LAS VEGAS and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The playful Lisa Murphy, founder of Ooey Gooey, will be joining the team of knowledgeable pre-kindergarten experts who will be presenting at I Teach PreK! The annual event is a featured strand of the 2017 SDE National Conference to be held July 10-14, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.
With more than 20 years of early childhood education experience, Lisa knows what it takes to be successful in pre-kindergarten. A highly regarded expert on developmentally appropriate practices, she is the author of numerous books, including Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning.
Lisa joins a team of PreK teachers, innovators, and authors who will be delivering 75+ PreK-focused sessions. Featured speakers include:
- Sandi Reyes, NBCT, is universally characterized as one of the most pragmatic speakers with a knack for making authentic learning experiences seem doable for any teacher. Author of Engineer through the Year, Sandi will help teachers push beyond their limits and skillfully unleash creativity and curiosity in their PreK classrooms.
- Clarissa Willis, Ph.D., has a unique understanding of pre-kindergarten that traces back through her 20 years of early childhood education experience. She is a grant administrator and co-author of Inclusive Literacy: Lessons for Early Childhood. But most of all, she's a teacher who will share practical and timely strategies straight out of her own hard-won tool box.
- Cheryl Smith Turner, Ed.S., is a renowned Nationally Certified Training Consultant with more than 35 years of classroom experience. She will share insight into school climate and social- emotional development that is especially relevant to today's pre-kindergarten teachers.
- Kim Hughes has dedicated the past 30 years to her work as a PreK teacher and director and a kindergarten teacher. A former North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Kim's practical sessions will improve performance and motivation in all.
"Plus, there will be a special appearance by the popular Dr. Jean Feldman whose noteworthy educational career has spanned 40 years. Known for her engaging songs and creative activities that make teaching and learning fun, Dr. Jean is just one more reason why this will unquestionably be the most exciting and memorable learning event of the year," SDE program developer Beth Nee says.
To register for SDE's national conferences and pre-conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 evidence-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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