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The Best Professional Development for Pre-School through 3rd Grade Teachers — Anywhere!

Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Much, Much More!
The Missouri Early Learning Conference Has All Your PD Needs Covered

In this age of Common Core Standards, the Missouri Early Learning Conference sets the standard for an UNcommonly good conference experience for all young years and primary grades teachers. 

Have challenges with teaching math to your young students?  Never fear!  Greg Tang, internationally-respected math expert, will provide you with the tips you need to succeed in his Thursday opening keynote talk and his breakout sessions.  Also, Greg will talk about his wildly popular teaching books, such as The Grapes of Math, in his Thursday Author’s Luncheon session.

Need help with teaching reading and writing skills?  We have that covered, too!  You won’t want to miss Friday morning’s keynote speaker, Valerie Ellery, author of the IRA best-seller, Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Supporting Rigorous Instruction.  Nor will you want to miss children’s author and writing expert Jennifer Jacobson, author of the popular Stenhouse book, No More “I’m Done!”: Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades.

And that’s not all.  If you are looking for ideas for incorporating science and inquiry learning into your curriculum, you have to hear Susan Kempton, veteran teacher and author of Let’s Find Out!: Building Content Knowledge with Young Children.  If you want to learn how to build the use of more—and more effective—technology into your teaching, you will want to catch sessions by technology expert and SDE national presenter Tammy Worcester Tang.  Or if you are looking to incorporate more movement and music into your classroom, you absolutely need to see kinesthetic learning expert Jean Blaydes Moize—and for sure you won’t want to miss Eric Litwin, musician and author of the best-selling Pete the Cat books.

Looking for classroom behavior and management guidance?  We have that covered, too!  Management expert Jill Molli will talk about how to handle bullies, temper tantrums, and attention issues, and veteran kindergarten teacher and SDE national presenter Shari Sloane will teach you how to manage your time and organize your classroom for maximum learning with minimum stress.

Plus, we have a number of other speakers sharing a variety of practical, engaging sessions on a broad range of topics.  For more information about all of our speakers, see the Speakers page.  Then go to the Schedule page and check out the more detailed descriptions of all of the sessions that will be offered at this year’s conference.

We hope you are as excited about this great line-up of speakers as we are about bringing them to you!  We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, in November.

Willy Wood
Conference Coordinator


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