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Conference & Grad PD Credit

Conference
On-Line Registration

1) Complete PayPal/Credit Card payment = $70/person
2) Pay first and then Return to Merchant
for official Google form registration.

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Conference Date:

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Hosted by: Mandan Kindergarten Team

Full Day Conference

8:30am - 3:30pm

Participants can attend the individual conference with Holly for 7 hours AND add on the optional book study for 8 hours as an opportunity for one graduate credit.

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Registration due:

Due by: Monday, September 23rd

*Must be pre-registered so we can make conference arrangements.

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Location:

Lakewood Elementary School (click for map)

2601 38th Ave. SE

Mandan, North Dakota

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2024 Keynote...

Holly Ehle - 

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We are so happy to welcome Holly to North Dakota!

Holly is an Assistant Professor of Education at Huntington University in Indiana. She is currently finishing up her dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Reading, Language, and Literacy with a specialization in the Science of Reading and an additional certification in cognitive neuroscience. She admits to LOVE research and would even consider herself a "nerd."

 

Holly serves on The Reading League of Indiana's Board of Directors and serves as a National SOR Presenter for Elevate Your Classroom Educational Conference. She loves working with both classroom teachers and  pre-service teachers as they make the shift to SOR aligned instruction.

4 Presentation Topics:

1) The Importance of Sound to Spelling Activities and Orthographic Mapping

2) Heart Words! How to Most Effectively Teach High Frequency Words

3) Goodbye Guided Reading! Hello Small Skill Groups!

4) Introduction to the Science of Writing

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Registration & Credit option:

Step 1) Use our on-line registration through PayPal to register for the conference. You will be all set for our 2024 Fall Conference.

*Conference Only = $70

 

Step 2) If interested in PD credit, the credit registration will be available once you arrive in Mandan. Please click the link below to see the approved syllabus through VCSU. Look through the syllabus to see if you want to move forward with the book study to earn enough hours for credit.

*Credit Fee through VCSU = $50

*Approved Syllabus

Step 3) The PD credit will be using the book "7 Mighty Moves" by Lindsay Kemeny as our required resource. Please click one of the links below to order your book if you are participating in book study.

 

1) Amazon

2) Scholastic

 

Book Study assignments will start being posted after the face-to-face conference on October 5th.

Cost Break-down:

     Face to Face Conference = $70

     Grad Credit = $50

     Book = approx. $30

Notes:

The Graduate PD Credit through VCSU will show up on your ND University System (NDUS) transcript when completed at the end of the Fall 2024 Semester.

The conference registration fee of $70 goes to the NDKA organization. This fee encompasses our keynote speaker cost, conference food, and organization costs.

 

The fee for Graduate Credit of $50 goes to Valley City State University and is a pre-set fee for all universities.

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2024 Hotels

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Hotel Address

Mandan, ND  58012

701-xxx-xxxx

($XXX + tax)

Let them know you are with NDKA.

If you would rather stay in Bismarck, you are only a few miles away.

Click here for more Bismarck hotels

through Bismarck Tourism.

2024 Tentative Conference Schedule:

Agenda for Saturday , October 5th:

8:00 - 8:30  Doors open and grab some eats!

8:30 - 8:45  Welcome by NDKA

8:45 - 10:15  Keynote w/ Holly

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 12:00  Keynote w/ Holly

12:00 - 12:45  Lunch

12:45 - 2:00  Keynote w/ Holly

2:00 - 2:15  Break

2:15 - 3:30  Keynote w/ Holly

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