PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana early childhood education teachers are in for a treat this fall, as SDE brings two top-notch educational events to Louisiana. The 2015 Conference for Louisiana Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers in Baton Rouge and the 2015 Conference for Louisiana First Grade Teachers in New Orleans, are designed to deliver teaching that meets the needs of young students, exceed mandated requirements, and engineering classrooms for success, and to help teachers achieve balance by creating more time for planning and teaching.
The Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten conference, held November 9-10, 2015, is focused around some of the most prevalent issues in early childhood education, including emergent writing skills, interventions, classroom management, and games & centers ideas.
Headlined by top educational experts Kim Adsit and Kathy Griffin, and accompanied by occupational therapist Tere Bowen-Irish and veteran educator LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein, the conference centers around play-based learning strategies that can help build foundational skills in early learners. Registrants will be treated to content concentrating on literacy strategies, differentiated instruction techniques to boost success for all learners, easy-to-manage and practical time-saving activities, and more.
Included among the top sessions for the Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten conference are:
- Creative Comprehension
- DI in Action: From Math Centers to Small Groups
- We're Reading! Guiding Your Little Ones through the Writing Process
- Don't Wait! Early Intervention Aid for Kindergarteners
- Special Needs Strategies for Young Learners
- Learning Scrapbooks
- Get & Keep Their Attention: Wiggle-Proof Strategies
- Aligning Informational Text with Core Math & Science Standards
- YeeHaw! Wild About Numbers!
- Integrating Math, Reading, Writing, & Fun!
- Phonemic Fun for Everyone!
- Huddle Up for Mini-Lessons!
The First Grade conference, held November 30-December 1, 2015, focuses on the tools needed to foster student independence, recognize and identify gaps in learning, and build upon the components of literacy and numeracy students attained in Kindergarten.
With a focus on truly transitioning children into students and lifelong learners, the First Grade conference will see the return of popular educational consultant and author Donna Whyte. Top bloggers and educational experts Cara Carroll (The First Grade Parade) and Reagan Tunstall (Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits) will be joined by experienced and passionate presenter Laureen Reynolds, and 2014 Teacher of the Year Jessica Travis.
With a program focused on how to design practical strategies that are ready-to-implement in the classroom the very next day, the conference's hands-on, interactive sessions are sure to grab every teacher's attention. Highlighted content areas include activities for teaching math concepts that are fun & engaging for teacher and students, essential intervention strategies, valuable math and literacy sessions for meeting the state standards, differentiated instruction, and numerous content-area games, centers & activities to maximize learning.
Some of the most sought-after content sessions include:
- Empowering Your Students to Take Charge of Their Writing
- Hands-On Science
- Become a Guided Math Guru
- Readers' Workshop: Strategies to Support Independent Reading
- Interventions to Use with Children of Poverty
- Fabulous Nonfiction Your First Graders Will Fall For
- Anchor Activities: Worth Their Weight in Gold
- If You Give a First Grader a Pen: Shared & Interactive Writing
- Games that Teach for the DI Classroom
- Meeting the Standards through Hands-On Math Centers
Staff Development for Educators is America's leading provider of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. SDE believes that educators have the most important job in the world. That's 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.
All SDE events include a free resource book of handouts, lesson ideas, reproducibles, and more, and a free 30-day membership at TeachingMadeEasier.com. With the paid registration of a staff member, SDE extends free tuition to a principal from the same building, and also offers group discounts for groups of 10+ and 20+.
The 2015 Conference for Louisiana Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers will be held on November 9-10, 2015 in Baton Rouge. The 2015 Conference for Louisiana First Grade Teachers will be held in New Orleans on November 30-December 1, 2015. Educators interested in registering for either conference, or learning more about SDE's national conferences, upcoming SDE events, or other professional development opportunities, can visit http://www.sde.com/, call 1-800-462-1478, or email email@example.com.
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