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Peterborough, NH, October 3, 2014
Known by most simply as “Dr. Jean,” Dr. Jean Feldman, one of the nation’s top inspirational and beloved educators, will be once again taking teachers of PreK-K children on a fun, creative, and entertaining journey through her top-rated educational seminar: Dr. Jean’s Rock, Rhyme, Write and Read! Everything You Need from A to Z! 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.
This seminar is one of the most popular presented through Staff Development for Educators (SDE), and Dr. Jean is a perennial favorite. Dr. Jean balances solutions for developing the cognitive skills necessary for students with engaging activities that teach 21st century skills and support executive function development. Her classroom-tested, use-right-away strategies are designed to make learning naturally fun.
“Looking at learning through the eyes of a child, Dr. Jean reminds why teachers do what they do, and how to bring the fun and energy back into the classroom with simple, yet effective tools and strategies,” enthused Kim Breton, SDE’s Early Childhood Events & Product Manager, who helped coordinate and plan the events.
“You’ll discover how to keep your young students’ attention and interest all through the day, and give every child the opportunity to learn to read and write and feel successful,” explains Dr. Jean. “This seminar is chock-full of the keys to beginning reading—songs, games, chants, finger plays, stories, and partner activities for building oral language, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and print awareness.”
Teachers will explore specific and engaging strategies for reinforcing 21st Century skills through literacy centers, partner projects, and innovative activities. Dr. Jean will help build on oral language and vocabulary skills through lively finger plays, stories, and daily routines, and provide ideas to strengthen young learners’ alphabet knowledge with playful songs, dances, and hands-on activities. She will also focus on phonological awareness and techniques for engaging all students through fun chants, name games, and rhymes.
“Attending Dr. Jean Feldman’s seminars will truly give you a new appreciation for the art of teaching,” states Breton confidently. “By singing, dancing and creating activities that children will enjoy and gain knowledge from, you will leave feeling ready to implement everything you learned back in your classroom.”
In addition, Dr. Jean focuses on innovative and creative ways to enhance and reinforce essential print concepts with difficult themes and subjects throughout the curriculum, and provides ideas for bookmaking, poems, and hands-on activities. Particular emphasis is also placed on the importance of creating effective classroom literacy centers to foster independence and provide students with fun-filled practice time for newly acquired skills.
The seminar is designed for new and veteran teachers alike.
“I promise that teachers will return to their classrooms with a renewed sense of joy and purpose and wonderful ‘use-tomorrow’ strategies for nurturing and encouraging a lifetime love of learning,” says Dr. Jean.
All SDE events include a free resource book of handouts, lesson ideas, reproducibles, and a free 30-day membership at TeachingMadeEasier.com. With the paid registration of a staff member, SDE extends free tuition to a principal from the same building, and also offers group discounts for groups of 10+ and 20+.
Dr. Jean’s Rock, Rhyme, Write and Read will be offered in Omaha, Nebraska on October 27th, Kansas City, Missouri on October 28th, Columbus, Ohio on November 12th, Toledo, Ohio on November 13th, Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 14th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 20th, Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 21st, Springfield, Massachusetts on December 1st, Albany, New York on December 2nd, and Binghamton, New York on December 3rd. Educators interested registering for this seminar, or learning about more about SDE’s national conferences, upcoming SDE events, or other professional development opportunities, can visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.