2021 Early Years Conference has ended
The 18th Annual Early Years Conference focus is on understanding the approach to a Multi Tiered System of Support. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that promotes equity and access by engaging “ALL” through a tiered approach that uses differentiation of services and supports. “All means ALL”.

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Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).

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Saturday, March 6 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sing and Sign: Meeting the Needs of ALL Students

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Singing songs while integrating American Sign Language (ASL) are powerful multi-sensory and joyful experiences makes our brain active. Research states that integrating singing and signing into your literacy component develops various early literacy skills which are critical to children's future reading performance. Furthermore, the combination of singing/chanting and kinesthetic activities (hand games/rhythm patterns) develop students' social and emotional domain while creating a positive climate. This multi-sensory approach makes learning fun and exciting and meets the needs of all students.

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Mike Longoria

Early Childhood Consultant, Dr. Mike!
Dr. Mike is a national keynote speaker, trainer, and curriculum developer. Engaging young children in meaningful learning through singing and signing is a powerful multi-sensory approach that promotes multi-linguistic experiences, that meet the needs of ALL children, while building... Read More →

Saturday March 6, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Virtual Workshop