Mentoring Conference

Save the date for the 2021-22 KMEA Mentoring Conference which will be held virtually on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. More information coming soon.

See below for last year’s conference schedule.

Oct. 24, 2020

9:30 AM – Opening Session: Cultivating Connections
President’s Message: Gae Phillips
Big Ideas/Fast Tempo
Burning Questions/Current Challenges

10:30 AM – District Breakouts Sessions
ECKMEA District Mentoring Session
NEKMEA District Mentoring Session
SEKMEA District Mentoring Session
NCKMEA District Mentoring Session
SCKMEA District Mentoring Session
NWKMEA District Mentoring Session
SWKMEA District Mentoring Session

Collegiate Mentoring Session
Kansas Fine Arts Coordinators – Preparing for Interview Season, Mini-Interviews

11:30 AM – General Sessions

Kids Before Content, Jason Sickel, Overland Park, Kansas, Presenter. Secondary Focus

Making Music, Bringing Joy, Kathy Jones, Augusta, Kansas, Presenter. General Music Focus

Secrets to Surviving When Teaching in Smaller Schools – Vesta Jo Still, Phillipsburg, Kansas and Rosie Sweaney, Sedan, Kansas, Presenters. Small Schools Focus

12:30 PM – LUNCH

1:00 PM – General Sessions

Practical Advocacy Tips for Beginning Music Educators, Kelly Knedler, Dodge City, Kansas, Presenter. Elementary and Secondary Focus

Engaging Students Through Technology, Panel, Elementary and Secondary Focus

Collegiate Session
Recent Graduate Panel. Recent graduates will share their advice for how to get the most out of your college experience, land your first job and succeed in your first years of teaching. Collegiate Focus

2:00 PM – Content Breakouts – Burning Questions/Current Challenges
Band Mentoring Session
Secondary Vocal Mentoring Session
Orchestra Mentoring Session
General Music Mentoring Session
K-12 Vocal/Instrumental Mentoring Session

3:00 PM – Closing Session

3:30 PM – Conference Ends