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2018 Tyler Area Regional Conference

2018  Tyler Area Regional Conference

Big Hearts Shaping Little Minds

September 8, 2018

Green Acres Baptist Church
1607 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701

Early Bird Registration Deadline
is August 22, 2018!
Conference Details

Keynote Presenter | Conference Pricing  | ScheduleSession Descriptions

Ricky Chelette – Opening Keynote

Understanding Gender Development in Boys

This session will provide a deeper understanding of how boys develop gender identity and why they often struggle with sexual identity. This valuable information will assist teachers in understanding how to support healthy gender formation in the classroom and also how to help parents understand the growth and development of their sons.

(Core Competency: Child Growth and Development (1.1,2,4)

(Ricky will also be sharing Understanding Gender Development in Girls in breakout sessions!)

About  Ricky

Ricky is an ordained minister and has served churches in Louisiana and Texas.  With an undergraduate degree in Pre Law and a masters in Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary, Ricky has served for the past twenty years on the staff of First Baptist Church, Arlington, first serving as Minister of Single Adults and Outreach, before transitioning to be the Minister of Pastoral Ministries and the Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries.  For over 20 years Ricky has walked with those who impacted by same gender attraction both in the US and around the world. The online support forums he helped to start in 1999 has seen over 20,000 people pass through the ministry and presently have over 8,000 participants in more than 170 countries around the world.

(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)

Beth Cannon – Closing Keynote

Access Your Quest

You approached a new school refreshed, renewed, and full of excitement and new ideas!  So how do you keep that positive mindset throughout the year?   This closing presentation will pose some thought provoking questions and help you leave the day’s training with thoughts about about where you want to go with God in your professional and personal life and ways to keep a BIG HEART for shaping the minds of young children throughout the year!

(Core Competency: Professionalism and Ethics (9.2,3)
About  Beth

Beth is an international presenter and trainer in fitness and nutrition education for children and childcare providers and has been the owner and program director of Stretch-n-Grow in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 15 years. She is the appointed Chairwoman of the Champion Child Advisory Board, author and developer of the Youth Fitness Instructor Certification Program and the Director of Corporate Training for Stretch-n-Grow International. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and is certified by the state of Texas as a classroom teacher.  Prior to her career in the private sector, she taught in the Arlington ISD for five years

(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)

Conference Pricing (Early Bird Rates – Deadline is August 22, 2018)

1 Day

Member Rate


Non-Member Rate