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Celebrate K! - THURSDAY 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.

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Presenter: Brenda Dunn
Kids learn best through play and hands-on experiences. Come explore hands-on math activities using manipulatives that can easily be implemented in your classroom. We will focus on using math manipulatives that support students' cognitive process and improve student understanding. Participants will consider how manipulatives can be used as assessment data for Teaching Strategies Gold.

Presenter: Lisa Brouwer-Thompson
Due to popularity of last year’s Blossoming Artists session, Lisa Brouwer-Thompson returns with new content. Prepare to play! Throw your fears of “doing art” aside and come explore how to connect language arts with visual arts. Reinforce what you have read with children through creative art mediums. Your art center has a very important place in your classroom. Let’s talk about how to make the art center a multi-level learning space with children leading the experience. Returning participants and newcomers welcome!

Presenter: Brenda Dunn
21st century students need 21st century skills. This session will focus on our youngest learners by introducing them to computational thinking through unplugged activities. Learn how to provide students with experiences that use special thinking patterns and processes to pose and solve problems. Understanding these foundational skills are the building blocks of computer science leaders.

Presenter: Shyla DeJong & Renae Yecha
This session is designed for General education and Special Education teachers to learn about Behavior functions, Management of behaviors and behavior interventions. We will explore behavior plans and data collection methods. Time to problem solve and find solutions to try with some of your most challenging students

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 TsGold 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! If you attended this session last year, you will still want to come because I have gathered even more resources to share with you!


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


  • Thu, July 18 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Check-In: 9:00 AM
    ESD 123 Professional Development Center


Event # 86404

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Registration Ends
Monday Jul 8, 2019 11:59 PM

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WWAG0060
5.00 Clock Hours $15.00
5.00 STAR Hours


Early Learning