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2 Day Event:
April 8, 2019
through April 9, 2019

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Two Days:
$449.00 per person.

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April 8, 2019

5 IL PD Clock Hours Available Per Day

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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

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

Choose from 20 Strategy-Packed 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

Sherri Adler is an outstanding, highly experienced primary teacher, math coach and national teacher trainer, known for her innovation, enthusiasm and practical ideas that are ready to use. Sherri is a master teacher and trainer and loves to share her passion for using classroom-proven practices to enhance math instruction in grades one and two. You will leave her sessions with numerous ideas to increase your first and second graders’ mathematical skills, even those who struggle the most.

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!

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 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

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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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