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KCedu and Lean Lab Meetup

January's theme: Schools Need a Communication Upgrade: Breaking Down Silos in Communication between Schools, Parents, and Community


  • Laura Gilchrist: Instructional Coach Turner HS | KCedu | ElevateEDU | KSDE Education Fellows | MOTOY finalist '14. Mission: connect education & city to elevate youth.
  • Nicole Collier-White: Community Partners and Engagement Services Coordinator at KCPS | Certified Nonprofit Professional. Mission: engage the community to bring opportunities to students in the Kansas City Public School district.

*More guest speakers to be announced soon!*


-- 5:30-6:00 Sign In, Food and Drink, Networking/Happy Hour!

-- 6:00-7:00 Edcamp/Unconference format. TALK TIME!


Join #KCedu and the Lean Lab at EduHub, a co-working space for education and youth-related startups. Network with genius educators, business partners, and other interested folks as you eat and drink, learn and collide!

When you arrive, grab a snack and check out the whiteboard where participants create the schedule on the fly! Want to share something? Want to get feedback from others on a topic? In addition to the featured guests, as an attendee, you can throw your idea up in one of the squares for small group breakout conversations. For example:

  • Want to talk about technology in education, apps, gamificatoin or how to make it relevant to kids?
  • Want to talk family-community engagement in schools and in KC?
  • Want to plan a city-wide project to bring KC together, led by kids?
  • Looking for some interested parties to co-write a grant? EdHub has several offices for us to spread out and share/discuss.

After introductions of any featured guests at 6pm, we go into an Edcamp/Unconference format in two fast-paced, 20 minute breakout sessions. Stay in one group or sample more than one discussion. We come back together as a group at 7:00 for final announcements and then continue conversations at EduHub or at a nearby establishment.

This format is about active small group networking and relationship building, not passive listening. CHOICE and VOICE! You'll be happy you plugged into KC's vibrant educator network.


Thursday, Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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4049 Pennsylvania
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO


For more information contact:
Katie Boody
The Lean Lab
(720) 234-6407

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