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Content Cadres

CTE Cadre

The CTE Cadre is an opportunity for educators, administrators and staff involved in Career and Technical Education to meet to discuss topics, events, requirements, and important updates related to CTE. Topics will include Perkins V funding, Pathways, the Individual Plan of Study, career advising, work-based learning, access and equity, collecting and reporting data, and more. Meetings will be virtual with recordings available for those unable to attend.

For more information contact Pam Kraus at pkraus@smokyhill.org.

Leadership Cadre

Being a building principal can sometimes be a lonely job. These meetings are designed to offer an opportunity to share concerns, get feedback, and support your fellow building principals. We will discuss the hot topics of the day, special concerns or questions that you have from your building, and what trends or requirements are on the way in education. We will occasionally be joined by Kansas administrators, policy makers, and content area experts as well to share their points of view on current topics. A great opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues without having to leave your building! 

For more information contact Darla Smith at dsmith@smokyhill.org.

Mathematics Cadre

The Mathematics Cadre is an opportunity for educators to connect with each other and discuss how to support student, staff, and parents in the area of mathematics. Join fellow educators in understanding ways to maintain quality instruction and support the standards for mathematic practice during the school year. Participants will determine the discussion topics and areas of focus. Meetings will be via Zoom and will be recorded for those unable to attend in person.

For more information contact Jolene Goodheart Peterson at jgoodheartpeterson@smokyhill.org.


SECD Cadre

The SECD Support Cadre is an opportunity for educators to connect with each other and discuss how to support student, staff, and parent social-emotional learning and skills. Integrating Social, Emotional, and Character Development structures, practices, and teaching consciously and specifically will be essential throughout the 2020-2021 school year. The discussion topics will be determined by the group - what is working, what is not working, what help is needed, or what participants want more information on.

For more information contact Noalee McDonald-Augustine at nmcdonald@smokyhill.org.