2014 Central State Conference

2014 Central Texas State Conference


July 10-12, 2014

Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751



Conference Details

Conference Pricing  | Break-Out Presenters | Conference Program Handouts | Session Descriptions | Hotel Information | Vendor Registration |Registration

21 is the number! The number of hours you will earn by attending all 3 days of the Central State Conference, touring our model classroom, and solving our vendor snapshot puzzle.

See the daily schedules for sessions and keep checking  to see a complete listing of the session titles along with the presenters. It’s coming soon!

Three Incredible Keynote Presenters at Both of Our State Conferences!

Dr. Tom Sanders

Thursday, July 10 – Dr. Thomas Sanders

Dr. Sanders is Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Religion at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. Dr. Sanders earned his Ph.D from Dallas Baptist University where he did his research on how children understand and describe their conversion experiences. Dr. Sanders has served as minister of childhood education at Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas and Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin, as well as leading the publishing, ministry design, and consultation as the Director of Childhood Publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources.


Friday, July 11 – Jennifer Daniels

Jennifer Daniels is an award winning songwriter and a powerhouse on stage. Her interactive keynotes and workshops are lively and full of humor, music, stories, and real strategies that teachers can immediately use. Jennifer visits schools, libraries and family festivals, performing stories and songs that get kids jumping, growling, smiling and excited about reading, the arts, and creative self-expression. Jennifer is also an assistant to Eric Litwin, the author of the bestselling Pete the Cat picture books and also works for his music and movement curriculum, The Learning Groove. Jennifer and husband/lead guitar hero, Jeff Neal, live in Lookout Mountain, Georgia with their 5- year-old boy/girl twins, Fuzz Ball the hamster, and their beloved canine, Bob Marley. Find out more about Jennifer by visiting www.TLGwithJenniferDaniels.com.

Dr. Pam Schiller

Saturday, July 12 – Dr. Pam Schiller

Dr. Pam Schiller is a curriculum specialist and freelance author and speaker. Dr. Schiller has worked as a childcare administrator and has also taught in the public schools. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Dr. Schiller shares her extensive knowledge in workshops, radio and television interviews, and as a popular keynote speaker and author. She is the author of six curriculums, including the widely used Frog Street Pre-K Program, twenty-four children’s books, more than thirty teacher and parent resource books and a number of other creative projects such as activity books, DVDs and CDs. Her newest project is a comprehensive Infant and Toddler program she is writing for Frog Street Press. Pam lives in Cypress, TX.

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Austin Central

5901 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 519-0461

$129 Two Room Suite (includes breakfast) – Reservations by June 27, 2014
Reserve by Phone: (800) 729-5711, use group code TBC

Ask about Shuttle Service

Hampton Inn Austin North

7619 I-35 North
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-3300

$99 Double or King (includes breakfast) – Reservations by June 9, 2014
Use group code TWE

Hyatt Place Austin North Central

7522 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 323-2121

$119 Double or King (includes breakfast)  – Reservations by May 29, 2014
Reserve by Phone: (888) 492-8847, use group code BAPT


Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
(855) 675-0069

$109 Double – Reservations by June 11, 2014
To Register Online: CLICK HERE, use group code TBW

 Conference Pricing (Early Bird Rates)

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Early Bird Deadline is 6/6/2014, after this date a $30 per person late fee will be incurred.

Conference Handouts

Meredith Brand

Picky and Beyond          Strategies for Talking to Parents

Shannon Bryant

STEM: State Standards and Curriculum. . . Oh My!

Joyce Burger

Benefits of Block Play          Art: The Process

Kristin Gwaldo

Make n’ Take          Meaningful Math          Not Your Average Literacy Centers

Sharon Jackson

Early Childhood Practices (Directors)          The Joys of a Blended Family

Marlyn Kramer

Making the Most of Your Favorite Books          Teaching Infants & Toddlers Through Appropriate Play

Diane Lane

A Snapshot of Infants and Toddlers          A Snapshot of Twos and Threes          A Snapshot of Fours-Kindergarten

Susan Mac Hugh

Cooking with Preschoolers          Math Monkey’s Purposeful Mathematics Play          Sensory Science

Melissa McKenzie

D.A.P. in the Classroom          Did You Say Yoga?          God and Nature for Young Children

Brittany Neece

Impact of Trauma on Children

Kate Nyquist

Child Abuse/Neglect Identification and Reporting

Peggy Osborne

Out of the Fruit Basket

Natalie Weber

Storybooks, Sociodramatic Play, Projects & Vocabulary

Sharon Wienieski

Typical Development and Red Flags to Watch For

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