College and Career Readiness Summit

Summit SessionSAVE THE DATE- Coming Soon

June 13-14th, 2017

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.

Registration for this event is now closed.

2016 Summit

Tuesday, June 14 - Remarks by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt

Featured Speakers at the 2016 Summit event:

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

Dedra Stafford

21st Century Kids and the Skills They Need to Thrive Not Just Survive

Dedra Stafford is an internationally known speaker, trainer, and author in education. She is a former middle-level teacher and district professional development specialist who now consults and provides staff development in classroom management, differentiated instruction, technology integration, and teacher motivation. - See more at:

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
  • PBS Learning Media presented by KET

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