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National Conference for Pre-Kindergarten Teachers Promises "To teach is to touch a life forever…"

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its inaugural I Teach PreK! National Conference for Pre-Kindergarten Teachers, taking place July 18-20, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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New to SDE's summer lineup of conferences (which include I Teach K!, I Teach 1st!, I Teach 2nd!, National Conference for Singapore Math Strategies, and National Conference on Differentiated Instruction), I Teach PreK! Is the biggest event of its kind for pre-kindergarten teachers, and offers them three days of intense focus on the strategies, techniques, tips, and ideas they need to be successful throughout the year.  From the opening keynote to the final session, I Teach PreK! is structured to ensure that every teacher gains innumerable best practices back to the classroom.

Inspired by hundreds of teacher requests, I Teach PreK! is sure to dazzle and energize your instruction! The conference is full of the content educators need to delight their young students and allow them to experience success in activities that meet them right where they are. The conference is filled with meaningful learning activities to build foundational skills and meet new expectations in reading, writing, and math, as well as strategies to identify and address the needs of at-risk and struggling students.

"Enlightening sessions, enthusiastic presenters, and a network of fellow PreK educators is a recipe for success," remarked SDE's Kymra Kurinskas, who programmed the event. "We'll focus not only on the core content areas, but also ideas for organizing and managing a child-centered learning environment, and tools for providing students with new and exciting opportunities."

Tools for teachers include ways to give students hands-on opportunities to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

Attendees will obtain fresh and current strategies to help teach and build upon the foundational skills necessary to position students for success in kindergarten and beyond. Core content areas are paired them with strategies to help teachers be successful, and to jumpstart critical thinking in their young learners.

"The conference is filled with ways to satisfy your children's inquisitive nature—through exciting games & centers, new technology solutions, and more, all while discovering effective time management strategies and the best practices in differentiated instruction," said Kurinskas.

Throughout the conference, you'll find tips to identify and address learning styles, sensory issues, and other behavioral problems. You'll be amazed with the ways you can engage all your students through centers, music & movement, and games—all designed to maximize learning! I Teach PreK! offers dozens of hands-on and interactive Make & Take sessions that will help you gain the motivation and energy to sustain you throughout the school year!

I Teach PreK! is packed with experts in early learning, including Debbie Clement, Heidi Butkus, Natalie Daise, Stephen Fite, Shannon Samulski, and others.

Attendees' days will be packed with learning, networking, excitement, and fun. New and experienced teachers will master both the basics every classroom educator needs and the groundbreaking ideas that lead to true transformation.  Attendees may choose from numerous concurrent sessions, in a wide variety of learning formats—including hands-on, make & takes, and video-based see-it-in-action sessions.    

Infused with a great balance of content-area learning, excitement, and engagement, this conference is the place to make big gains in learning and achievement and develop new knowledge you can confidently take back to your students. You'll find new skills and approaches to implement in your day-to-day teaching (including music, movement, and more!).

Registrants will enjoy conference "add-ons," including a Morning Mindfulness kickoff, an educator Meet & Greet, a bonus Sketch Noting session, afternoon storytelling session with Story Pirates, a camaraderie booth, and innovative take-away tips. This conference will remind teachers of exactly why they decided to become educators, all while helping improve teacher growth and inspire classroom success.

I Teach PreK! is the largest pre-kindergarten conference of its kind, and is developed and programmed by a team of experts with their fingers on the pulse of the latest research and developing trends. Fresh, innovative, impactful—these are the hallmarks of I Teach PreK! and what makes it the most relevant conference out there for today's pre-kindergarten teachers.

About SDE

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 the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.

For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit, or to call 1-800-462-1478.


Michelle Reed
Staff Development for Educators

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