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ELEVATE VIRTUAL
INCLUDES:

  • ALL NEW CONTENT

  • 90 Days of Virtual On-Demand Access

  • Keynote by Mr. Greg

  • Keynote by Gerry Brooks

  • Keynote & Special Session by Katie Garner

  • Keynote by Barry White Jr.

  • 32 Sessions by Current Educators and Leaders

  • Certificate for 30 Contact Hours

  • $10,000 in Giveaways From Our Sponsors

  • Exclusive Downloads

  • Freebies & More!

For complete information on sessions,
view our Conference Brochure.

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  • Demystifying Coping Skills for Kids by Allie Szczecinski
    Abdelmageed, Reham I., et al. “Coping Strategies among Children and Adolescents: Validity and Reliability of the Arabic Version of the Kidcope Scale.” Heliyon, vol. 8, no. 1, 1 Jan. 2022, p. e08706, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405844021028097?fbclid=IwAR0gVuFDLTqqOsOH6fQFyuHy0LzVnipGKl0eiCzbrZ94mfmvv7V3gLugp3o, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08706. Accessed 11 Apr. 2022. BetterKidCare, Penn State Extension. “Promoting Coping Skills.” Plone Site, extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/news/promoting-coping-skills. Brasher, Joan. “New Research Identifies Best Coping Strategies for Kids.” Vanderbilt University, 2017, news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/07/20/new-research-identifies-best-coping-strategies-for-kids/. Child Mind Institute. “How to Model Healthy Coping Skills.” Child Mind Institute, childmind.org/article/how-to-model-healthy-coping-skills/. Cohen, Leonora M., and Erica Frydenberg. Coping for capable kids: Strategies for parents, teachers, and students. PRUFROCK PRESS INC., 2006. Purcell, M., & Glinder, K. (2022). Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect: Lessons for Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness. Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Reading Stations Simplified by Ashley Schroeder
    Yonchai, P. (2023). The Development of the Blended Learning Model Using Rotating Stations (BLRS) in the Case of a Small Elementary School. https://ejer.com.tr/manuscript/index.php/journal/article/view/1103. Oktarianto, M. L., Hidayat, A., Ghofur, A., & Dasna, I. W. (2023). The Effect of Station Rotation Learning Model on Critical Thinking in Elementary School-level Students. KnE Social Sciences, 134-144.
  • Become an SEL Writing Detective! by Crystal Oswald
    Zins, J. E. (2004). Chapter 7. In Building academic success on social and emotional learning what does the research say? essay, Teachers College Press. Sparks, S. (2011). as Study Finds Academic Payoffs in Teaching Students Social Skills Study Finds Social-Skills Teaching Boosts Academics Gains Found Comparable to Those of Strictly Academic Programs. http://68.77.48.18/RandD/Education%20Week/Study%20Finds%20Social-Skills%20Teaching%20Boosts%20Academics.pdf ‌ A Report Prepared for CASEL A National Scan of Teacher Preparation and Social & Emotional Learning. (n.d.). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED582029.pdf Konishi, C., & Park, S. (2017). Promoting Children’s Healthy Social-Emotional Growth: Dialogue Journal. Journal of Education and Learning, 6(2), 246–253. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1133198 ‌
  • Make Learning Fun! by Hilary Statum
    Allee, Karyn A.; Clark, M. H.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth. (2023) Exploring Play, Executive Function, and Academic Achievement in Two Title 1 Kindergartens. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Volume 37. Number 2. 2023. Rich, Peter J., et al. "Trends in tools used to teach computational thinking through elementary coding." Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2022): 1-22. Danniels, Erica. (2023) Inclusive Play-Based Learning: Approaches from Enacting Kindergarten Teachers. Early Childhood Education Journal. Volume 51. Number 7. October 2023. Rich, Peter J., et al. "Trends in tools used to teach computational thinking through elementary coding." Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2022): 1-22.
  • STEP Right Up! Write This Way! by LeAnna Wolkis
    1. Ihmeideh, F. (2015). The impact of dramatic play centre on promoting the development of children's early writing skills. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 23(2), 250-263. 2. Schrodt, K., Barksdale, B., & Fields, R. S. (2022). Self-Directed Kindergarten Writers. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 9(2), 12-29. 3. Knight, J. A., Block, M. K., & Flory, M. (2014). “They Just Loved to Be Experts”: Teachers’ Perspectives on Inspiring Writing in the Kindergarten Classroom. The Utah Journal of Literacy, 17. 4. Meier, D. R. (2013). Integrating content and mechanics in new language learners' writing in the primary classroom. YC Young Children, 68(1), 16. 5. Byington, T. A., & Kim, Y. (2017). Promoting preschoolers’ emergent writing. YC Young Children, 72(5), 74-82.
  • Tinkering with STEAM: The Power of Loose Parts by Melysa Mei
    "The Utilization of Loose Parts Media in STEAM Learning for Early Childhood" by Siti Wahyuninsh et al. -Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350812037_THE_UTILIZATION_OF_LOOSE_PARTS_MEDIA_IN_STEAM_LEARNING_FOR_EARLY_CHILDHOOD) "The Importance of STEAM Loose Part Learning Effectiveness in Early Childhood Cognitive Learning" by Siti Muntomimah et al. -[Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351246308_The_Importance_of_STEAM_Loose_Part_Learning_Effectiveness_in_Early_Childhood_Cognitive_Learning) "STEM Learning and Loose Parts in Early Elementary Classrooms: A Scoping Review" by Carla Gull et al.- [Link](https://iojpe.org/index.php/iojpe/article/view/233/245) "Increase Creativity and Imagination Children Through Learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics with Loose Parts Media" -[Link](https://discovery.researcher.life/document?document_id=ba7a4f5f-3e34-4b2a-99fe-0dcb9e6d9e0a) "Tinkering in K-12: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Makerspaces in Schools as an Application of Constructivist Learning" by Ashley Cross. -[Link](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323199900_Tinkering_in_k-12_an_exploratory_mixed_methods_study_of_makerspaces_in_schools_as_an_application_of_constructivist_learning)

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Our Virtual Speakers

We are proud to bring accomplished speakers from across the country!
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Mr. Greg

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Gerry Brooks

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Katie Garner

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Barry White Jr.

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Abigail
Peterson

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Adam Dovico

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Allie Szczecinski

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Anne Marie Phelan

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Ashley Schroeder

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Beth Pittman

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Crystal Oswald

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Debbie Clement

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Hilary Statum

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Holly Ehle

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Jackie Powell

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Jake Daggett

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Jamaica Kirby

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Jamie Hubbard

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Mr. Jay

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Katie Knight

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Katie Wonderly

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Kelli Coons

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Keri Brown

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LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein

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Lindsay Harrison

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MaríaMercedes Champion

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Mary Amoson

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Kara Rigsby & Megan Diede

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Melysa Mei

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Michael Newman

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Pam Gittleman

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Shannon Cunningham Lanning

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Sharyn Kish

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Stephanie Higgs

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Whitney Ramirez

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conference experience!

Select which sessions you would like to watch, and re-watch throughout your 90-Day access, to get the P.D.

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Contact hours from

attending ELEVATE™

(Please check with your

school district to see if they will accept this conference as Professional Development hours. We cannot guarantee that each state or district will accept your conference certificate of attendance.)

digital
resources

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receive exclusive digital resources in our virtual sessions!

These are activities, lessons, games, etc. that you can print and use in your classroom immediately!

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