Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? Creating a Classroom with Purpose, Connection, Compassion, and Joy

Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? Creating a Classroom with Purpose, Connection, Compassion, and Joy

Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? Creating a Classroom with Purpose, Connection, Compassion, and Joy

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This year’s two-day online conference—“Creating a Classroom with Purpose, Connection, Compassion, and Joy”—will be held on Friday, March 8 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET and Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET.

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How do kindergarten teachers support all children to become resilient and compassionate learners in these challenging times?  What “new and old findings” encourage the healthy social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development of kindergarten children? Join us as we explore these questions and more. Learn how to meet district mandates while creating a classroom that values each child and builds on their interests. Feel the JOY!

2024 Keynote Speakers

  • Wishes for a Hopeful Tomorrow: Walking With 5-Year-Olds in the World of Today | Lesley Koplow
  • The Art of Gathering: Explorations with Found Objects | Maria Elena Richa
  • Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play | Mitchel Resnick
  • Jewels & Tools – How Books Shine for the Youngest Hearts and Minds! | Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

2024 Honoree
Tom Roderick is an educator, activist, and writer. He was the founding executive director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, a national leader in social and emotional learning. Morningside Center is a non-profit partner of the NYC Department of Education, implementing SEL and restorative justice practices in NYC public schools. Roderick is the author of many articles and books, including A School of Our Own: Parents, Power, and Community at the East Harlem Block Schools (Teachers College Press, 2001). His most recent book, Teach for Climate Justice: A Vision for Transforming Education (Harvard Education Press, 2023), presents an approach to teaching and learning along with a dynamic curriculum that inspires both children and adults to become courageous, informed advocates for climate justice.

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03/08/2024 @ 05:30 PM (EST)
 

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03/07/2024
 

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