2024 KSSWA Spring Conference

  • 5 Apr 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 530 Richards Dr, Manhattan, KS 66502


  • For KSSWA Members (Associate, Regular, and Retired)
  • For those who have yet to join KSSWA
  • Student Rate - Must also be a member of KSSWA (Free 1-year membership to students!)

Cultivating Meaningful Inclusivity for All Kids

While many educators strive to meet the needs of all their learners, determining which specific practices to use and when to use them can be a challenging task. This is made even more challenging because many evidence-based recommendations don’t have a clear prioritization of practices nor specific implementation plans to aid educators in their implementation efforts. In this interactive session, participants will be walked through a framework for how to select and incorporate inclusive practices into classrooms, as well as provide coaching to other educators on implementing inclusive practices using common scenarios and their own school experiences.


● Participants will gain a better understanding of how to create a classroom environment that is inclusive of the wide range of student needs and aspirations.

● Participants will gain a better understanding of how to provide coaching to other educators in creating inclusive classroom environments.

● Participants will identify individual next steps to improve implementation of inclusive practices.

Presenter Bio:

Chris Perry has a diverse background in K-12 education, with nearly 20 years experience as a paraprofessional, special education teacher, behavior specialist, administrative intern, state trainer with KSDE TASN, and consultant. Chris holds degrees in Psychology, Special Education, and School Leadership. Additionally, Chris co-founded Cultivate Education, LLC. in 2016, where he currently serves as the Executive Director providing professional development and coaching support to improve initiative implementation in school districts across the country.

In addition to his current work with Cultivate Education, Chris also serves as the Vice President on the School Board of USD #348 Baldwin City and as the President of the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education which provides Special Education services to the Wellsville, Baldwin, and Eudora communities


Lunch will be provided, as well as 6 CEs for attending. In order to receive CEs, participants must attend for full duration. Any who arrive late or leave early may not receive CEs. 

Conference will announce the Kansas School Social Worker of the Year and the Champion for Children Awards during lunch. 


$40 for Students

$95 for memberS

$115 for nonmembers

Registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

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