KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference - Keystone Area Education Agency
KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference - Keystone Area Education Agency

KPEC Keystone's Premier Education Conference

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Keystone's Premier Education Conference - KPEC 2018

Breaking Barriers: Challenging the Boundaries of Learning
Grand River Center in Dubuque
June 18-19, 2018

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The two-day conference provides enlightening and entertaining opportunities to connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions covering five focus areas:

The Whole Child, Special Education, Technology,
Leadership, and Curriculum Content Areas

This year's conference theme is “Breaking Barriers: Challenging the Boundaries of Learning.” Keynote speakers are Dr. Buddy Berry and LaVonna Roth.

Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in its sixth full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 8th year as Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools and his team’s success has allowed him to be invited to the White House twice, the first as one of the 100 top school Superintendents in America at their only National Connected Superintendents Summit. Dr. Berry’s work and school district has also been the focus of numerous media and news stories including being recently filmed by Edutopia (George Lucas Films) for a recently released video series. Most importantly, Buddy is married to the amazing Jessica Berry and the father of four, Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax.


LaVonna Roth is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, consultant and author. Bridging how the brain learns and thinks, with people’s incredible intrinsic skills and talents is her deep passion. Her goal is to help individuals become confident in who they are, and for them to use that aptitude in making a difference within their communities. Over 25,000 educators, students and organizations have benefited from LaVonna’s wealth of practical, applicable, and down-to-earth strategies and insights to the most common frustrating educational and behavioral issues. These effective strategies are a direct result from years of research, as well as, firsthand classroom, consulting and life experiences. She is the founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E. initiative where every person is encouraged to ignite their S.H.I.N.E. and use those gifts to illuminate the world. She is the best-selling author of Brain-Powered Strategies to Engage All Learners, and the seven book series, Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners.



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Register for just $139.  All registration fees include breakfast, lunch and snacks! There will be no refunds after May 31.



One licensure renewal credit is available.  Learn more about attending KPEC for credit.


Grand Harbor Resort (at Conference Center)
350 Bell Street
24 hours prior cancellation policy
KeystoneAEA/KPEC block rate
Holiday Inn
450 Main Street
6pm cancellation day of arrival
Keystone AEA block rate
Days Inn (3 minute drive)
1111 Dodge Street
Keystone AEA block rate



If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Tiffany Kuhens at 800-632-5918. 

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