ORLANDO, Fla. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE) has announced that education expert and best-selling author Dr. Debbie Silver will be the opening keynote at their third annual National Conference on Reading, Writing, Math & More! taking place June 29-July 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Silver will welcome more than 500 teachers and administrators of grades K-5 from across the U.S. at the humorous and inspiring keynote event.
Silver is a highly sought-after professional development speaker known for her optimistic and humorous style. She is an award-winning educator with 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor. Silver's numerous recognitions include being named the Louisiana State Teacher of the Year. Her bestselling book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning, has been recognized for its insights into research-based models, teaching strategies, management tips, and inspirational "from-the-heart" lessons for addressing individual differences.
"My mission is to remind teachers of how important they are in the lives of children, highlighting both learning theory as well as tools for communication," says Silver. "I firmly believe that teachers need to be having fun, and staying in touch with their passion, to make their biggest impact in the classroom."
Also presenting a motivational keynote session at the conference is author, teacher trainer, and reading ambassador Dr. Danny Brassell. Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Brassell is a tenured professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University. He is a best-selling author of 15 books, including Leadership Begins with Motivation. Brassell is a recognized authority on leadership development, motivation and communication skills. His 2012 TEDx talk "The Reading Makeover" has been singled-out as one of the funniest and most inspirational education speeches of the past five years.
Returning to Orlando for the second time, the Reading, Writing, Math & More! conference for K-5 educators 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. The Reading, Writing, Math & More! conference is one of eight national conferences that SDE hosts each summer, divided between Las Vegas, Chicago, and Orlando.
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.