Do you have any plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend yet? (That’s Friday through Sunday, January 16, 17, and 18!) Would you like to meet some of your FAVORITE BLOGGERS, and some really great people, and go on a tax deductible weekend away with your friends in a hotel, all while getting some wonderful new teaching ideas? Well, CKA’s PK1 Conference in Santa Clara is the place to go! You wouldn’t believe how many fantastic speakers we have lined up this year! Keep reading to find out how you can WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE BLOGGER FIESTA, TOO! (Pss: hardly anyone has entered!)
PLUS, we also have Jen Jones, (Hello Literacy & Two Peas in a Pod) Kathy Zotovich, (Pure Literacy & Two Peas in a Pod) Katie Knight, (Teacher to the Core)! I just don’t seem to have pictures for them, that’s all.
I say “we” because I am now on the CKA Board of Directors, and I helped to plan this conference. In fact, many of the bloggers that are coming are there at my personal invitation. What do you think of THAT? (I know, you are probably thinking, “Well, lah dee DAH!!”) LOL! And we are having a big Blogger’s Fiesta on Friday, January 16th, at 5:30 PM with food, fun, and prizes! Not only that, but each person that attends the Blogger Fiesta will get a disk with more than $70 in free products on it as a special gift from the bloggers! Tickets for this event are $35, but you do the math! If you purchase a ticket for $35, and end up with $70 in great products, you are still $35 ahead!
Even better, would you like to WIN a pair of tickets to the Blogger Fiesta? Just visit the California Kindergarten Association’s Facebook page and leave a comment telling why you would like to go to the fiesta! A random winner will be picked on Thursday morning, January 8th, 2015!
The conference will kick off on Friday, January 16th with a Pre-Conference Institute and lasts through Sunday, January 18th. (I, Heidi, am presenting a TK presentation on teaching the alphabet and guided reading to emergent readers on this day!) Then on Saturday, I am presenting a workshop on Whole Group Games and Activities for the Common Core! Click here to download the entire conference brochure.
Loads of great professional development workshops ranging from behavior management and the importance of play to integrating the Common Core Standards will be offered throughout the weekend. We even have Dr. Jean Feldman coming to present on Sunday, Jan. 18th! (She couldn’t come to the Blogger Fiesta, though. Boo hoo!)
I sure hope to see you in Santa Clara in a couple of weeks! We’ll have an exhibit booth with some great specials on our products that we NEVER offer online, too!