PETERBOROUGH, N.H., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its I Teach 2nd! National Conference for Second Grade Teachers, taking place July 18-22, 2016 in Las Vegas.
Back by popular demand for a second straight year in SDE's Las Vegas lineup of conferences (which includes I Teach PreK! I Teach K!, I Teach 1st!, National Conference for Singapore Math Strategies, and National Conference on Differentiated Instruction), I Teach 2nd! Is the biggest event of its kind for second grade teachers, and this year offers four days of intense focus on the strategies, techniques, tips, and ideas they need to be successful throughout the year. From the opening keynote to the final session, I Teach 2nd! is structured to ensure that every teacher gains innumerable best practices back to the classroom.
"Second grade teachers have the overwhelming responsibility of helping students build upon the skills they attained in earlier grades so that they can use them with ease," says Kymra Kurinskas, SDE's program planner. "I Teach 2nd! will make you the ultimate champion for your students, equipping you with the content-specific knowledge, management strategies, and engaging games and activities to help you encourage their thinking at a higher level."
Ensure that your second graders end the year ready to enter the world of testing that awaits them in third grade—and make sure they've enjoyed themselves along the way as you learn from the best-of-the-best at the conference. You'll gain meaningful learning activities to build student skills and meet new expectations in reading, writing, and math, ideas to organize, manage, and fit-it-all-in in a child-centered learning environment, Hands-on and Make & Take sessions each day, strategies to identify and address the needs of at-risk and struggling students, and opportunities for integrating play and activity-based learning into the classroom.
I Teach 2nd! offers a wealth of expertise from some of today's hottest educators, including Hope King, Adam Dovico, Kayla Delzer, Cheryl Dick, and Pat Pavelka. Each speaker was hand-picked for their depth of insight into the latest research, their understanding of the new challenges teachers are facing, and their charismatic training style. Educators will also be treated to a motivating and inspiring keynote from Dr. Debbie Silver.
"We are so fortunate to bring such a great group of experts to I Teach 2nd," says Kurinskas. "This year we have a nice mix of expert presenters, popular second grade bloggers, and TeachersPayTeachers best-sellers."
This conference alleviates some of the anxiety teachers face as they try to prepare students to be college- and career-ready and meet new performance expectations. SDE has created an event that defines exactly what second graders need to know by the end of the year and provides the specific tools students need to use these skills going forward.
Attendees' days will be packed with learning, networking, excitement, and fun. New and experienced teachers will master both the basics every classroom educator needs and the groundbreaking ideas that lead to true transformation. Attendees may choose from over 48 concurrent sessions, in a wide variety of learning formats—including hands-on, make & takes, and video-based see-it-in-action sessions.
I Teach 2nd! also features some exciting conference additions, such as a Meet & Greet for teachers and presenters, an afternoon sketch comedy musical by Story Pirates, a morning mindfulness day-starter, Sketch Noting 101, author signings, and take-away tips.
I Teach 2nd! is the largest second grade conference of its kind, and is developed and programmed by a team of experts with their fingers on the pulse of the latest research and developing trends. Fresh, innovative, impactful—these are the hallmarks of I Teach 2nd! and what makes it the most relevant conference out there for today's second grade teachers.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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