July 16th Preconference Sessions : Full day sessions for every age group
TALK with Me, Read with Me: Building language with conversations and books in responsive interactions with infants and toddlers. Presented by Julie Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP Rollins Center for Language and Learning
Sensory Integration: Addressing challenging behavior in preschoolers. Presented by Christy Isbell, Ph.D., OTR/L
Strategies for Enhancing Comprehension in K-3: Presented by Tanny McGregor
July 17-18 Conference Sessions:
Mary Jo Huff, Storytellin’ Time
Lisa Vinson Maddox, Early Childhood Educator and Trainer
John Nimmo, Ph.D., Consultant, Co- Author of Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs and Emergent Curriculum
Carole Stephens, “Miss Carole" of Macaroni Soup!
Tanny McGregor , Teacher and Author of Comprehension Connections
Cheri Lindsley, Early Childhood Program Director and Trainer
Julie Smith, M.A. CCC-SLP, Rollins Center for Language and Literacy
John Wheeler, Ph.D... , Director, ETSU Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Learning and Development
Call for Proposals for Workshop Sessions will be released and posted on website November 21, 2014
Conference Registration website will open on February 1, 2015
Let's take a look back at Conference 2014. What did 2014 participants find to be the most helpful aspect of the conference? Here's a tiny sample of the comments:
Highlights from the 2014 Conference
Participants on stage having fun with Debbie Clement!
Art Stoner demonstrates Magformers, hands-on geometry for young children.
Jack Hartmann keeps the crowd moving with his songs and dances that both adults and young children love
Participants viewed environments that demonstrated creative use of materials, lighting, color, and organization.
Highlights from the 2013 Conference
Joining together to think during the Harvest Resources Infant Toddler Institute
Learning about diversity through performing arts.
Music and movement fun at the conference
Examples of teacher-made materials to promote learning across the Common Core.
Some highlights from our 2012 conference:
What are they doing? Can you touch your nose with your eyes closed? Dr. Christy Isbell's session on sensory integration techniques.
Many vendors with books for teachers and children, classroom materials, science experiences, music, and much more.
Participants joined Rusty Keeler in a "swarm build" at the Child Study Center. In this photo they are creating a water play area.
Shanna Kincheloe brought her critter friends to her session on bringing the natural world into the classroom.