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Thursday, October 25
 

10:45am EDT

Book Buzz: 5-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Heather and Meghan will present current middle grade books they have read in as wide a variety of genres and topics as they can fit in a one hour session!

Speakers
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Heather VanDyke

Teacher and Curriculum Director, Kalamazoo Christian School
Heather loves to read and usually has two or three books going at a time. She has been in one role or another in education for 23 years, and has seen how reading plays a huge part of all subject areas.

Chairperson
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Joy Vander Vennen

West Side Christian School
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Meghan VanLente

Teacher, West Side Christian School
Meghan loves to read books (fantasy, fiction, mystery or biography - I love it all!) and be active (like swimming, biking, running, weight lifting, cross country skiing, water skiing - I'm not picky!). I also like to play games with my kids (new one at our house is spoons!) and tell... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
River Level Suite 3 on the lower level of the Century Center.

1:00pm EDT

Creating Book Clubs for MS Reading Workshop: Tips and Ideas for Implementation and Unit Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to differentiate your teaching of reading in the middle school classroom? In this session we will unpack how we went about choosing varied literature for our book groups as well as how we introduce books, assign students to groups and monitor these groups throughout their reading.

Speakers
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Angie Huttinga

Middle School Language Arts and History Teacher, Jenison Christian School
Angie Huttinga teaches 8th Language Arts at Jenison Christian School. She has 21 years of teaching experience at multiple levels. In addition to middle level teaching, Angie has 8 years of experience teaching in a reading workshop setting in Kindergarten.
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Erin Schipper

7th Grade Teacher, Jenison Christian School
Erin Schipper teaches 5th-7th grade Language Arts at Jenison Christian School. She has taught at JCS for 3 years. Prior to teaching at Jenison Christian, she taught 5th and 6th grade at Parkview Christian Academy. In addition to teaching, Erin is pursuing a Masters in Literacy Studies... Read More →

Chairperson
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Meghan VanLente

Teacher, West Side Christian School
Meghan loves to read books (fantasy, fiction, mystery or biography - I love it all!) and be active (like swimming, biking, running, weight lifting, cross country skiing, water skiing - I'm not picky!). I also like to play games with my kids (new one at our house is spoons!) and tell... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
River Level Suite 5 on the lower level of the Century Center.

2:15pm EDT

Starting Outside: How We Started a Nature Based Science Program, and How YOU Can Too
Limited Capacity seats available

Our story of how we began an outdoor science program, and how it started to influence more of our classroom than we anticipated. We will share some of the successes of our first year, as well as some of the mistakes we have made. You will also take some practical ideas back to your classroom that you can use to get your class outside.

Speakers
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Aaron Cole-Rouser

Teacher, Allendale Christian School
Aaron Cole-Rouser has taught for 9 years at Allendale Christian, teaching students about leadership and their role as leaders.
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Nathan Wiechel

Middle School Teacher at Allendale Christian, Allendale Christian School
Nathan is a middle school teacher at Allendale Christian School.

Chairperson
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Judy Zwiep

Teacher, Zeeland Christian School
Judy Zwiep and Morgan Swartz are 1st and 2nd grade teachers respectively. They have had six years of experience with implementing Daily 5 and CAFE into their classrooms. They understand the structure, wrestled with the organization, and have worked to make it their own. They continue... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
River Level Suite 7 on the lower level of the Century Center.