University

6 hours of No Cost PD and EILA Credit given each day


The College and Career Readiness Summit is a two day professional development opportunity for regional educators. Over the course of two days, educators will have a chance to learn from other area teachers and experts in the field of education.  Click here to register for the College and Career Readiness Summit.

Would you like to submit a session proposal?  Click here for more information.  For questions, please contact the Teacher Quality Institute at 270-809-2090.

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Featured Speakers:

Sarah Brown Wessling

Sarah Brown Wessling

Teaching, Leading, Learning: Empowering Teacher Leaders…”You’re going to be teaching in the 21st Century but are you going to be a 21st Century teacher?”

Sarah Wessling is the 2010 National Teacher of the Year and a National Board Certified high school English teacher from Johnston, Iowa. She currently serves on the Education Nation Panel on Teacher Preparation, and the National Board Certified Board of Directors, as well as being the moderator for Great Teachers on the Learning Channel and PBS show. In addition, she is the author of Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grade 9-12, contributor in the Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach and is featured in American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom.

David Burgess

David Burgess

Teach like a PIRATE

The Teach Like a Pirate presentation is a high-energy, interactive, and entertaining experience that will leave you unbelievably inspired, motivated, and with the practical skills to dramatically increase student engagement.  Presenting cutting-edge strategies for skyrocketing creativity so that participants will be able to design lessons to draw students into their content like a magnet.  Teachers will leave with the ability to create a classroom experience that will have students knocking down the doors to get in.


Debbie Silver

Debbie Silver

Fall Down 7 times. Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed

After 30 years as a teacher, university professor and presenter, Debbie knows her way around the classroom. Her newest book is heralded by parents, teachers, and administrators as a “fresh approach to getting kids to work smarter and better.” In it she explains motivational theory and provides down-to-earth examples of concrete, applicable guidelines for helping students overcome setbacks and failure to foster lifelong success.

Suzy Pepper Rollins

Suzy Pepper Rollins

Learning in the Fast Lane---8 Ways to Put All Students on the Road to Success

Formerly the remedial education coordinator for Cobb County Schools in Marietta, Georgia, Rollins currently consults across the state. As the founder of Fast Lane Learning, she has created a focus on making math engaging and exciting for kids. Her Math in the Fast Lane is a framework for helping teachers build the capacity of their students to be successful in math in the k-12 class.

New This Year:

  • Leadership Strand
  • Educational Innovation Strand
  • Special Education Strand
  • Content Focus Strand
  • District New Teacher Recruitment Session

 Register for the 2016 College and Career Readiness Summit

Sponsored by:  College of Education and Human Services, Teacher Quality Institute, KATE, MSU Regional Outreach, and Kentucky Middle School Association