EARLY LEARNING*SOCIAL EMOTIONAL* SPECIAL NEEDS
Pre-conference July 14th:
Using Your Outdoor Classroom and Arts and Nature: Presented by Susan Wirth, Outreach Director, Dimensions Educational Research, Nature Explore. This will be a full day session.
Literacy: Connections to Content, Concepts, and Thinking Processes: Presented by Kathryn Sharp, Ed.D. Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, ETSU. This will be a full day session.
Planful, Playful, and Purposeful: Presented by Dr. Jean Feldman. This session will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Conference July 15-16: Featured speakers include: Peggy Ashbrook , early childhood teacher and author Science and Young Children; Dr. Jean Feldman, early childhood author and professional development specialist; Deborah Rowe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University; Maria Sargent, Ph.D. , Professor, Ashland University; Andrew Stremmel, Ph.D., Professor College of Education and Human Sciences, South Dakota State University. Cheryl Smith Turner, Ed.S., REACH ; Susan Wirth, Outreach Director, Nature Explore.
2015 Conference Highlights
The 2015 conference was filled with workshop sessions with new information, fun experiences, and opportunities to grow as professionals working with young children and their families.
2014 Conference Highlights
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:
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
2013 Conference Highlights
Joining together to think during the Harvest
Resources Infant Toddler Institute
Learning about diversity through performing arts.
Music and movement fun at the conference
2012 Conference Highlights:
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.
cut-off date is
May 9th, 2016.
Registration Site will be open February 1, 2016