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K - 5th [clear filter]
Thursday, October 25
 

10:45am EDT

Book Buzz: Picture Book Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

This fast-paced session will introduce you to the best new picture books and give you some suggestions for how to use them in your classroom and enhance your curriculum.

Speakers
TK

Tricia Kiepert

Teacher at Hudsonville Christian School, Hudsonville Christian School
Tricia Kiepert is a first grade teacher at Hudsonville Christian School. She is an avid reader of children's books and loves sharing the great titles she finds with others. She lives in Hudsonville, Michigan with her husband Kevin and her cat Dandelion.

Chairperson
MJ

Mary Jo Staal

Elementary Teacher and Librarian, Hudsonville Christian School
Mary Jo Staal taught a variety of grade levels for 16 years before moving into the role of Elementary Teacher Librarian at Hudsonville Christian School. She is passionate about connecting students with the right book and helping teachers find new books to enhance their curriculum... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Discovery North on the street level of the Century Center.

1:00pm EDT

Pass it On: Creative Classroom Culture!
Limited Capacity seats available

My job is to be with 7 and 8 year old kids day in and day out and to be like a guide. Nobody wants a boring tour that has been done the same way every year. Kids crave a space that is exciting, fast paced, challenging, kid created, and filled with choice and high expectations. In this sectional, I want to "Pass on" how my classroom does reading, writing, and creating. From making music and movies, to recording poems and singing worship songs, each day is a new day to create! This sectional will have lots of practical classroom ideas and CDs will be available.

Speakers
JM

Joel Meyer

Second Grade Teacher at Zeeland Christian School, Zeeland Christian School
Joel Meyer has worked in Christian Education for the last 17 years. He is a Creative Christ follower and will go anywhere and everywhere sharing the good news of Jesus. Joel delights in bringing music into the classroom and loves strumming and drumming throughout each day. He teaches... Read More →

Chairperson
LS

Lindsey Slenk

Zeeland Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
White Water Suites 14&15

1:00pm EDT

Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting: Making Daily 5 & Café Your Own
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion on what is working, how problems have been solved, and continued ways of making it your own within Daily 5 and CAFE Literacy Framework. Come ready to share and learn!

Speakers
MS

Morgan Swartz

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 →
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Sherri Tibbe

K-5 Reading Support / K-5 Lead Teacher, Zeeland Christian School
Sherri Tibbe serves at Zeeland Christian School as our K-5 Literacy Coach. She taught for 12 years in the classroom and has had 14 years of Reading Recovery experience. 
JZ

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 →

Chairperson
JW

Julie Walters

Grand Rapids Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
River Level Suites 10 & 11 on the lower level of the Century Center.

3:30pm EDT

Pass it On: Creative Classroom Culture!
Limited Capacity seats available

My job is to be with 7 and 8 year old kids day in and day out and to be like a guide. Nobody wants a boring tour that has been done the same way every year. Kids crave a space that is exciting, fast paced, challenging, kid created, and filled with choice and high expectations. In this sectional, I want to "Pass on" how my classroom does reading, writing, and creating. From making music and movies, to recording poems and singing worship songs, each day is a new day to create! This sectional will have lots of practical classroom ideas and CDs will be available.

Speakers
JM

Joel Meyer

Second Grade Teacher at Zeeland Christian School, Zeeland Christian School
Joel Meyer has worked in Christian Education for the last 17 years. He is a Creative Christ follower and will go anywhere and everywhere sharing the good news of Jesus. Joel delights in bringing music into the classroom and loves strumming and drumming throughout each day. He teaches... Read More →

Chairperson
MS

Mark Sneller

Zeeland Christian School


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
White Water Suites 12 & 13 on the lower level of the Century Center.
 
Friday, October 26
 

9:00am EDT

A Pleasure to Measure: Classroom Activties for Grades K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

How well do your students really understand length, area, and volume measurement? Join us to explore several measurement learning activities in grades K-5 that will help you assess and prompt growth in your students' understanding.. See related website: http://www.childrensmeasurement.org

Speakers
JB

Jeffrey Barrett

Professor of Math Education, Illinois State University
Jeff has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University since 1997. His teaching and research interests focus on the coordination of number and space as students learn mathematics, on the professional growth of teachers in K-8 teaching positions... Read More →
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Dave Klanderman

Professor of Mathematics Education, Calvin College
After 28 years at Trinity Christian College, Dave recently joined the mathematics department at Calvin College. His teaching and scholarship help prepare future elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers. He has helped to implement math events for students at the elementary... Read More →

Chairperson
BF

Brenda Flikkema

Delavan Christian School


Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
River Level Suite 2 on the lower level of the Century Center.

10:15am EDT

A STEM Program on a Shoestring
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you missing a STEM coordinator, a maker's room or extra money for an elementary STEM program? Come see how Kalamazoo Christian has "engineered" a program despite these restrictions.

Speakers
KV

Kim VanLoo

4th grade teacher at Kalamazoo Christian School, Kalamazoo Christian School
Kim has taught for over 20 years in various grade levels and also as a special education teacher. She loves the engagement that STEM projects provide for all students, but most especially the students who sometimes have a hard time in the regular curriculum.

Chairperson
AB

Amy Boerman-Cornell

Calvin Christian School


Friday October 26, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
River Level Suite 7 on the lower level of the Century Center.