“This conference addresses current professional issues facing pastors, principals, administrators and teachers who serve in both public and parish education,” said Annette Oliver, conference organizer and education professor. “Conference attendees network and gain valuable information to take back into their classrooms and communities.”
The conference will feature Jeff A. Johnson, a family child care provider, speaker, author and toy maker as the keynote speaker. Drew D. Gerdes, early childhood educator and director, will deliver the luncheon address.
Johnson and his wife operate a home-based childcare program focusing on emergent and play-based learning. He has presented to thousands of providers in the U.S. and in Ireland. He is the author of seven books which focus on child-centered early learning and caregiver self-care.
Gerdes will speak about the difference teachers make in the lives of their students as well as the difficulties and rewards of teaching early childhood in relation to God’s purpose in ministry.
Sectional offerings available during the conference include
- Play and learn
- Exploring fruits and vegetables
- Engaging children in nature
- Assistive technology in the primary classroom
- Book nook: using books to support development
- Jesus is alive
- I am learning, I am moving
- Caring connections
- Emergent literacy assessment
- School readiness
For complete information, including a schedule and registration form, visit www.cune.edu/ECC. More information is available by contacting Professor Annette Oliver at 402-643-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.