Celebrate K! - WEDNESDAY ONLY
Full-Day Kindergarten Conference
- Jennifer 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Your role as an early childhood educator is to create a community conducive to helping all students meet academic and behavioral goals. Key planning and teaching strategies can make a dramatic difference in reaching students with diverse abilities and skill bases. This interactive worship will give educators practical research-based inclusion strategies and practices including curriculum modifications, embedded learning opportunities and child-focused instructional strategies that help students with individual learning objectives. Learn how to apply these teacher-friendly strategies in your classroom.
Wed, July 18 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PMCheck-In: 9:00 AMESD 123 Professional Development Center
Event # 50925
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