2 Day Event:
March 12, 2018
through March 13, 2018

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$259.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$259.00 per person.

Two Days:
$425.00 per person.

Location: BOSTON
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Conference for FIRST and SECOND GRADE Teachers

SPRING 2018

Presented by First and Second Grade Teachers for First and Second Grade Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • First and Second Grade Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!

Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Lee Anne Coester brings a wealth of teaching experience and outstanding, practical ideas to each of her first and second grade sessions. Lee Anne’s passion for mathematics and her clear understanding of the needs of today’s students have led her to search for the best, most practical strategies for helping students learn mathematics successfully. All the ideas she shares in her dynamic sessions have worked for her in her own classrooms and will work for you and your students!

Mary Peterson is an enthusiastic teacher known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her sessions. She brings years of experience teaching first and second grades along with no-nonsense, research-based strategies and activities that you can apply and adapt to fit the needs of your first and second graders. Mary is the author of several Scholastic Books for teachers and knows what really works with students. Her sessions are fast-paced, inspiring and above all, practical! You will leave her sessions with dozens of ideas, strategies, tips, and tools you can use immediately!

Diane Murphy is a highly experienced first and second grade teacher, reading specialist and enthusiastic national presenter. Diane will share with you only the strategies and ideas that she has found really work in real first and second grade classrooms and schools. You will find all her sessions to be fast‑paced and filled with practical ideas you can easily use with your own students!

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. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 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. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving First and Second Grades: Classroom Teachers, Multiage Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work with students in First and Second Grades, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don’t attend. These materials include:

  • Strategies and activities for teaching first and second grade reading and writing skills
  • Specific math teaching strategies to help your students meet your math standards
  • Model lessons and activities in writing for first and second graders
  • Resources to help make differentiation doable in first and second grades

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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