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Pre-conference Afternoon Sessions

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024
  • 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Greenville Convention Center


  • Artful Instructional Coaching: A Journey into Transformational Conversations" offers a captivating exploration of four distinct coaching conversation scripts. Participants are equipped with easy-to-follow steps, concisely compiled into a handy one-page guide. We delve into 18 innovative settings for impactful coaching dialogues and provide tailored strategies to meet the diverse needs of both teachers and children. Unleash your leadership potential with a unique blend of theory and practical application. This would be helpful for administrators, peer coaches, co-teachers, and lead teachers.

    A. Keith Young and Tamarra Osborne
    PA/PreK,K, Prim.,Admin./2 hrs.
  • Come "visit" several gardens (in-ground, raised bed, and container) from classrooms in SC! We'll experience the gardens and the harvests, and will make (and plant in) compostable seed pots for you to take home to your garden!

    Cindy Galloway and Cindy Ellis
    CU/PreK, Primary, Admin/2hrs.
  • Tabbi shares her personal journey as a teacher learning Conscious Discipline first for the classroom as a teacher and implementing it center wide, and how it was applied in her personal life as a wife and mother of a neurodivergent child. She tells her story of growth, healing, trauma, and social emotional learning with Conscious Discipline.

    Tabbi Price
    PD/All/2 hrs.
  • Participants will be introduced to "Trees and Me", the latest early childhood activity guide from Project Learning Tree for teachers of children ages 1-6. Learn about the valuable resources available to you for supporting young children's environmental literacy. Participate in 4 experiences from 2 featured activities and walk away with the 'Trees & Me' guide as well as a make and take project to replicate with your students!

    Dr. Kit SaizdeLaMora And Lynn Hoekstra
    CU/IT, PreK, 5K/3 hrs.
  • Advanced: 3 hours. NAEYC Accreditation is a standard for demonstrating quality. This session will share the process of NAEYC Accreditation, the standards, the portfolio as a tool for documenting quality and strategies for maintaining accreditation. Learn about QuINN, our state Accreditation Facilitation Project, which supports programs who are seeking accreditation throughout the process.

    Sally McClellan
    PA/Admin./3 hrs.
  • As a Childcare Leader you must embody the 4C's of Leadership. Regardless to how successful a leader might have been in the past-all good leaders know it is the future that matters the most. Mastery of the 4C's of leadership is the key to Enterprise Thinking and becoming a learning childcare center.

    Sylvia White
    PD/All/2 hrs.
  • Life with limited access to key resources can create barriers to school and life success, but teachers and schools can matter more when we better understand the struggles often faced by under-resourced families and respond with appropriate actions. Bring your challenges for possible discussion and take-away resources for evidence-based and high-yield moves, each designed to remove barriers, de-escalate challenges, and elevate the engagement that leads to school and life success.

    Dr. Tammy Palowski
    PD/All/2 hrs.

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Pre-Conference Afternoon Sessions

Thursday, February 1, 2024
1:45pm - 4:45pm

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