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With the challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19), all live in-person events are being presented in a live online format. Learn More

2 Day Event:
Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 20
Start Time:
Online at
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Pacific
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Other Event Dates:
4/21/216 am PDT
Registration Fee:
First Day Only:
$289
Second Day Only:
$289
Two Days:
$479
Live Online Event:


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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This event will be presented as a Live Online Event.

Two-Day Conference:
Conference for FIRST and SECOND GRADE Teachers

Presented by First & Second Grd Teachers for First & Second Grd Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Strategies to Use In-Person or Online!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Outstanding Trainers
  • First and Second Grade Teacher Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Meet Your Team of Expert First and Second Grade Instructors

Karen Krey is an outstanding, highly experienced primary teacher with over 25 years of experience. Karen has worked in classrooms with teachers modeling high quality instruction. You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet and learn from Karen during her fast-paced, idea-packed sessions focused on current, best strategies to dramatically increase your first and second grade students' proficiency with phonics, writing, math and more! She is known for her interactive, hands-on and strategy-packed seminars along with a passion for developing strong, confident 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.

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. 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!

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific

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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Live Online Conference
8:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific

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

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 43 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

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 skills
  • Assessment techniques, samples and tools perfect for first and second grade students
  • Ready-to-use resources for closing the COVID gap whether teaching in-person or online

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER 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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