SDE Conference for Kindergarten Teachers
Jul 14-15 2016 -- Blue Springs, MO
Featuring Presenters: Jack Hartmann & Sherri Strating
Discover professional development that is research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating, and will also help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • At-Risk Kindergartners
  • Guided Reading
  • Behavior Management
  • Back-to-School
  • Emergent Writing
  • Fitting It All In/Curriculum Integration
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Maria Banks

Maria Banks

Maria has spent 20 years developing techniques to support guided reading and writing in the classroom. She has also created materials to support differentiated learning. Maria has worked as a consultant, staff development coordinator, and national workshop presenter. She believes in sharing information that will refresh and motivate the reflective teacher.

Angie Bonthuis National Board Certified Teacher

Angie Bonthuis

Angie is a 15-year veteran of the kindergarten classroom. She holds National Board Certification in early childhood and is a certified Cognitive Guided Instructor trainer. Angie believes the most important step in lesson planning is listening closely when students tell you what they already know. For 15 years, she has been the author of a popular web site that's now a blog (

Corinthia Dixie

Corinthia Dixie

Corinthia is an Academic Instructional Coach (AIC) who works purposefully and diligently to assist all teachers with becoming the most effective teachers, working on behalf of students. In five years of service, her role as a teacher and now as a coach has helped a once unaccredited school gain and maintain accreditation. Corinthia aspires to continue her noteworthy impact on teaching and learning by becoming a school principal. Corinthia is a member of the International Reading Association St. Louis Suburban Chapter. She also serves as a Districtwide Professional Development Committee Member for St. Louis Public Schools.

Jack Hartmann

Jack is a published author and nationally renowned children's songwriter and musician. Each year, Jack captivates tens of thousands of parents, teachers, and children with his unique workshops, keynotes, and concerts. He has hosted the award-winning children's cable TV program, Kid's Place, and is the founder and president of Hop2It Musicâ„¢ and Press.

Palma Lindsay

Palma Lindsay

Palma is a kindergarten teacher who has stayed on the cutting-edge of educational research and technology throughout her 35-year classroom career. She has taught grades K-8, serves as a mentor to new teachers, and shares her fun ideas in her innovative blog, "KFUNdamentals." Her sessions are jam-packed with new and fresh ways to keep the FUN in the FUNdamentals.

Sherri Strating

Sherri is an experienced educator who travels the country offering insightful and motivating presentations on a wide variety of teaching topics, including Differentiated Instruction, math, reading, writing, and science. She is a former Missouri Teacher of the Year and a recipient of the National Presidential Award in Elementary Science. Sherri is also the author and creator of the professional development program, Open the Eyes of Struggling Readers and Writers to Literacy Using Strategies in Comprehensive Literacy.

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