Friday, March 30, 2018

Let' Motivate, Engage, & Make Learning FUN with Palma, Heidi, & Drew!

And Get Your "P, H, D

from Palma, Heidi, & Drew!

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is excited to gather this talented team of California educators 
for an engaging day 
filled with interactive workshops 
designed for 
Pre-K, TK, & Kindergarten educators! 

Discover strategies and techniques 
that will change the way 
you approach the next school year 
and earn up to 3 graduate-level semester units! 

When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 AM to  
           3:30 PM.

Where:  University Village 
            Community Center Gymnasium 
            1123 Jackson Street
            Albany, California 94706 

How:    CLICK HERE to register online.
            CLICK HERE to download a   
         registration form.

Attendees will receive:
*coffee/morning snacks
*a comprehensive handout from each presenter
*a boxed lunch and soft drink                                              
*classroom-proven, developmentally   
 appropriate strategies and easy- to-    
 implement ideas to help motivate                   
 student engagement & make learning fun.
Our Schedule & Topics:

10:00             Registration/breakfast  

10:15-10:20 Intros & announcements

10:20 - 11:05   Keeping the FUN in ELA & Math
11:05 - 11:50 Learning the Alphabet Through  

11:50-12:35       Increasing Language & Literacy   
                      Through Sign Language

12:35 - 1:05       Lunch  (included)

1:05 - 1:50       Hands-On Science

1:50 - 2:35       Numbers & Numeracy Through Music

2:35 - 3:20       Less Stress With Mindfulness &  

3:20 - 3:30 Closing & Prizes

Did I mention there will be prizes?
From a morning snack to a boxed lunch and soft drink, you will have a fun-filled, inspiring day. (Lunch options will be provided.)
And our sessions include everything from fun, hands-on learning, to teaching through music & movement, all the way to learning with sign language and reducing stress with mindfulness & yoga! 

Meet our CA Team:  PHD!

Discover fun, engaging, research-based, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for  Emergent Reading, Writing, Math, and Science with        Palma Lindsay. Palma taught in CA for 37 years. Most of those years were in Kindergarten. Currently, she presents “Make & Take” Professional Development for teachers internationally. 

Get up and move as you sing and learn songs that teach the alphabet, numbers, and numeracy  with 
Heidi Butkus. Heidi has taught in CA since 1985. 
She combines brain research with practical 
experience to develop engaging teaching techniques. She is currently teaching TK and  presents workshops for teachers across the country. 

Bring mindfulness, American Sign Language, &     Yoga  into your classroom with Drew Giles. Drew  has taught ECE and Kindergarten, including low-income, in the U.S. and South Korea. He co-authored a book with Dr. Jean Feldman and is currently the Director of Quality Enhancement and Professional Development for Oakland Unified School District. 

Register soon as seating is limited.
Use #CKA2018PHD
We will see you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Have You Been To The Frog Street SPLASH Conference?

It's July 25-27 in Grapevine, Texas!

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Have you been to the SPLASH Conference before?
Well, you are missing out! It is one of the biggest celebrations ever!
The evening gala is the BEST!

Here is what you need to know:

This conference is designed for:
Early Childhood Educators, 1st grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Pre-School, Toddler, Infant, Special Ed, Teachers, Directors, Administrators, Caregivers, etc. 
Did I mention the shopping?

It is held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.
(That is an experience you won't want to miss!)
You will want to attend a pre-conference event too!

The Pre-Conference is Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 
(It's amazing!)

The Opening Celebration is Wed. evening, July 25. 
(It's more amazing!)

The Closing Ceremony is Friday afternoon, July 27.
(You'll be glad you attended!)

Registration (Jan 1-March 31) is $399
After March 31 it's $449
Check out the Make & Take session below.

Pre-Conference Fees: 
Professional Learning Institute (PLI), Full Day:  $249 
Curriculum Training Morning Session, Half Day:  $79
Make & Take Afternoon Session, Half Day:  $99 (My favorite!)
You will learn so much while having FUN!

I hope I see you there!