Kurt Schwengel | Brings the Joy and Secrets of Kindergarten to the Education World, Technology and Engagement Specialist

Kurt Schwengel

Brings the Joy and Secrets of Kindergarten to the Education World, Technology and Engagement Specialist

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Kurt Schwengel

Kurt Schwengel has been teaching Kindergarten in Santa Monica, Ca since 1995. He is also a national presenter for a variety of topics ranging from technology to creative teaching. He is an "NBC Crystal Apple" winner, eHow education expert, Google Certified Teacher and SMUSD "Teacher of the Year". His Ted Talk "Occupy Kindergarten" has reached thousands of teachers across the country.Kurt attended and played baseball for UCLA from 1988-93 earning a B.A. in Anthropology and went on to earn a Masters in Education and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine in 1995. And after Kindergarten gets out everyday, Kurt is the head varsity baseball coach at Santa Monica High School.In 1995, Kurt created his original Kindergarten curriculum, "Rock and Roll Kindergarten" and has traveled to almost every state in the country introducing his curriculum to over 20,000 teachers. In 2011 he began his grassroots movement "Occupy Kindergarten" in an effort to "bring the fun back to Kindergarten".Kurt can also relate to any K-12 audience as he explores the similarities between how we reach Kindergarteners and how we can reach High School Students. Its all about Student Engagement and Kurt know how to engage regardless of the age of the student or teacher.

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The Kindergarten Checklist

Join Kurt as he shares his yearlong "Kindergarten Checklist" that not only includes activities to address every single Common Core Standard but also long forgotten social, emotional and behavior standards. You will leave this session with a huge packet of activities and Kurt's amazing checklist!

Flipping the Kindergarten Classroom!

Join Kurt as we explore the latest trend in education, "Flipping" the classroom, a technique in which the students come to class having already learned the subject matter and the teacher becomes the reinforcer of the concept.

Centering on the Common Core State Standards

Join Kurt for a tour of the new "Common Core" standards. Kurt will help you both understand and implement the "Common Core" standards that almost every state has adopted.

Game On for Classroom Management Success

Discover fresh new ways to boost your classroom management success! Kurt shows you how to promote order and cooperation with board games that are not only totally engaging, but also fit thematically into your curriculum and provide excellent standards-based learning opportunities.

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