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Keynote: The Classroom and Student of the Future
What will your classroom and students look and act like in 5, 10 and 20 years down the road? Join Kurt on a journey that will peer into the future of primary education.
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Keynote: Occupy Kindergarten
Join the grassroots movement to "bring the fun back to Kindergarten"! Kurt Schwengel, a 17 year veteran of Kindergarten teaching, he has witnessed Kindergarten stray from it's original intent and Kurt intends to steer the ship back towards it's intended goal, fun!
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Keynote: The History of Kindergarten
Join Kurt Schwengel, a kindergarten teacher since 1995, on a journey that examines the roots and evolution of Kindergarten since it's inception in 1836.
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75 Minute Breakout Sessions:
Rockin' & Rollin': Cool New Ways to Teach
Get ready to discover terrific new ways to teach just about anything to kindergartners! Kurt introduces a proven-successful, yearlong kindergarten curriculum. You’ll learn inspiring approaches to every strand of every subject in kindergarten. And, you’ll explore some very cool thematic units such...
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Intervene & Adjust - with Precision!
Get an exact read on the needs of your at-risk or struggling XXX. Come explore an assessment tool that not only scores the children’s reading ability but also pinpoints their weaknesses and suggests interventions for improvement. And, discover a simple solution to maintaining a record of each...
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The Power User's Guide to the SMART Board
If you already have an interactive whiteboard and you’re ready to start creating your own activities, this session is for you. Join Kurt to look over an entire year's interactive whiteboard curriculum, spanning every subject. You’ll work with—and expand your horizons in—powerful SMART Notebook...
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Oooh I Want That!"" Technology Acquisition and Grant Writing
Come learn creative ways to acquire technology for your classroom. Kurt walks you through the often daunting acquisition process, from start to finish. You'll learn where to find technology grants, how to write grants, what not to ask for in a grant, and much more.
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Did it Work? Adding Meaningful Tech to Your Lessons
Adding technology to your lessons is one thing. But determining if it really worked is another. Kurt shows you how to select, implement, and evaluate technology using his simple and effective plans and rubrics.
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Using iPads® & iPods® in the Classroom
Join Kurt to discover how to put iPods and iPads to work in your classroom to enhance academic instruction, presentation, classroom management, and more. And, learn how to obtain iPods and iPads for your classroom without writing your own check! Bring your iPad and your ideas with you!
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Google Docs & You
Looking for better ways to get organized? Improve parent/teacher communication? Gather data? Look no further than Google Docs – your online solution to these teacher challenges, and many more. Kurt shares easy, time-saving ways to use Google Docs to collaborate with colleagues, students, and...
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I Have an Interactive Whiteboard Now What?
Join Kurt to find out all the uses of interactive whiteboards in the classroom. You'll discover where to access over 50,000 pre-made lessons. And, you'll walk through the process of creating your own activities in the interactive whiteboard software. No matter what brand you use, in this session...
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TechnoMath!
Join Kurt to explore fun new ways to meet your math standards using technology. From iPads, iPhones, and iPods to interactive whiteboards and Internet resources, you’ll learn new and exciting ways to teach math in your classroom!
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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!...
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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.
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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.
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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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Differentiating Right to the Core
Join Kurt to explore ways to differentiate the learning in your classroom with an eye toward the Common Core Standards. You’ll learn proven differentiation strategies for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. And, you’ll learn how to jazz up your differentiation with today’s remarkable...
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Embracing Technology in the Kindergarten Classroom
Technology can be fun! Join Kurt to learn the basics of setting up and using computers in your classroom. Explore the dos and don'ts of having computers in kindergarten. Learn all about the advantages of interactive whiteboards. And, discover fun ideas and activities for integrating technology...
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iPads® & iPods® in the Kindergarten Classroom: Innovative Tools for Innovative Learning
Come get excited about using iPads and iPods in your kindergarten classroom! Kurt shows you how to acquire iPads through grant writing, and how to get the most out of them for teaching and learning. You’ll leave with a list of dozens of great kindergarten apps!
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No More Worksheets! Developing Careers with Project-Based Learning in Kindergarten
Join Kurt as he demonstrates and explores fun ways to implement project based learning into Kindergarten. PBL can integrated into all areas of the Kindergarten curriculum through fun thematic units and creative teaching.
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Sight Word Mastery: 10 Strategies for Success
Join Kurt to discover ten fantastic ways to ensure that your kindergartners finish the year with mastery of their sight words! You’ll explore different ways to teach sight words based on the needs of different types of learners. And, you’ll leave with a ton of ideas and materials you can begin...
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