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Full-Day Kindergarten Conference


  • Jenny Kelly


Full-day kindergarten is an important element of our state's strategy for improving student outcomes and closing the achievement gap. Much happens during the kindergarten year that makes it special, including welcoming families into the K-12 system, facilitating student success in a developmentally appropriate, standards-based environment, and forging "school readiness" partnerships with the early learning community. Celebrate K! is offering three days of content targeted specially for Kindergarten.

Event Notes

Lunch will be provided.

Participants can attend days individually, or all three days, choosing from a variety of sessions.

After registration, each attendee will be e-mailed a link to select sessions. You can preview the options below. Click on a session title to expand the description.

Presenter: Jenny Kelly
In the Operations and Algebraic Thinking module, participants develop an understanding of how children connect different meanings, interpretations and relationships with the operations of addition and subtraction. Participants will study how children progress in their algebraic understanding along a learning trajectory through an immersion into the Learning Pathways of Numeracy document. Through interactive hands on activities, participants will gain resources that can be implemented in the classroom to develop a child’s algebraic thinking. 
Presenter: Mira Gobel
Participants will engage in authentic dialogue around how to cultivate culturally responsive learning environments where ALL students can access learning. Practical strategies will be modeled and participants will walk away with useable tools.
Presenter: Michelle Fickle
Assessment can be viewed as the ugly “A” word in teaching. This session is designed to offer some tools and strategies for collecting and organizing data that will ultimately help make scoring for TS Gold easier. These tools will also assist in designing small group interventions, help with student goal setting, and can make communicating assessment results with parents easier. Attendees will hopefully leave feeling like assessment is a little less “ugly” and a little more accessible!
Presenters: Tracy Squires, Karrie Peterson
Yes, kindergarten students CAN write! Participants will learn how to incorporate writing into their daily classroom routine, encourage children to see themselves as authors, and use the standards to plan meaningful instruction.
Presenters: Kendra Leggett and Karen Lipp
In this session, learn how to plan and organize play centers in the classroom. Participants will explore how play evolves over the course of a year. Participants will also learn methods for facilitating and enhancing play through teaching children to be purposeful about their center choices.
Presenter: Sarah Reser
In this fast paced and interactive session, participants will increase their understanding of the 3 tiers of vocabulary and apply instructional strategies that support student learning in all content areas. Participants will be able to explain the 3 tiers of vocabulary to a colleague, identify 3 tiers of vocabulary in the context of their own classroom and gain materials and strategies that they will be able to use in their classroom to support student learning.


Educational Service District 123
3924 W. Court Street Pasco WA 99301


  • Wed, July 18 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 9:00 AM
    ESD 123 Professional Development Center


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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAF0010
5.00 Clock Hours $15.00
5.00 STAR Hours
5.00 TPEP


Early Learning