Here is a list of ALL of my upcoming presentations for the 2014-15 school year! I hope to see you at one of them, so mark your calendar! And I wanted to let my So Cal friends know that I’ll be presenting in Costa Mesa again on Oct. 11, 2014 at SCKC’s Second Annual Fall Workshop! This time, Kim Jordano is presenting with me, and I am SO excited!
I am really honored to have been invited back to present at this SCKC Fall Workshop TWO years in a row! But there are so many great presenters living in California now that I doubt that this will happen again. So if you live in the area and have been wanting to come see me do a half day workshop, now is the time!
You can read all about it below, and then read about all of the other great conferences I will be presenting at!
Southern CA Kindergarten Association Second Annual Fall One Day Workshop
Costa Mesa, CA
October 11, 2014
Soaring Through the Year with Common Core!
A Professional Development Workshop
for Pre-K, TK and Kindergarten Educators, featuring Kimberly Jordano
and Heidi Butkus on October 11, 2014, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
at the Orange County Department of Education!
Join Kimberly Jordano and Heidi Butkus for SCKC’s Fall 2014 Professional Development Workshop! These exciting educators promise to bring you tons of fun and motivation, and to send you back to the classroom with a whole year full of ideas and a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
The all day workshop includes BOTH presentations. Space is limited, so don’t wait too long to register. Get approval from your administrator right away, if necessary! We’ll be selling our materials there on site at a great discount as well.
Kimberly Jordano presents:
Spectacular Common Core style Literacy Centers and Sight Word Activities for TK and Kindergarten Students
Common Core aligned, they are sure to shine! Uncover ways to update and tweak your literacy centers to align with Common Core. Discover great tips on how to set up your room and how to get your centers up and running with engaging, hands-on, independent activities your students will love! Learn lots of new, ready-to-use games and activities that build sight word recognition and fluency and get great tips on how to integrate sight word activities into your literacy block. These activities are easy to implement, engaging, and lots of fun!
Heidi Butkus presents:
Hands-On, Whole Body Learning Techniques for Teaching Common Core Numbers, Shapes, and Early Math Concepts to TK and Kindergarten Students
This session is jam-packed with music and activities that include movement, learning games, and independent centers that help teach those all-important Common Core skills and concepts of shape and number recognition from 0 – 30, comparing sets, sorting, counting, etc. Ideas for helping to reach English Language Learner and special needs students will also be included. We will also do a fun Make & Take project too! So bring scissors, glue, crayons, and a black medium point marker!
Illinois ASCD Fall Pre-K & Kindergarten Round Robin Conference
October 15, 2014
Workshop: Tips for Sounding Out Words and Fun Songs for Phonics
Click here for the brochure.
Plus, more workshops by other great presenters! One of them is my good friend, Kathy Griffin! She is AWESOME! If you haven’t yet heard her present, you will love her! Just check out her blog here. Kathy brings a wonderful perspective to teaching for many reasons, but one of them is that she has a special needs child of her own with Down Syndrome.
Another reason I love Kathy’s workshops is that she understands child development and developmentally appropriate practice. Plus, she has taught MANY different grade levels! You won’t find her making TPT products that are developmentally inappropriate, “just to sell” so that she can pay her bills. If she doesn’t believe in it, she doesn’t post it for sale. (Bravo, Kathy!) In my mind, no one does a better job at bringing together ideas that WORK for all children and a fresh perspective on reaching struggling children in regular ed classrooms than Kathy. Not only that, she is truly a nice person! If you don’t yet follow Kathy Griffin’s blog, Pinterest boards, or TPT Store, definitely do that! And come see BOTH of us in Normal, IL at the ASCD Fall Round Robin Conference!
Here are some more great conferences that I am speaking at this year, too! Check them out! And remember that you can bring me to YOUR school or district, too! Just give me a call at (909) 331-2090, or email us at email@example.com. For a list of the workshops that I give, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.
SDE’s Conference for CA Kindergarten Teachers
Oct. 23, 2014
9:00-10:15am – Bananas for Apps
10:45-Noon – Common Core Literacy Centers Kids LOVE
1:15-2:30pm – Great Whole Group Games for the Common Core
2:50-4:05pm – Reinforcing Learning:Letters & Numbers & Shapes
California Kindergarten Association Professional Development Workshop
Granite Bay, CA
Nov. 15, 2014 (Tentative)
Workshops: To Be Announced
West Virginia Reading Association Conference
The Greenbriar, White Sulpher Springs:
November 20-21, 2014
(Additional workshop in Summerville, WV, on Nov. 19, 2014.)
FREE SDE Webinar with Heidi Butkus- Using Guided Drawing to Motivate Young Readers and Writers (Grades PreK-2)
Location- Your desktop computer!
December 4: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Click here to register, and remember to set your calendar for 4:00 PM EASTERN TIME!
To view Heidi’s first free SDE webinar, click here: (Length- 60 Minutes.)
Music, Movement, and Other Active Learning Techniques (Grades PreK-2)
To access a list of the MANY OTHER FREE archived webinars with SDE, click here.
SDE’s Conference for Illinois Kindergarten Teachers
Oak Lawn, IL
December 11-12, 2014
Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Get your Kindergarteners Writing
Differentiating Your Language Arts Program Through Music & Movement
Great Whole Group Games & Activities for the Common Core
Fun & Easy Ways to Incorporate Technology into the Kindergarten Classroom!
Helping At-Risk Kindergarteners Meet the Common Core State Standards
Early Math Learning, Music & Movement
Learning to Read Words: Sing’em & Sound’em Out
California Kindergarten Association’s PK1 Conference
Santa Clara, CA: Jan. 16, 17, & 18, 2015
Pre-Conference Institute: Terrific Ways to Teach the Alphabet, Beginning Reading and Other Common Core Skills to TK’s
Regular Conference Presentation: Great Whole Group Games & Activities for the Common Core
SDE Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference for Maryland Teachers
Towson, MD: Feb. 9-10, 2015 Note: I am presenting one day at the Kindergarten Conference and one day at the Pre-K Conference… but you are always able to attend any of the sessions that you choose, no matter which conference you sign up for (unless a session is full, which is rare.)
Day One: Kindergarten Conference
Learning to Read Words: Sing ‘em & Sound ‘em Out
Helping At-Risk Kindergartners Meet the Common Core State Standards
Letters & Numbers & Shapes: Centers & Activities that Reinforce Learning
Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Get Your Kindergartners Graders Writing
Day Two: PreK Conference
Jumpin’ Numbers & Shapes
Guided Reading for Pre-Readers? Yes!
ADHD & Sensory Interventions…”Get a Wiggle On”
Musical Fun for Phonemic Awareness & More
SDE Kindergarten Conference for Wisconsin Teachers
Madison, WI: Feb. 23-24, 2015
Keynote – Classroom Bloopers: Turning Lemons into Lemonade
9:00-10:15am – Fun & Easy Ways to Incorporate Technology into the Classroom
10:45-Noon – Sing & Spell Color Words & Sight Words
1:15-2:30pm – Addition & Subtraction Word Problem Wizards
2:50-4:05pm – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classroom Management but Were Afraid to Ask
9:00-10:15am – Bananas for apps!
10:45-Noon –ADHD & Sensory Interventions…”Get a Wiggle On” –
1:15-2:30pm – Letters & Numbers & Shapes: Centers and Activities that Reinforce Learning:
2:50-4:05pm – Great Whole Group Games and Activities
Southern CA Kindergarten Conference
Pasadena, CA: Feb. 27-28, 2015
Common Core Literacy Centers Kids LOVE for TK and K
Critical Thinking Skills: Big Ideas for Little Learners
DCFCCA Child Care Conference
Burnsville, MN: March 7, 2015
Singable Songs for Letters & Sounds, and Other Active Ways to Teach the Alphabet
Jumpin’ Numbers and Shakin’ Shapes
Lap Reading & More: Easy Ways to Help Children Become Readers
Musical Fun and More for Phonemic Awareness
Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
(Heidi will present on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 only: (Session titles to be announced.)
Eric Litwin, author of Pete the Cat, will be presenting on Tuesday, June 24, too!!
Click here to see a list of Heidi’s workshops!
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