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Thursday, October 1
 

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Arts in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will provide specific examples of including music, art, and drama that teachers can integrate into the curriculum to promote child development. 

Presenters
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McKenzie Johnson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
McKenzie Johnson is a senior Early Childhood Education major at Georgia College. 


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Building Classroom Community in A 2020 Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
In this video, we will explore options to provide families with the opportunity to be connected with the classroom community.

Presenters
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Julianna Payne

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Julianna Payne. I am currently a senior Early Childhood Education major at Georgia College and State University.I am originally from Jasper, Georgia, a small town just north of Atlanta. I was raised by several educators which is where I believe my passion for education... Read More →
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Mollie Brown

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Mollie Brown. I am a senior in the Early Childhood Education Program at Georgia College and State University, located in Milledgeville, Georgia. I am from Moultrie, Georgia which is just south of Albany. It has been an amazing experience getting to be a part of such a strong... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Creating an Anti-Bias Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
As teachers, we can combat biases in the classroom through facing and overcoming our own personal biases and creating an anti-bias community among students.

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Megan Davis

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Megan Davis is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Program at Georgia College. She is student teaching in a 1st grade classroom in Bibb County. Megan is the Treasurer for Georgia College's Early Childhood Cohort. After graduation in May of 2021, she hopes to continue her time... Read More →
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Remy Tillman

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Remy Tillman is a Senior at Georgia College in the Early Childhood Education cohort. She is vice-president of her cohort and is currently student-teaching in a Kindergarten class. After graduating in May 2021, she plans to pursue a teaching position in an elementary school near her... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Distance Learning & Diversity (not for BFTS hours)
In this presentation, we will explore materials for integrating cultural diversity in the distance learning setting, and provide practical ways to foster meaningful class conversations.

Presenters
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Hailey Fortenberry

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hello! My name is Hailey Fortenberry and I am a senior studying Early Childhood Education at Georgia College & State University. I am currently student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom in Baldwin County.  As a future educator, I am passionate about creating a welcoming classroom... Read More →
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Alyssa Wyatt

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Alyssa Wyatt is a senior studying Early Childhood Education at Georgia College & State University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Diversity: Practical Ways to Make All Students Feel Included in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
Ways to promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom, by creating a multicultural center, that allows students to freely explore different cultures and their own.

Presenters
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Hope Coker

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hope Coker is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at Georgia College and State University.
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Carla Morales

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Carla Morales is a senior in the Early Childhood Education program at Georgia College & State University.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Getting Little Feet Wet Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators (not for BFTS hours)
Monica Kilpatrick introduces Getting Little Feet Wet. Eleven interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds.

Presenters
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Monica Kilpatrick

State Coordinator, Georgia Project WET, Environmental Protection Division/GA Project WET
Monica Kilpatrick is the State Coordinator for Project WET (Water Education Today) and River of Words for Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division. With a passion for environmental education, she has spent the past 25+ years teaching students, teachers and non-formal educators... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Green Eggs and Ham "Bouncy Egg Experiment" (not for BFTS hours)
In exploring Dr. Seuss’s, Green Eggs and Ham, teachers implement the Think, Try, Talk Framework. Teachers encouraged children to observe, explore, and describe the changes in physical properties and states of matter of the bouncy egg. 

Presenters
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Sharon Parham

Head Start Teacher , Easter Seals
Sharon Parham is native of Anniston, Alabama and after marrying the love of her life she presently resides in Douglasville, Georgia. Sharon received her Associate degree from Gadsden State. Upon joining Easter Seals she has attained a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education... Read More →
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Eryn Johnson

Head Start Teacher , Easter Seals of North Georgia 
Eryn Johnson is originally from Miami, Florida but currently resides in Jonesboro Ga. Eryn Johnson Hobbies are reading, cooking for her family, and watching sci-fi shows. The love of teaching has kept Eryn in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. What makes Eryn... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: In the Garden and Down in the Dirt STEM Lesson (not for BFTS hours)
Presenters
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Juanita Davis

Assistant Pre-K Teacher, Easter Seals of North Georgia
Juanita Davis is a California native, raised in Atlanta since the age of 3. She is a wife, mother of 4 and the proud grandmother of 1. Juanita began her career in the education field over 20 years ago as a head start teacher. Juanita received her CDA and diploma in Early Childhood... Read More →
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Charlqwesha Jones

Pre-K Lead Teacher, Easterseals North Georgia Sylvan-hills
Charlquesha Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised in a family run daycare business and has always loved teaching. She started out working under the guidance of her grandmother who owned 2 childcare centers located in the heart of Atlanta. While teaching she received... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

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WATCH: Meeting Multiple Learning Standards through Literature (not for BFTS hours)
By using Room on the Broom, by Alan Mandel, as the example story, we will demonstrate how one can dive deeper into a story and create and implement many activities that reach a variety of Georgia Pre-K Content Standards. Debbie Markland and Shann Acevedo have almost 25 years combined teacher experience and have both discovered their love for watching children learn through play. 

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Debbie Markland

Preschool Teacher, Learn As You Play Educational Consultant
Debbie Markland is a preschool teacher with 10 years experience in Early Childhood. She loves to write for Learn As You Play as well as help gather and publish creative ideas to teach certain topics that make learning fun. She, along with her colleague, Shann, have presented in both... Read More →
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Shann Acevedo

Preschool Teacher, Learn As You Play Educational Consultant, Learn As You Play
Shann Acevedo created Learn As You Play. She has 14 years of experience working with children ages 1- 6 with a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education. She works together with Debbie to create exciting and engaging activities to use in the preschool classroom. They believe that children... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

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WATCH: The Importance of Proper Nutrition in the Early Childhood Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
With diet-related diseases becoming more prevalent in children, we will present ideas on how to incorporate health education in the classroom to support students’ physical development.

Presenters
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Courtney Davis

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Courtney Davis is a senior at Georgia College and State University. She is a Early Childhood Education major, currently in the first grade classrooms. She is really passionate about teaching, and can't wait to learn as much as she can about becoming the best teacher she can be... Read More →
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Abby Johnson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Abby Johnson is a senior at Georgia College and State University. She is a Early Childhood Education major, currently in the first grade classrooms. She is really passionate about teaching, and can't wait to learn as much as she can about becoming the best teacher she can be.


Thursday October 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

 
Friday, October 2
 

7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Creativity in the Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
Let’s encourage implementing creative assignments and projects into lesson plans and assessment; this can help students find passion and love for what they are learning. 

Presenters
avatar for Abby Coker

Abby Coker

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
I am a 4th grade student teacher that has an overwhelming passion for including creative activities into lesson plans. When I was an elementary student, I had some opportunities to submit projects that were totally driven by me, my passions, and my creative outlooks. This made me... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Cristina Lopez Date and Research (not for BFTS hours)
I did my own research and I am sharing it for you all to see.

Presenters
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Cristina Lopez

Student Teacher, Kennesaw State University
I am a senior at Kennesaw State University and I am a preschool teacher full time. I absolutely love the preschool ages because they are so capable and curious. My goal right now is to soak up as much knowledge as I can to help me pursue in my career. When I graduate I would love... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Full STEAM Ahead! : Incorporating STEAM Into Early Childhood Classrooms (not for BFTS hours)
STEAM should be integrated into all early childhood classrooms. We will give practical advice and strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms.

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Hannah Sheldon

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Early Childhood Education Senior Cohort Members


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Geographical Relocation Influences on a Child's Development (not for BFTS hours)
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Abbey Cook

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University
Abbey Cook is currently a senior at Georgia College & State University. She is majoring in Early Childhood Education!


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Health and Safety: The New Normal (For Now) (not for BFTS hours)
Teachers are trying to navigate this new era of education during a global pandemic. This presentation will help those looking to gain more insight. 

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Natalie Brice

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Natalie Brice, and I am a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort at Georgia College. I was raised in South Georgia, where I began volunteering with children. My passion for working with children led me to choose education as my major early on in my high school career... Read More →
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Maggie Martin

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Hello! My name is Maggie Martin and I am so grateful to be a part of this virtual conference as a potential future educator. I was born and raised in Northeast Georgia and I have been able to experience unforgettable moments that have brought me to the individual I am today. Growing... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: How a Teacher Can Positively Contribute to Their Students’ Development (not for BFTS hours)
We will explore the many influences that impact a child’s development both positively and negatively, providing ways to support students in an uplifting manner.

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Dakota Williamson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Dakota Williamson and I am a senior at Georgia College and State University studying Early Childhood Education. I have taught in Pre-k, 2nd grade, and 4th grade over the past year. I am currently placed in a 4th grade classroom. I have attended private school in K-5th and... Read More →
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Lauren Brasher

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Lauren Brasher, and I am a senior at Georgia College where I am studying Early Childhood Education. I am originally from the Atlanta area and grew up attending both public and private school. My passion for education is fueled by my own educational journey. I credit the... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: How COVID-19 Affects Development (not for BFTS hours)
We will be debriefing the effects that COVID-19 had had on a child's development (physically, cognitively, and social/emotionally)

Presenters
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Samantha Clark

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Samantha Clark is a senior at Georgia College and State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is planning to continuing pursiung her education by getting a masters in Educational Leadership.


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Movement In a Socially Distant Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will provide educators with tangible examples for promoting physical exercise when students are stationary in the classroom or learning at home. 

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Katherine Hays

Student Teacher, Georgia College and State University
Katie Hays is a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort at Georgia College and State University. 


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Oral Language and Second Language Acquisition (not for BFTS hours)
Why oral language and second language acquisition is important, and requires intentional teaching in the kindergarten classroom.

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Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Reduce and Redirect: How to Guide Challenging Behavior in an Inclusive Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This presentation will include strategies on how to reduce stressful classroom environments and redirect disruptive behavior into a positive language. 

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Ryann Pugh

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Ryann Pugh is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Cohort of Georgia College. She is completing her full academic year student teaching placement in a third grade inclusion classroom in Jones County. Over the summer, she worked as a camp counselor for the non-profit organization... Read More →
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Carlee Robinson

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
Carlee Robinson is a Senior in the Early Childhood Education Cohort of Georgia College. She is completing her full academic year student teaching placement in a third grade inclusion classroom in Jones County as well. She has 7 years of co-teaching experience, and has worked with... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Social Development in a Technology Driven World (not for BFTS hours)
We will present how technology and virtual learning affect social development of primary-aged children during the pandemic times.

Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: The Benefits of an Inclusive Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
We will be explaining the benefits of an inclusive classroom for all students and be interviewing Dr. Nicole DeClouette who has a PhD in Special Education.

Presenters
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Olivia Rubringer

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Olivia Rubringer and I am currently a senior in the Early Childhood Education cohort. Ever since I was a child I knew I wanted to be a elementary teacher and through being in my four placements, I have worked with many inclusive students. Through this project I hope to... Read More →
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Alyssa Betts

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
My name is Alyssa Betts and I am currently a senior in the Early Childhood Education Program. I am currently placed in a second-grade inclusion classroom located in Macon, Georgia. I have witnessed impactful situations in the classroom through student interaction with one another... Read More →
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Rachel Fowler

Student Teacher, Georgia College & State University 
I am a Senior in the GCSU Early Childhood Education cohort. My current student placement for the full academic year is in a 5th grade inclusion classroom that, between the four alternating classes, has ten special education students. Seeing the opportunities and impactful experiences... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT

WATCH: Using Best Practices Resources to Help Promote Social Emotional Competence in Your Classroom (not for BFTS hours)
This video will highlight just some of the dozens of resources, available through the Best Practices Training website, that will help teachers promote social emotional competence and reduce challenging behavior.


Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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7:00pm EDT