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October 17, 2006

Kelley, Grunder attend convention in Wichita

Todd Kelley, business instructor, and Beverly Grunder (pictured), chair of the Business Computer and Information Technology department, at Cowley College attended the annual two-day Kansas Business Education Association convention Oct. 12-13 in Wichita.

Thursday’s session provided hands-on-training sessions in various computer programs.  Dr. Larry Anderson, founder and director of National Center for Technology Planning, presented Friday’s opening session. Dr. Anderson’s talk was entitled “Misfits in Your Classroom: Who’s to Blame?” Friday’s agenda also provided break-out session opportunities for instructors to increase their knowledge base in the areas of Professional Learning communities, teacher resources, marketing, team building, cyber crime, and interactive PowerPoint. 

The Kansas Business Education Association is made up of business and technology teachers from over 120 colleges and universities, technical schools, and high schools in the state of Kansas. It is the goal of the KBEA to help promote and facilitate programs and activities within the state of Kansas designed to assist all business teachers to grow in their profession.

During the convention, Grunder was elected to a three year term to the KBEA state board as the Southeastern regional director.

“I am looking forward to it,” Grunder said. “I think it will be a challenge, but I look forward to learning more about the KBEA.”