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Promoting Early Childhood Conference

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Promoting Early Childhood (PEC) 2020

March 3-5, 2020 

Green Bay, WI 




Keynote Presenter: Susan MacDonald, MEd

Susan MacDonaldSusan MacDonald is passionate about inspiring positive change in the early childhood field. Her expertise is reflected in her professional speaking, coaching and her books, Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership and Inspiring Professional Growth. Susan is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educators and school leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher. Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, and multiple professional coaching certifications. She is the past president of Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children


Pre–Conference Sessions (March 3, 2020): Two-All Day Sessions


1. Nature-Based Education: Learning Naturally   ** Pre-Conference Flyer**
Spend a day with fellow colleagues learning about how nature-based education can support learning for young children. Educators will explore how outdoor play and nature-based learning enriches the whole child, as well as your teaching experience. Come dressed for the weather as Wisconsin Green Schools Network guides us to venture outdoors and dig into how time on our schoolyards, exploring the phenomena that are emerging, not only inspires wonder and joy, but also supports academic skills, sensory integration, grit, social emotional development, problem solving, creativity, and other skills critical to wellbeing. Learn with DPI how the standards support learning naturally and how your school can get recognized! Talk with leaders from Oak Learning Center, part of Green Bay School District, about how school districts and nature centers can partner to offer these experiences.
2. Inclusive Education: The Ability to Learn Together   
Inclusive Education: The Ability to Learn Together: Conference Materials 
Wisconsin DPI, Early Childhood Special Education Team This pre-conference session will provide interactive and reflective learning opportunities for teams to deepen their understanding of inclusive education. Participants will examine and enhance how programs, classrooms and activities are developed and designed so that all students participate and learn together. Schools, districts and programs are encouraged to attend as teams if possible.

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Conference Questions? Contact Sherry W. Kimball, 608-267-9625



For questions about this information, contact Sherry Kimball (608) 267-9625