Happy summer, everyone! This week, I am going to tell you where I will be presenting during the 2015-2016 school year, and then I wanted to share some of the best organizational ideas I have found recently on Pinterest! As many of you know, I am getting ready to go back to the classroom this fall after a two year leave of absence, so I will be doing less presenting during the school year than I have in the past, so I wanted to give you the heads-up on where I will be, just in case you want to plan on joining me!
Also, since I will be teaching a first/second grade combination class, I’m now looking for new ways to organize my classroom, so that’s why I have been searching all over Pinterest and pinning lots of ideas. We have even been discussing the pros and cons of the ideas now and then on my HeidiSongs Facebook page! If you find something great, or even just have a question you would like me to post for discussion, please feel free to message me or leave a comment, and I will be happy to post it for you! I always post anonymously, unless asked otherwise. That way, everyone can ask their questions freely without fear of any repercussions from bosses, administrators, parents, co-workers, etc.
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 6-9, 2015 (I will be presenting on Tuesday, July 7th ONLY this year.)
Note: I will likely be back presenting at the I Teach K! Conference again in 2016, since they seem to rotate me with a “one year on, one year off” schedule. And since they have me presenting at the first grade conference this year, I’ll probably be back on the Kindergarten side next time. HOWEVER…. even if you are attending the I Teach K Conference this year, you can still attend my sessions at the I Teach First conference by just walking on in! They don’t check for tickets unless the session is sold out, and none of mine are this year, except the Pinterest Party.
8:30-9:45 AM: Literacy Centers Your Class Will LOVE
10:15-11:30 AM: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classroom Management But Were Afraid To Ask
1:00-2:15 PM: Great Whole-Group Games & Activities For Off The Charts Learning
2:45-4:00 PM: Bananas For Apps! Great Ideas For Using The iPad & iPod in First Grade
4:15-5:15 PM: I will be hosting SDE’s Pinterest Party again this year! Read the description below:
Do you love Pinterest? How about getting new ideas all wrapped up in one great photo? Yes? Then join Heidi and a room full of your fellow Pinterest fans in a “show and tell” featuring the hottest K-2 educational ideas on Pinterest. Discover the best boards to follow, vote on your favorites, and enter a raffle to win great prizes! All K-2 teachers are invited! Don’t miss it!
July 28-29, 2015 (I will be presenting BOTH days!)
8:15-9:45 AM: Helping Your Struggling Students Meet the Common Core Standards
10:00-11:15 AM: Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Get Your Students Writing – Fast!
12:15-1:30 PM: Fun and Easy Ways to Use Technology With Students
1:45-3:00 PM: Critical Thinking Skills: Big Ideas for Little Learners
Tuesday, July 28th is for Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers and Wednesday, July 29th will be dedicated to First Grade teachers!
August 7, 2015
(Heidi will be the keynote speaker at this district’s private event!)
October 9-10, 2015
I will be presenting for a half day on Friday the 9th and a half day on Saturday the 10th. Topics will be announced soon!
Santa Clara, CA
January 15-17, 2016
Topics to be announced. No presenters have been chosen yet, so this is still a tentative presentation date.
March 4-5, 2016
I hope to see some of you at these events! To view my upcoming presentations and check up on any updates, visit my Upcoming Presentations Page on my blog here!
Do You Use Pinterest???
I LOVE sharing the fun organization ideas I find on Pinterest! I’m going to put a few of my recent favorites below! Visit me on Pinterest HERE!
I have to say, this is one of the BEST ideas I have seen to help kids hang on to their pencils (if you do not use community supplies, anyway!)
Check out my entire Organization Pinterest Board below!
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