LAS VEGAS and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of America's leading providers of professional development for educators, is pleased to announce that their 2017 National Conference will take place July 10-14, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.
More than 6,000 PreK-12 educators will engage in 700+ sessions, including five keynote presentations led by internationally renowned education experts and headliners Dr. Jean Feldman, Jo Boaler, Nadia Lopez, Kyle Schwartz, and Rick Wormeli.
"This year's conference has been re-designed to provide a deeper and more comprehensive learning experience that immediately improves educators' classroom impact specific to their grade and content needs," Kymra Kurinaskas, SDE program developer, said. Attendees will register for one of six grade- and topic-focused strands:
The I Teach PreK! strand provides pre-kindergarten teachers with fresh perspectives on play-based learning, literacy, math & science foundations, emotional & cognitive readiness for K, speaking & listening skills, and diversity, equity & access. Featured presenters are Sandi Reyes, Lisa Murphy, Clarissa Willis, Ph.D., Cheryl Smith Turner, Ed.S., and Kim Hughes, with a special appearance by Dr. Jean Feldman.
The I Teach K! strand equips kindergarten teachers with the latest behavior management, technology integration, guided reading, STEM, and inquiry-based learning strategies. The uplifting presenters include Kim Adsit, Pete Harry, and Adam Peterson, with a special appearance by Dr. Jean Feldman.
The I Teach 1st! strand engages first-grade educators in innovative guided math, interactive writing, time and behavior management, independent reading, and poverty & intervention strategies. The stellar speaker line-up includes Donna Whyte, Michael Ford, Ph.D., Reagan Tunstall, Cara Carroll, and Katie Knight.
The I Teach 2nd! strand for second-grade educators examines the critical areas of time management, writing fluency, reading comprehension, real-world math, and struggling learners. Featured presenters include Mark Weakland, Donna McKenzie, Cheryl Dick, Kayla Delzer, and Hope King.
The Differentiated Instruction strand for K-12 educators dives deep into foundational DI, growth mindset/resiliency, poverty, equity & access, self-regulation & social/emotional, and assessment & intervention. The all-star presenters include Rick Wormeli, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, Robert Jackson, Tara Brown, and Jeffrey Benson.
The Teaching Math strand for K-5 educators explores math interventions & enrichment, concrete to pictorial to abstract methodology, number sense & fluency, guided math & small-group strategies, and cross-curriculum math opportunities. Featured presenters are Jo Boaler, Eliza Thomas, Christopher Danielson, Jessica Shumway, and Marcy Cook.
To register for the 2017 National Conference, visit www.SDE.com/National or call 1-800-462-1478.
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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