Kindergarten Transition Conference

The United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, South Middleton School District, and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities invite you to the Kindergarten Transition Conference to learn how you can further grow transition practices within your school district and community. Research shows that a seamless transition into Kindergarten is critical for young children in order to be successful in their future academic careers—this transition sets the tone for their future school experiences.

STEAM & Classroom Management & More

Event Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: YWCA Carlisle
301 G Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Cost: $12.00

Registration deadline is February 15, 2018!

Keynote

Yogarate (Pronounced Yoga-Rah-Tay)

Yoga and martial arts blended into one age appropriate experience. Your participants are engaged and laugh through a keynote like no other. Activities include breathing, stretching, giggling, blocking, learning, singing, thinking, jumping, throwing, and a lot of smiling. Participants discover a new way to effectively communicate with fellow teachers, parents, and children for the best possible results. Your staff will leave the room empowered, excited and energized. The audience gets to choose their level of participation as the games and activities can be done in their chairs or at the front of the room in a designated movement area. Breathe in…NamastAHYAH!!!

Keynote Speaker: Ron Shuali

Ron holds a Master of Education specializing in early childhood. He has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a bestselling author, top motivational speaker, and presenter and most importantly…he is funny. He presents school assemblies and educator trainings all over the United States. His study of martial arts, yoga, reiki, and improv rounds out a powerful hero for what is right and good. When Ron is not empowering school staff, parents, and students, he and his team of instructors are teaching children his award-winning Yogarate® program at many preschools including the future leaders of this planet at the preschool at the United Nations.

Conference Schedule

8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:15am Welcome
9:15am-10:15am Keynote Speaker
10:30am-12:00pm Breakout Session 1
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-1:30pm Networking & sharing transition strategies between centers & schools
1:45pm-3:15pm Breakout Session 2
3:15pm-3:30pm Closing

Who Should Attend

All those serving Cumberland County in the following roles:

  • Early Childhood Educators and Administrators (PQAS hours available)
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Elementary Principals
  • School District Administration
  • Superintendents
  • Family Engagement Specialists
  • Community Partners

This conference has been approved by PDE for Act 48 credits!

This conference was developed through The Race to the Top Early Learning Community Innovation Zone Grant in Cumberland County and through the partnership between the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, South Middleton School District, and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Questions? Call United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County at 717.243.4805.


Kindergarten Transition Conference Registration

  • Breakout Session 1

  • Choice 1Choice 2Choice 3 
  • #1 FOR ADMINISTRATORS ONLY
    Interpersonal Leadership Styles; Lisa Murray
    Superintendents, principals, guidance counselors and other leaders within the school district will benefit from this highly interactive seminar that helps determine your unique leadership style. Participants will not only learn their style but also identify ways to adjust their style to better communicate and work together with other styles.
    #2 Designing Classrooms for the Best Social-Emotional Setting; Jamie Gordon
    Participants will increase their knowledge in understanding the importance of determining Social Emotional Development for children enrolled in their programs. Session will include an overview of social/emotional development, including learning how to implement consistent intentional instruction of social/ emotional skills through programming and instruction. Participants will develop a social/emotional plan for students. Participants will also have an opportunity to make items to use in their classrooms.
    #3 Breakout EDU Session; Megan Beecher
    In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. This session will feature early childhood appropriate materials and puzzles to solve.
    #4 Taking Back Your Classroom; Ron Shuali
    Staff learn three powerful and immediately effective techniques to transform the worst behaved child into the classroom leader.
    #5 Children of Substance Abusers; Jennifer Gates
    Studies have shown that children living with parents in treatment for drug dependence have higher rates of internalizing and externalizing problems than their counterparts in the general population. In addition, children living with drug-dependent parents are more likely to experience socioeconomic disadvantages and report higher stress levels and more social isolation than comparison groups of children of non-abusing parents. This session will help participants understand the children’s roles within their families and how to support these children in the classroom.
    #6 Change your words…Change mindsets!; Beverly Goodling
    Do you have children in your group that give up easily when challenged with a new skill? Promote resilience and problem-solving skills by exploring how your language can influence children’s mindsets. In this workshop, participants will use research-based strategies to connect with the emotional aspect of learning and encourage a growth mindset within their classroom.
  • Breakout Session 2

  • Choice 1Choice 2Choice 3 
  • #7 Emotionally Intelligent Teaching; Lisa Murray
    In this unique seminar, teachers discuss the definition of emotional intelligence, learn what characteristics help make their students successful and identify simple methods to incorporate emotionally intelligent lessons within their curriculum.
    #8 Designing Classrooms for the Best Social-Emotional Setting; Jamie Gordon
    Participants will increase their knowledge in understanding the importance of determining Social Emotional Development for children enrolled in their programs. Session will include an overview of social/emotional development, including learning how to implement consistent intentional instruction of social/ emotional skills through programming and instruction. Participants will develop a social/emotional plan for students. Participants will also have an opportunity to make items to use in their classrooms.
    #9 Breakout EDU Session; Megan Beecher
    In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. This session will feature early childhood appropriate materials and puzzles to solve.
    #10 Family Sculpture; Linda Doty
    Chemical dependency is a family disease. Family members often manage the situation by taking on maladaptive roles that help them manage stress, deal with uncertainty, and allow the family to function. We will focus primarily on an active group role-play that allows each participant to witness and experience the reality of living with a chemically dependent person. In this interactive session, participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of families suffering with the disease of addiction and how they may intervene to reduce the pain and trauma experienced by children and other family members.
    #11 Change your words…Change mindsets!; Beverly Goodling
    Do you have children in your group that give up easily when challenged with a new skill? Promote resilience and problem-solving skills by exploring how your language can influence children’s mindsets. In this workshop, participants will use research-based strategies to connect with the emotional aspect of learning and encourage a growth mindset within their classroom.
  • Lunch will be provided.

  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.
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