EDGE Institute is an all day conference-style professional development opportunity for teachers and principals. The institute is organized around the Kent School District's Instructional Framework, CEL 5D+.  Each session is organized around one of the dimensions of the framework and specific guiding questions.

This year we will be highlighting the following dimensions: Student Engagement, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Assessment for Student Learning and Professional Collaboration and Communication.

EDGE is offered twice during the 2016 summer at Kent-Meridian High School's East Wing building.

June 20th - Sign in begins at 8:00- Welcome Session begins at 8:30 in East Wing Auditorium.

August 26th - Sign in begins at 8:00- Welcome Session begins at 8:30 in East Wing Auditorium.
NOTE: For the August session, parking is not available at the East Wing building.  Please park in the main KM parking lots.

Clock hours are available for Kent School District participants.

Registration Directions for KSD staff:

  • First login to the ERO system using your Windows login (ex: kirkll6791e and your password) - Click here ERO Website
  • Then search for EDGE to get to the EDGE Institute Sessions.

If you have any questions regarding the EDGE Institute, please click here email EDGE Institute staff. 

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 Here's what some of our participants had to say about last year's EDGE Institutes:
  • I enjoyed the hands on learning time. The presenter was very knowledgeable and engaging.
  • Awesome! Organized, hands-on, and information packed! I walked away with ideas, websites, and even won a useful door prize! This session tied to CCSS, and gave me so much!
  • Loved this training. Would love to have more PD on this. This is especially interesting for Middle School and High School students as we move forward with the new Standards for ELA/Social Studies. This aligns with Common Core perfectly and the ease of this website is very beneficial.
  • This is the most amazingly powerful tool I have seen in a long time and I love how it will complement and expand my flipped classroom approach.
  • I am eager to explore the resources on Microsoft Educator Network website. I also want to create projects that would allow students to use Movie Maker to show what they've learned. I've always wanted to find ways for my students to communicate with their peers from other countries and I need to think of the best way to arrange that.