2 Day Event:
July 11, 2011
through July 12, 2011

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$215.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$215.00 per person.

Two Days:
$339.00 per person.

Location: DALLAS
Location Details

Program Guarantee:
We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

National Train-the-Trainer Institutes

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: Strengthen Students' Functional Vision and Visual Perceptual Skills
Boston, May 1-2
Minneapolis, May 3-4
Seattle, July 6-7

Current, Best Strategies to Identify Reading Problems and Target Instruction to Help Your Struggling Readers Become More Proficient Readers (Grades 1-5)
St. Louis, May 15-16
Chicago, May 17-18

Differentiated Instruction That Works!
Chicago, June 26-29

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Paraprofessionals Who Work With Students with Special Needs
Anaheim, June 27-29

Co-Teaching That Works
Chicago, July 10-13

Guided Math That Works! (Grades K-6)
Boston, July 18-21

Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction That Works! (Grades K-6)
Seattle, July 18-21

Reducing Disruptive Behaviors to Increase Learning: Strategies that Work!
Chicago, July 18-21

Strengthening the EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS of Students with Special Needs
Boston, July 24-27

National Institutes

Using Cutting-Edge Tools and Strategies to Enhance World Language Learning (Grades 6-12)

Las Vegas, July 10 - 12

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Conference for
First and Second Grade Teachers

Summer 2011

Presented by First and Second Grade Teachers

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Choose from Numerous Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions, Including:

  • 10 Great Strategies to Strengthen Your RTI Implementation
  • New Ways to Teach Vocabulary with Sticking Power!
  • Modeled Writing – The Perfect Storm for Differentiated Instruction in Grades 1 and 2
  • Power Up Their Brain Power: How to Increase Your First and Second Graders’ Learning Potential
  • Spark Student Success with Six-Trait Writing Mini-Lessons
  • Practical, New Language Ideas to Accelerate the Literacy, Speaking and Listening Skills of Your Struggling and ESL Students
  • Here They Are - Spelling Strategies That Really Work for First and Second Graders!
  • Practical Strategies to Ensure that RTI and Assessment Go Hand in Hand!
  • Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Your First and Second Grade Writers
  • Fun with Fluency – Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!
  • High-Impact Strategies, Activities and Games to Create Word Wizards in Your First and Second Grade Classrooms
  • Math Stations, Morning Math Boards and More: How to Maximize Your Math Instruction
  • … and Many More!

Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Patricia (Patty) Calabrese is an experienced educator who has worked with first and second graders for over 20 years as a Reading Recovery teacher, Title I coordinator, and a reading specialist. Patty has also conducted workshops and seminars for school and regional districts, conferences and universities. Her sessions are fast-paced and filled with practical, timely and innovative ideas you can easily implement when you return to your first and second grade classrooms.

Annemarie Johnson is an experienced first and second grade teacher with over 23 years of teaching experience. She is an accomplished, enthusiastic and energetic presenter. You are sure to find Annemarie’s sessions full of innovative, practical, teacher-friendly ideas you will be excited to use in your own first and second grade programs.

Diane Murphy is an experienced primary teacher, reading specialist and popular presenter. She has worked with primary teachers at the district and state levels on balanced literacy programs and best practices in reading and writing. You will find her sessions filled with fresh, classroom-proven ideas you will want to use immediately in your first and second grade classrooms.

What's Unique About This Conference

This conference has been designed to meet the specific needs of first and second grade teachers. Each session has been developed by the experienced first and second grade teacher who will present the session at the conference. The emphasis is on practical strategies and ideas that you can use immediately in your first and second grade classrooms.

Conference Agenda

7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:35 p.m. - 3:20 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving First and Second Grades: Classroom Teachers, Multiage Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work with students in First and Second Grades, Curriculum Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

21 Outstanding Sessions
Choose from 21 highly practical sessions presented by outstanding first and second grade educators.

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are all resource materials for ALL sessions, even those you don’t attend.

Materials on Display
On display will be resources valuable for teachers working with first and second graders.

Opportunity to Meet and Share
The conference provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other first and second grade teachers. Bring a friend and meet new people!

Semester Credit Option
One graduate elective credit is available per day of conference attendance with an additional fee. Details for direct enrollment with Chapman University (California) will be available at the conference.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the conference, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify the hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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