HOT SPRINGS, Ark. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent revision of math standards and the increasing need for developmentally appropriate strategies, Arkansas teachers are seeking fresh strategies to invigorate their instruction. The 2016 Conference for Arkansas Kindergarten Teachers, hosted by Staff Development for Educators (SDE) and coming December 8–9 to Hot Springs, AR, will address this need with innovative and practical ideas to energize the kindergarten classroom and maximize student learning.
Through 32 sessions, new and veteran kindergarten teachers will gain solutions and support for the most challenging parts of their jobs. They'll learn the best methods for time and class management, grouping students for differentiation, addressing the writing standards, and developing number sense and laying the foundation for addition and subtraction.
"Kindergarten teachers have a tough job. And, while their experience and education go a long way, they must constantly seek out fresh ideas. That's why this conference is so important. Teachers are encouraged to listen carefully to sessions that will reveal technique after practical technique for sharpening their performance," SDE program developer Kymra Kurinskas says.
The event brings together under one roof a team of distinguished kindergarten experts. "The speakers are the best… period. They're professionals who have a proven track record in the kindergarten classroom. What's more, they are exciting communicators who'll provide teachers with two of the most interesting days they've ever spent," Kurinaskas says.
The dynamic Dan St. Romain will kick off the conference with a new keynote that highlights what children of all ages need to succeed in both school and life. On the second day, exciting classroom innovator Pat Pavelka will present a humorous keynote that reminds teachers of the wonderful ways children make the smile and laugh. Other kindergarten experts to speak at the 2016 Conference for Arkansas Kindergarten Teachers include popular bloggers Palma Lindsay, Greg Smedley-Warren, and Julie Lee, and author Crystal Radke.
"If you're a kindergarten teacher who'd like practical and innovative ways to fit it all in, address the newly revised math standards, create independent writers, and more, then attending this exciting conference is a must," Kurinskas states. "We've packed a lot of information in two fast-paced days and we believe teachers will love every minute of it."
To register for this conference or learn about SDE's national conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email [email protected].
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.