Conference for Ohio Kindergarten Teachers
Jan 23-24 2017 -- Columbus, OH
Featuring Presenters: Kim Adsit, Deedee Wills & Kurt Schwengel
Discover research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating professional development that will help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • Teaching the Standards
  • Fitting It All In
  • Behavior/Classroom Management
  • Early Interventions
  • Sight Words/Phonics
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Kim Adsit

Kim is a former Teacher of the Year and has taught kindergarten for 30 years. She has developed strategies that are child centered, developmentally appropriate, and highly rigorous. Kim has been selected as an Expert Teacher, and she serves as a teacher mentor. She is the coauthor of five books, including Bookmaking Bonanza and Read with Ease.

Angie Bonthuis National Board Certified Teacher

Angie Bonthuis

Angie is a 15-year veteran of the kindergarten classroom. She holds National Board Certification in early childhood and is a certified Cognitive Guided Instructor trainer. Angie believes the most important step in lesson planning is listening closely when students tell you what they already know. For 15 years, she has been the author of a popular web site that's now a blog (www.ilovekindergarten.com).

Maria Eshman

Maria Eshman

Maria has been teaching young learners for more than 16 years. She has taught both first and second grade, and most recently has specialized to teach first grade writers. Teaching young writers to believe in themselves as authors is the passion that drives her instruction.

Emily Hutchison

Emily Hutchison

Emily is a Title I teacher and has taught K-2 students for more than 12 years. She works with teams of teachers to find engaging and interactive lessons that meet the individual needs of students. Emily also blogs at Curious Firsties and Adventures in Literacy Land.

Sandi Reyes National Board Certified Teacher

Sandi Reyes

Sandi is an educator and consultant whose popular presentations focus on updating learning for the 21st century. Her inspirational ideas empower teachers to create collaborative learning environments that ignite curiosity and incite creativity. She is the author of Engineer Through the Year (K–2 and 3–5).

Kurt Schwengel

Kurt Schwengel

Kurt has been a classroom teacher since 1995. He is passionate about demonstrating the benefits of integrating technology into the classroom, and about delivering his creative primary curriculum. An NBC Crystal Apple award winner, Kurt has been appointed an eHow "Education Expert" and is also a Google Certified Teacher.

Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

Deedee is an experienced teacher, literacy coach, and presenter with a deep background in early childhood education. She has won numerous awards, including WalMart's Teacher of the Year. She loves connecting with other teachers through her popular blog, "Mrs. Wills Kindergarten." Her sessions are a great way to tap into her creative, fresh ideas for creating a classroom where every kindergarten has fun and succeeds.

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