Conference for New Jersey Kindergarten Teachers
Feb 27-28 2017 -- Atlantic City, NJ
Featuring Presenters: Palma Lindsay, Mary Amonson, & Kim Adsit
Discover professional development that is research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating, and will also help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • Reaching Every Learner
  • STEM
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Centers
  • Behaviors/Time Management
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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 co-author of five books, including "Bookmaking Bonanza" and "Read with Ease."

Mary Amoson

Mary Amoson

Mary has enjoyed 11 years in the kindergarten classroom, where she enthusiastically uses technology to engage her active students. She loves sharing the ideas, activities, and tools that have worked with her own kindergartners through her blog, "Sharing Kindergarten." She is committed to instilling passion in teachers because she believes that passion is truly the secret to increasing learning and achievement.

Maria Banks

Maria Banks

Maria has spent 20 years developing techniques to support guided reading and writing in the classroom. She has also created materials to support differentiated learning. Maria has worked as a consultant, staff development coordinator, and national workshop presenter. She believes in sharing information that will refresh and motivate the reflective teacher.

Maryann "Mar." Harman

Maryann "Mar." Harman

"Mar." is the founder of the internationally respected "Music with Mar.™" program. She has more than 35 years of classroom experience from early childhood through college and adult education and has produced more than 35 music recordings. Her work combines the latest brain research and effective learning through music.

Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes

Kim has 32 years of experience as a PreK teacher, a PreK director and Kindergarten teacher. She is a former North Carolina Teacher of the Year. For more than 15 years, she has conducted hundreds of trainings at local, state, national, and international conferences. Kim now works part-time for her school system as a coach and mentor for PreK and K teachers. Since 2000, she has been a Teacher Voice on National Governing Boards.

Toby Karten

Toby Karten

Toby has been instructing educators in special education since 1976. Recognized as an exemplary educator, she has received two “Teacher of the Year” awards. Toby’s continuing passion is for educators to prepare students to enter inclusive societies as productive adults. She is the author of several popular books, including "Inclusion Strategies That Work!"

Palma Lindsay

Palma Lindsay

Palma is a kindergarten teacher who has stayed on the cutting edge of educational research and technology throughout her 37-year classroom career. She has taught grades K through 8, serves as a mentor to new teachers, and shares her fun ideas in her innovative blog, "KFUNdamentals."

Dan St. Romain

Dan is a national educational consultant who is passionate about helping educators shift their perspective on behavior in today's classroom. He currently is a behavior consultant for a school district, where he works directly with students and supports staff. Dan is author of "Ten Simple Songs for Better Behavior in the Classroom" and "How Are You Feelin', Juan Pablo Chameleon?"

Dedra Stafford

Dedra Stafford

Dedra is an internationally known speaker, trainer, and author. She is a former middle level teacher and district professional development specialist who provides training in classroom management, differentiated instruction, technology integration, and teacher motivation. A regular contributor to professional journals and online teacher resources, she stays abreast of current educational issues as well as technology trends.

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