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2016 North TX State Conference

2016  North TX State Conference


August  4-6, 2016

First Baptist Church
2400 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75006

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Conference Details

Conference Pricing   | Hotel Information |  Session Descriptions   | Conference Schedule  | Handouts  | Vendor Registration CLOSED  | Conference Program 


Three Incredible Keynote Presenters at Both of Our State Conferences!

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Thursday, August 4- Dr. Debbie Rhea

Dr. Rhea  is a TCU Professor and Associate Dean of Research in Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences and is the Founder and Director of the LiiNK Project (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N kids). She has been an educator for the past 37 years, starting her career in K-12 physical education and for the past 24 years has been training physical education teachers at the university level. The mission of her newest research project, Liink, is to bridge the gap between academics and the social, emotional and healthy well-being of children through increased recess and character development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and both a Master’s and PhD in Physical Education from the University of Houston.


Friday, August 5- Gigi Schweikert

“Inspirational, encouraging and real,” that’s what audiences and readers across the country have to say about Gigi Schweikert, an internationally known expert on early childhood education, parenting and work life issues.

Known for her humor and practical messages, Gigi is a popular keynote speaker for education conferences, corporations, women’s events, and parenting seminars. Gigi is the best-selling author of over a dozen books including the popular Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals book series and Prime Times: A Handbook for Excellence in Infant and Toddlers Programs.

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Saturday, August 6 – Eric Nelson

Eric M. Nelson, M.A.Director, The Outdoor Classroom ProjectChild Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community

Author: Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

The Outdoor Classroom Project (OCP), an initiative of the Child Educational Center (CEC), Caltech/JPL Community, in La Cañada, California, is founded on the belief that early care and education programs have the power to address these challenges by providing rich and engaging outdoor learning experiences.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express

780 East Vista Ridge Mall Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 459-8000 (TBCWE room block/Group Reservations)

Map (5 miles to FBC Carrollton)
Click Here to Book your Group Rate for TBCWE
Online Group Code: TBC

$99 /per night plus tax
Complementary Hot Breakfast Buffet
Reservations by July 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

785 SH 121 Bypass
Lewisville, TX  75067

Map (5 miles to FBC Carrollton)
Click Here to Book your Group Rate for TBCWE This rate offers a 50% discount off the standard breakfast.

Wednesday NIght
$119/King or Double Queen Suites

Thursday & Friday Nights
$99/King or Double Queen Suites
Reservations by July 20, 2016





Hampton Inn & Suites

2650 Lake Vista Drive
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 315-3200

Map (5 miles to FBC Carrollton)
Click Here to Book your Group Rate for TBCWE

$109 /per night plus tax
Complementary Hot Breakfast Buffet
Reservations by July 20, 2016






 Conference Pricing (Early Bird Rates)

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Early Bird Deadline is 7/20/2016, after this date a $30 per person late fee will be incurred.

Conference  Handouts

Stacy Benge

Do This Not That – Alphabet Knowledge
Literacy and Reading with Babies and Toddlers
Physical Development and School Readiness
The Power of Blank Paper and Crayons

Stephanie Chase

It’s Time to be the Best Teacher I Can Be
Why Wee Learn Curriculum

Marianne Gibbs

Fine Motor Skills
Sit Right, Walk Right, Hold it Right and Other Useless Commands

Julie Hamilton

Fixer Upper (Preschool Learning Centers)
Art Handout
Block Handout
Books Handout
Homeliving Handout
Music Handout
Nature Handout
Puzzles Handout
Storytelling Brochure
Teaching Pictures Handout

Learning Math Through Play
Building Connections with Families

Dawn Herman

Attachment and the Infant
Helping the Child with ASD in the Preschool Classroom

Marlyn Kramer

Don’t Burn Bacon
Nursery Rhyme Time

Gloria Mansfield

Motiving Staff
Shaken Baby
When Wild Kids Show Up
Risk Management

Kristen Mathis

Little Hands Big Work
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
Sensory-Friendly Classroom

Melissa McKenzie

Handwriting Without Tears
Making God Real to Young Children
These Are Not Your Grandmas Bible Songs
Mighty Messages February Example
Mighty Messages Overview

Devora Miller

Cantar y Jugar
Infants and Toddlers
Sing Across Texas – Greatest Hits

Eric Nelson

10 Simple Guidelines
Teacher Engagement Detail
Why Outdoors? – The Silent Emergency
Fact Sheet Education – Parents Get Kids Outdoors


Ken Warren

Encouraging the Heart (North)
Leading With a Limp
The Five Love Languages of