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Celebrate K! - TUESDAY ONLY

Full-Day Kindergarten Conference


  • Jenny Kelly


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 and preschool. 

Event Notes

Lunch will be provided.

Download the Workshop Flyer Here

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.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Presenter: Georgia Boatman
How do you engage young learners in designing, modeling and constructing explanations in a scientific way? In this session explore three-dimensional thinking and learning by engaging in a STEM immersion activity designed specifically for early learners. Session participants will learn more about the Science and Engineering Practices of 1) Developing and Using Models, Arguing from Evidence and Constructing Explanations and the Crosscutting Concepts of 1) Systems and Systems Models and Cause and Effect while addressing Kindergarten science and engineering concepts in the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will also explore the connections to ELA, highlighting the "more bang for your buck" aspect of NGSS and science.
Presenter: Jennifer Garza & Paula Aronica
Are you tired of standing in front of the copy machine? Worksheets can only be used one way and teach children there is a single way to complete a task. In this session, you will learn how to transform worksheets into highly engaging hands-on math and reading strategies. Materials will be provided to create one activity to take with you to implement in your classroom. Also, you may bring your own worksheets to discuss and transform into a hands-on activity.

Presenters: Kristen Landeza, David Isley & Christine Kenyon
Are you looking for ways to bring lessons to life? Come learn about classroom transformations, callbacks, and games to boost lessons and engage your students! These strategies bring excitement to units and are very simple. Not only will your students have fun, you will too!

Presenter: Lori Scott
Key planning and teaching strategies can make a dramatic difference in reaching students with diverse abilities and skill bases. This interactive workshop will give educators practical research-based inclusion strategies and practices including curriculum modifications, embedded learning opportunities and child-focused instructional strategies that help all students with individual learning objectives. Learn how to apply these teacher-friendly strategies in your classroom.


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


  • Tue, July 16 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 8:00 AM
    ESD 123 Professional Development Center


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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAG0058
6.00 Clock Hours $18.00
5.00 STAR Hours


Early Learning