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k-2 conference
September 28, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501

Kids enter school with a natural curiosity for learning. They inquire. They explore. They create. They look for patterns. K-2 teachers connect the dots between content areas. We connect the dots of content to critical thinking, confidence to creativity, productive struggle to independence, instruction to assessment. Most importantly, when we connect with other creative folks, we learn new ways to make learning come alive for young learners.

Keynote: The Big Dots: Young Learners – Big Ideas

Breakout sessions for Math, ELAR, Social Studies, Science, leadership and special education

Anchoring on the state standards, sessions will focus on how to connect the dots:

  • connecting content areas
  • working with words, words, words
  • embracing age appropriate assessment
  • prioritizing the important content
  • motivating reluctant learners

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think! conference 2017

November 30 – December 1, 2017
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Cedar Creek, TX

We’ll provide the creative space for you to engage with people, like yourself, who have a dream: that risk-taking is how we learn. Alongside other innovative educators, you will learn and share ideas, information, and totally crazy things that folks have not only dreamt about doing but are doing. Kids learn more when WE learn more!

This year’s think! conference is about soaking in nature, providing time for creative thinking, and sharing those crazy (but amazing) dreams. It’s about seeing instruction differently. It’s about pushing forward where you never thought you could. It’s about a quest for realizing your dreams are the path to change.

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