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2 Day Event:
7:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Two-Day Conference:
Conference for First and Second Grade Teachers

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

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Ready-to-Use Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Outstanding Trainers
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Kelly Harmon is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter with extensive experience teaching literacy. Drawing from her many years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and national consultant, Kelly's sessions are fast-paced, interactive and highly engaging providing you with practical strategies to use your classroom tomorrow. Kelly has a wealth of ideas and strategies to help you refine your first and second grade program. You won't want to miss Kelly's sessions filled with humor, fun and a wealth of practical information that will boost your approach to teaching first and second graders.

Annemarie Johnson is an outstanding first and second grade teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. She is an accomplished, enthusiastic, and energetic presenter and shares only the strategies she knows really work with first and second grade students. You are sure to find Annemarie's sessions full of innovative, practical, teacher-friendly ideas you will be excited to use in your own first or second grade program.

Deborah Wirth is an outstanding and engaging presenter with dozens of first and second grade classroom proven strategies and ideas to share with you. With over three decades of teaching experience in elementary grades, her strategies are tried and true and ready to use. Her unique approach to teaching has significantly increased the achievement of all her students – from the struggling to the highly capable. Due to her success, she has been sharing her intervention strategies throughout the country. Deborah's sessions are highly practical and filled with creative, innovative strategies you can use immediately with your grades 1-2 students.

Conference Agenda

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Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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 Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital 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:

  • Teaching strategies and activities for teaching first and second grade reading and writing
  • Assessment techniques, samples and tools perfect for first and second grade students
  • Ready-to-use resources for reinforcing or catching up your young student learners

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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