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2 Day Event:
March 20, 2019
through March 21, 2019

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Two Days:
$449.00 per person.

Location: DETROIT
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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

First and Second Grade Teachers: Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Highly Practical Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • First and Second Grade Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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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. In her over 25 years as a classroom teacher, she has shared her ideas across the United States. Lee Anne has a passion for mathematics that has led her to search for the best, most practical strategies for helping students learn mathematics successfully. All of the strategies she shares in her dynamic sessions have worked in her own classrooms and will work for you and your students too!

Annemarie Johnson is an outstanding first and second grade teacher with over 23 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.

Gale Pukall is an experienced primary teacher, author and presenter. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who designs her lessons using the latest in research and best practices. Known for her cutting-edge and creative ideas, Gale is a highly sought after seminar and conference presenter. Her sessions are fast-paced and filled with practical, classroom-tested strategies ideal for first and second grade students!

Conference Agenda

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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.

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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:

  • Teaching 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
  • Assessment techniques, samples and tools perfect for first and second grade students
  • A wealth of children’s literature titles perfect for first and second graders
  • iPad or popular mobile device ideas for classrooms with one or several devices
  • Math and literacy work station tips and tools
  • Resources to help make differentiation doable in first and second grade
  • Ready-to-use resources for narrowing the achievement gap 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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