There are some VERY exciting collaborations happening in the The College of Education. One of the most exciting is with Shawnee Mission School District. 

One would not think such a large district (28,000 students) could move so quickly but innovation abounds among a progressive administration known as LEAD 512.

Here are a few highlights of current initiatives in SMSD:

Ed Tech instructor, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn works with Instructional Coaches, teachers, and buildings on more and new ways to infuse curriculum with technology. SMSD has one-to-one technology and a tech explosion is taking place in classrooms

Dr. Socorro Herrera and some of her staff members at the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA) are providing professional development for seven elementary schools in SMSD. See some of the excitement right here on a link to their FB page.

Using SWIVL technology, our Professional Development School allows for distance supervision of K-State student teachers in SMSD. Our students from the Kansas City Area love the opportunity to live at home while they student teach! Our college is becoming nationally known for our pioneering work with SWIVL technology.

There are some exciting new initiatives coming for Fall 2016, stay tuned and find out more reasons we are proud of this innovative collaboration!





This semester, the Office of Innovation and Collaboration has bridged a partnership between Ft. Riley’s Bravo Battery and USD #383 to recognize teachers who have served our country.  Bravo Battery Captain Steven Maxwell, Soldiers, Dean Mercer, and COE students have enjoyed surprising veterans and their students.

As these heroes and “she-roes” share their military career highlights with their students, we have been touched by their stories and their students’ reactions to these important contributions to the freedom we enjoy. We hope you enjoy seeing some of the salutes!

EdCat Salute EMS
Eisenhower Middle School teachers who are veterans. We SALUTE you! Thank you for your service.
One of our veterans and his former student! Quite a happy coincidence!
One of the Certificates presented at an EdCat Salute!