PETERBOROUGH, N.H., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — K-5 Educators looking for new ways to drive success in their classroom and transform their instruction are in for a treat this summer. Dr. Jean Feldman, best-selling author and teacher favorite, headlines a team of experienced and inspired educators sharing their best practice strategies at SDE’s 2015 National Conference on Reading, Writing, Math & More, taking place June 17-19, 2015 in Orlando, FL.
Known by most simply as “Dr. Jean,” Feldman, one of the nation’s top inspirational and beloved educators, will be once again taking teachers on a fun, creative, and entertaining journey through her three top-rated conference sessions. Focusing on the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of young children, Dr. Jean introduces educators to captivating to new strategies and activities to keep their children enjoyably learning: through singing, rhyming, moving, and hands-on projects.
A former elementary classroom teacher, Dr. Jean’s career spans over 40 years. Today, she is a nationally known consultant, author, and singer who inspires teachers with her many books and lively CDs.
“Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably already been influenced by Dr. Jean,” reports Kymra Kurinskas of SDE, who programmed the national conference. “She’s engaged so many educators and touched so many students — your own children have probably sung a Dr. Jean song or two!”
At Reading, Writing, Math & More, Dr. Jean will be presenting “Science Surprises!”, focusing on creative ways to stimulate students’ brains while connecting science with literacy and math, “High Five! Fifty Nifty Centers You Can Create in 5 Minutes,” an idea-a-minute session on using centers to help students become self-directed learners who share and cooperate, and “Recipes for Reading Success,” on spicing up classroom reading programs using small-group instruction, independent learning centers, and whole-group activities.
With “Recipes for Reading Success,” Dr. Jean also brings with her to Orlando an exciting new resource — her new book, Dr. Jean’s Reading Recipes (published by PD Resources, the publishing arm of SDE). With co-author and fellow educator Carolyn Kisloski, Dr. Jean takes teachers through more than 80 classroom activities (and dozens of variations) to build key literacy skills. Used for both large and small-group instruction, each activity has been tested for fun and effectiveness by teachers and students.
“Reading Recipes is filled with engaging and meaningful language arts activities that teachers can adapt to a wide range of skills and learning styles,” says Senior Editor Tom Schiele. “The book is colorful and accessible, and its cookbook format is cleverly illustrated with classroom photographs to really show the activities in action.”
“So many fun, engaging and purposeful activities that every teacher can use to build literacy skills in their class,” reports education consultant Donna Whyte. “Once again, Dr. Jean, along with Carolyn Kisloski, has created a teaching tool with hands on strategies that work — a must-have for every busy teacher that wants to motivate young children to practice literacy concepts!”
Teachers will have a chance to speak to Dr. Jean one-on-one during the book signing for Dr. Jean’s Reading Recipes at 11:45 on June 17th, the opening day of Reading, Writing, Math & More!
“The opportunity to spend a three days with the beloved Dr. Jean and other top educators is a huge draw,” says Kurinskas. ” Dr. Jean is an inspiration to teachers everywhere, by making teaching and learning so much more fun with her upbeat and creative reading and math strategies. She will have attendees moving and learning, and enjoying every minute!”
Other featured presenters include differentiation expert LeAnn Nickelsen, award-winning educators and motivator Charles Beaman, Ed.D., Kim Adsit, Melissa Dickson, Jim Grant, Kathy Griffin, Catherine Kuhns, Jennifer McDonough, Laureen Reynolds, and more.
The conference is full of “extras” and collaborative moments, including a poolside Meet & Greet event where educators can network with colleagues, relax, and meet key presenters, as well as daily “Take-Away Tips,” that serve as time-savers, motivational tools, and knowledge-builders between presentation sessions. The event is hosted at the exciting DoubleTree at the Entrance to Universal Orlando, and SDE has partnered with VisitOrlando.com to help enhance the conference experience by providing discounted theme park and attraction tickets specifically for attendees.
SDE is one of America’s leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For information about SDE or to register visit www.sde.com, or call 1-800-462-1478.