PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 25, 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 a new, one-of-a-kind event for K-5 educators in the greater Midwest area this summer—its National Conference on Reading, Writing, Math & More! Powerful Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning taking place July 6-8, 2016 in Chicago, IL.
Expanded from its New Orleans and Orlando roots to Chicago, this exciting conference provides an opportunity for teachers to discover new ways to drive success in the classroom by providing hundreds of impactful, proven strategies that can be implemented into all content areas immediately.
The conference's subtitle "Powerful Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning," appropriately reflects the rigor, teachable moments, and transformational teaching tactics illustrated within the event to elevate students' academic achievement and keep educators energized, motivated, and ready to face the challenges of a new school year. Expert presenters will guide educators through up close and personal learning, taking a deep dive into grade-specific content, and ready to ensure that solutions can be delivered confidently upon return to the classroom.
"We are thrilled to be able to bring Reading, Writing, Math & More! to Chicago this summer," enthuses SDE Program Planner Mikell Lang. "We know our Midwest educators will love the energetic presenters, the deep content, and the ready-to-implement strategies that teachers truly need."
The conference is headlined by award-winning educator and popular author Principal Baruti Kafele, as well as appearances by top experts Danny Brassell, Ph.D., Lori Elliott, Ed.D., and Katie McKnight, Ph.D. Both Kafele and Brassell will also deliver powerful keynote addresses that focus on your importance in the everyday development of children, bringing joy to your classroom, and how to be intentionally excellent in all that you do as an educator.
Another highlight of the conference is award-winning educator and motivator Debbie Silver, Ed.D., who will open the conference with an inspiring keynote. Through a combination of humor, poignant stories, and hilarious characterizations, Debbie reminds educators how vital the role of the teacher is, and how to find value in every student in the class and every day in the classroom. You'll leave with the all-important reminder that teachers really are heroes.
Other popular presenters include Kathy Griffin, Lynne Ecenbarger, Donna Whyte, Pat Pavelka, and Sandi Reyes. Award-winning author Candace Fleming (of Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! fame), will not only present at the conference, but will be signing copies of her books.
The conference is full of "extras" and collaborative moments, including a Meet & Greet event where educators can network with colleagues, relax, and meet key presenters, as well as daily "Take-Away Tips," that serve as time-savers, motivational tools, and knowledge-builders between presentation sessions. The event is hosted at the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605).
"Whether you need assistance implementing or raising the standards, or ways to acquire additional knowledge and gain inspiration, you'll find solutions that truly resonate within your class," states Lang. "You'll discover innovative ways to prepare and manage a child-centered learning environment that provides your students with hands-on opportunities to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively."
All sessions are designed to meet the biggest challenges educators are experiencing in the classroom today, and are packed with content-rich, practical, and relevant information in these essential areas and more:
- Technology Integration Ideas for Math, Reading & Writing
- Differentiation Strategies
- Critical Thinking
- 21st Century Skills
- Reading & Writing Management
- Standards & Assessment
The Reading, Writing, Math & More! conference is one of eight outstanding national conferences that SDE hosts each summer, divided between Las Vegas, Orlando, and Chicago.
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.
SOURCE Staff Development for Educators