Northern California Transitional Kindergarten Conference (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)
South San Francisco, CA
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This free event is an exciting opportunity to learn innovative, promising transitional kindergarten practices from education leaders across the state and TK experts from the field. Please join us, and other enthusiastic teachers, coaches, principals and administrators, for an interactive, hands-on conference that will give you practical strategies and resources to take back to your district.
Guests can look forward to participating in either one extensive full-day Administrator Institute OR two part-day workshops. Ticket options include:
- General Admission + Administrator Institute
As instructional leaders, principals and district administrators play a critical role in driving successful implementation of developmentally appropriate, high-quality transitional kindergarten across their schools. In this institute, principals and local administrators will learn from experts on how to best develop their aligned system for TK, incorporating key concepts such as social-emotional and developmentally appropriate practices.
- General Admission + 2 Workshops:
- Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Resources
Presenters will highlight new resources to support transitional kindergarten implementation. Highlighted resources include: CDE's Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Guide; videos that include illustrations of TK classrooms and interviews with administrators, teachers, and parents; and six professional development modules based on the CDE Alignment Document and focused in the areas of Social-Emotional Development, English Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, and Physical Education.
- Mathematics in the TK Classroom
Explore ways to support students’ mathematical development in your classroom. This interactive session will include topics such as developmentally appropriate instruction, assessment, integrating support for social emotional development, mathematical vocabulary, and scaffolding learning opportunities through hands-on activities.
- Engaging Dual Language Learners and Their Families in Liguistically and Culturally Responsive Learning Environments
Join us to discuss stages of second language acquisition and common myths associated with this process; strategies for supporting children's home cultures and languages as well as learning of English; and ways we can partner with families from diverse backgrounds to support language-rich and culturally inclusive learning environments for all children.
- English Language Arts and Oral Language Development in the TK Classroom
This session will explore instructional strategies that promote oral language development in all young learners. Together, participants will examine effective instruction that incorporates experiential learning across the literacy domains and makes programs meaningful and engaging to young children.
- Building TK Connections to Pre-k and Early Elementary
The critical window for developing the cognitive, social, and academic foundation that helps children thrive in later learning is between birth and age eight. This session will provide an overview of Pre-k to 3rd and research supporting the benefits of a continuum approach for young learners. Participants will come away from the session with practical examples of effective practices to build a more aligned and articulated PreK to TK to 3rd grade connection.
- Using the Preschool Learning Foundations to Understand the Social Emotional Needs of Young Learners
This workshop will help you become familiar with effective social emotional strategies that build positive relationships and support the development of self-regulation skills. It will also help you understand the importance of teaching social emotional skills and self-regulation in Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool.
- Formative Assessment to Differentiate Instruction
Embedded formative assessment is tied to daily instruction. The implementation of TK creates opportunities to chart new paths in formative assessment by aligning teaching with student response. Participants will explore strategies for linking classroom assessment and differentiated instruction.
- Family Engagement: A Partnership Among Families, Schools and Communities
Research continues to demonstrate that meaningful engagement of families in their children's education positively impacts their school readiness and later academic success. To further the goal of supporting families to be active participants in their child's education, join us to discuss ways we can create opportunities that promote authentic collaboration between schools and homes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For questions about the Northern California Transitional Kindergarten Conference, please contact Meredyth González via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-254-1411 ext. 0.
This event is co-sponsored by:
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Early Edge California and the San Mateo County Office of Education
Early Edge California, formerly Preschool California, works to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.
The San Mateo County Office of Education is committed to ensuring and improving the quality of learning and achievement for all students in San Mateo County by providing exemplary leadership and innovative, effective programs and services which enable local districts and the County Office to educate students to succeed.