Conference for Texas First Grade Teachers
Jan 30-31 2017 -- San Marcos, TX
Featured Presenters: Christina DeCarbo, Jen Jones & Pat Pavelka
Discover research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating professional development that will help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • Fitting It All In
  • Interventions
  • STEM
  • Math
  • Guided Reading
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Christina DeCarbo

Christina DeCarbo

Cristina is an energetic first grade teacher with a strong background in literacy. She has experience providing motivating professional development workshops to teachers across her state and collaborates with educators through her popular blog, "Miss DeCarbo's Sugar and Spice."

Melissa Dickson

Melissa Dickson

For more than 30 years, Melissa has served the educational needs of teachers and students, as a literacy coach, staff developer, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about providing educators with quick to implement, research-based strategies. She is the author of Differentiated Instruction— A Framework for Learning Success.

Lori Elliott, Ed.D.

Lori is an energetic and passionate National Board Certified teacher (former) and trainer. She has taught students of various grade levels and has served as a Literacy Coordinator and Technology Integration Specialist. She is the author of the Teach Like a Techie series of books and Project-Based Learning for Real Kids and Real Teachers.

Jen Jones

Jen Jones

Jennifer is a K-12 reading and intervention specialist. She has 21 years of teaching experience as an elementary classroom teacher, literacy coach, RTI coordinator, professional development provider, literacy trainer, and educational consultant. She is a contributing author for the International Literacy Association and Parents Magazine. Jennifer connects with teachers through her blog, Hello Literacy.

Pat Pavelka

Pat Pavelka

Pat is an exciting classroom innovator and speaker with more than 35 years of experience as a teacher and national education consultant. She is the author of a variety of popular professional books, including Reading Standards for Literature, available in three volumes: K, 1, and 2.

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).

Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson

Amanda has been a kindergarten and first grade teacher for more than six years and has ELL teaching experience. She loves crafting engaging, interactive lessons for students and integrating whenever possible. Amanda has always enjoyed collaborating with other teachers to best meet students' needs and finds joy in helping other educators and journeying alongside them. Her love for the classroom is undeniable as she shares experiences, tips, and ideas on her blog, "Mrs. Richardson's Class."

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.

Donna Whyte

Donna is an education consultant well-known for her practical and motivating strategies designed to help children reach their full potential. Her positive attitude, high energy, and practical ideas, make her presentations exciting for teachers eager to enhance their programs. Donna is the author of several books and CDs, including the highly acclaimed teacher resources, "Morning Meeting, Afternoon Wrap-Up 2nd Edition" and "You Can't Teach a Class You Can't Manage."

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