Now4Forever: Power of Play

Plano Event Center, July 16, 17 & 18, 2019

N4F Power of Play

Tuesday, July 16th, 7:30am to Thursday, July 18th, 4pm

Plano Event Center

2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
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REGISTER BY JUNE 1ST TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONAL SWAG

What is “instructional swag,” you ask?!? These are educational resources, provided courtesy of Region 10 for early bird and regular registrants, that can make an immediate impact in YOUR early childhood learning environment!! Swag will be handed out each day of the conference to participants who register by June 1, 2019. Register NOW so you do not miss out on these fabulous resources.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Student Registration Rate: $35.00

Registration Code: EBSR (must be entered in ALL CAPS)

Includes full access to event – no resources

Currently enrolled college students who register will receive their registration at $35 and will receive no resources (must provide proof of current college enrollment)

Registration Rate: $85.00

Includes full access to event and all resources

Non-members of the Prekindergarten Cooperative and Out of Region Rates: $199.00

Includes full access to event and all resources

Group Discounts: Group discounts of $10.00 per person for 10 or more registrants from one local education agency (district, private school, etc.)

ECI staff (who serve the Region 10 area) please use Promotional Code ECI in all caps.

$85 Includes full access to event and receipt of all educational resources/materials for immediate use in the early childhood setting (these additional education materials will not be given for registrants after June 1, 2019).

PPCD participants please use Promotional Code PPCD in all caps.

$85 Includes full access to event and receipt of all educational resources/materials for immediate use in the early childhood setting (these additional education materials will not be given for registrants after June 1, 2019)


Group Discounts: Group discounts of $10.00 per person for 10 or more registrants from one local education agency (district, private school, etc.) Group discount will be applied after registration.

Registration

Session ID: 2621755

Administrator Specific Sessions

Howard Morrison -TEA

  • Texas’ Expanded School Readiness Tool: TXR3


Stephanie Frosch

  • Dear T-TESS, Please Help Me Understand How to Observe and Evaluate Pre-K Small Groups and Centers. Sincerely, Early Childhood Administrator

National Presenters & Topics:

Lisa Murphy - Ooey Gooey Lady

  • KEYNOTE: What if Today Was Their Only Day?

  • OOEY GOOEY® SQUISHY PLOP! Sensory Play for Every Day!

Stacey Benge

  • Literacy Foundations Through Everyday Play: Simple, Yet Effective

Mara Brenner

  • Preventing Challenging Behavior: Introduction to the Pyramid Framework

Matt Glover

  • Using Dramatic Play as an Entry Point into Writing

Georgia Frawley

  • Music & Movement: Play-Along Songs

John Funk

  • Embracing the E in Engineering

  • Classroom Management Should Be Easier Than Herding Cats

Kathy Sheriff

  • Differentiating and Adapting Books for Children with Communication Disabilities.

Sharron Krull

  • CLOSING KEYNOTE - Celebrate Children: Rediscover the Child in You

  • Playing to Learn: Connection between Body & Brain

LeAnn Kite

  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Power of Play

Brian Mowry

  • Promoting Children’s Mathematical Inquiry through Play

Tasha Muhammad

  • Power of Play Infant and Toddlers

Jennifer Grisham Brown

  • Blended Practices for Supporting ALL Young Children in Inclusive Setting: Embedding Intentional Learning Opportunities into Young Children's Daily Activities and Routines

Audrey Rowland

  • Staying Play Based in a Readiness World

Kathy Pillow Price

  • Strategies to Support Family Engagement

Karen Nemeth

  • Meaningful Play in All Languages: A Universal Design Approach

Randy Foederer

  • All The Places We Can Play

Playmaker Presenters & Topics

Heidi Veal & Nancy Alvarez

  • Story Time STEAM

Erin Chambers

  • Teach, Practice and Role Play! Teaching Behavior through Play!

Katy Phinney

  • Playful Conversations

Rachel Harris & Natalie Hernandez

  • The Power of Positive Teamwork in the Early Childhood Classroom

Diane Frame

  • Prescription for the Privilege of Play - Our Future Depends On It.

LaShera McElhany, Ph.D.

  • It's Your Turn to Play...in Literacy Stations!

Marivid Alvarado, Fallon Coker, Elizabeth Ortega, Krystal Baker

  • Playing with Language

Misty Malone

  • Development of Social Emotional Learning Practices through PLAY

Linnea Williams & Tena Bullard

  • Playing In The Story: Engaging Young Child in Stories through Play

Jane Ann Bruner & Amy Countiss

  • The Power of Teaching Families to Play

Ashley Cole & Hugo Basurto

  • Diversifying Your Classroom Learning Centers

Meg Whittaker and Noele Saegert

  • Social Emotional Learning: Not Just Child’s Play

Scarlett Bayard and Catherine King

  • Marvin’s Market Make and Take

Christine Collins

  • Playful and Engaging Transitions and Attention Grabbers: Having FUN while moving your body!

Esmeralda Ramirez

  • PreCoding: Computational Thinking for the PreK Classroom computational thinking promotes social emotional as well as content learning through unplugged, fun and creative activities.

Marian Polk

  • Pre K 101: Routines that Promote Play

Kim Marshall & Janet Fowler

  • The Value of Play: A Critical Link to Learning and Development of Foundational Skills in Young Children

Dondra Burton-Womack & Angie Richards

  • From Playing in the Park to Now Baby Shark

Noele Saegert & Patricia Barroso

  • From Boredom to Board Games: Utilizing Centers to the Max

Kendra Coleman

  • Using Seesaw for Digital Portfolios in Early Childhood

Michaelle Cummings

  • Playify: Turn Everyday into Playful Learning

Branalyn Dailey

  • Early Childhood Intervention & Your Classroom: A Collaboration

Leslie Olguin & Margaret Minyard

  • Taking the Digital Dive

Natasha Williams

  • Let the Games Begin

Hotel Reservation

Hilton Garden Inn in Allen is offering a discounted rate that includes breakfast for conference participants and presenters. The hotel is close to the Plano Center.

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Power of Play Store

Would you like a Power of Play shirt or tote bag? Order by June 28th and we will have your swag available to pick up at the conference.

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Now4Forever Web Page

For more information, check out our website!