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Hosted by Northern Arizona University College of Education, this conference provides a professional development opportunity for our teacher candidates as they interact with recognized outstanding teachers through keynote addresses and breakout sessions. Our teacher candidates will take away best practices used daily in the classrooms they will soon be overseeing as they enter the teaching profession. Please register for sessions below. 
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Friday, March 31 • 9:20am - 10:30am
TEAMWORK! Engaged Students Learning & Working Cooperatively Inside A Well Managed Classroom FILLING

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Learn strategies that will motivate your young learners, build their conceptual knowledge, and foster social interactions. Create an environment where there is 100% engagement intertwined with the joint functioning of cognitive strategies. In LeAnna’s seminar, you will find out how to achieve balance in developing the key academic skills your primary students need through highly practical, time-efficient Kagan structures while maintaining a child-centered focus. Peek behind the curtain to find out what hands-on manipulatives children use to take responsibility for their own learning. Come see the Kid Tested - Teacher Approved Realia that represents practical research-based proven techniques straight out of the classroom where students work cooperatively while generating an atmosphere surrounded by the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication! You will leave with exciting materials to take directly into your classroom that will help you feel successful in your search for the most dynamic methods of incorporating cooperative learning in a well-managed, developmentally appropriate setting. (Suggested Participants: PreK - 2)

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avatar for LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein, NBCT

LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein, NBCT

Paradise Valley Unified School District
LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein has been an early childhood educator in the state of Arizona for twenty-six years. LeAnna’s philosophy supports creating a student-centered classroom that fosters 100% engagement using project based activities where students work cooperatively to achieve their full potential. Each of her teachable moments offers experiences that encourage imagination and curiosity in her young learners. Her enthusiasm, creativity and... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 9:20am - 10:30am
Eastburn 205

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