Professional Development that Works
for Pre-school and Primary Grades Teachers
If you are a pre-school teacher or a primary grades teacher, you know how challenging your job can be—teaching young students reading, math, and science; teaching them life skills and social skills; teaching them to love learning and motivating them to do their best. It’s a difficult job, and despite the joys of working with young children, it can be exhausting.
That’s why you need to take a break every once in a while and recharge your batteries—get a good dose of inspiration and a boatload of new, effective teaching strategies to help you be even more effective at what you do.
And that’s where the Missouri Early Learning Conference comes in. The conference has provided inspiration, illumination, and information you can use for years now by bringing to Missouri some of the biggest and best names in the field of early childhood and primary grades education.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association, the Missouri Reading Initiative, and Project Construct. Missouri IRA is the premier language arts teachers’ organization in the state; the Missouri Reading Initiative provides state-of-the-art training in effective reading and writing strategies for the teachers in its member schools; and Project Construct provides a high-quality curriculum framework, as well as effective instructional strategies, for preschool teachers.
This year’s speaker line-up promises to be the best we’ve ever put together! We will be bringing to Missouri top-notch educational authors such as Debbie Diller, reading expert Susan Zimmermann and writing expert Matt Glover, as well as authoritative speakers on the use of technology in the classroom (Lori Elliott), classroom management and discipline (Jill Molli), and two children’s authors—Jerry Pallotta and Brod Bagert—plus many more great speakers to choose from. Topics range from reading comprehension, to math centers, to hands-on science, to Common Core Standards, to…well, you get the idea. To find out more about this year’s speakers, go to the Speakers page.
If you want to get this school year off to a great start, give yourself an energizing boost, and fill your tool belt with a number of great tools for effective teaching, the Missouri Early Learning Conference is the place. Mark your calendars for November 1-2. We will see you there!