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2015 Fall Workshops

Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy in Kindergarten

Seminars and workshops appropriate for Literacy Coaches, preK-1, Special Education, Reading, ELL Teachers and Administrators

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Building a Powerful Foundation for the Common Core!

Begin the Year with Proven Accelerated Literacy Strategies:

• Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion
• Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting
• High-Frequency “Heart Words”

Nellie Edge Workshop
October 3, 2015 – Salem, Oregon (Red Lion Hotel)

A focused, intensive and practical look at our three highest-impact strategies

ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign and Read! book and program components will be available to purchase at significant savings.

Register Online

Early Registration: $149 by September 18th
(Reg. $199)

If you are registering for others, please respond to the confirmation email with each attendee's name, phone number and email address.

SALEM, OR

Price: $149.00

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Principals must preregister!

Principals as literacy leaders attend free when accompanied by a team of 4 or more teachers from their school (space available).

Principals: At the same time your teachers register, please simply email us with your name, school, and the teachers you will be accompanying.

We will reserve a space for you and include the Workshop PowerGuide.

 

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Positive Discipline in Kindergarten:
Children Can Choose to Refocus and Change Their Behavior!

Good behavior can and must be taught: This is absolutely the hardest part of teaching to get right!

With Julia Barto and Nellie Edge

Positive Discipline in Kindergarten: 
Success in the First Week of School!
Positive Discipline in Kindergarten: 
Success in the First Week of School!
October 17, 2015 – Salem, Oregon (Red Lion Hotel)
October 24, 2015 – Tacoma, Washington (Murano Hotel)

Loved it! Julia is amazing!

Give unconditional positive regard… Believe they will behave… Teach children to work hard and to be kind!

Very helpful and timely. I really appreciated the refocus procedure!

See workshop evaluations

Register Online

Includes light morning refreshments, 2 comprehensive literacy manual, and gift folder.

See Discount Code in Positive Discipline in Kindergarten email announcement.

SALEM, OR

Price: $259.00

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TACOMA, WA

Price: $259.00

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If you are registering for others, please respond to the confirmation email with each attendee's name, phone number and email address.

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About Julia Barto

Julia Barto

Julia Barto is a Title 1 kindergarten teacher in Beaverton, Oregon. She believes that for students to be truly productive and engaged, a classroom environment must exist wherein students like their teacher, and think their teacher likes them. We know from research, the most effective educators have healthy, positive teacher-student relationships. Madeline Hunter summed it up best saying, “Kids don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Teachers have to continually communicate to their students that they care, but even with a great student- teacher relationship, she knows student challenges are to be expected.

She believes although we cannot change the factors that cause students to come to us with misbehavior, we can address it and seek to change it. We can help change willful misbehavior through care, consistency, and the systematic teaching of rules, routines, and expectations. Julia teaches you how to intervene early in the cycle of misbehavior to protect your instructional time and energy. She understands teaching is the hardest job in America, and educators are not benefiting from more theoretical professional development.

This training will motivate, renew, inspire, and re-energize educators to continue working hard for their students, and provide them the satisfaction of seeing a nurturing, disciplined, high-achieving classroom.

About Nellie Edge

Julia Barto

Nellie Edge is a kindergarten teacher-researcher, literacy coach, nationally recognized early literacy presenter, folk musician, and recording artist. While teaching in a bilingual kindergarten in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she discovered the power of developing language and literacy skills through traditional Spanish and English folk songs. Her desire to make learning to read a successful and joyful journey for all children led to the publication of her Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Books™. Nellie Edge’s commitment to children and their teachers is evident in her beautiful, highly regarded Excellence in Kindergarten and Early Literacy website, Joyful Pathways blog, and professional resources.

Nellie Edge’s literacy seminars and online resources provide models of meaning-centered instruction within a joyful and rigorous community of learners.  She skillfully articulates the research base and our wisdom of practice with multisensory and engaging strategies that build reading independence and foster positive attitudes about learning. Nellie Edge seminars and keynote presentations have inspired thousands of educators nationwide to celebrate language and accelerate literacy by taking advantage of how the young child’s brain learns best.


Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core Summer Workshop:

Be Ready for the First Week of Full-Day Kindergarten!

Presented by Nellie Edge and Colleagues

TBA

Explore Joyful and Proven Pathways to Narrative, Opinion,
and Information Writing

 
seminar literacy manual

“…It takes the scare out of the Common Core”

How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? How do we teach more intentionally, systematically, and create joyful pathways to the Common Core Standards? Authentic, meaning-centered literacy is the answer.

I love that you connected everything that is so important in the kindergarten to Common Core.

 

The shared in this institute may be used in tandem with any writing workshop model to dramatically accelerate literacy and to develop kindergartners who take pride in doing quality narrative, opinion, and information writing.

In two days you’ll learn:

See beautiful photo essay: Our 10 Highest-Impact Kindergarten Writing Practices

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I love how all of the information is current and relevant to today’s students and the standards they need to meet.

See evaluations from the Portland Summer Seminar 2014

Best I've been to in 35 years!

See evaluations from Boston Seminar

You put the fun back into teaching and learning.

See evaluations from California Seminar

This Kindergarten Writing Workshop Includes:

Kindergarten Writing Workshop by Nellie Edge Kindergarten Writing resources by Nellie Edge
Writing to Read in Kindergarten by Nellie Edge

On the first day of your workshop, you will receive the Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core PowerPoint presentation book and CD (value $99) and gift folder (value $15). On Day Two, you will receive the newly revised Writing to Read in Kindergarten and a set of writing templates (value $39).

* Please bring several drawing/writing samples from your students for dialog.*

Highlighted at the workshop is our complete writing program (sold separately), Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy. This complete program is available at our bookstore. When you order it online, you will receive: the detailed writing manual, CD, and 250 templates.

 

Additional Workshop Information

Cancellation Policy

We limit the size of our seminars and workshops to provide a quality experience. We issue a refund less a $50.00 processing fee if cancellation is received 30 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within 30 days of the event. You may always send someone in your place by emailing that person’s information: name, phone number, and home email address. If you must cancel, at your request (by email ) we will send you the comprehensive complimentary workshop/seminar packet, literacy gifts, and support materials. To receive the materials, we must have your home address; please email.


Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy: High Expectations and Proven Strategies that Honor Childhood!

A practical “in kindergarten” workshop with Katie Nelson and Nellie Edge

Explore Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy: Joyful and Rigourous Learning Honors Childhood!

See current resources at our
Online Bookstore

TBA

Katie Nelson’s playful and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep, knowledge of children, her love of music and language, and her understanding of how research supports a meaning-centered and systematic approach to literacy. With great wisdom and delight, Katie and Nellie will share how to organize the environment and implement A Comprehensive Literacy Model.

In just one day you’ll learn how to:

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Art-Science-Literacy and the Kindergarten Child common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Laura Flocker with Nellie Edge facilitating

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See current resources at our
Online Bookstore

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Laura Flocker, a master kindergarten teacher with a background in Reading Recovery® will share her incredible insights into developing a community of kindergartners who see and express themselves as artists and writers from the first days of school. Learn how to organize the art/literacy classroom, discover practical art techniques and the best of art resource materials. Be inspired by Laura’s classroom, which is alive with animals, growing things, science experiments, puppet plays, curious minds and real-life learning experiences.

In just one day you’ll learn how to:

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Our Uniquely Qualified Presenter, Laura Flocker

Text Box:  Laura Flocker has pursued the artistry of teaching excellence for twenty-nine years. For the past thirteen years, her passion for beginning literacy has focused her energy on kindergarten. She delights in weaving science and art instruction into the curriculum because those subjects allow her to teach students to think, wonder, create, experiment, and play.
Laura Flocker’s experience as an English teacher, her graduate degree in educational administration, and her ongoing professional development as a Reading Recovery® teacher are evident in her keen insight into student learning. Laura’s deep connection to nature, her love of animals, and her passion for the arts infuses everything she teaches. She puts children in charge of their own literate lives as she teaches them about thinking, making choices, and expressing their unique ideas through the arts. Laura’s award-winning website reflects her commitment to both high levels of academic achievement and joy experienced by the children fortunate enough to spend a year with Laura.


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Literacy Manual and CD currently only available with workshop.

Writing to Read in Kindergarten: Growing Engaged and Purposeful Writers Through the Lens of the Common Core State Standards common core state standards

Presented by award-winning kindergarten teacher Julie Lay, NBCT

TBA in 2015

Discover why the “Kid Writing” approach is such a powerful way to systematically develop phonics skills through journal writing. Use music, art, sign language, and dance for brain-friendly learning across the curriculum.

ebookIn just one day you will:

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Begin the Year with “Best Practices” in Joyful Accelerated Kindergarten and Early Literacy common core state standards

ebook

Presented by Nellie Edge

Content from this manual will be available as a series of Nellie Edge Online Seminars.

What are the most brain-friendly and engaging literacy strategies we can use to create a joyful and challenging kindergarten? Explore exemplary literacy instruction with Nellie Edge as she inspires you to build the oral language and literacy foundations—honoring research—and honoring childhood.

In just one joyful day, you will:

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Parents as Partners in Kindergarten Literacy: Family Connections that Multiply Our Teaching Effectiveness common core state standards

Presented by Nellie Edge

Parents as Partners in Kindergarten Literacy

Purchase literacy manual
at our Online Bookstore

Content from this manual will be available as a series of Nellie Edge Online Seminars.

Create a supportive "Parents as Partners" program with easy-to-implement strategies that will make a powerful difference in each child’s language and literacy development, social skills and love of learning.

This engaging and practical seminar includes:

“We have a covenant that says we jointly share responsibility for teaching your child.”
—Ernest Boyer


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The Magic of Signing Songs: Enhancing All Children's Language, Literacy, Engagement, and Joy! (includes instructional DVD of all songs)

Magic of Signing Volume 1

Purchase literacy manual at our Online Bookstore

Presented by Nellie Edge and Diane Larson

TBA

Take advantage of how the brain learns best! Discover the powerful multi sensory tool of fingerspelling and signing songs to accelerate literacy skills for ALL children! Delight the hearts of parents and administrators with memorable children’s performances, motivated readers, and higher test scores! Explore joyful accelerated literacy strategies that you can immediately use in your classroom. No previous Sign Language experience needed.

In just one day you will experience:

Songs Include:

  • ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read!
  • The More We Get Together (with variations)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (musical performance version)
  • Hola Mis Amigos/Hello My Friend (Spanish and English Greeting and Farewell Songs)
  • L-O-V-E Spells Love and M-O-M Spells Mom

  • What a Wonderful World
  • This Land is Your Land
  • America the Beautiful
  • See Me Beautiful
  • A delightful collection of high-frequency spelling word chants
  • Helpful signs for class management

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Favorite New Books and How To Use Them for Literacy and Delight in Kindergarten! common core state standards

writing to read

with author and storyteller, Nellie Edge

TBA

WA Clock Hours and Professional Development Credits Available

Get acquainted with some of the books we believe all children deserve to have as friends. These are the books that bring a smile and often a chorus of “Read it again!” They are the books that build a love of reading, the books worthy of “grand conversations” with children. These books also bring a contented sigh and remind us again that “literature is life, and life is literature” as we celebrate our love of sharing wonderful books with children.

In just one joyful day, you will:


Other Nellie Edge Seminars: Small Saturday Workshops in Exemplary Kindergartens common core state standards

seminar book

Purchase literacy manual at our Online Bookstore

Joyful and Rigorous Kindergarten Experiences: Celebrate the Imagination and Challenge All Learners common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Diane Bonica with Nellie Edge

Welcome to a Kindergarten That Meets
High Common Core State Standards…

Discover a treasure trove of meaningful and creative curriculum ideas in Diane Bonica’s exemplary, child-centered kindergarten. You will be welcomed into “The Chicka-Boom Classroom” complete with a menagerie of giraffes, and a high level of science, math and literacy engagement. Discover how to truly honor childhood and challenge children to think deeply and love learning. See high Common Core Standards in practice!


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Spend a Saturday studying in real kindergarten classrooms with some of Oregon’s most accomplished teachers. The following workshops have inspired rave reviews from Northwest educators. Please email info@nellieedge.com if your district or kindergarten support cadre is interested in attending or co-sponsoring any of the following joyful accelerated literacy trainings. Each workshop comes with a full-color comprehensive literacy manual honoring the work of an accomplished teacher.

Literacy through Literature, Dance, and Song: Developing Skills Within a Love of Language common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Kathie Bridges with Nellie Edge facilitating

Salem, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we develop a classroom of kindergartners who not only learn to read and write—but choose to read and write? How do we honor the need for socio-dramatic play—and the need for a rigorous literacy focus in a half-day kindergarten? Kathie Bridges' comprehensive and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep knowledge of children, her love of language, and a systematic, differentiated approach to literacy. With great skill, wisdom, and delight, Kathie demonstrates how to raise the literacy standards and still keep kindergarten a "child's garden."

Includes:

Joyful Learning in a Child's Garden: Celebrating Language and Accelerating Literacy common core state standards

seminar book

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Becky Leber and Nellie Edge

Future dates to be announced. Portland, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we raise the literacy standards and still keep kindergarten a "child's garden?" How do we honor the need for socio-dramatic play — and the need for rigorous literacy skills instruction with "at-risk" and English language learners in an all-day kindergarten? Becky Leber's balanced and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep, deep knowledge of children, her love of language, and her understanding of how to support kinders with a meaning-centered, systematic approach to literacy. With great wisdom, patience, and delight, Becky works with the children who need her most.

Workshop includes:

This Saturday workshop in Becky's kindergarten classroom in Milwaukie, Oregon is limited to 20 teachers and may fill quickly.


Kindergarten: A Celebration of the Arts With Happy Hearts We Dance and Sing common core state standards

Presented by Joanie Cutler and Nellie Edge

Future dates may be announced. Eugene, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we celebrate the arts, honor childhood, and connect young children with the natural world outside the classroom? How do we nurture a love of learning in children and their families? Come and meet Joanie Cutler, who has been a mentor teacher to many of us. With her love of music, poetry, art and literature she has created a beautiful kindergarten model that is infused with the arts; nurturing creativity and literacy. When Froebel described kindergarten as a "child's garden," we believe he had a teacher like Joanie Cutler — with her gentle wisdom and uniquely creative teaching — in mind. The beautiful, full-color handbook is only available to workshop participants.

Workshop includes:

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