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2 Day Event:
July 13, 2011
through July 14, 2011

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$215.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$215.00 per person.

Two Days:
$339.00 per person.

Location Details

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It was held on
July 13, 2011

IL CPDUs Available
(5 hours per day )

Program Guarantee:
We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

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Midwest Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Conference

Summer 2011

Presented by Pre‑K and K Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Choose from Numerous Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions, Including:

  • Working Successfully with the Difficult Young Student – Strategies that Work
  • New Interactive Read Aloud Strategies for Deepening Comprehension
  • Word Smart – Concept Rich: Practical, Research-Based Strategies for Developing Vocabulary
  • Writers Workshop Kindergarten Style: How to Start Them Writing in Kindergarten Even When They “Can’t” or “Won’t”
  • Develop the Critical Social Skills Every Young Learner Needs to Know
  • Pre-K in a Box
  • Breakthrough to Independence: Explicit, Systemic Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Word Study
  • Captivating Language Arts, Math, Science/Health, and Social Studies Activities
  • … and Many More!

Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Andy Baumgartner is an experienced early childhood educator and a motivating presenter. Andy is the recipient of numerous awards, including The National Teacher of the Year and The Milken Family Foundation Outstanding Educator awards.

Jill Hauser is a dynamic early childhood educator who works with a high proportion of at-risk kindergartners who are consistently high achievers. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including Wow! I’m Reading! and Kindergarten Success. She is the recipient of the American Institute of Physics Children’s Science Writing Award for her kindergarten science book, Science Play!

Connie Wilkinson is an award winning early childhood educator and national presenter who is well known for her fun, highly practical and engaging presentations. Sometimes known as “the guitar lady” she often uses singing and music in her work with children and believes that all teachers regardless of their singing ability will benefit using songs, rhythm and movement as an integral part of their literacy instruction.

What's Unique About This Conference

Each conference session has been designed specifically to address the concerns and unique needs of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers by experienced early childhood teachers for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers. Unlike some other conferences, this conference features outstanding, experienced pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers as session speakers.

Conference Agenda

7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:35 p.m. - 3:20 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

Educators working with students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers, Multiage Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Title I Staff Members, Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work with students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Numerous Idea-Packed Sessions
Choose from numerous highly practical workshops presented by outstanding early childhood educators.

Comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher Resource Handbook
You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook with materials from ALL sessions, even those you don’t attend.

Materials on Display
On display will be numerous samples of student-made books and projects, writing samples, quality children’s literature books, and more – all ideal for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

Opportunity to Meet and Share with Other Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers
This conference provides a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers.

Semester Credit Option
One graduate elective credit is available per day of conference attendance with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Chapman University (California) will be available at the conference.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the conference, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify the hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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