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Virtual Summer Conference

Session participants can earn a GMCE (Global Micro-Credential Experience) through the Global Education Academy.


The 2022 Virtual Summer Conference was held on June 10, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT.

Star practitioners, administrators, and academic experts gathered virtually to share innovative approaches to today’s challenges, discussing topics such as: What have we learned that we can carry forward? And what examples of resilience and innovation can we look to for inspiration?

Kickoff: To Change or Not to Change

A humorous look at current dilemmas hosted by Dean Rick Ginsberg, with a special guest presentation by Barnett Berry, Research Professor, University of South Carolina.

Framing the Schools of the Future: Best Ideas from Redesign and Other Innovation

This panel features leading educators in Kansas who share the best ideas that emerged in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Learn about innovations at Kansas schools that increased student engagement and graduate rates.

Lessons from the Pandemic: What Works? Solutions from Classrooms

This panel of outstanding teachers shares practical solutions to common current challenges.

Making Space for All Students to Thrive

What approaches can teachers use to help all students, including those who may feel marginalized, take ownership of their own learning? Listen to teachers from a variety of disciplines and schools share approaches that have worked.

Credit Opportunity

Participants in the 2022 SOEHS Virtual Summer Conference will have the opportunity to earn micro-credentials stackable for graduate credit through the Global Education Academy’s online micro-credential platform.

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Non-credit Recognition Option

For each session attended, a participant may request a certificate of completion of a (Global Micro-credential Experience – GMCE) (Special conference pricing – no fee for GMCE)

Graduate Credit Option

Convert your GMCE certificates to GMC-Pros (Global Micro-credential Pro) that are stackable toward graduate credit. Earn graduate credit by completing interactive learning opportunities.


The virtual summer conference is co-hosted by the School of Education and Human Sciences and the KU Global Education Academy, with support from the Kansas State Department of Education.