Conference for Wisconsin Kindergarten Teachers
Feb 27-28 2017 -- Madison, WI
Featuring Presenters: Donna Whyte, Pete Harry, and Kathy Barclay
Discover professional development that is research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating, and will also help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • Fitting It All In
  • Behavior Management
  • Technology
  • Brain-based Reading Strategies
  • STEM
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Kathy Barclay

Kathy Barclay

Kathy, a former elementary teacher, is professor emeritus of reading and early childhood and a former chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Western Illinois University. She has also served as an editor of the Illinois Reading Council Journal. She currently is a Professional Development Manager at Zaner-Bloser. Kathy previously directed the Illinois Reading First Professional Development grant, and was lead consultant for the Language and Literacy section of the 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, as well as the Illinois Kindergarten Standards. A frequent presenter at national conferences, and author of many professional publications, her newest book, co-authored with Laura Stewart, is The Everything Guide to Informational Literature, K-2: Best Text, Best Practices.

Pete Harry

Pete Harry

Pete has taught kindergarten for nine years and is the creator of Harry Kindergarten Media, a grassroots educational media provider. His popular Harry Kindergarten YouTube channel has garnered more than 60 million views. Pete urges teachers to fill their classrooms with music and movement—it's the best way to connect with today's young children!

Kimberly Jordano

Kimberly Jordano

Kimberly incorporates over 20 years of kindergarten teaching experience into her innovative ideas for motivating students to learn. A master teacher and language-arts mentor, Kimberly holds a masters degree in English as a Second Language.

Sara Jane Lee

Sara Jane Lee

Sara Jane has worked for more than 30 years in early childhood special education. She currently works for the Madison Metropolitan School District as a Program Support Teacher in the Department of Student Services-Early Childhood Special Education. Sara Jane has presented at the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Preserving Early Childhood (PEC) state conferences and is a guest lecturer at Edgewood College and the UW Madison. She is a participant on the Council for Exceptional Children: Division of Early Childhood board.

Katie Mense

Katie Mense

Katie has taught kindergarten for 13 years, and has a passion for creating fun, hands-on lessons and activities designed to meet the needs of all students. As a student who struggled through school, she truly understands that every student has different needs and learning styles. Katie has an MA in Education and also earned an additional 24 hours through a STEM grant. She loves to share her ideas and teaching experiences on her award winning blog, "Little Kinder Warriors."

LuAnn Neuenschwander

LuAnn Neuenschwander

LuAnn is a kindergarten teacher in Gillett, WI. She is the co-author of the blog "Kindergarten Rocks" and enjoys sharing with other educators what works in her kindergarten classroom. Her passion for teaching children is evident as she shares her ideas in an energetic way.

Amber Osterman

Amber Osterman

Amber Osterman and LuAnn Neuenschwander are the co-authors of the blog, "Kindergarten Rocks" and enjoy sharing what works in their classrooms with other educators. Their passion for teaching children is evident as they share their ideas in an energetic way. Amber is currently teaching Kindergarten is Osseo, Wisconsin. LuAnn is a Kindergarten teacher in Gillett, Wisconsin.

Crystal Radke

Crystal Radke

Crystal Radke is a Texas educator with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worn many hats in private and public education for the past 12 years but has taught kindergarten for the last seven, which is where her heart is. She enjoys developing curriculum to keep learning and fun alive in the early childhood classroom. She is the author of the blog, Kreative in Kinder.

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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