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
Early Childhood Education Legislative Updates
Do you have questions about the legislative updates? Howard Morrison with TEA will join us to share important information regarding HB 3.
This session will provide updates on the 86th legislative session. This will include information on new legislation that impacts programs serving prekindergarten through third grade.
You won't want to miss this opportunity!!
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.
Administrator Specific Sessions
Howard Morrison -TEA
Texas’ Expanded School Readiness Tool: TXR3
Dear T-TESS, Please Help Me Understand How to Observe and Evaluate Pre-K Small Groups and Centers. Sincerely, Early Childhood Administrator
Parent Café - A New Way to Enhance Family Engagement at Your School
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!
Literacy Foundations Through Everyday Play: Simple, Yet Effective
Preventing Challenging Behavior: Introduction to the Pyramid Framework
Using Dramatic Play as an Entry Point into Writing
Music & Movement: Play-Along Songs
Embracing the E in Engineering
Classroom Management Should Be Easier Than Herding Cats
Differentiating and Adapting Books for Children with Communication Disabilities.
CLOSING KEYNOTE - Celebrate Children: Rediscover the Child in You
Playing to Learn: Connection between Body & Brain
OPENING KEYNOTE: Power of Play
Promoting Children’s Mathematical Inquiry through Play
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
Staying Play Based in a Readiness World
Kathy Pillow Price
Strategies to Support Family Engagement
Meaningful Play in All Languages: A Universal Design Approach
All The Places We Can Play
Playmaker Presenters & Topics
Heidi Veal & Nancy Alvarez
Story Time STEAM
Teach, Practice and Role Play! Teaching Behavior through Play!
Rachel Harris & Natalie Hernandez
The Power of Positive Teamwork in the Early Childhood Classroom
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
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
Playful and Engaging Transitions and Attention Grabbers: Having FUN while moving your body!
PreCoding: Computational Thinking for the PreK Classroom computational thinking promotes social emotional as well as content learning through unplugged, fun and creative activities.
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
Using Seesaw for Digital Portfolios in Early Childhood
Playify: Turn Everyday into Playful Learning
Early Childhood Intervention & Your Classroom: A Collaboration
Leslie Olguin & Margaret Minyard
Taking the Digital Dive
Let the Games Begin
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.
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.