The Southwest Early Childhood Conference was established in 2011 after six early childhood professionals from rural southwest Colorado joined efforts in eagerness to offer local high-quality professional development. Research of the lack of opportunities in the area was identified by a Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Capstone project. The annual conference has a mission to encourage “relationships” by bringing together locals in the field and offering many relationship-based sessions that will benefit all early childhood educators.
Join us for the 10th annual Early Childhood Conference!
It’s All About Relationships
October 9th, 2021 (virtual) – 10th Annual
9:00AM – 1:30PM
9:00 – 10:30
Special Guest & Keynote Speaker: Steve Spangler
BEST DAY EVER – The Science of Creating Amazing Experiences that Inspire Children to Wonder, Discover and Explore
Emmy award-winning television host, science communicator, and celebrity educator Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted in school. Without warning, things would fizz, pop, and explode, making students chant “Best day ever!” During his high-energy presentation, Steve will teach you that the best day ever is more than just a feeling or emotion, it’s a powerful principle that helps people uncover strategies for connecting, experiencing, and engaging in your classroom. Learn how to engage at the highest levels to create unforgettable experiences that children remember for a lifetime.
Connect. Experience. Engage. That’s the formula for a Best Day Ever experience.
From the moment Steve Spangler steps onto the stage, you know that this presentation is going to be different. The energy is high, the content is strong and the audience-focused interaction is hands-on, engaging and extremely fun. Guaranteed ooohs & ahhhs, but watch out for the flying potatoes.
10:45 – 12:15
Participants will choose from a variety of topics to attend for each of the sessions (except for Lunch & Learn).
DEI in the Early Childhood Classroom Handouts:
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn
Special thanks again to our sponsors:
- Fort Lewis College
- Discount School Supply
- Montelores Early Childhood Council
- School Specialty
We also want to thank all of our presenters!
Finally, thank YOU for coming!
- Michelle Carpenter
- Kris Greer
- Vangi McCoy