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Kidstrong 2017: Reimagining Time, School, and the Future

Conference Registration

The KidStrong Conference will be at the Charleston Civic Center on June 21 - 23, 2017. The registration deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Registration Information

There is no registration cost for public school employees working full-time or part-time, including (but not limited to) institutional education, wellness coaches, Head Start nurses, school-based health center staff, and public health specialists working with youth.

Short-term substitutes, community healthcare providers, community organizations and others may attend at a cost of $50.00 which includes continuing education hours, one lunch and two breaks. Make checks payable to West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and mail to:

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Education
Attention: Amy Berner
Building 6, Room 717
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-2696

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If you have a disability requiring special accommodations at the conference, please describe your needs.
 
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This conference has applied for nursing (RN and LPN), social work, speech and language pathologists and counselor continuing education credits. Please make the appropriate selections below.
Credits applied for
 

CMEs & Pharmacy

Note: Please check in at the WIN registration table to sign up for your CMEs and Pharmacy. Registration to the KidStrong conference will allow you full access to the WV Immunization Summit sessions at no cost.

Non-Degree Graduate Credit

  • Three hours of non-degree graduate credit may be obtained through daily conference attendance, the development of a project plan and implementation of a project as defined by the syllabus associated with the project plan and project implementation.
  • The credit may be used for renewal of your certification and/or for advance salary classification. It may not be used to meet requirements for a graduate degree and is not acceptable for renewal of a teaching or school nurse permit.
  • The credit can not be used for June 30, 2017 certification renewal. Credit will be awarded in December 2017.
  • If you are an out-of-state resident not teaching in West Virginia public schools, there is a $100.00 fee for a WVLearns account. A WVLearns account is required for non-degree graduate credit.
  • Go to WVDE eLearning for Educators for additional information.

Immunization Clinic

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will have an Adult Immunization Clinic at the conference. The clinic will be in the main lobby according to this schedule:

  • Day 1: 8:30am-10:00am
  • Day 2: 11:15am-12:30pm

If you plan to receive immunizations at the conference, please bring the following documents with you to the clinic:

  • Your insurance card (or a copy).
  • A copy of your immunization records from your physician (if available)
Choose your desired vaccines from the list below (multiple choices allowed). Learn more about these vaccines.
Vaccinations
 

Additional information

Please read the information below, and when you're finished, click the "Register" button at the bottom to register for the conference.

Going Green

KidStrong is going green. We will provide a digital conference agenda for you to plan your sessions and learning experience. Please check the "Conference agenda" link at the top of this page to access the digital agenda.

Please bring your own notebooks, pens, bag, and/or supplies.

Note on Dressing

The regulation of the temperature in a large facility like the Civic Center and adjunct hotels are beyond our control. Please dress in layers so you can adapt to the variable temperature of each conference room and venue used throughout the event.

Parking

Parking is available at the Charleston Town Center for $1.75 per day; however, you may need to walk several blocks to and from your destinations. Please check a map and plan your time accordingly.

Free parking is available at the Civic Center, but space will be limited.

Lodging

Lodging costs will be YOUR responsibility for the 2017 KidStrong Conference. Room blocks at special conference rates have been reserved.

Reservations are entirely YOUR responibility. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. As of April 21, 2017, rooms are available at these hotels:

Four Points by Sheraton - 600 Kanawha Blvd, E, Charleston, WV, 304-344-4092
Call 855-811-0045 for reservations
Reservation code: KF20AA
Room rate: $107
$10 parking rate (not included in cost of room)
  • 74 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 71 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 71 rooms are available on the night of June 22.
Charleston Marriott Town Center - 200 Lee St, Charleston, WV 25301, 304-345-6500
Call 800-228-9290 for reservations
Reservation code: Kid Strong
Room rate: $145
Amenity package includes Breakfast, Parking, Internet
Free parking rate
  • 153 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 114 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 140 rooms are available on the night of June 22.
Charleston Courtyard - 100 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25301, 304-344-5777
Call 800-228-9290 for reservations
Reservation code: Kid Strong
Room rate: $129
Amenity package includes Parking and Internet
Free parking rate
  • 13 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 10 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 13 rooms are available on the night of June 22.
Holiday Inn Express Civic Center - 100 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301, 304-345-0600
Call 855-729-5133 for reservations
Reservation code: KID
Room rate: $107 - Standard, $117, Superior
Amenity package includes Breakfast, Parking, Internet
Free parking rate
  • 54 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 34 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 48 rooms are available on the night of June 22.
Embassy Suites - 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV, 304-347-8700
Call 304-347-8700 for reservations
Reservation code: KID
Room rate: $139 - Single/Double, $149 Triple, $159 Quad
Amenity package includes Breakfast, Evening Reception
$12 parking rate (not included in cost of room)
  • 0 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 0 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 0 rooms are available on the night of June 22.
Hampton Inn - 1 Virginia St, W, Charleston, WV 25302, 304-343-9300
Call 304-343-9300 for reservations
Reservation code: KID
Room rate: $107
Amenity package includes Breakfast, Parking
Free parking rate
  • 43 rooms are available on the night of June 20.
  • 35 rooms are available on the night of June 21.
  • 38 rooms are available on the night of June 22.