Conference & Grad PD Credit
2 Ways to Register....
1) Click button below.
2) Follow the prompts to register for conference and graduate credit through VCSU in one click.
"NDKA Differentiating our Kindergarten Instruction"
1) Complete PayPal/Credit Card payment = $50/person
2) Pay then Return to Merchant
for official Google form registration.
Conference Launch Date:
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Hosted by: NDKA Board
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Due by: Fri., Sept. 24th
*Must be pre-registered and have a FaceBook account to participate in break-out sessions from our keynote speakers.
*Request to join 2021 NDKA Fall Conference after you have registered for the class.
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Sept. 25th - Oct. 23rd (Midnight).
Please look ahead to your calendar to see if you are able to complete the 9 videos and 9 assignments within this time. The virtual videos from our keynote speakers will only be available for these 4 weeks. Those dates were negotiated with our keynote speakers and videos will be unlinked at Midnight on October 23rd (Midnight).
We apologize in advance if this does not work for you.
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Marsha McGuire is a kindergarten teacher in Cadillac, Michigan where she has accumulated over 17 years of experience teaching in early childhood classrooms. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Differentiated Instruction at Grand Valley State University.
Marsha is also the author and creator behind the blog, "A Differentiated Kindergarten" where she shares ideas, activities and products. Her blog has become an avenue to aide other instructors in developing practical, developmentally appropriate and differentiated instructional strategies in their own classroom.
She is a nationally recognized speaker and enjoys sharing her ideas and collaborating with teachers from all over the country. She believes that all children have the right to feel successful and challenged, and she works to achieve this for her students by differentiating instruction in her own classroom.
Shannon Samulsky McCartney
Shannon is an international educational consultant & author. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is well known for her practical information and enthusiastic style.
Shannon works with hundreds of teachers each year within her M³: Molding Math Mindsets professional development & Coaching Series, which embeds numeracy concepts within 21st century teaching and reasoning in mathematics.
She is the creator of the My Counting Buddy math manipulative, Deck o’ Dots and the author of several other classroom resources, including her new Math Mights: 3 Ways Plus the Traditional Strategy Series. Shannon is producer and developer of of The Math Mights Show on PBS for K-3
Pete Harry (aka: Mr. Harry's Kindergarten)
Pete is a kindergarten teacher most noted for his "Harry Kindergarten Music" YouTube™ channel, which has garnered more than 267 million views online. In his 16th year of teaching, he has found there is no better way to connect with students in the classroom than through music and movement! Make sure to check out his YouTube account to start using his music in your classroom and also his personal website: .
Our own North Dakota girl from Medina, North Dakota (Whoop Whoop)!! Michelle has been working in the schools as a speech pathologist for 15 years. Three years ago she also added educational strategist to her job title and is doing math and reading interventions with preschool through third grade students. Michelle has a passion for mindfulness and meditation strategies and spreads the word about their benefits through presentations and mindfulness retreats. She recently became yoga certified. Michelle lives near Medina, ND with her husband, 4 children, a goat, a handful of chickens, 3 dogs, and many farm cats.
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Registration & Credit:
Step 1) Choose which option is best for you...
*Conference (AND) Graduate PD Credit = $100
*Conference Only = $50
Step 2) Request to join our "private" Facebook group "2021 NDKA Fall Conference." We will accept your request as your registrations comes in. The Facebook page is our only class platform.
Assignments will start being posted on Saturday, September 25th.
Conference = $50
Grad Credit = $50
The approved Graduate PD Credit through VCSU will show up on your NDUS transcript when completed at the end of the 2021 Fall Semester.
The conference registration fee of $50 goes to the NDKA organization. This helps pay for the keynote speakers fees. The fee for Grad Credit of $50 goes to Valley City State University and is a pre-set fee for all credits.
2021 Conference Vendors:
None needed !
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